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How I Really Train

So how does a strength training legend actually train, day in, day out? We asked coach Dan John. Here’s what he had to say.

Timed Arm Blast

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

Heavy Lessons

A long-time strength coach finally enters a powerlifting meet. Here's what you can learn from his experiments.

Glutes Gone Wild

Whatta' ya' know? There appears to be more than one glute guy around here. Here's how to build a stare-worthy caboose without messing up your lower back.

10 Forgotten Tips for Smarter Lifting

Mike Robertson wants to remind you to do some of the great stuff you used to, but may have forgotten about.

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.

Hard Ab Training

A quick and dirty old-school routine you can do in 6 to 10 minutes.

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  • Deadlift or Squat: What's the Diff?

    The difference between squats and deadlifts and all the variations of each is a lot less than what you might have been led to believe.

    The Return of Aerobic Work

    Steady state aerobic exercise makes you slow, fat, and weak. Or is that belief just holding you back? Check out this info.

    7 Triple Threat Protocols for an Awesome Burn

    A simple yet exciting way to spice up your old workout to stimulate new growth and burn fat.

    My Favorite Upper Body Warm-Up

    Wanna know the best warm-up for heavy lifting? Ask a powerlifting coach. Like this one.

    Training Clarity: One Goal at a Time

    The barbell can accomplish just about any fitness goal - just not all at the same time. Here's how to add a method to this training madness.

    7 Single-Leg Exercises You've Never Tried

    Shake up your training and correct strength imbalances with these challenging exercises.

    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.

    Rise of the Cardio Machines

    Here are some innovative ways to get a kick-ass conditioning workout at the boring old commercial gym.

    Disable Your Size and Strength Governor

    Start realizing your true physical potential. Use these full-body workouts to maximize training frequency and increase work capacity.

    Going From Point A to Point B

    Figuring out what point B is, the problems with goal setting, and realistic body fat percentages.

    You Don't Have to be a Loser

    Overcome your average genetics. Quit complaining, read this, and make gains like never before.

    A New Take on 5 Things

    Cardio, functional training, and mobility. Check out this fresh take on the stuff lifters love to hate.

    5 Strategies to Train Around Upper Body Pain

    Getting banged up in the gym doesn't have to cost you all your gains. Here's your plan for when something hurts but training isn’t completely off the table.

    Powerful Reasons to Use a Workout Log

    The secret to long-term gains isn't a special exercise or magic supplement, and it costs less than five bucks a year.

    A New Way to Eat - Part 1

    It's time to say goodbye to the bodybuilding tradition of eating 6 times a day. Here’s a better way.

    8 Tips to Give Your Program More Pull

    Train your back like it's your job. Undo the damage from chronic sitting and limit the consequences of too much benching. Here's what to do.

    6 Secrets for a Supreme Squat

    Squatting like a champion is as simple as learning these six tips, adapting some specific exercises, and watching some great videos.