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

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Exercises Saved From the Dumpster

Kettlebells, Turkish getups, loaded carries and deadlifts. Here's why one coach went from avoiding them to becoming an avid fan.

Research-Approved Carb Cycling

A better way to cycle carbs, one that allows you to have your cake and eat it too, literally.

Reaching Your Potential in the Big 3

Everybody wants to add more wheels to their squat, bench, and deadlift. But sometimes it's the little things that trip us up. Give this a read and start hitting some PR's.

How to Modulate Intensity

The smart lifter’s guide to intensity, from neural efficiency to myofibrilar hypertrophy.

Exercises You've Never Tried: Beach Body Edition

Think the only exercises that matter are the trendy ones? Wrong. Do the uncommon things to get uncommon results. Then get ready to sport some skin.

Mastering the Snatch

The snatch is one of the toughest Olympic lifting movements to learn, but this guide will get you started.

The 7 Step Program For Getting Strong

There's no secret recipe for getting strong, just a few time-tested tips that nearly every strong guy does. Here they are.

The Contreras Files: Volume II

Stretching doesn't affect DOMS; hex bar deadlifts are just as good as power lifts; full ROM is better; work that neck; and more research (much of it not-yet published) from the files of Bret Contreras.

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.

21st Century Supersets

A modern twist on a classic method that will get you bigger, leaner, and stronger. What's not to love about that?

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.

The Bottom-Up Squat

Does starting your squats from the bottom position make a great exercise even better? Check this out.

7 Reasons Everyone Should do a Powerlifting Meet

Stepping onto the platform reveals a lot more than just how strong you are. Here’s why you should consider entering a powerlifting meet.

Half-Pulls – Not Half-Assed

Here's a partial-range pulling program that will get your full deadlifts moving in the right direction.

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.

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?

Managing Inflammation

The next big "silent killer" is also a physique killer - unless you take steps to stay on top of it. Here’s how.

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.

Hardcore Hinging for Hamstrings

Want huge hamstrings? Try these little-known exercises that only the strong guys have been using… until now.

5 Simple Tips for Bigger Tugs

Cool ways to drive up your deadlift numbers, fast.

Perfect Pulling Exercises for a Bigger Back

The best exercises for building a big, strong back and the best way to perform them. Check it out.