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The Truth About GMOs

Billions of genetically modified (GM) foods have been eaten over the last few decades with no problems. Then why is everyone so afraid? Find out here.

The 4 Most Abused Words in Fitness

You hear these words all the time, but do you even know what they really mean? It's time to stop it with the nerdy buzzwords and go back to basics. Start here.

Chest-Con: The Vigneault Challenge

Got muscular endurance? Test it with this challenge. You'll hate it... but love it later.

6 Mistakes Experienced Lifters Make

You're not the lifter you think you are if you're still making these mistakes.

Fix Your Metabolism With Weight Training

It's an easy to trap to fall into: poor diet planning combined with too much of the wrong kind of training. Here's how to repair the damage.

Athletes, Bad Coaches, and Steroids

Athletes take steroids to get strong. Is it because today's strength coaches have neglected to get them strong with proper training?

5 Radical Ways to Stop Hurting

Forget icing and NSAIDS. They may delay or prevent healing. Instead, try these methodologies that you probably haven't heard of.

5 Studies to Fire Up Your Diet

Spankin' new studies about junk food, motivation, and diet psychology to help you get ripped and stay that way.

The 4 Most Debilitating Exercises

Bench press, deadlift, deep squat, leg press: Which one could mess you up the most and how can you prevent it?

9 Ways to Get Better in the Gym

Great tips and strategies to help you reach your strength and physique goals. Check ‘em out.

The Bodybuilder-Powerlifter Hybrid

Bodybuilders are all show and no go. Powerlifters are fat. Rather than stereotype, a good lifter needs to be both a bodybuilder and a powerlifter.

6 Combo Exercises for Upper Body Mass

Pack muscle on your chest, back, delts and arms in half the time with these challenging combination exercises and finishers.

10 Principles For Better Programming

The best training programs have ten principles in common. Is your lifting plan up to snuff?

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.

Dieting: A Rant

Have you ever had to go out to eat with a group of people while you're on a strict diet? Dave Tate feels your pain.

The Secret to Ab Training

Master this little trick and even the most intense abdominal exercises will suddenly become way more effective.

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  • Fear is Good

    Fear is the single best predictor of weightlifting success - not the absence of fear, but actually experiencing it.

    Double-Paused Deadlifts

    Deadlift stuck? Here's a trick that will quickly improve your technique and help you set a new PR.

    9 Tricks for Consistent Workouts

    Building a better body requires commitment and consistency. Here's how to never miss a workout.

    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.

    Change Your Thinking, Build Your Body

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

    Supercharge Your Spine and Your Lifts

    Do this simple test on your thoracic spine, apply the easy fixes, and watch as your chin-ups, pull-ups, and OH presses explode.

    The Single-Lift-A-Day Workout

    A simple, brutal program for both size and strength. Check it out.

    The 5 Most Beneficial Exercises

    The best exercise isn't the one that hurts the most, but the one that has the greatest benefit compared to its costs.