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Metabolic Flexibility

Are you programmed to be lean and muscular? Here's how to find out where you stand, and what you can do about it.

CAT, Plyo, and Board Presses

Compensatory acceleration, plyometrics, and board presses. Here’s how to use these tools for explosive bench pressing.

4 Reasons You're Not Lean

Believe it or not, only one of these is about your crappy diet. Check out all the tips here.

Overrated Muscle-Builders and Superior Alternatives

The best exercises for building muscle aren't always the most popular ones. Here are a few effective, yet underrated, moves for legs, arms, and chest.

The New Rules of Strength Training

The strength training industry has been like the Wild West for too long. Here are rules that bring method to the madness.

Winning the IT Band War

If you really care about your lifespan as a lifter, you should pay a bit more attention to your IT band.

The Biggest Training Fallacy of All

There's a big difference between training and just exercising. Do you know what it is? Find out here.

4-Week Routine for Coming Back From Forced Layoffs

Injuries and forced training breaks are just part of the game. Here's a routine that gets you back in the groove quickly.

Train Like a Man 3

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

Samurai Tweaks to Eating Plans

The Samurai warrior offers common-sense tweaks to many popular eating strategies. Check ‘em out.

Simple Strength – Phase 2

Increase your strength to record levels in a few short months. Here’s how.

11 Years, 11 Lessons, 100 Pounds

A decade in the iron game packs on some serious pounds, in addition to teaching some heavy life-lessons.

Your Brain is Rancid

Your brain can rot like that half-eaten Pizza you found under your X-Box. Here's how to prevent it.

Tony G is Pissed Off

Tony's about to pop a blood vessel! He's watching people do moronic stuff in the gym and he's pissed!

5 Pull-up Challenges

You can't consider yourself a ballsy lifter if you're terrible at pull-ups. Here are five tests to see how you measure up.

In Defense of Cheat Days

Are cheat days like giving a heroin addict an occasional fix? Nope. Here’s who should be cheating, when, and how.

Iron Evolution – Phase 4

Most of you don't have what it takes to train at Westside. But it's not your body that will break down, it's your mind. Here’s why.

Simple Strength - Phase 1

Mike Robertson offers an easy-to-follow, completely laid out plan to increase your strength over the period of a few short months.

How to Stay Motivated

Even the most hardcore lifters experience low motivation. Here's how to get back on track.

Exercise Form Doesn't Matter... At All

Maybe we were all wrong. Maybe form really doesn't matter, at least when it comes hypertrophy training. Here’s why.

A Stretch Routine That's Actually Doable

Some of the biggest, strongest guys are also crazy flexible. Here's how you can get there.

Why Your Knees Perform Like Aging Water Fowl

Knee pain got you walking real funny-like? Here's what to do and what NOT to do.

Dave vs. Dog: Dave's Diet

Powerlifting icon Dave Tate was in trouble. Here’s how John Meadows helped him clean up his diet and get healthy.

The Good, the Bad, and The Ass-Fattening

Let’s clear up some of the carb confusion out there. Here’s what lifters and athletes should be eating and avoiding when it comes to carbs.