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A CrossFit athlete severs his spine during a competition. Freak accident or something that could have been prevented?

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Identify Weak Points and Destroy Them

To reach your training goals, you first have to identify the "kingpins" that are holding you back, then remove them.

Fear is Good

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

14 Tips For a Successful Year

Fourteen training, programming, and diet tips to make this your best year yet.

The One-Bar Warm-Up

Here's a unique warm-up that uses just the barbell instead of bodyweight drills, foam rolling, or mobilizations.

Double-Paused Deadlifts

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

Last Set Mayhem

Combine volume and intensity by performing multiple sets and then taking the last set to muscle-tearing oblivion.

The Reactive Warm-up

Forget those long warm-ups that have you break-dancing across the gym floor. Here's something short and effective.

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.

The Kaizen Principle

Never be satisfied with your current level of skill or development. Always try to improve, in every aspect of your life.

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.

Lift Big by Bracing, Not Arching

A simple tweak in technique, in addition to saving your spine, can add 20-40 pounds to your big lifts, instantly!

Supercharge Your Shoulders to Lift Heavier

Do this simple test on your shoulders, apply the easy fixes, and watch as your bench, pull-ups, and press explode.

What's Best, 3 or 6 Meals Per Day?

Eat smaller meals more often, right? Or are larger, less frequent meals the way to go? Here’s what science has to say.

Deadly Deadlift Supersets

These deadlift supersets will hammer your weak points while still letting you crank reps where you're strong.

10 Challenging New Ways to Chin-up and Row

Masochistic new variations of the chin-up and row to smash your plateaus and build a brick-wall back.

4 Weightlifting Myths Destroyed

These training myths do more harm than good. Ditch the dogma and get stronger today.

Improve Your Pull Instantly

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

Screw Exercise Variation!

How important is exercise variation really? According to this coach, not very. Check out his reasoning.

Fascinating Facts About Sleep

When you go to sleep, some pretty amazing things start to happen. You may be surprised.

Deadstop Training Revisited

If you're searching for a way to smash a strength plateau in a hurry, try deadstop training. Here’s how to do it.

6 Ways to be Like an Iron Yoda

Make long-term progress in the gym while maintaining long-term sanity. Here’s how.

You're Hurt - You're Not Dead

Injured? That doesn't mean your workouts should consist of channel surfing. Here are some great heavy-weight exercises you can still do.

Set a PR Every Day

Screw linear periodization. Autoregulate your training and PR each time you train. Here’s how.

8 More Tips for Training and Recovery

Let’s talk calf training without machines, sure-fire sleep, simple warm-ups, and even hand care for meatheads.