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Exercises You've Never Tried: Beach Body Edition

Think the only exercises that matter are the trendy ones? Wrong. Do the uncommon things to get uncommon results. Then get ready to sport some skin.

Heart Rate Variability Training

Go heavy or go home is a good rule of thumb, but wouldn't it be helpful to know if you should skip the workout before you got to the gym? Here's how.

7 Principles of Exercise Selection

If you're not as strong or as jacked as you want to be, there's probably a very simple reason for it: You're doing the wrong exercises. Check this out.

The Clean High Pull

Increase muscular power and overall athleticism with this challenging, yet fun, lift.

Bodyweight Isometrics for Improved Strength

Hardcore bodyweight isometrics will make your whole body stronger. Here’s how to do ‘em.

Mastering the Snatch

The snatch is one of the toughest Olympic lifting movements to learn, but this guide will get you started.

Control Leptin and Control Your Leanness!

Understanding and manipulating this powerful hormone can be the difference between a lean and muscular body and being known as a strong fat guy. Here’s how to do it.

Radical Methods of Injury Rehabilitation

Forget everything your gym teacher taught you about rehabbing an injury. Here are some controversial approaches to healing fast, starting from the bottom up.

Exercises You've Never Tried: Hamstring and Glute Edition

Most lifters use just a handful of exercises to build their glutes and hamstrings. While the basics are still the best, here are some cool variations to provide some much needed posterior chain variety.

The One Arm Push-Up

The easy-peasy push-up gets a heck of a lot more challenging once you remove a hand from the equation. Here are some tips on mastering this old-school feat of strength.

The Nutritional Dr. House: Case 1

Bodybuilding's Dr. House applies his nutritional knowledge and insight to cure a lifter who's lost his will to lift.

Make Your Routine Less Routine

Variety doesn't have to mean replacing the basics with Bosu balls and Zumba classes. Try this to shake things up.

Troubleshoot the Front Squat

Here are some tips that'll help you master this hated lift. You might even learn to love it.

21st Century Supersets

A modern twist on a classic method that will get you bigger, leaner, and stronger. What's not to love about that?

Cleans and Snatches Made Easier

You don’t have to be an Olympian to do these. If you want to burn fat, increase power, and gain athleticism, master these lifts.

10 Exercises You've Never Tried: Backside Edition

How to build your lats and upper back without wrecking your lower back in the process.

The Bottom-Up Squat

Does starting your squats from the bottom position make a great exercise even better? Check this out.

7 Reasons Everyone Should do a Powerlifting Meet

Stepping onto the platform reveals a lot more than just how strong you are. Here’s why you should consider entering a powerlifting meet.

Half-Pulls – Not Half-Assed

Here's a partial-range pulling program that will get your full deadlifts moving in the right direction.

More 3rd World Workouts

You don't need fancy equipment to stay fit or get stronger. Even in the most dire circumstances. Check this out.

The Deadlift? Who Needs It?

If you're an athlete or a gym rat, how much should you be able to deadlift? Two times your bodyweight? Three times? Or is the better question should you even be deadlifting at all?

Managing Inflammation

The next big "silent killer" is also a physique killer - unless you take steps to stay on top of it. Here’s how.

Gruesome Tales from the Garage

Horrible setbacks can happen when you're pursuing strength. Are these stories horrific, or are they inspiring?

Iron Evolution – Phase 7

When Dave Tate retired from powerlifting, he was a physical wreck. So he took matters into his own hands and came up with an unorthodox cure.