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How to Master the Power Clean

The power clean just might be the best barbell exercise you aren't doing. Here’s why you should make it a part of your program.

The Right Way to Stretch the Pecs

Stretches to ensure chest/shoulder stability, health, AND performance. Check ‘em out.

High Intensity Versus High Volume

In the red corner, we have high intensity. In the blue corner, we have high volume.

Tip: The Back Finisher You've Never Tried

Set your lats on fire (in a fun way). Finish off your back workout with one set of this.

The Truth About Rest-Pause Training

If you look at the research, you'll see that rest-pause training isn't what it's cracked up to be. Here's why.

30 Minutes to Mass

Yes, you do have time to train... if you'll make a plan, shut up, and stop socializing. Follow these guidelines and check out the sample programs.

The Top 10 Deadlift Myths

A good deal of what you know, or think you know, about the deadlift is wrong. See how your beliefs stack up to reality.

Merry Christmas, Bob

Time to spread some holiday cheer. Or, in this case, a little hardcore motivation.

Tip: Lift For Life – The 5 Tips You Need

Here's what to do when you feel like quitting.

Tip: Why Do You REALLY Lift?

To be in it for the long haul, you need to come up with something deeper than just getting bigger or stronger. Here's what to do.

10 Nutrition Rules for Hardgainers

Everyone tells hardgainers that all they need to do is eat. It's not that simple... unless they follow these 10 rules for putting on muscle.

The 16:8 Fasting Diet

There are a ton of different ways to fast. Here's one that's not too painful and will get you shredded fast.

Tip: Scare Yourself Tougher

Here's why you need to do a few things that scare the crap out of you.

Tip: You're Still Too Fat

Don't worry, I was too. What I needed was some tough love. Here's what worked for me.

150 Pound Back Extensions for Glutes & Hams

Drop the weenie weights, load this exercise heavy, and watch your deadlift PR skyrocket. Oh, and you'll build great glutes and hamstrings.

Tip: Two Truths About Training

To stay motivated in the gym, you need to know the truth about training and making progress. In fact, you need to know two truths.

Tip: You're Missing This Protein

Achy joints, digestive problems, difficulties losing fat, and even lousy hair might all be caused by a deficiency of this protein.

Tip: Don't Be a Gym Marker

It's inconsiderate and everyone thinks you're a wanker. Here's why.

Tip: Body Part Splits vs. Push-Pull

These are both popular and effective ways of organizing your workouts, but which is right for you? Find out here.

The Most Hated Machine in the Gym

The Smith machine is used by bodybuilders, strongmen, and powerlifters. And they're bigger and stronger than you, hater. Maybe it's time you learn to use it right. Here's how.

Tip: When Life Gets Hard, Work Hard

Successful lifters find comfort in discipline. Here's what you can learn from them.

Tip: Ditch the Decline Sit-Up

The injury potential outweighs the benefits, plus there's a much better exercise for abs. Check it out.

Tip: Do the Floor Press

Here's why you should sometimes bench press without a bench.

How to Build Your Own Training Program

Train on your own terms! You should know how to write your own training programs without depending on anyone else. Here's how to do it.