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By definition, a peak is surrounded by two valleys, which means (despite what athletes always like to tell me), you can't be in peak condition all the time.

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A Closer Look at Tempo

The difference that speed of movement really makes.

The Top Seven Upper Back Exercises

The absolute best exercises for your back. Are you using them? Check out this list.

ABCDE Diet

Having trouble adding muscle mass without adding tons of excess body fat? Try this unique eating strategy.

The Nausea Workout

It's a hot Saturday in the Colorado Rockies and I'm at the office trying to think of a topic for an article. I've been sitting here for hours, just staring into the computer screen.

7 Variations of the Hip Belt Squat

Can't squat with a barbell on your back? Build your legs like this.

Tip: Why You Need to Rock n' Row

Guess what? The best form for cable and barbell rows isn't super strict, no matter what the Form Police say. Here's why.

The 7 Best Strength Exercises You Don't Do

Trying to add more plates? Eliminate the weaknesses holding you back. Use these unique exercises for bigger numbers on the big three.

Tip: Another Jaw-Dropping Benefit of Creatine

It seems there's no limit to what this inexpensive supplement can do for you, performance-wise and health-wise.

Build Muscle Anywhere, Anytime

Yes, you can build size with bodyweight exercises. But these aren't your typical beginner moves. Check 'em out!

Tip: The Evil Butt Workout of Doom

Do this character-building, lower-body smashing workout once per week. Warning: In eight weeks you'll need to buy new jeans.

The Ultimate Body Transformation Agent

This naturally-occurring substance maximizes carb intake in muscle, burns fat, and prevents the storage of extra carbs. Here's the science.

Tip: This Plank Isn't For Pantywaists

Got two minutes? Drop to the floor and try this challenge!

Question of Strength 59

How should you warm up to hit your 1-rep max? How should you peak for a powerlifting meet? Get those answers here.

Tip: Garhammer for Strong Abs

It might hurt to breathe the day after you do this, but you'll like the results.

Get Bigger, Feel Better: 7 Smart Exercises

There's no point in strength training if you're always hurt. Get jacked AND healthy with these joint-friendly lifts.

A New Protein, A Designer Carbohydrate

Accelerate gains. Protect muscle. Make any mass phase or fat-loss plan work even better. Here's the most versatile supplement on the planet.

Hamstring Hammering: 6 New Exercises

Get that hamstring hang you've always wanted. Here are some fresh lifts to try on your next leg day.

Tip: 5 Next-Level Ab Wheel Rollouts

Here's how to progress this classic exercise to build an even stronger midsection. No newbies allowed.

5 Things to Stop Doing in the Gym

Many experienced lifters make these training mistakes. Do you?

The 13 Best Banded Exercises

More tension, more gains. And that's where bands come in. Slap some more muscle on your body by adding bands to the basic lifts.

The Next Generation Nutrition Bar

When does a nutrition bar become a true, performance-enhancing food? When it's made like this.

The 7 People Who Never Get Results

Are you one of these types of people? Hope not. Because they never make any progress. Check out the list.

Take 4 Capsules for Muscle Gain and Fat Loss

This substance approximates the effects of diet and exercise, even if you don't change your eating habits or go to the gym. Here's the science.

Tip: The Truth About Exogenous Ketones

Sorry, keto crowd, science doesn't substantiate the hype.