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Hard Ab Training

A quick and dirty old-school routine you can do in 6 to 10 minutes.

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  • Training Variations for Mass Gain

    How to train like a strength or power athlete in any gym with basic equipment.

    Why the Bench Press is the Best Exercise

    For the goals of improved strength, more muscle size, better athletic function, and even general fitness, the bench press is the best exercise. Here’s why.

    The New Old-School Circuit Training

    Take circuit training to a new level of muscle size and strength development with this old school throwback.

    Freaky Forearm Training

    Thick, strong forearms not only complete the physique, they help you move more weight and perform better. Here's everything you need to know about grip training.

    7 Shoulder-Friendly Pressing Variations

    Here are 7 ways to build heroic pecs without making your shoulders beg for mercy.

    Deadlift or Squat: What's the Diff?

    The difference between squats and deadlifts and all the variations of each is a lot less than what you might have been led to believe.

    Dropping the A-Bomb on Your Waistline

    Getting lean is a heck of a lot easier when you take advantage of this lioplytic smart bomb. Here’s how to do it.

    The Dragon Flag

    Forget all these fancy core exercises. Here's an old-school classic that will hammer your core into submission.

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  • Single-Leg Training Put To the Test

    Enough theorizing and debating - what really happens when a squat-loving lifter abandons bilateral lifts for single-leg versions?

    Big Without Strong is Nothing

    The road to a massive body that sports its own zip code begins with simply getting stronger. Here's a minimalist approach to getting maximal results.

    The Walk On

    From walk-on to scholarship football player - a guide to achieving your dream, whatever it is.

    Ain't So Bad! Foods That Have Gotten a Bum Rap

    These foods will kill you! And they’re evil! And they will steal your retirement funds! No, just relax. Turns out they’re fine for most people. Check out the list.

    The Return of Aerobic Work

    Steady state aerobic exercise makes you slow, fat, and weak. Or is that belief just holding you back? Check out this info.

    7 Triple Threat Protocols for an Awesome Burn

    A simple yet exciting way to spice up your old workout to stimulate new growth and burn fat.

    My Favorite Upper Body Warm-Up

    Wanna know the best warm-up for heavy lifting? Ask a powerlifting coach. Like this one.

    7 Single-Leg Exercises You've Never Tried

    Shake up your training and correct strength imbalances with these challenging exercises.

    A Comeback for Lat Pulldowns?

    Pulldowns are only for people who can’t do pull-ups, right? Well, maybe not. Here are a few very effective ways to do it.

    Get Your Mind Right!

    Your brain determines your success as much as your muscles. Here's how to make sure that blob of gray matter doesn't get the best of you.

    A Letter to My Younger Self

    What Jim Wendler would say to his teenaged self about training, conditioning, and life could be exactly what you need to hear right now.

    Your Cardio Makes No Sense

    Is puking on your shoes really improving your conditioning? Here's a scientific approach to building the aerobic and anaerobic systems.

    15 Commandments for the Big 3 Lifts

    15 benching, squatting, and deadlifting tips to lead you to the powerlifting promised land.

    9 Strategies to Train Around Lower Body Pain

    Keeping the tibia vertical, increasing hip flexor length, step-ups, and other novel tricks to fix those bum knees.

    My Favorite Upper Body Lift

    How Jim Wendler went from overhead pressing 95 pounds to 300 pounds.