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In case you've just stumbled onto this site, put some ice on your head while I do a quick recap of what's happening here. Australian Wunder Coach Ian King has devised a 12-week leg program that's among the most unique - and the most effective - that I've ever experienced.

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Limping into October - Part 2

By now, you should have at least tried the leg workout that I described in Part 1 of this article posted last week. If all is well, you should be feeling really bad because your legs hurt so much.

Question of Strength 23

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

The Real Miracle Worker

Back in my small hometown in Texas, some of the more eccentric churches would hold these great tent revivals. Even if we didn't like their particular style of religion, we would still sit out in our cars and watch just for the sheer entertainment value of the show.

The Yearly Test: 5 Ways to Access Real Progress

Are you stronger than you were last year? Leaner? Healthier? Assess yourself in all areas of fitness. Here's what to do.

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Tip: Elevated Rear-Foot Split Squat

If achy knees are holding you back, throw this split squat into the mix on leg day.

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Tip: 70-Degree Smith Machine Row

Great exercise for the mid-back and traps. The machine allows you to get a harder upper-back contraction.

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Tip: Band Pull-Apart

Bring up your rear delts anywhere with a band. Do 4-5 sets of at least 20 reps.

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Tip: Cable Rows with Ab Straps

Here's a great rowing variation to use if barbell rows are too tricky for your cranky lower back.

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Tip: The Bottoms-Up RDL

Build your glutes with this Romanian deadlift variation.

Tip: Toes Down When Squatting

Squats causing lower back pain? Here's why your toes might be the problem and what to do about it.

Tip: The Verdict on the Impossible Burger

Science has finally made a realistic alternative to meat patties, but does this stuff hold up to scrutiny? Here's the real scoop.

Tip: Probiotics, Sourdough Bread, and ACV

Are certain types of bread chockfull of probiotics? Are all types of apple cider vinegar good for you? Answers here.

Tip: Short Burst Training for Life Gains

Here's how to use exercise snacks to live longer, eat more without getting fat, and look better with your pants off.

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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: The Curtsy Lunge

Nail your glutes and challenge your overall mobility, stability, and strength with this lunge variation.

Tip: The Most Common Bench Press Mistake

If you're not a powerlifter, should you be testing your bench press 1RM often? Here's the answer.

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Tip: PJR Pullover for Triceps

This is the most effective movement for growing the long head of the triceps.

Tip: Garbage Macros, Garbage Physique

Calories matter of course, but if you're meeting your macro numbers with junk food, you're in denial. Here's why.

Question of Strength 50

How bodybuilders can fight post-show depression, how to eat carbs and stay lean, and what to do if squats make you hurt.

Tip: Pogo – The Ultimate Plyo For Calves

Set your calves on fire with this athletic exercise.

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Tip: The L-Sit Hold

Light up your core and triceps with this simple (but tough) bodyweight exercise.

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Tip: The Deadlift – How to Add Bands

Accommodating resistance is a great way to add variety to your training, and it's a great way to take advantage of the strength curve.

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Tip: The Slow-Start Deadlift

Hips coming up too fast? Can't keep upper back tension? Here's the fix.

Tip: The Most Neglected Body Part in the Gym

The neck exercise every strong guy needs.