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Are You Doing Stupid Stuff in the Gym?

A little analysis is always good. But there's a point at which more won't make you stronger, and may lead to a lot of wasted gym time. Here's why.

Nutrition Quest 3

Did you know that if you pig out after a short calorie restriction period, you can trick your body into adding more muscle? Did you know that you can make protein bars out of road kill? Okay we lied about that last one, but regardless, Mike does offer some cool recipes for high-protein snacks.

Question of Strength 38

Q & A with one of the world's premier strength coaches.

7 Exercises From Thib's Toolbox

Nothing beats the basic compound movements, but sometimes you need specialize or work around a problem. These exercises will help you out.

Strength Exercises That Work Your Core

Real "core" training - not that Bosu Ball crap - with cool videos. What else do ya' need?

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  • 7 Simple Analogies

    Eric Cressey is like a Swiss cheese in a sea of Gorgonzola... oh, forget it. We were trying to come up with an analogy that was at least half as good as the training analogies Eric uses in this article, but we failed. Luckily, Eric was spot on.

    Make it Harder

    The Atomic Dog's out in the nuclear doghouse. (He chewed up Tim Patterson's favorite workout shirt.) As such, TC wrote a plain ol' regular training article instead of his usual hallucinogenic-mushroom fueled rant.

    The 10 Rules of Corrective Lifting

    Sure, this article is about a sometimes boring, often unsexy topic: injury prevention. But unlike most articles on the subject, this one contains plenty of info that'll help any lifter, regardless of whether his joints are bulletproof or not.

    A Lesson in CNS Intensive Training

    The central nervous system - it's been called it the "last frontier of weight training." Regardless of whether it's the last frontier or not, it's mucho important. Knowing how to manipulate it can accelerate your progress almost beyond belief, regardless of whether you're a competitive athlete or a bodybuilder.

    The Fat Loss Troubleshooter

    Can't lose fat? Can't figure out why? Well, can you answer simple "yes" or "no" questions? Of course you can! And that's all Dr. L's nifty little algorithm requires. You should have the answer to your fat-loss dilemma in no time and soon be well on your way to buffdom.

    Essential Waterbury

    We were going to send Chad to your house, but we couldn't find a shipping container big enough. So, we did the next best thing. This article will allow you to easily construct your very own Waterbury program. Read up, muscle up!

    25 Years, 25 Mistakes

    Coach Boyle's been dragging his calloused butt through the weighlifting business for 25 years. During that time he's made a few mistakes, but luckily for you whippersnappers, he wants to save you from making those same mistakes.

    Question of Strength 37

    Q & A with one of the world's premier strength coaches.

    Dude, Where's Your Calories?

    There's a right way to eat when you're trying to gain muscle, but it doesn't involve eating enough food to feed Kirstie Alley after she's smoked a bong.

    Unilateral Work for Building Muscle

    You probably never thought about it, but most people can't produce as much force using two bilateral limbs to perform an exercise as they can if they perform the exercise with each limb individually and then add together the force of each side. It's called the bilateral deficit and you should take advantage of it to pack on some muscle.

    The Rest-Pause Technique

    It's a simple training strategy, but oh-so effective. Charles has just one question: Why aren't you using it!?!

    Nautilus, Crossfit, and "HiHi"

    Dan John is Testosterone's Yoda, wise as hell but with better skin and a heckuva' lot higher PR in the snatch than the original. However, our Yoda has had his share of Yodas to learn from. Read here as he shares his most valuable weight-lifting lessons.

    Beat the Snot Out of Death

    Are your bulking phases, or just the act of eating like a bodybuilder, shortening your athletic career or your life? It's possible, but Dr. L's got a plan and it involves "calorie restriction mimetics." Read, learn, live long and prosper.

    Custom Hypertrophy Progression

    The key to getting the best training results at the fastest rate is heavily dependant on an effective progression plan.

    Don't Kill the Messenger

    Complexity – Simplicity – Ubiquity. The complexity of the human body is incredible. Maybe it's not necessarily the sheer complexity, but the complexity in spite of utter simplicity.

    10 Things to Do

    New things to try out in the gym this week or in the kitchen tonight.

    The Powerful Partials Program

    Now that the New Year is upon us, many people are looking for effective ways to regain the size and strength they might have inadvertently lost. After all, it's damn tough to stay on track with your training during the months when that jolly, red-suited fella who looks suspiciously like a wino shows up in the middle of the night. (No, I'm not talking about your Uncle Steve.)

    "Building-On"

    Whenever you can make a workout more time-efficient, you're stacking the odds heavily in your favor. Not only do you complete your training in less time, but you've also got more time to recover before the next onslaught!

    Hardgainer No More!

    Don't settle for not achieving your lean body mass goals. Apply these nutrient timing strategies.