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The Secret to Ab Training

Master this little trick and even the most intense abdominal exercises will suddenly become way more effective.

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  • Last Set Mayhem

    Combine volume and intensity by performing multiple sets and then taking the last set to muscle-tearing oblivion.

    Kickstand Back Squats

    Check out this single-leg movement that provides all the benefits of unilateral work while still allowing you to go heavy.

    Lift Big by Bracing, Not Arching

    A simple tweak in technique, in addition to saving your spine, can add 20-40 pounds to your big lifts, instantly!

    A Way of Life

    The gym isn't an escape from life's problems, but a way of solving them. A strong body makes for a strong person. Challenge yourself, test yourself, and grow.

    9 Great Ideas to Improve Your Workouts

    How to get the most out of rep schemes, your workouts, and your programming.

    Obliterate Your Sticking Points

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

    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.

    Ultimate Hamstring Movement

    When was the last time you went grocery shopping and had your knees buckle because your hamstrings were too sore? Well, it's time to recreate that moment.

    4 Things to Steal From CrossFit

    Hating on CrossFit is trendier than those hipster Ray-Bans your aunt bought you. There are some aspects of CrossFit that deserve your attention, however.

    Heavy Partials for Size and Strength

    Supramaximal lifts result in jaw dropping increases in size and strength. Here’s how to do them.

    Powerlifting: The Definitive Guide

    At some point, every strong guy wants to test his mettle in competition. Here's everything you need to know to make your first powerlifting meet a success!

    John Meadows Got Shredded by "Accident"

    The story of how John stood on stage far heavier, far more muscular, and far more shredded than he's ever been.

    Not Your Average B.S. Core Training

    Forget crunches, leg raises, and the latest ab gadget. Here are some unique core exercises that deliver real results, fast.

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  • Dangerous Exercises

    Are the four exercises listed here worth the risk? See for yourself.

    Does Everyone Need to Squat (Deep)?

    You gotta' squat butt-to-calves, right? Or is it butt-to-floor? Thighs-to- parallel? The answer is... it depends.

    Lessons from The Dead Zone: The Bench

    The dead zone is when injuries and frustrations mount. It can last a decade, but getting through it may be what gives you the biggest gains of your life. Here’s what to do.

    5 Holiday Diet Tips That Don't Suck

    Yes, have some awesome meals on holidays. Have several! Just use these smart eating strategies.

    Awaken the Glute Monster!

    From sports performance to looking good in a pair of jeans, the glutes are important. Here’s how to wake them up and get them working for you.

    Your Diet Isn't Building Any Muscle

    Your uber-healthy or trendy diet couldn't pack pounds on a Pomeranian. Here's why.

    Sissy Exercises That Aren't

    Squats and deadlifts may be bad ass and scare your momma, but some of the supposedly “sissy” exercises are really anything but!

    Train Like A Man 7

    Some exercises should go extinct. They do nothing for your strength, health, or hypertrophy. Here's what should take their place.

    The 6 Most Common Snatch Mistakes

    The snatch is an awesome lift, if you know how to do it. Eliminate these 6 rookie mistakes and start hurling some serious weight.

    The Difference Between Organic and Natural

    Are you one of those people who get all holier-than-thou when it comes to organic or natural food? Get off your organic high horse and read this article.