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The Specificity/Variability Paradox

To achieve a goal, you must train specifically for the task. But without variation you'll fizzle. Here's how to fix that problem.

Louie Simmons on Explosive Lockouts

A lack of explosiveness has killed many a deadlift at lockout, and no one knows how to fix it like Louie Simmons.

Turning Pro: 7 Mind Hacks

An amateur has amateur habits, while a professional has professional habits. Which category describes you?

Don't Be the Strongest Weakling

Being the strongest guy at Planet Fitness is like being the leanest kid at fat camp. If you want to push your limits, surround yourself with people who are ahead of you in the game.

Change Your Thinking, Build Your Body

Start bending bars and setting personal records just by opening up your mind to a few new ideas.

Embrace the Suck

If you never find yourself in the suck, then you aren't trying hard enough to accomplish anything. Every worthwhile goal is found on the other side of the suck. And there's only one way to reach it: get mad, dig deep, and fight.

9 Ways to Upgrade Your Workout

Supercharge your workouts and your results by employing one of these ball-busting program upgrades.

Scratch List Training

Structured strength programs are awesome, but sometimes it's best to just chip-away at training items you need to do. Here’s how to do it.

Exercise Modifications For New Growth

Simple yet effective ways to turn tired old exercises into plateau busting, muscle building dynamos.

6 Exercises For Stress-Free Gains

You need more volume to get big, but too much volume can mess you up. Here are 6 great movements that won't trash your CNS.

Dynamic Drop Sets For Size

Drop sets are as old as the barbell but they work. Here's a new and brutal way to perform this classic technique.

The 2 Minute Injury Fix

Compression wrapping is an inexpensive way to treat those troublesome knees, wrists, and elbows. Here's how to do it.

Expose Your Weaknesses to Get Strong!

Targeting weak links builds strength, helps you achieve structural balance, and prolongs your lifting career. Here’s how to do it.

7 Hard Truths About Lifting

Here are seven training tenets that have worked for over 30 years. Have you adopted them all?

5 Training Rules You Must Obey

We all make mistakes, but here are 5 things you better be getting right if you want to build muscle and get strong.

The Hub and Spoke Method

A new way to organize your workouts to quickly boost a lagging lift or stubborn muscle group.

Bad Form Builds Muscle

Is there a case for less than perfect form? Yes. Here’s why.

Tapping Your Full Growth Potential

If you want to pack on muscle as fast as possible, build up those Type I fibers everyone else has told you to ignore. Here’s how.

Get Bigger and Stronger, Even Banged Up

Losers use injuries as excuses to be lazy. Winners find ways to work around them. Here are 17 tips for wounded winners.

Best Grips for Faster Gains

Don't just grip it and rip it. The right hand position can help you build muscle and strength. Here’s what you need to know.

4 Maxims For Squatting Excellence

Four squatting rules that will fix your form and help you set a new PR fast.

The Novelty Workout

While variety is good – even necessary – too much of it derails your progress. Here’s what you need to know.

Improve Your Pull Instantly

One simple but highly effective deadlifting tip that you probably haven't tried before.

3 Questions For Better Workouts

Ask yourself these three important questions and you’ll be able to choose better workouts for your goals.