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The Hub and Spoke Method

A new way to organize your workouts to quickly boost a lagging lift or stubborn muscle group.

The Effort Factor

is is a piece of the puzzle that most people think they have, but really don't. It's true in the gym and it's true in the rest of your life.

Bad Form Builds Muscle

Is there a case for less than perfect form? Yes. Here’s why.

Smash 3 PRs in One Month

Train the assistance lifts more like the big three and watch your personal records fall like dominoes. Here's the full plan.

5 Tips From The Trenches

In-the-trenches coach Ben Bruno talks fat-grip work, recognizing training bias, and the power of the Dead-Squat Bar.

Elite Wisdom

Dave Tate is not a motivational speaker. He just kicks your butt into gear by telling you the cold hard truth. So listen up.

40 Squat Workouts in 8 Weeks

To make fast gains in the squat you have to squat more frequently - a lot more frequently. Here's how to make it work.

4 Ways to Build Mental Toughness

Mental toughness separates champions from also-rans. If you weren't born with it, here are four ways to develop it.

300-Pound Complexes For Max Strength

Light-weight complexes will get you ripped, but frighteningly heavy complexes will get you strong. Try these.

Deadlift Challenge: 405 x 10

Coach Rooney smashed his deadlift goal using the pseudo-sumo deadlift and five rules. Here's how you can too.

20 Reps with a 10 Rep Max

Build muscle and shed fat in 20 minutes with this new rest-pause workout... if you don't pass out first.

Tapping Your Full Growth Potential

If you want to pack on muscle as fast as possible, build up those Type I fibers everyone else has told you to ignore. Here’s how.

Get Bigger and Stronger, Even Banged Up

Losers use injuries as excuses to be lazy. Winners find ways to work around them. Here are 17 tips for wounded winners.

4 Weightlifting Myths Destroyed

These training myths do more harm than good. Ditch the dogma and get stronger today.

Twice-a-Week Lifting For Convicts

Train only two times per week and make progress. Not possible? If your training methodologies are solid, it can be done. Here’s how.

4 Maxims For Squatting Excellence

Four squatting rules that will fix your form and help you set a new PR fast.

The Novelty Workout

While variety is good – even necessary – too much of it derails your progress. Here’s what you need to know.

Improve Your Pull Instantly

One simple but highly effective deadlifting tip that you probably haven't tried before.

Stop Doing Corrective Exercises!

Are people taking the ideas of correct exercise too far? This coach says so. Check it out.

3 Questions For Better Workouts

Ask yourself these three important questions and you’ll be able to choose better workouts for your goals.

Screw Exercise Variation!

How important is exercise variation really? According to this coach, not very. Check out his reasoning.

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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  • 4-Week Radical Re-Inflation Plan

    Rapid changes in body composition require extreme approaches. This program isn't easy. But for putting on size fast, it's crazy smart.