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The dead zone is when injuries and frustrations mount. It can last a decade, but getting through it may be what gives you the biggest gains of your life. Here’s what to do.

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5 Holiday Diet Tips That Don't Suck

Yes, have some awesome meals on holidays. Have several! Just use these smart eating strategies.

Awaken the Glute Monster!

From sports performance to looking good in a pair of jeans, the glutes are important. Here’s how to wake them up and get them working for you.

How I Benched 400

Hitting a 400-pound bench is a goal for many lifters, yet few ever get there. They need this article.

Step-Up For Muscular Development

Want to learn how to build mighty legs without squats? Then it's about time you step-up!

Do Pain Pills Impair Muscle Growth?

Does your favorite NSAIDs impair muscle development? And do the benefits outweigh the risks? Here’s the science.

The Push Press

Everything you need to know about the push press.

No to Squats and Barbell Rowing?

It's not about being anti-squatting or anti-barbell rowing, it's about being pro-logic. Let your needs and goals dictate your exercise choices.

The Virtual Squat Seminar

Everything you need to know about squatting heavy, from stance to hand position. Check it out.

Bodybuilding's Original Superhero: Chuck Sipes

Old school bodybuilders were as strong as they were big. None was more impressive than Chuck Sipes.

Complexes: Different, Harder, and Better

More ways to strip off the fat while building some size and strength along the way.

Maximal Strength Training for Muscle Mass

Lots of geek strength-training science, 10 actionable tips on how to build muscle, and one effective program thrown in for good measure. Read this.

Opening Up The Fat Loss Playbook

If dieting was an NFL team, this is the playbook you'd use to win the big fat-loss game. Check it out.

Train Like A Man 7

Some exercises should go extinct. They do nothing for your strength, health, or hypertrophy. Here's what should take their place.

7 Ways to Make Your Training Efficient

To get bigger and stronger, you need to manage your body like you'd manage a business. Here are 7 ways you can make your workouts much, much, better.

Iron Evolution: Reflections – Part 2

Dave Tate talks about injuries, nutrition, technique, peri-workout nutrition, and in general, busting your balls in the gym.

Give Your Back a Raise

You need a strong lower back to move serious weight and not get injured. Here are some cool exercises to help get you there.

Cool Rowing Movements

Heavy and hard rows should be a mainstay in your program, but why limit yourself to just barbells and dumbbells?

Olympic Lifting Made Simple

A tested program that will quickly get you dominating on the Olympic lifting platform.

Train Like A Man 6

How to wake up those glutes and train them like a man.

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.

27 More Nutrition Facts

Here are 27 facts to either reinforce or to bring into doubt your current nutritional practices. Read, learn, adjust, and conquer.

My Favorite Exercises: Muscle by Muscle

Not all exercises are created equal. Fact is, some just get the job done better than others. Here are one coach's favorites for each body part.

5 Ways to Get Stronger You Didn't Already Know

When the strength building basics stop working, you need real advice that works, not gimmicks. You need this article.

The HRV Roundtable

Strength coaches and researchers offer the most effective ways to use Heart Rate Variability to get better results from your training.