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Many people, especially women, believe that deadlifts and squats can make them look blocky. False. But the wrong kind of ab training can!

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The Truth About Barefoot Training

The barefoot-training trend started strong, but ended with armies of people with gimpy feet. They were on the right track, though. Here's what they did wrong.

Women Shouldn't Train Like Men

Sure, women should lift weights and avoid excess cardio, just like men. But there are some differences when it comes to training, programming, and injury prevention.

Top 6 Challenge Workouts

It's time to see what you're really made of. These deceptively simple workouts build muscle, burn fat, and increase overall fitness... fast.

Hang Clean For Total Body Power

How do you train nearly 200 muscles in your body with one, easy to learn lift? You perform the hang clean. Here's the simple way to do it.

Dips: The Upper Body Squat

Dips are awesome, but you better learn proper form and how to dose them. Once that's done, try ring dips, countdowns, combos, and dead stops.

The Best Exercises. Period.

The absolute best movements for fat loss, maximum power, chest development, overall strength, and more.

How to Build Mass as a Tall Lifter

If you're tall and you want to build muscle, you need to adopt new exercises, new techniques, and new strategies.

Supercharge Your Spine and Your Lifts

Do this simple test on your thoracic spine, apply the easy fixes, and watch as your chin-ups, pull-ups, and OH presses explode.

5 Truths About Pressing

Can't bench 350? Coach Boyce says it doesn't matter - overhead pressing is more important. Here’s why.

The Squat 4 Times Per Week Experiment

A strength coach decides to throw the rules out the window and do high-frequency squatting. Here’s what happened.

A Yearly Strength Plan

Tim Henriques' total was stuck at 1400 for over two years. The plan he outlines in this article got him up to 1600 in a relatively short time.

The Dragon Flag

Forget all these fancy core exercises. Here's an old-school classic that will hammer your core into submission.

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  • How to Look Freakin' Awesome

    Using simple formulas, Romaniello has come up with the clearest definition of “looking awesome” yet. You have to check this out to see where you stand!

    Front Squats Made Easier

    Five tips and drills to help you front squat more effectively and take your training to the next level.

    Cure for Cowardly Calves

    Mr. Efficient Exercise guy tells us that the research doesn't tell us jack about calf training. Here's the right way to do it.

    Quick Fixes to Common Training Injuries

    Because you can't build a good body while you're hurt, we asked experts Cressey and Robertson how they'd fix four common injuries.

    DeFranco's Training Rules for Washed-up Meatheads

    Attention all meatheads over 30: it's time to break out the rulebook for gaining muscle and unleashing your inner-athlete.

    How Bodybuilders Should Eat

    A tried-and-true eating plan for packing on muscle. Check it out.

    Hepburn Solution for Strength and Power

    A time-tested way to get strong from old-time weightlifter and strongman Doug Hepburn. Check it out.

    The Modified 5x5 Squat Program

    The classic 5 x 5 set/rep scheme works. But here’s how to make it even better.

    Tailor-Made Nutrition - Part 1

    Design your own nutrition plan made just for your body and your goals. Here’s how.

    Old School Training

    You don't need a fancy gym membership. Build old school strength with old school training. Here’s how.

    The Science of 10 x 3

    If you've spent most of your lifting career doing 3 sets of 10 reps, do the opposite and you'll see astounding new gains. Here's why and how to program it.

    Hypertrophy-Specific Training

    An Overview and Sample Program