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Unless you're a competitive powerlifter, traditional deadlifts are overrated, especially for athletes. Here's why.

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Stuff We Like – Equipment 1

We test out a lot of training gear and accessories. Not all of it passes muster. Here's what did and where to buy it.

This Stuff is Rocket Fuel for the Mind & Body

Boost mood and motivation. Increase performance. Heighten concentration. Supercharge the mind-muscle connection.

7 No-Barbell Strength Tests You Need To Pass

A one-rep max on the bench press only measures a fraction of your real strength. Can you pass this more complete list of tests?

Tip: The Only Three Lifts

If you were limited to just one bodyweight exercise, one kettlebell exercise, and one dumbbell movement, what would they be? Try these.

The Ultimate Shoulder Day

Delts are hard to grow... if you don't train them right. Here's a workout that'll maximize your overhead press and maximize your gains.

Tip: It's Not Just Exercise!

Find a deeper meaning in training and your motivation will last a lifetime. Here's how to do it.

The Bodybuilder's Guide to Blood Work

Doctors often think lifters are sick because their physicals and blood tests yield scary results. Here's how to protect yourself from false positives.

Tip: Lessons from Mike Mentzer

He was a controversial figure, but he taught us all to think outside the box.

Tip: Avoid Habit Profiteers

If you're trying to lose fat, keep your distance from these things.

The 30-Day Bro Diet

The traditional bodybuilding diet looks bland to the general public, but here's why you should try it at least once.

Tip: The Truth About Behind the Neck Pressing

It's terrible... but only if you already have bad posture and shoddy shoulders. Here's why, plus how to fix those issues.

Top 10 Ways to Build Mental Toughness

We asked our coaches and experts for their best mental toughness tips. Pick the one that speaks to you and get to work.

Fail: Pro Bodybuilding and Big Guts

Many pro bodybuilders look pregnant. It's like they've got a six pack stretched over a keg. How does this happen? That question, answered.

Tip: The Biggest Clown in the Gym

Are you a micro-repper? Don't be. Everyone is laughing at you.

The Best Mobility Drill For Lifters & Athletes

Hip injuries, back tightness, little aches or pains. These may be holding back your strength and size gains. Solve that problem with this move.

The Very Best Way to Build Your Chest

We asked both the pros and the PhDs for their top pec training methods. Their answers may just surprise you.

The Best Cardio for Hardcore Lifters

Not everyone likes cardio or metcon, but everyone needs some form of it. So what's best for people who'd rather be lifting? We asked our pros.

Tip: Build Your Back With This Unique Training Method

Cluster sets are magical. Here's how to use them for pull-ups.

Iron Abs, Healthy Spine

Training abs shouldn't wreck your spine. Here's how to make your ab exercises safe and your core ridiculously strong.

Deadlifts: Which Type is Best For You?

Everyone has a favorite deadlift - the one they're strongest at. Here's how to figure out which one you should be doing.

Tip: Use the Ladder Method

Accumulate volume, manage fatigue and get strong with this smart training method. Here's how.

The Simple Diet for Athletes

You don't have to go on an extreme diet to lose fat and perform your best. These guidelines work for elite athletes and they'll work for you.

The Best Way to Keep Getting Stronger

Strength gains stalled out? Use this powerful progression method to build stronger muscles and tendons so you'll never plateau.

Bodyweight Burn

Turn boring bodyweight exercises and calisthenics into grueling challenges with mechanical drop sets. Here's how.