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Hellfire Reps

A simple technique that forces you to use better form and full range of motion. It'll burn like heck, but you'll like the results!

Maybe All You Need Is Lifting

Warm-ups, mobility work, stretching, foam rolling, conditioning... do you even lift, bro? And do you really need all that stuff?

4 Bench Press Lies

If your bench press numbers are stuck, it's probably because you've misinterpreted the good advice of geared lifters. Here's how to get unstuck.

9 Tips for Dedicated Lifters

Ten years of lifting will give you knowledge. But Dan John has been lifting for almost 50. That will give you wisdom. Here are his best tips.

7 Things to Steal From Competitors

Get a body that reflects your hard work by picking up a few tips from bodybuilders, figure athletes, and other physique competitors.

How To Tell When a Trainer Sucks

Nowadays it seems like every third person is a trainer or coach of some kind. It's time we held some of these lugnuts accountable.

CrossFitters Aren't Athletes

Are bodybuilders or CrossFitters athletes? Are bodybuilding and CrossFit even sports? You might not like the answers.

Mobility Drills and Foam Rollers Suck

Ok, they don’t totally suck, but there are other ways to improve stability and range of motion. All you need is a bar and a dip belt. Check this out.

Barbells Behind Bars

The author was sentenced to 10 years in prison. He started lifting to build up his self-esteem and, more importantly, to protect his ass from getting shanked.

Bodybuilder Goes CrossFit

Powerlifter, Olympic lifter, and bodybuilder Christian Thibaudeau became a CrossFit athlete for three months. Here are the lessons he learned.

Total-Rep Training

It's the perfect auto-regulatory program: Do as many sets as necessary to hit a total of 25 reps with your 5-6RM. Then drop the resistance and rep out.

A New Way to Deadlift

Blast through your deadlift PR while building new mass on your upper back with Anderson deadlifts.

Break 3 Rules, Build More Muscle

Partial reps, isolation exercises, high rep sets: All bad in the eyes of performance and strength coaches, but all very effective for building slabs of muscle.

The Not-So Ugly Truth About Gluten

Tens of thousands of people gave up gluten and started feeling better, only it's starting to look like it wasn't gluten that was causing the problems.

Planned Brutality

There are plenty of ways to ratchet up the intensity of a set, like forced reps, Tom Platz iso-holds, and rest/pause sets, but you need to apply them in two-week waves.

CrossFit and Starting Strength

Most training programs will deliver results, but are those the results you really want? Let's look at two popular methodologies.

The Daily Squat Cure

A single "squat day" isn't going to cut it anymore. Bring up your Olympic lifts by starting every workout with squats. Here’s how.

The Case for Broscience

If you're disregarding the advice of an experienced lifter in favor of the latest study, you may be doing yourself a disservice. And you definitely look like a punk.

Burn Reps for Anabolic Growth

To extend time under tension and trigger key anabolic responses, do “burn reps” at the end of a set until you have nothing left in the tank.

The 10 Rules of the Ancestral Athlete

To perform like a high-tech ass-kicking machine you sometimes need to look to the past, remove the clutter and simplify.

Carbohydrate Customized Diet

Why drop your carbs crazy low if you don't have to? If your insulin sensitivity is good, and it probably is, you can eat more carbs than you think.

A CrossFit Apology

Christian Thibaudeau used to make fun of CrossFit athletes, but since he began coaching them, they've taught him a few valuable things... along with earning his respect.

Reflexive Strength and Spider-Man

Get shredded and increase your "secret" reflexive strength. But remember, with great abs come great responsibility.

4 Cracks in Your Programming

Too often, advanced lifters allow small errors to slip through the cracks of an otherwise tight program. Here's how to fix them.