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8 More Random Thoughts and Training Tips

Forged from the fires of Mount Randomness come 8 tips to help you get bigger, stronger, leaner, and healthier.

Train Like A Man 6

How to wake up those glutes and train them like a man.

7 Random Training Tips

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

7 Squat Tips from Coach Nick

Best squat stance, high-bar versus low-bar, contrast training, 7/4/7 squats, and much more from Nick T.

Iron Evolution – Phase 9

Thirty years of iron work ends at the top of the mountain - with the Mountain Dog.

Supersets for Super Results

Supersets can increase strength, improve joint health, and promote left-right symmetry. Oh yeah, and build muscle! Try these workouts.

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.

Get Your Mind Right!

Your brain determines your success as much as your muscles. Here's how to make sure that blob of gray matter doesn't get the best of you.

Rise of the Cardio Machines

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

Going From Point A to Point B

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

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 Tips from 6 Coaches

Six strength coaches explain what they changed about their training and nutrition. Here's what you can learn from what they learned.

Reaching Your Potential in the Big 3

Everybody wants to add more wheels to their squat, bench, and deadlift. But sometimes it's the little things that trip us up. Give this a read and start hitting some PR's.

Make Your Routine Less Routine

Variety doesn't have to mean replacing the basics with Bosu balls and Zumba classes. Try this to shake things up.

9 Random Training Tips

Stop neglecting upper back work, lunge better, and get mobile. It’s time to ramp up your training.

Respect The Iron Way

Use the iron to cut through the chaos of life. Here's the deal.

Train Like a Man 3

Lifts that have been outlawed by some people that you should do anyway.

Samurai Tweaks to Eating Plans

The Samurai warrior offers common-sense tweaks to many popular eating strategies. Check ‘em out.

11 Years, 11 Lessons, 100 Pounds

A decade in the iron game packs on some serious pounds, in addition to teaching some heavy life-lessons.

Iron Evolution – Phase 4

Most of you don't have what it takes to train at Westside. But it's not your body that will break down, it's your mind. Here’s why.

Exercise Form Doesn't Matter... At All

Maybe we were all wrong. Maybe form really doesn't matter, at least when it comes hypertrophy training. Here’s why.

Why Your Knees Perform Like Aging Water Fowl

Knee pain got you walking real funny-like? Here's what to do and what NOT to do.

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I, Bodybuilder 1 - Shoulders - Monday

Build muscle as fast as humanly possible — week after week — until you see a body in the mirror that you barely recognize.

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I, Bodybuilder 1 - Shoulders - Tuesday

Build muscle as fast as humanly possible — week after week — until you see a body in the mirror that you barely recognize.