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Bad Protein

You probably know by now that soy protein is pretty awful stuff for athletic populations. Here’s the article that first exposed the dirty truth.

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Poetry in Motion 4

Think of bodybuilding as a language, and think of the exercises we do in the gym as words in that language.

Dawg School 2

We've all been there. No matter how big and educated we think we are now, at one time or another we were small.

Question of Strength 27

Q & A with one of the world's premier strength coaches.

Smart Training 2

Dr. Ken Kinakin, much like Dr. Mike Leahy, knows your pain. In fact, he's made a living off of it. The doc is one of the best in the world at devising training protocols to help make you injury-proof. Yeah, he likes bodybuilding and powerlifting routines, too, but when it comes to figuring out how to fix what ails ya', he's one of the best.

Smart Training 1

The old adage goes something like this: Two guys try to chop down a tree. One is using an axe, and the other is using a sledgehammer. Both are working hard, but only one is working smart.

Resurrecting the Oak, Part 2

"Every day, I hear someone say, 'I'm too fat. I need to lose 25 pounds, but I can't. I never seem to improve.' I'd hate myself if I had that kind of attitude, if I were that weak. I can lose 10-40 pounds rapidly, easily, painlessly, by simply setting my mind to it. By observing the principles of strict discipline that bodybuilding taught me, I can prepare myself for anything."

Youth Gone Wild

Note: While this article is geared toward teenagers, the info that it contains will be helpful for anyone who's new to weight training.

The Lost Art of the Finisher

Think back to the time when you had the most fun in the gym. That's right - fun! What's the last thing you did at the gym that could be described as "having a good time?"

Question of Strength 23

Q & A with one of the world's premier strength coaches.

Can't Add Size to Your Biceps?

Direct grip and forearm training can be just what you need when arm gains have stalled out. Here’s why, plus a full training program to get you started.

The Top Seven Ways to F Up in the Gym!

The aim of this article is to touch upon some of what I consider to be the more common and damaging "mistakes" used in strength training.

Question of Strength 19

Q & A with one of the world's premier strength coaches.

Question of Strength 15

Q & A with one of the world's premier strength coaches.

Workout Du Jour 2

Researchers Jar Physiology World With Evidence of Other Hamstring Movements.

Training Frequency

Too often, training programs seem to be put together with all the forethought of a Congressional campaign. In other words, very little forethought is generally involved.

Tip: Over 40? Build Your Work Capacity

And it doesn't have to take hours. Here's why you need to get your heart and lungs working now.

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Tip: Set Up Your Deadlift Like This

Here's a smart way to deadlift that gives you more control, protects the lower back, and help you hit that next PR.

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Tip: Cable Straight-Arm Pulldown Drop Set

Hit your lats throughout the range of motion with this untraditional drop set.

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Tip: Dip with Chains

Set the chains up so that the majority of the chain weight comes off the floor for the top half of the dip, overloading the triceps.

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Tips: Concentration Curl with Offset Grip

The offset resistance will help you develop the short head of the biceps for thicker looking arms.

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Tip: Banded Close-Grip Bench Press

Blow up your triceps by doing these out of a rack, from mid to top range, using bands.

Tip: Master the Feeder Set

It's not a warm-up set, and it's not a work set either. It's that all-important set in between. Here's how to do it.

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Tip: Slow Tempo Pull-Aparts for Reps

Slow down your reps and the pull-apart can become a muscle builder.

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Tip: Muscle Control Pull-Apart

A pull-apart to increase your bench press? Yes. Try this.