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5 Ways to Get Stronger You Didn't Already Know

When the strength building basics stop working, you need real advice that works, not gimmicks. You need this article.

The HRV Roundtable

Strength coaches and researchers offer the most effective ways to use Heart Rate Variability to get better results from your training.

The Difference Between Organic and Natural

Are you one of those people who get all holier-than-thou when it comes to organic or natural food? Get off your organic high horse and read this article.

"Glue" Exercises Gone Wrong

You've no business searching for the latest gimmicky exercise if you're butchering basics like seated rows and push-ups.

10 Weeks to Squat PRs

If your squat hasn't gone up since the Clinton administration, this program will help you finally set some new PR's.

Turbocharging Digestion

Fixing stomach problems, plus a new look at an old super food that everyone should be eating.

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.

Heavy Lessons

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

Hard Ab Training

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

  • Abs
  • Training Variations for Mass Gain

    How to train like a strength or power athlete in any gym with basic equipment.

    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.

    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.

    Fine Tuning the Basics: Back Training

    Awesome variations on back exercises, plus a hugely inspirational video feature of Dave Tate doing deadlifts with chains.

    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.

    Control Leptin and Control Your Leanness!

    Understanding and manipulating this powerful hormone can be the difference between a lean and muscular body and being known as a strong fat guy. Here’s how to do it.

    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.

    7 Reasons Everyone Should do a Powerlifting Meet

    Stepping onto the platform reveals a lot more than just how strong you are. Here’s why you should consider entering a powerlifting meet.

    Gruesome Tales from the Garage

    Horrible setbacks can happen when you're pursuing strength. Are these stories horrific, or are they inspiring?

    Get That Squat Up!

    Leg presses and extensions will build the legs, but if you want to be a masterful squatter you need to get under the bar. Follow this plan.

    5 Surefire Steps to Setting Goals

    Here's a fast and effective way to get on the path to success.

    Why You Need More Strength

    Speed training or maximal training? What's the difference and why is knowing the difference important?

    Single-Leg Training

    Is it just a waste of time or will single-leg training actually make you stronger and more jacked? The answer here.

    3 Simple Fat Loss Fixes

    Having trouble leaning out? Try the Shake Diet, the 100-Gram Carb Cure, or the 3X Diet. Here’s some info on each.

    Fat Loss Nutrition

    To lose body fat, sometimes you have to throw conventional thinking out the window and do what's counterintuitive. Check this out