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Change Your Thinking, Build Your Body

Start bending bars and setting personal records just by opening up your mind to a few new ideas.

4 Tough Workout Challenges

Structured routines are best, but sometimes you need to give yourself a challenge to see what you're made of. Give these a shot.

Embrace the Suck

If you never find yourself in the suck, then you aren't trying hard enough to accomplish anything. Every worthwhile goal is found on the other side of the suck. And there's only one way to reach it: get mad, dig deep, and fight.

A Way of Life

The gym isn't an escape from life's problems, but a way of solving them. A strong body makes for a strong person. Challenge yourself, test yourself, and grow.

Supercharge Your Spine and Your Lifts

Do this simple test on your thoracic spine, apply the easy fixes, and watch as your chin-ups, pull-ups, and OH presses explode.

5 Critical Training Mistakes

How many of the following training mistakes do you make on a regular basis? The answer may shame you.

Dynamic Drop Sets For Size

Drop sets are as old as the barbell but they work. Here's a new and brutal way to perform this classic technique.

Expose Your Weaknesses to Get Strong!

Targeting weak links builds strength, helps you achieve structural balance, and prolongs your lifting career. Here’s how to do it.

Heavy Ab Training

Being lean isn't enough. You must choose the right kind of training and go heavy for hypertrophied, punch-proof abs.

2 Big Mistakes

Lifting that's effective becomes lifting that's enjoyable. Make it so with this crucial advice.

Not Your Average BS Core Training: The Sequel

Nine vicious exercises that’ll build your core without boring you to death.

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  • 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.

    The 5 Key Principles

    Goal setting requires an ongoing assessment. Here's what lifters should know about making it from point A to point B.

    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.

    Train Like A Man 8

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

    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.

    The Virtual Bench Press Seminar

    The first rule of fixing your bench press is admitting your bench sucks. The second rule is that you must read this article and learn about the set-up, grip, ascent, and descent.

    5 Holiday Diet Tips That Don't Suck

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

    Tough or Reasonable?

    Which are better, tough diets and tough workouts or reasonable diets and reasonable workouts? Maybe you need to mix and match a little.

    Iron Evolution: Reflections – Part 2

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

    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.

    "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.

    Flicking the Scab Off Your Dietary Beliefs

    Dietary choices have become sort of the new religion for many people. Let’s offend them. Or maybe, just maybe, educate them so they won’t make silly choices.

    6 Primo Pressing Permutations

    Do your boring upper body workouts need spicing up? Check out these 6 new exercises.