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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.

Hard Ab Training

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

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  • 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.

    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.

    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.

    8 Tips to Give Your Program More Pull

    Train your back like it's your job. Undo the damage from chronic sitting and limit the consequences of too much benching. Here's what to do.

    7 Things I Learned in 2011

    How to make sweet, sweet, love to a ball and other wonderful lessons learned by Eric Cressey in the past year.

    Research-Approved Carb Cycling

    A better way to cycle carbs, one that allows you to have your cake and eat it too, literally.

    How to Modulate Intensity

    The smart lifter’s guide to intensity, from neural efficiency to myofibrilar hypertrophy.

    The Contreras Files: Volume II

    Stretching doesn't affect DOMS; hex bar deadlifts are just as good as power lifts; full ROM is better; work that neck; and more research (much of it not-yet published) from the files of Bret Contreras.

    Don't Let Sickness Derail Your Progress

    What to do when the cold and flu hits and, more importantly, how to prevent illness to begin with.

    The Nutritional Dr. House: Case 1

    Bodybuilding's Dr. House applies his nutritional knowledge and insight to cure a lifter who's lost his will to lift.

    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.

    Cleans and Snatches Made Easier

    You don’t have to be an Olympian to do these. If you want to burn fat, increase power, and gain athleticism, master these lifts.

    Deep Meal-Frequency Thoughts

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

    5 Simple Tips for Bigger Tugs

    Cool ways to drive up your deadlift numbers, fast.

    Texas Hold 'em Autoregulation

    Know when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em. Here's how to figure out when you need to pull back before you gamble your gains away.

    Iron Evolution – Phase 6

    What you need to know about the Maximum Effort Method, Dynamic Effort Method, Repetition Method, and putting them all together.

    Choices

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

    The Volume Ladder Smart Bomb

    Muscle growth must be forced. If this cousin to German Volume Training doesn’t help you pack on size, take up jogging.

    Iron Evolution – Phase 5

    A step-by-step approach to setting new PRs in the squat, bench, and deadlift.

    Corrective Complexes

    Short but sweet corrective complexes that give method to the mobility madness.

    Train Like a Man 3

    Lifts that have been outlawed by some people that you should do anyway.