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Sadly, many lifters only know about a couple of these. Here's a quick hypertrophy refresher course.

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The Problem With Heavy Weights

Sounds like blasphemy, but chasing numbers on the bar can sometimes wreck your gains. Here's why, plus four ways to fix the problem.

Tip: Does Weight Lifting Stunt Height?

Many "experts" say kids should avoid lifting because it'll prevent them from getting taller. That's bull. Here's why.

Powerbuilding: 4 Ways to Get Big and Strong

Mix heavy lifts with moderate lifts and blend powerlifter strength with bodybuilder size.

Tip: The Right Overhead Press for You

Not everyone is ready for the barbell. Are you? Find out here and double check your form.

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.

Tip: Follow the Polyphenol Diet, Become Immortal

There's more to good health than just fruits and vegetables.

Tip: Two Vegetables That Grow Muscle

Research shows these veggies deactivate the muscle growth inhibitor, myostatin. Check out the science.

High Frequency Squatting

A bigger squat requires more squatting. Here's a unique way to squat frequently without burning out or breaking down.

Tip: Good and Bad Barbell Rows

Great exercise, but are you making these common mistakes?

How to Design a Damn Good Program - Part 1

The smart lifter’s guide to writing the best training program for his needs and goals. Check it out.

Train Like a Man!

Choose high-tension exercises for high-testosterone results.

One Movement for Ultimate Back Hypertrophy

This might just be the best back-building exercise you’ve never tried. Check it out.

The Perfect Biceps Curl

Curls seem easy to master, yet most lifters are leaving some gains on the table. Use these science-based tricks to build bigger bi's.

5/3/1: How to Build Pure Strength

Jim Wendler's 5/3/1/ program promises slow and steady gains that will eventually turn you into the strongest guy in the gym. And it delivers, every time.

5 Radical Ways to Stop Hurting

Forget icing and NSAIDS. They may delay or prevent healing. Instead, try these methodologies that you probably haven't heard of.

Tip: Do Kettlebell Swings for a Big Deadlift

Develop explosiveness, grease the groove, and improve work capacity. Here's how.

One-Rule Diets That Work Every Time

Keep it simple and get ripped. Here are 4 one-sentence plans that require a little discipline but not an ounce of overthinking.

The Isolation Exercise Checklist

Just doing the big basic exercises leaves lots of gaps in your development. Here's how to target those muscles that the basics don't touch.

50 More Tips for Serious Athletes

A grab bag of tips for bodybuilders, strength athletes and more. Regardless of your sports calling, you're guaranteed to find something useful here.

Blood and Chalk 11

Wendler talks plyo, bands, chains, the safety squat bar, the thumbless grip, and taking accessory lifts to failure.

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Tip: Band Pullover

With a regular pullover, you lose tension at the top. Add a band to keep the tension on through the full range of motion and you'll build more muscle.

The Best Damn Workout Plan For Natural Lifters

Bodybuilding is full of programs used by "enhanced" lifters, but most people don't take drugs and can't get good results. This effective program is for them.

Push-Pull-Legs: The Ultimate Split

Training one body part per day is outdated, and full-body workouts don't always cut it. Push-pull-legs is superior for any goal. Here's why.

Tip: One Exercise for a Strong Posture

Build your upper back and neck with this unusual exercise. You'll stand straighter and lift heavier.