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Heavy weights. Forced reps. Negatives. They freakin' hurt. There's just no denying it. And yet we punish ourselves with these techniques like a bad boy at Mistress Cruella's House of Pain.

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Advanced Upper Body Training - Stage 2

Bring on the Pain-Upper Body

The Turkish Get-up

Given the fact that most people wouldn't dare deviate from the norm in the gym, they never try some of the coolest, most interesting exercises available.

Biomechanical Advantage - Part 2

How you could stretch out a set by making use of the fact that you can give yourself a biomechanical advantage simply by changing your foot or hand position.

Time To Explode!

Reverse hypers and explosive standing calf raises

Body Type and Training Strategy

An observational analysis

Xenoestrogens

The War Rages On

Get a Grip

Improve Your Grip Strength, Improve Your Physique

From Bonsai to Bamboo

Biceps Exercises for the Genetically Challenged

Plate Drags

Train your hamstrings, adductors and abductors with this unique exercise.

Advanced Leg Training - Stage 4

Bring the Pain - Part V

Dawg School Q&A

Q&A for high-performance athletes

The Hanging Circumduction

Amaze Your Friends, Stun Your Enemies

Advanced Leg Training - Stage 3

Bring the Pain – Part IV

Great Ass Lunges

The glutes play a larger role in sports performance than just keeping your jock from falling down. As part of your posterior chain of muscles, properly trained glutes can help you jump higher and sprint faster.

Shrug Science - Part 2

In this article, we'll look at the variations of the shrug that can be used to accomplish several specific objectives.

Shrug Science - Part 1

A famous medical doctor, C. Chan Gunn, once likened the human upper trapezius muscle to that of a cobra snake's hood.

Recovery Update

Post-Workout nutrition Q&A

Advanced Leg Training - Stage 2

Bring the Pain – Part III

The Psychology of Training

I remember when I first got the notion of how powerful the psychology behind training can be.

Solving The Post-Workout Puzzle - Part 1

Everything you need to know about post-workout nutrition.

Convergent Phase Training

One of my central operating paradigms is the realization that all methods, devices, philosophies and techniques involved in strength training have specific benefits and drawbacks. If your training lacks sufficient diversity, you'll accumulate the drawbacks and habituate to the benefits. And that ain't good.

Biomechanical Advantage Extended Sets - Part 1

Anyone who's ever picked up a weight has learned a little about physics, whether he knows it or not.

Advanced Leg Training - Stage 1

Bring the Pain – Part II

Liver Paté

The Care and Feeding of the Liver