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Fat Shame Yourself

Are you fat? Maybe you should be shamed. But don't let some jerk do it to you. Do it yourself, then do something about it.

Why We Lift

They say you can't chase two rabbits. But don't let the metaphors fool you. It's absolutely possible to achieve more than one objective under the iron.

Omega-7: The Lifter's Fatty Acid

Want to be leaner, healthier, and build more muscle? Get more Omega-7's in your diet. Here's why, plus the foods you need to eat.

Athletes, Bad Coaches, and Steroids

Athletes take steroids to get strong. Is it because today's strength coaches have neglected to get them strong with proper training?

5 Studies to Fire Up Your Diet

Spankin' new studies about junk food, motivation, and diet psychology to help you get ripped and stay that way.

7 Ways to Build Stubborn Muscles

Got a lagging body part? Here's how to force it to get bigger and stronger, whether it likes it or not.

The Truth About Alkaline Diets

There's a trendy diet that claims your favorite foods are too acidic and causing a host of problems, including muscle loss. Here's the real science.

9 Training Concepts That Suck

Bodybuilding and strength training have hundreds of rules you need to follow to make progress. Trouble is, many of them suck. Break them.

Maybe All You Need Is Lifting

Warm-ups, mobility work, stretching, foam rolling, conditioning... do you even lift, bro? And do you really need all that stuff?

7 Mind Hacks for Gym Dominance

Once your physical skills are well-developed, psychology may be the greatest weapon in your arsenal. Check out these tips.

Carbohydrate Customized Diet

Why drop your carbs crazy low if you don't have to? If your insulin sensitivity is good, and it probably is, you can eat more carbs than you think.

How To Build A Tight, Rock-Hard Waist

Shrink your waist, maximize strength, and crush the big lifts with these core training techniques.

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  • Masochistic Mechanical Drop Sets

    To bring up hard-to-grow muscle groups, use mechanical drop sets instead of straight sets. Here are 8 painful ways to do it.

    The Motivation Secret

    When you've got the right goals in your training (and life), all the little things take care of themselves.

    Micro-PA Activates Hypertrophy

    Stimulate muscle growth by activating mTOR, which is the master enzyme responsible for muscle protein synthesis.

    9 Tricks for Consistent Workouts

    Building a better body requires commitment and consistency. Here's how to never miss a workout.

    Last Set Mayhem

    Combine volume and intensity by performing multiple sets and then taking the last set to muscle-tearing oblivion.

    The Kaizen Principle

    Never be satisfied with your current level of skill or development. Always try to improve, in every aspect of your life.

    Turning Pro: 7 Mind Hacks

    An amateur has amateur habits, while a professional has professional habits. Which category describes you?

    No-Nonsense Warm-Ups for Big Lifters

    Take your lifting preparation as seriously as you take your lifting. That doesn't mean you have to devote half an hour to it. Here's what to do instead.

    The Fructose Verdict

    A lot of folks are afraid of fructose. Should they be? Here are the facts.

    Pain Don't Hurt

    The mind quits before the body does. You're capable of much more than you think.

    The Harsh Secret to Success

    To be elite in any sport, you must be willing to make sacrifices, work hard, and be unbalanced.

    Avoid the Enablers

    The world is full of enablers that make you feel good about yourself while ultimately turning you into a sucky human being. Avoid these people like the plague.