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The 6 Stages of Transformation

How does a person go from couch potato to shredded beast? In 6 behavioral stages. What stage are you in? Will you make it to the final stage?

Top 10 Ways to Build Mental Toughness

We asked our coaches and experts for their best mental toughness tips. Pick the one that speaks to you and get to work.

Tip: This Exercise Beats Squats for Glute Gains

You've seen the squat-booty memes, but the squat came in last for glute activation when compared to two other exercises.

Tip: Steroids, Muscle Memory, and Fairness

A new study shows us how muscle memory works, but it also shows us why natural bodybuilding competitions ain't so natural.

The Best Way to Build Traps

Nothing says strength and power like big traps. Sadly, most people are training them wrong. Here's the best advice from 13 top coaches.

The Two-Exercise Workout Plan for Size

Think you need tons of exercises? Nope. You just need to do the best lifts more frequently. Here's what they are and how to use them for size.

Tip: The Complete Ab Exercise

This movement builds core strength, nails the abs, and even hits those hard-to-reach serratus muscles.

Tip: Supersize Your Dumbbells and Barbells

Here's how to make your barbells and dumbbells more effective and build more carryover strength.

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Tip: The Anderson Squat

This classic strength training method has you starting the lift from the bottom with the concentric portion of the movement.

Tip: The One-Arm Press Test

Have you become neuromuscularly complacent? Try this core strength test and find out.

Tip: The Complete Guide to Ab Wheel Rollouts

There are two correct ways to do this exercise, then there's the way most people do it. Know the difference.

4 Great Ab Exercises Nobody Does Right

These popular core exercises are highly effective... if you do them right. Not many people do. Check your form here.

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  • Tip: German Volume Training Fizzles Out

    A new study shows that GVT, 10 sets of 10, doesn't work as well as another set/rep scheme.

    Tip: For Big Pecs, Do This After Bench Pressing

    The barbell bench press is great, but it's not that great at targeting the pecs. Add these two exercises to chest day to really grow.

    The 5 Different Types of Body Fat

    What kinds of body fat are good, what kinds are bad, and why you want to develop more of one particular kind to burn 300 extra calories per day.

    Tip: 5 Reasons Lifters Need Olive Oil

    Next to fish oil, olive oil is the true superstar of liquid fats. Here's why.

    Tip: Eat Eggs This Way for More Muscle

    Eggs eaten this way are 45% more effective in increasing protein synthesis.

    Superhuman Strength: How to Build It

    Use more weight than your max and you'll get stronger, faster. Seem impossible? Here's how it's done.

    The Complete Guide to Bulking and Cutting

    Here's how to adjust your nutrition to match your training goal. It covers mass phases, fat loss phases, and maintenance phases.

    The Primary Pattern Workout Plan

    Train each of four primary lifting patterns every workout, then choose two optional exercises. Simple and effective. Here's how to set it up.

    American Men: As Fertile as Dead Hamsters

    Sperm counts have declined 59%. Here's why you should care, even if you're not ready to make babies.

    The 5 Bad Habits of Weak Lifters

    Sometimes success involves studying the habits of unsuccessful people and then doing the opposite. Here are five of their bad training habits.

    Tip: The GHD Sit-Up – Dangerous or Awesome?

    This CrossFit favorite is getting more popular. Is it safe and effective? Well, it depends. Here's what you need to know.

    Tip: Do You Really Need Olympic Lifting Shoes?

    If you're not involved in the sport of weightlifting, do you need these shoes? Here's what a doctor of physical therapy says.