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I don't need to tell you how revered the bench press is. Along with exercises such as the squat and deadlift, it forms the basis of most strength training and bodybuilding programs. And it wouldn't be too bold a statement to say that the bench press is the most popular upper-body exercise in the world!

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What Nerve!

Movements that "Trick" the Nervous System

Ancillary Circuits

Admit it. A lot of times you plan your workouts around your major muscle groups and just "throw in" a few sets at the end for your ancillary muscles – calves, abs, and forearms.

Advanced Upper Body Training - Stage 3

Bring on the Pain-Upper Body

Muscle Masochism! - Part 2

Part 2 continues to look at muscle catabolism, in addition to giving you methods by which to conduct fiendish laboratory-like experiments on yourself!

I Could Just Spit!

The Joys of Salivary Hormone Testing

The Creation of a T-Man

Want to find out what it really takes to build a great physique? Then take a peek into the training journal of someone who's already done it.

The Natural Man who Switched Colors

Why would someone who once fervently rallied the industry against steroids eventually succumb to their call?

Advanced Upper Body Training - Stage 2

Bring on the Pain-Upper Body

Time To Explode!

Reverse hypers and explosive standing calf raises

From Bonsai to Bamboo

Biceps Exercises for the Genetically Challenged

Dawg School Q&A

Q&A for high-performance athletes

The Hanging Circumduction

Amaze Your Friends, Stun Your Enemies

Shrug Science - Part 2

In this article, we'll look at the variations of the shrug that can be used to accomplish several specific objectives.

Recovery Update

Post-Workout nutrition Q&A

Hise Breathing Shrugs

Move over abs; traps are in style this season.

High Octane Training 3

Think you have what it takes to make it in the world of elite sports? Do you have immense talent and ability?

Convergent Phase Training

One of my central operating paradigms is the realization that all methods, devices, philosophies and techniques involved in strength training have specific benefits and drawbacks. If your training lacks sufficient diversity, you'll accumulate the drawbacks and habituate to the benefits. And that ain't good.

Biomechanical Advantage Extended Sets - Part 1

Anyone who's ever picked up a weight has learned a little about physics, whether he knows it or not.

The Little Black Book of Training Methods

A lot of you have been training for years, and as such have experimented with dozens of training methods. Most are probably long since forgotten, like the girl with the braces and padded bra that you dated once or twice back in high school. There wasn't any chemistry and you went your separate ways.

High Octane Training 2

Think you have what it takes to make it in the world of elite sports? Do you have immense talent and ability? Great, but so do a few thousand other guys. Unfortunately, all of these things will only get you so far in this world where good often isn't good enough. At this level you have to be one of the best just to get your foot in the door.

School Days - Part 2

A practical training and nutrition guide for college students

School Days - Part 1

LA practical training and nutrition guide for college students.

Made to Order Muscle

Can you really change the shape of a muscle?

High Octane Training 1

Think you have what it takes to make it in the world of elite sports? Do you have immense talent and ability? Great, but so do a few thousand other guys. Unfortunately, all of these things will only get you so far in this world where good isn't often good enough. At this level you have to be one of the best just to get your foot in the door.