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Tip: Kill Bad Gut Bacteria to Stop Cravings

Cravings aren't all in your head. They're partly caused by what's going on in your gut. Here's how to fix it and kill the cravings.

Tip: Do Hamstring Curls Before Squats

Pre-pumped hamstrings will make your squat feel more comfortable and stable.

Tip: Use This Workout to Build Your Puny Calves

To add size to the calves you must remove the stretch-reflex and perform loaded stretching.

The Complete Guide to Barbell Squats

To be strong, you have to squat. But which barbell variation is best for you? Low bar, high bar, front, overhead? Find out here.

12 Strength Tests You Must Master

Warning: These tests might reveal things about your strength and athleticism that you're not willing to face. How do you stack up?

No Show, No Problem

People try to persuade fit females to get on stage. And the ones who aren't interested often second guess why they even lift. Don't be one of them.

The Real Judgement-Free Zone

Planet Fitness isn't judgement free. And neither are you if your staunch beliefs about training hold you back from making progress. Here's why.

Flexible Training For Faster Gains

Advanced lifters don't just follow training programs blindly. They know when to push and when to back off. Here's how to become one of them.

The 4 Most Abused Words in Fitness

You hear these words all the time, but do you even know what they really mean? It's time to stop it with the nerdy buzzwords and go back to basics. Start here.

4 Crazy Ways to Squat More Weight

These brutal squat progressions will help you set a new PR fast. Just make sure your spleen doesn't pop out and fly across the room. Check 'em out.

The Number One Coaching Mistake

Athletes need to be strong to dominate the competition. Ironically, some strength coaches put strength on the backburner. Here's where they're going wrong.

Eccentric Training for More Muscle

Eccentric training, especially when you “accentuate” it by strategic means, is the best kept secret to hypertrophy and strength.

Kelly Starrett, Mobility, and CrossFit

Kelly Starrett is a physical therapist and expert on movement and injury prevention. Here's his take on the current state and future of CrossFit.

10 Training Tricks for Big Men

If you look like a less-hairy version of Bigfoot, then you can't always train the same way as smaller guys. Here are the differences you need to know.

CrossFitters, You're Too Weak

Explosive movements make you faster, but there's more to strength than the concentric portion of a lift. Stop being a weakling on the lowering.

The 4 Most Useless Rehab Methods

Foam rolling, stretching, kinesio tape, and icing after an injury have all been pretty much debunked. Here's what you should do instead.

Why Training Stops Working and How to Fix It

Have you become nonresponsive to lifting? It can happen. Here's how to cure the problem and get your body responding again.

Why We Lift

They say you can't chase two rabbits. But don't let the metaphors fool you. It's absolutely possible to achieve more than one objective under the iron.

A Doctor's View of CrossFit

CrossFit attracts just as many participants as critics. Dr. Stuart McGill gives us his perspective on the pros, cons, and future of CrossFit.

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Mark Dugdale "I Go to War!" Video

Check out Mark Dugdale in the new Biotest commercial, and let us know what you think.

Is Powerlifting Hurting Bodybuilding?

The influence of powerlifting has both helped and hindered those training for size. Here's how to find the perfect balance.

8 Workout Mistakes You're Probably Making

Training abs at the wrong time, using dumb supersets, “pulling a CrossFit,” and other programming mistakes that nearly everyone makes.

4 Sleep Strategies for Athletes

Sleep like a baby, perform like a beast. Here are four cool sleep strategies to get the job done.

Log Your Training Like a Boss

If you're not recording your workouts, you're wasting your time. Here are the essentials your training journal needs to contain.