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Shut Up and Get Strong

Want to lose fat? Get strong. Want to build muscle? Get strong. Want to be a better athlete? Get strong. Here's why and how to do it.

Tip: Use Caffeine Before Workouts for Fat Loss

Pre-training caffeine promotes fat burning two different ways. Check this out.

Tip: Change Your Rep Ranges for Size & Strength

There are better set/rep schemes out there than 3x10, especially if gains have stalled. Check these out.

Tip: Superset for Spinal Health & Increased Strength

Do an exercise that deloads the spine immediately after one that loads it heavily. You'll get stronger and keep the spine healthy. Here's how.

Tip: Eat Oatmeal Pumpkin Cookies

These cookies won't make you fat, they're healthy, and they'll fuel your workouts. Get the recipe.

Tip: Fix Your Dumbbell Row to Build More Muscle

Don't pull the dumbbell straight up. Instead, use a dragging J motion. Watch this video.

Tip: Learn the Zercher Squat

Yes, it hurts, but it'll also strengthen your entire body, from quads to upper back. Here's how to do it.

Tip: Get Strong Glutes with Mechanical Drop Sets

If this doesn't give you a great athletic butt, nothing will. Check out the workout.

Tip: Control Nutrient Partitioning With C3G

Turn food into muscle instead of storing it as fat by maximizing muscle nutrient uptake.

Tip: Change Your Grip for a Stronger Overhead Press

These two simple tweaks can boost pressing strength for bigger, stronger delts. Check 'em out.

Tip: Do Harder, Fewer Reps for Great Abs

Recruit more muscle by tensing hard before every rep of an ab exercise.

Big Brother is Watching You Squat

Trainers get certified and acquire clients by getting results. But the state may soon force them to get licensed and train clients differently.

The NPGL: America's Newest Sport?

Scoot over, CrossFit. Competitive fitness is on the rise. Could it become America's new team sport? You decide.

Athletes, Bad Coaches, and Steroids

Athletes take steroids to get strong. Is it because today's strength coaches have neglected to get them strong with proper training?

5 Studies to Fire Up Your Diet

Spankin' new studies about junk food, motivation, and diet psychology to help you get ripped and stay that way.

4 Training & Diet Arguments: Resolved!

The scientific facts about machines vs. free weights, calorie quality vs. quantity, hard work vs. genetics, and high volume vs. heavy weight.

5 Reasons You're Not Getting Stronger

There's more to getting strong than just lifting heavy stuff. Here's how to keep the gains coming.

Finding Flow: How to Get in the Zone

Reach your physique goals faster. Smash personal records. Make other teams fear you. How? Tap into the flow state. Here's how to do it.

The Truth About Alkaline Diets

There's a trendy diet that claims your favorite foods are too acidic and causing a host of problems, including muscle loss. Here's the real science.

Hellfire Reps

A simple technique that forces you to use better form and full range of motion. It'll burn like heck, but you'll like the results!

Planned Brutality

There are plenty of ways to ratchet up the intensity of a set, like forced reps, Tom Platz iso-holds, and rest/pause sets, but you need to apply them in two-week waves.

Carbohydrate Customized Diet

Why drop your carbs crazy low if you don't have to? If your insulin sensitivity is good, and it probably is, you can eat more carbs than you think.

4 Cracks in Your Programming

Too often, advanced lifters allow small errors to slip through the cracks of an otherwise tight program. Here's how to fix them.

4 Scary New Ways to Squat

When you live in a dangerous world you sometimes need to train in a "dangerous" manner to be ready for it.