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Most lifters use just a handful of exercises to build their glutes and hamstrings. While the basics are still the best, here are some cool variations to provide some much needed posterior chain variety.

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The Nutritional Dr. House: Case 1

Bodybuilding's Dr. House applies his nutritional knowledge and insight to cure a lifter who's lost his will to lift.

Cleans and Snatches Made Easier

You don’t have to be an Olympian to do these. If you want to burn fat, increase power, and gain athleticism, master these lifts.

More 3rd World Workouts

You don't need fancy equipment to stay fit or get stronger. Even in the most dire circumstances. Check this out.

Gruesome Tales from the Garage

Horrible setbacks can happen when you're pursuing strength. Are these stories horrific, or are they inspiring?

Iron Evolution – Phase 7

When Dave Tate retired from powerlifting, he was a physical wreck. So he took matters into his own hands and came up with an unorthodox cure.

5 Simple Tips for Bigger Tugs

Cool ways to drive up your deadlift numbers, fast.

9 Random Training Tips

Stop neglecting upper back work, lunge better, and get mobile. It’s time to ramp up your training.

Surprising Reasons Why You're Tight and Weak

Do your tight muscles need more stretching or just better stretches? Find out here.

3 Simple Fat Loss Fixes

Having trouble leaning out? Try the Shake Diet, the 100-Gram Carb Cure, or the 3X Diet. Here’s some info on each.

Iron Evolution – Phase 6

What you need to know about the Maximum Effort Method, Dynamic Effort Method, Repetition Method, and putting them all together.

Muscle Dysmorphia and Male Body Image

Is the compulsion to get bigger and leaner a disorder? Here’s the real story.

Choices

What every lifter should know about personal responsibility, the greatest factor for success, and the benefits of adversity.

Modifying the Big Lifts

Get more out of the squat, deadlift, and overhead press. Know your limitations and overcome them. Here’s how.

Fat Loss Nutrition

To lose body fat, sometimes you have to throw conventional thinking out the window and do what's counterintuitive. Check this out

Deadlifting for MMA

A program built around an old school strength-training staple that will help you dominate in the Octagon.

Training Speed to Get Strong

Learn to apply force quickly and it'll make you stronger. That's what speed training is all about: power, explosiveness, and strength. Try this before you plateau.

Respect The Iron Way

Use the iron to cut through the chaos of life. Here's the deal.

Much Ado About Deadlifting

Don't overcomplicate it. Fix your weak points and perfect your form so that you can pull heavy barbells off the ground. Here's what to do.

Metabolic Flexibility

Are you programmed to be lean and muscular? Here's how to find out where you stand, and what you can do about it.

How to Purchase Indigo-3G™

A lot more people want to purchase and continue purchasing Indigo-3G™ than we can supply, so here's the plan...

Corrective Complexes

Short but sweet corrective complexes that give method to the mobility madness.

Train Like a Man 3

Lifts that have been outlawed by some people that you should do anyway.

Simple Strength – Phase 2

Increase your strength to record levels in a few short months. Here’s how.

11 Years, 11 Lessons, 100 Pounds

A decade in the iron game packs on some serious pounds, in addition to teaching some heavy life-lessons.