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How to Get to 20 Chin-Ups

Lots of guys can pump out 20. Of course, their range of motion is so short, it looks more like they're convulsing than actually doing legitimate chin-ups. Here's how to change that.

6 Strategies for Improved Insulin Sensitivity

Train your body to handle carbs better and watch it kick your muscle building and fat loss efforts into overdrive. Here’s how.

Not Your Average B.S. Core Training

Forget crunches, leg raises, and the latest ab gadget. Here are some unique core exercises that deliver real results, fast.

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  • 3 Steps to Getting Your Girl to Train

    There's nothing sexier than a fit, confident, strong woman. Here's how to turn your cardio queen into a T Vixen.

    Dangerous Exercises

    Are the four exercises listed here worth the risk? See for yourself.

    8 Tips From an 800-Pound Bencher

    The soft-pause technique, extended ROM presses, the induction method, and other tips from a monster bench presser. Check ‘em out.

    The Most Effective Way To Build Muscle

    If you're looking to optimize your hypertrophy training while taking your strength to new levels, follow these guidelines.

    Why I Train

    Why do we hit the weights day after day to get stronger or build more muscle? Here are three reasons you can probably relate to.

    The Comprehensive Guide to the Snatch

    If you want to learn how to snatch, stop watching miserable YouTube poseurs and read this article.

    The Truth for Tall Lifters

    Hey, tall guy, you know all those lifting rules that apply to short people - the ones that got no reason to live? They don't apply to you.

    Train Like A Man 8

    This workout challenge looks easy… on paper. But just wait until you actually try it.

    Stretching Doesn't Work

    Stretching and mobility aren't the same thing. Here’s what you really need to know to move better and feel better.

    Does Everyone Need to Squat (Deep)?

    You gotta' squat butt-to-calves, right? Or is it butt-to-floor? Thighs-to- parallel? The answer is... it depends.

    6 Interesting Things About Strength

    Some things you know about strength, some things you thought you knew, and some things you plain just don't know.

    Foam Rollers Are For Wimps!

    All hail a smarter, more effective, more efficient, and decidedly manlier approach to corrective exercise.

    7 Tweaks To Make Your Exercises More Evil

    Here are some simple tweaks to take a few basic exercises to a whole new level of muscle-building awesomeness.

    6 Coaches Weigh in on Pull-Ups

    You know you should be doing pull-ups. But what's the best way to attack them? Six of our coaches tell you what works for them.

    Gutting the Glute-Ham Raise

    The glute-ham raise sounds like a winning butt-builder. But will it even do that? Here's what the glute-ham raise is good for and what it isn't.

    8 More Random Thoughts and Training Tips

    Forged from the fires of Mount Randomness come 8 tips to help you get bigger, stronger, leaner, and healthier.

    4 Gadgets to Amplify Upper Body Mass

    Barbells and dumbbells reign supreme, but here are four other gadgets that deserve some attention.

    5 Tips for Bigger Deadlifts

    Great little-discussed deadlift tips like "weld your spine," "ribs down," and "push the knees out."

    Is Your Leg Strength Up to Snuff?

    Can you do 220-pound Bulgarian split squats for 6 reps? If not, delete the words “Strong Dude” from your business card.

    The Contreras Files: Volume V

    Fifteen more workout tips from Bret Contreras, including assisted one-arm push ups, the merits of heavy back extensions, the benefits of the "clam raise," and more.

    The 11 Body Part Split

    There are plenty of splits that train all 11 body parts, but do you know the pros and cons of each?