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Spot Reduction is Real

You’ve heard wrong. You CAN target fatty areas of the body. Here’s how.

Tip: Creatine and Water Weight

Is the weight gain from creatine mostly water or muscle? Here are the facts.

Tip: The Mobility Drill You Need to be Doing

Do this on the your next off day to move better and feel better. Take a look.

Total Core Training for Lifters

To train the core musculature properly, you need to do the right exercises at the right time. Here's your complete guide.

Squat Mechanics: A Deep Analysis

It's time to finally fix your squat. Here's an in-depth look at squat mechanics from the author of Starting Strength.

Two Kinds of Squats You're Not Doing

The reason you're not doing one of these squats is because it's hard. The reason you're not doing the other is because you probably never thought about it. Check it out.

Stretching is Dead: A Better Method

Regular stretching and mobility drills have nothing on this. Stretch with weights and you'll not only increase mobility, you'll get stronger. Here's how.

Harness the Power of Insulin

Guys with outstanding insulin sensitivity build muscle easier while staying leaner. Here's how you can muscle your way in on that action.

Build Muscle With Heavy Singles

Heavy singles build strength, but they can also build freakish size if you know how to combine 3 different growth factors.

Tip: Build Your Pecs with the Squeeze Press

Looks weird, works great for building a bigger chest. Here's how to do it.

Stack-10 Training

Choose a big lift that needs work. Apply the Stack-10 plan. Smash plateaus and pack on new muscle in 6 workouts. Here's how.

Kettlebell Swings: You're Doing Them Wrong

Want to burn fat? Want to build a titanium butt? Want to get stronger on the big lifts? Do KB swings. But you gotta do them right. Here's exactly how.

Bonehead Nutrition

The five most common nutrition mistakes made by lifters and wannabe bodybuilders.

The Trap Bar Deadlift

The trap bar is one of the most versatile pieces of equipment in the gym. Here’s why and how to put it to work.

How to Perform the Human Flag

Circus trick or testament to full-body strength? Either way, it sure looks cool. Here's how to nail this movement in record time.

Dispelling the Glute Myth

Could it be that everything we thought we knew about glute training was ass-backwards?

Tip: Lose Fat. Avoid These Pitfalls.

These two things don't directly involve food, but they'll wreck your diet anyway. Check 'em out.

5 Ways You're Screwing Up Your Squat

You've been taught wrong. Disregard the stupid cues, follow this practical advice, and squat like a boss. Here's how.

The Problem with "Exercise Science"

Want to become a strength coach or high-level trainer? Most of today's programs will only help you become a miseducated rep-counter making minimum wage at Planet Fitness.

Tip: Build Upper Body Power With This Exercise

Most power exercises focus on the legs. This one is for upper body only. Take a look.

5/3/1: How to Build Pure Strength

Jim Wendler's 5/3/1/ program promises slow and steady gains that will eventually turn you into the strongest guy in the gym. And it delivers, every time.

Tip: Use Bi-Phasic Stretching To Boost Gains

Recover faster from tough workouts and prepare your body to hit it hard again. Here's how.

The Best Advice for Women Who Lift

You're already a woman who lifts? Good. Now here's what T Nation pros say you should focus on next.

5/3/1 and Athletes

Sports specific training is a myth. Athletes need to be mobile, fast, and strong, and it starts by following the basic rules outlined here.