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The Definition of an Expert

Everybody is an expert today… except they’re really not. Here’s how to separate the experts from the fakers.

Hard Ab Training

A quick and dirty old-school routine you can do in 6 to 10 minutes.

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  • Why the Bench Press is the Best Exercise

    For the goals of improved strength, more muscle size, better athletic function, and even general fitness, the bench press is the best exercise. Here’s why.

    Big Without Strong is Nothing

    The road to a massive body that sports its own zip code begins with simply getting stronger. Here's a minimalist approach to getting maximal results.

    Ain't So Bad! Foods That Have Gotten a Bum Rap

    These foods will kill you! And they’re evil! And they will steal your retirement funds! No, just relax. Turns out they’re fine for most people. Check out the list.

    7 Triple Threat Protocols for an Awesome Burn

    A simple yet exciting way to spice up your old workout to stimulate new growth and burn fat.

    Fat Loss and T-Man Bullets

    Simple, straightforward tips on eating for the physique you want. Check ‘em out.

    Going From Point A to Point B

    Figuring out what point B is, the problems with goal setting, and realistic body fat percentages.

    Iron Evolution – Phase 8

    How does a broken-down powerlifter turn himself into a jacked-up bodybuilder? He gets help from three top coaches.

    Powerful Reasons to Use a Workout Log

    The secret to long-term gains isn't a special exercise or magic supplement, and it costs less than five bucks a year.

    7 Things I Learned in 2011

    How to make sweet, sweet, love to a ball and other wonderful lessons learned by Eric Cressey in the past year.

    6 Tips from 6 Coaches

    Six strength coaches explain what they changed about their training and nutrition. Here's what you can learn from what they learned.

    Don't Let Sickness Derail Your Progress

    What to do when the cold and flu hits and, more importantly, how to prevent illness to begin with.

    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.

    Make Your Routine Less Routine

    Variety doesn't have to mean replacing the basics with Bosu balls and Zumba classes. Try this to shake things up.

    The Deadlift? Who Needs It?

    If you're an athlete or a gym rat, how much should you be able to deadlift? Two times your bodyweight? Three times? Or is the better question should you even be deadlifting at all?

    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.

    Get That Squat Up!

    Leg presses and extensions will build the legs, but if you want to be a masterful squatter you need to get under the bar. Follow this plan.

    5 Simple Tips for Bigger Tugs

    Cool ways to drive up your deadlift numbers, fast.

    Texas Hold 'em Autoregulation

    Know when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em. Here's how to figure out when you need to pull back before you gamble your gains away.

    4 Reasons Why You're Not Making Progress

    Training slumps are inevitable. But there’s a reason they happen. Here’s what’s causing yours, and what to do about it.

    The Fat Loss Hierarchy

    Designing your own diet to get you healthy and lean is as easy as counting from one to eight. Here’s how.

    5 Surefire Steps to Setting Goals

    Here's a fast and effective way to get on the path to success.