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In-the-trenches coach Ben Bruno talks fat-grip work, recognizing training bias, and the power of the Dead-Squat Bar.

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Elite Wisdom

Dave Tate is not a motivational speaker. He just kicks your butt into gear by telling you the cold hard truth. So listen up.

20 Reps with a 10 Rep Max

Build muscle and shed fat in 20 minutes with this new rest-pause workout... if you don't pass out first.

4 Weightlifting Myths Destroyed

These training myths do more harm than good. Ditch the dogma and get stronger today.

7 Movements For Mass

To build strength and mass, you need a steady diet of variations of these basic, heavy exercises.

4 Maxims For Squatting Excellence

Four squatting rules that will fix your form and help you set a new PR fast.

3 Techniques for Serious Strength

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

6 Ways to be Like an Iron Yoda

Make long-term progress in the gym while maintaining long-term sanity. Here’s how.

My 6 Most Important Training Discoveries

Try any one of these powerful training epiphanies. It may be what markedly improves your performance and physique.

In Search of the Perfect Rep

Tips on getting the most out of the deadlift, pull-up, and bent-over row.

7 Tweaks To Make Your Exercises More Evil

Here are some simple tweaks to take a few basic exercises to a whole new level of muscle-building awesomeness.

5 More Hacks To Reinvigorate Your Training

Five methods to satisfy your need for training variety, including "going nuts on the last set," "reward sets," and "rolling the dice."

Iron Evolution: Reflections – Part 2

Dave Tate talks about injuries, nutrition, technique, peri-workout nutrition, and in general, busting your balls in the gym.

Becoming A Personal Trainer

Have the recent economic woes led you to consider becoming a personal trainer? You should read this first.

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 Lessons Learned From the Master Blaster

Joe Weider was way ahead of science when he came out with his principles for building muscle. And now science is backing him up.

7 Random Training Tips

Seven things you need to do to reach your lifting goals.

Flicking the Scab Off Your Dietary Beliefs

Dietary choices have become sort of the new religion for many people. Let’s offend them. Or maybe, just maybe, educate them so they won’t make silly choices.

6 Primo Pressing Permutations

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

Timed Arm Blast

Forget about counting reps! Do your biceps and triceps sets for time instead!

The Definition of an Expert

Everybody is an expert today… except they’re really not. Here’s how to separate the experts from the fakers.

Ain't So Bad! Foods That Have Gotten a Bum Rap

These foods will kill you! And they’re evil! And they will steal your retirement funds! No, just relax. Turns out they’re fine for most people. Check out the list.

A Letter to My Younger Self

What Jim Wendler would say to his teenaged self about training, conditioning, and life could be exactly what you need to hear right now.

Your Cardio Makes No Sense

Is puking on your shoes really improving your conditioning? Here's a scientific approach to building the aerobic and anaerobic systems.

Scorch Muscle With the Dubreuil Effect

It’s a plan only for true muscle masochists. It was first proposed in Iron Man magazine in 1976. We know why it didn't get popular – it hurt too much.