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To Lose Fat, Eat More Early

The most important time to get the right nutrients into your body is around the workout, but breakfast is crucial, too. Here’s why.

Pick It Up and Bleed

The barbell has things to teach you. Painful, but very rewarding things.

Scratch List Training

Structured strength programs are awesome, but sometimes it's best to just chip-away at training items you need to do. Here’s how to do it.

Exercise Modifications For New Growth

Simple yet effective ways to turn tired old exercises into plateau busting, muscle building dynamos.

5 Critical Training Mistakes

How many of the following training mistakes do you make on a regular basis? The answer may shame you.

6 Exercises For Stress-Free Gains

You need more volume to get big, but too much volume can mess you up. Here are 6 great movements that won't trash your CNS.

Dynamic Drop Sets For Size

Drop sets are as old as the barbell but they work. Here's a new and brutal way to perform this classic technique.

The 2 Minute Injury Fix

Compression wrapping is an inexpensive way to treat those troublesome knees, wrists, and elbows. Here's how to do it.

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.

Smash 3 PRs in One Month

Train the assistance lifts more like the big three and watch your personal records fall like dominoes. Here's the full plan.

7 Movements For Mass

To build strength and mass, you need a steady diet of variations of these basic, heavy exercises.

The Novelty Workout

While variety is good – even necessary – too much of it derails your progress. Here’s what you need to know.

3 Questions For Better Workouts

Ask yourself these three important questions and you’ll be able to choose better workouts for your goals.

Screw Exercise Variation!

How important is exercise variation really? According to this coach, not very. Check out his reasoning.

2 Big Mistakes

Lifting that's effective becomes lifting that's enjoyable. Make it so with this crucial advice.

You're Hurt - You're Not Dead

Injured? That doesn't mean your workouts should consist of channel surfing. Here are some great heavy-weight exercises you can still do.

5 Knocks to the Weightlifting Head

A handful of ideas about lifting, food, and even life that will make you think. (Don’t be scared.)

In Search of the Perfect Rep

Tips on getting the most out of the deadlift, pull-up, and bent-over row.

7 More Tweaks To Make Your Exercises More Evil

They're still your favorite exercises, just tweaked a bit to make them that much more painful - and productive.

8 Things I Learned in 2012

The most successful coaches stay on top cause they never stop learning. Here's what one of the best learned last year.

The 5 Key Principles

Goal setting requires an ongoing assessment. Here's what lifters should know about making it from point A to point B.

Not Your Average B.S. Core Training

Forget crunches, leg raises, and the latest ab gadget. Here are some unique core exercises that deliver real results, fast.

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  • Does Everyone Need to Squat (Deep)?

    You gotta' squat butt-to-calves, right? Or is it butt-to-floor? Thighs-to- parallel? The answer is... it depends.

    6 Interesting Things About Strength

    Some things you know about strength, some things you thought you knew, and some things you plain just don't know.