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The Return of Direct Arm Training

You don’t need direct arm training, just the big basic exercises, right? That’s what some say. Here’s why they’re wrong.

Stack-10 Training

Choose a big lift that needs work. Apply the Stack-10 plan. Smash plateaus and pack on new muscle in 6 workouts. Here's how.

Pick It Up and Bleed

The barbell has things to teach you. Painful, but very rewarding things.

Anabolic Resistance

Bulking diets, if you're not careful, can create anabolic resistance, leading to rapid fat gain with no muscle growth.

Squat, Deadlift & Bench Options for Big Gains

Always going heavy on the Big 3 can lead to injury and stagnation. Here how to lighten your loads and keep getting better.

Obliterate Your Sticking Points

Combining isometric training with CAT can help even the most stagnant lifter power through to a new PR.

Add 100 Pounds to Your Squat

Regular paused squats are tough, but breathing paused squats take the pain - and the results - to the next level.

Grow or Die: Quad Finishers

Here are 6 painful finishers to hammer the quads into growth while sparing your knees.

The Harsh Secret to Success

To be elite in any sport, you must be willing to make sacrifices, work hard, and be unbalanced.

Explosive Days for Muscle and Strength

Training to be explosive is a triple win: you get stronger, bigger, and leaner at the same time. Here’s how to do it.

7 Advanced Exercise Modifications

Accelerate hypertrophy with slight modifications to your staple exercises. Here are seven ways to do it.

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.

300-Pound Complexes For Max Strength

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

A Simple Way to Grow Legs

Build big legs. Hug a puking pail. Hate your life. Who could ask for anything more in a training program? Check it out.

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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  • 3 Techniques for Serious Strength

    Stimulate the neurological/myofibril connection to accelerate strength and muscle gains. Here’s how.

    6 Coaches Weigh in on Shoulders

    Creative ways to get bigger, stronger delts without compromising your long-term shoulder health.

    EDT for Strength

    Need to switch your focus from strength to size? Use this classic hypertrophy program to build muscle and increase work capacity in 3 weeks.

    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.

    The Comprehensive Guide to the Snatch

    If you want to learn how to snatch, stop watching miserable YouTube poseurs and read this article.

    Managing Training Stress

    Here are a couple of simple but telling biofeedback tests to let you how well you're managing the stress imposed by training.

    8 Reasons People Do Dumb Things

    Some people make really dumb decisions about fitness. Do you? See the list.

    Commercial Gym Power

    What do you do if you want to perform Olympic weightlifting at your gym but it's not possible or it's against the rules?

    6 Primo Pressing Permutations

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