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    Long Live Static Stretching!

    Static stretching makes you weak, slow, and doesn't improve flexibility. Or does it? Here’s a different opinion.

    6 Ways to be Like an Iron Yoda

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

    5 Knocks to the Weightlifting Head

    A handful of ideas about lifting, food, and even life that will make you think. (Don’t be scared.)

    My 6 Most Important Training Discoveries

    Try any one of these powerful training epiphanies. It may be what markedly improves your performance and physique.

    7 More Tweaks To Make Your Exercises More Evil

    They're still your favorite exercises, just tweaked a bit to make them that much more painful - and productive.

    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.

    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.

    5 More Hacks To Reinvigorate Your Training

    Five methods to satisfy your need for training variety, including "going nuts on the last set," "reward sets," and "rolling the dice."

    5 Mistakes That Killed My Progress

    Caffeine overloads, tragic neglect of kettlebells, wayward experimentation, and other mistakes that made coach Bumgardner the butt of cruel jokes.

    The Belief Effect

    Knowledge is power, but knowledge can also be limiting. Real progress occurs when you harness the power of the belief effect.

    "Glue" Exercises Gone Wrong

    You've no business searching for the latest gimmicky exercise if you're butchering basics like seated rows and push-ups.

    A New Way to Eat - Part 2

    Stop being obsessive and neurotic about food. Part of your diet should be strict, but part of it really doesn’t matter. Here’s why.

    Heavy Lessons

    A long-time strength coach finally enters a powerlifting meet. Here's what you can learn from his experiments.

    10 Forgotten Tips for Smarter Lifting

    Mike Robertson wants to remind you to do some of the great stuff you used to, but may have forgotten about.

    The Definition of an Expert

    Everybody is an expert today… except they’re really not. Here’s how to separate the experts from the fakers.

    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.

    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.

    Scorch Muscle With the Dubreuil Effect

    It’s a plan only for true muscle masochists. It was first proposed in Iron Man magazine in 1976. We know why it didn't get popular – it hurt too much.

    Make Your Routine Less Routine

    Variety doesn't have to mean replacing the basics with Bosu balls and Zumba classes. Try this to shake things up.

    Deep Meal-Frequency Thoughts

    What does the science really say about eating 6-8 times per day? Read this and find out.

    9 Random Training Tips

    Stop neglecting upper back work, lunge better, and get mobile. It’s time to ramp up your training.

    5 Surefire Steps to Setting Goals

    Here's a fast and effective way to get on the path to success.

    Muscle Dysmorphia and Male Body Image

    Is the compulsion to get bigger and leaner a disorder? Here’s the real story.

    Choices

    What every lifter should know about personal responsibility, the greatest factor for success, and the benefits of adversity.