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Tip: Do No-Carb Cardio in the Morning

Don't do your cardio fully fasted, but avoid carbs. You'll protect muscle and burn more fat.

Flexible Training For Faster Gains

Advanced lifters don't just follow training programs blindly. They know when to push and when to back off. Here's how to become one of them.

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.

4 Exercises for Big Arms & Hard Abs

Four multi-tasking exercises that work the arms, hit the core, and vacuum the midsection all at the same time.

The Toughest Way to Do a Set

One rep, three phases. This overload method will not only challenge you, it'll pack muscle on your weakest body parts, fast!

Micro-Mod Sets For Mass

If you slightly change your grip or your stance on every rep or two, you recruit a far greater number of motor units.

Fear is Good

Fear is the single best predictor of weightlifting success - not the absence of fear, but actually experiencing it.

Are You Stronger or Just Better?

Are you getting hung up on improving technique when you should be just concentrating on getting stronger?

Vision Quest

The more challenging the situation we overcome, the greater our stature. The demon you swallow gives you its power. Eat up.

Turning Pro: 7 Mind Hacks

An amateur has amateur habits, while a professional has professional habits. Which category describes you?

Pick It Up and Bleed

The barbell has things to teach you. Painful, but very rewarding things.

6 Exercises For Stress-Free Gains

You need more volume to get big, but too much volume can mess you up. Here are 6 great movements that won't trash your CNS.

7 Movements For Mass

To build strength and mass, you need a steady diet of variations of these basic, heavy exercises.

The Novelty Workout

While variety is good – even necessary – too much of it derails your progress. Here’s what you need to know.

3 Questions For Better Workouts

Ask yourself these three important questions and you’ll be able to choose better workouts for your goals.

3 Techniques for Serious Strength

Stimulate the neurological/myofibril connection to accelerate strength and muscle gains. Here’s how.

6 Ways to be Like an Iron Yoda

Make long-term progress in the gym while maintaining long-term sanity. Here’s how.

5 Knocks to the Weightlifting Head

A handful of ideas about lifting, food, and even life that will make you think. (Don’t be scared.)

3 Shoulder Training Tips and 5 Exercises

Have a love-hate relationship with the overhead press? Want to do them, but your shoulders say no? Here are 5 exercises that work just as well.

Best Ways to Audit Your Program

All training programs should have a simple audit. It’s time to look under the hood and see what’s missing.

7 More Tweaks To Make Your Exercises More Evil

They're still your favorite exercises, just tweaked a bit to make them that much more painful - and productive.

2012 in Review

Forget the crappy "things I learned" lists being spammed at you on Facebook. Here are some real lessons to help you.

5 More Hacks To Reinvigorate Your Training

Five methods to satisfy your need for training variety, including "going nuts on the last set," "reward sets," and "rolling the dice."

5 Mistakes That Killed My Progress

Caffeine overloads, tragic neglect of kettlebells, wayward experimentation, and other mistakes that made coach Bumgardner the butt of cruel jokes.