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The sumo deadlift shortens the ROM, works the hips more, and is less stressful on the back than conventional deadlifts.

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CrossFit: The Good, Bad, and the Ugly

CrossFit is the greatest thing ever to happen to barbell training, except for all the awful parts of it.

Back to the Roots of Training

Keep it simple, but keep it hardcore. No gimmicks and no fluff. Clear out the clutter with these 12 principles, then get your butt into the squat rack.

8/6/3 For Size and Strength

This coach dared to mess around with Jim Wendler’s 5/3/1 and tweak it for his athletes. Here’s what happened.

Do You Really Need a Lifting Belt?

If, when, and how to wear weight belts to get bigger and stronger. Four coaches weigh in.

High-Pull for the Power Look

This single exercise will make you look more powerful and scary-looking in just a short amount of time. Here’s how to do it.

5/3/1 Rest Pause: A 6-Week Challenge

What happens when you combine a brutally hard hypertrophy system with one of the most successful strength templates ever invented? Check it out and see.

3 Experts - 5 Optimal Training Programs

Three experts devise training programs for 5 different body parts. If there’s something you want to build, start with one of these plans.

A Power Clean Primer For Beginners

A beautiful, logical, and simple step-by-step guide to doing power cleans.

An Explosive Squat Is a Bigger Squat

12-week squat program that's all about through-the-roof explosiveness.

20 Almost Laws of Strength Training

There are things you absolutely must do to get big and strong. And then there's the stuff that didn't quite make the cut.

Glutes Gone Wild - Part 2

The average American guy's butt resembles a couple of frozen toaster waffles, dimples included. Here are more ways to cure waffle ass.

Barbell Rows for Batwings

The author looks at some of the finer points of the greatest barbell back builder of all time, along with providing some variations.

Deadlift Assistance 911

Some great unexpected exercises and techniques to pull your deadlift out of its hole.

Why I Love the Smith Machine

Everyone says the Smith machine is awful, but a lot of bodybuilders use it… and they’re bigger than you. Here’s why it’s not so bad and how to use it wisely.

Time to Up Your Pull-Ups

You need to be able to do multiple pull-ups with your own body weight. Not there yet? This should help.

Big Bench Program for Strength and Size

The basics of benching, the fine points, and a solid 16-week program. Get it all here.

7 Surprising Tips for Bigger Arms

Arms stop growing years ago? Time to apply one of these tips!

My Top 5 Single-Leg Exercises

You don't like single leg movements? Eric Cressey shows you your argument doesn't have a leg to stand on.

The Confidence Switch

How to develop hardcore confidence, in the gym and out.

8-Week Basic Strength Plan

Being stronger in the basic barbell lifts makes everything else you do in the gym easier. Here’s how to do it.

Perfect Body Fat Percentage

What's the optimal amount of body fat to carry around when you're trying to build muscle? How lean can you stay and still be able to pack on muscle? The answers here.

The Truth About Bodybuilding Genetics

Genetics do matter. But how much?

Mountain Dog Arms

Want bigger arms? There are four keys things to remember when it comes to training them. Check ‘em out here.

Shoulder Training: The Mountain Dog Way

The shoulders make the physique, they say. Here’s how to finally get yours bigger and stronger.