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2 Big Mistakes

Lifting that's effective becomes lifting that's enjoyable. Make it so with this crucial advice.

Not Your Average BS Core Training: The Sequel

Nine vicious exercises that’ll build your core without boring you to death.

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  • Rippetoe Throws Down

    The difference between exercising and training… and why you need to know it.

    3 Techniques for Serious Strength

    Stimulate the neurological/myofibril connection to accelerate strength and muscle gains. Here’s how.

    6 Ways to be Like an Iron Yoda

    Make long-term progress in the gym while maintaining long-term sanity. Here’s how.

    Nothing Beats Single-Leg Training

    If you're not doing any single-leg work, you're leaving a lot of size and strength gains on the table. Here’s why.

    You're Hurt - You're Not Dead

    Injured? That doesn't mean your workouts should consist of channel surfing. Here are some great heavy-weight exercises you can still do.

    5 Knocks to the Weightlifting Head

    A handful of ideas about lifting, food, and even life that will make you think. (Don’t be scared.)

    8 More Tips for Training and Recovery

    Let’s talk calf training without machines, sure-fire sleep, simple warm-ups, and even hand care for meatheads.

    My 6 Most Important Training Discoveries

    Try any one of these powerful training epiphanies. It may be what markedly improves your performance and physique.

    In Search of the Perfect Rep

    Tips on getting the most out of the deadlift, pull-up, and bent-over row.

    7 More Tweaks To Make Your Exercises More Evil

    They're still your favorite exercises, just tweaked a bit to make them that much more painful - and productive.

    8 Things I Learned in 2012

    The most successful coaches stay on top cause they never stop learning. Here's what one of the best learned last year.

    Learn Only 1 Lesson in 2013

    Nate Miyaki says to forget the resolutions, forget the endless string of magical diet and training tips; all you need to do is learn one simple lesson.

    Dangerous Exercises

    Are the four exercises listed here worth the risk? See for yourself.

    8 Tips From an 800-Pound Bencher

    The soft-pause technique, extended ROM presses, the induction method, and other tips from a monster bench presser. Check ‘em out.

    Train Like A Man 8

    This workout challenge looks easy… on paper. But just wait until you actually try it.

    6 Interesting Things About Strength

    Some things you know about strength, some things you thought you knew, and some things you plain just don't know.

    7 Tweaks To Make Your Exercises More Evil

    Here are some simple tweaks to take a few basic exercises to a whole new level of muscle-building awesomeness.

    The Contreras Files: Volume V

    Fifteen more workout tips from Bret Contreras, including assisted one-arm push ups, the merits of heavy back extensions, the benefits of the "clam raise," and more.

    5 More Hacks To Reinvigorate Your Training

    Five methods to satisfy your need for training variety, including "going nuts on the last set," "reward sets," and "rolling the dice."

    5 Holiday Diet Tips That Don't Suck

    Yes, have some awesome meals on holidays. Have several! Just use these smart eating strategies.

    The Contreras Files: Volume IV

    Here are 15 workout tips from Bret Contreras, ranging from the best way to do rows to how to get a great chest pump.

    Your Diet Isn't Building Any Muscle

    Your uber-healthy or trendy diet couldn't pack pounds on a Pomeranian. Here's why.