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Lifters who still believe these myths are missing out on gains. Which lies need to die? Find out here.

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The Best Way to Keep Getting Stronger

Strength gains stalled out? Use this powerful progression method to build stronger muscles and tendons so you'll never plateau.

6 Deadlift Tips for Non-Powerlifters

You don't have to be a powerlifter to benefit from the deadlift, but you do need to train the lift differently for your unique goal. Here's how.

The 915 Workout Program

A program built around the three powerlifts that will make you 15% stronger and 7 pounds bigger in just 9 weeks.

Nailing the Overhead Press

Successful overhead pressers lift with violence and hate. Here's all the technique cues you need to add to that aggression, plus a complete overhead press program.

5 Exercises for Upper-Back Strength

Strengthening a handful of small, upper-back muscles through some deceptively hard exercises can pay big dividends.

Beyond 5/3/1 Program 1.2

I spent a ton of time developing this program and believe it stands as my best work, ever.

Interval Training on the Rowing Ergometer

The rowing machine may be the best conditioning tool out there for strength athletes. Here's how to use it.

Tip: Alkaline Water Doesn't Completely Suck

The ads for alkaline water say it'll cure everything. It can't, but there's at least a grain of truth behind it.

The Bulking and Cutting Handbook

Should I bulk or cut? It's a common (and annoying) question. Here's what you need to know before making your decision.

Tip: The Supplement Cure for Binge Eating

Is that just a cheat meal or do you have an eating disorder? Find out here and learn which supplement can help.

The 7 Gym Rules Never to Break

A lot of gyms are filled with annoying jackasses. Here's a little checklist to make sure you're not one of them.

Heart Health: 5 Strategies You Don't Know

Given the prevalence of heart problems with young people – even young athletes – it's time to start giving the heart a little love. Here's how.

Tip: Make These Mind-Blowing Protein Brownies

They're your next favorite guilty pleasure, but without the guilt.

Tip: Sleep Hard, Play Harder

Get faster and display more power by getting the right amount of sleep. Here's the science.

Tip: Neck Position and the Deadlift

Look up or look down? Here's Tony G.'s take on that.

The Truth About Trainers

It's easy to make fun of the personal trainers at the gym. Some people even think they know more than the top coaches. Well, here's what they don't know.

Thibaudeau's Simple Fat Loss Strategies

Ready to get lean but not ready to count every calorie? Here are three things you can start doing today.

Tip: The Hamstring Exercise That Beats Leg Curls

The lying leg curl is great, but it gets boring. Plus, this can work better.

Tip: Scare Yourself Tougher

Here's why you need to do a few things that scare the crap out of you.

The 10 Best Ways to Build Your Back

Most people get back training all wrong. We asked our experts to give us their best training tips and tricks. Are you missing any of these moves?

The 11 Best Ways to Build Shoulders

Nothing changes the look of your physique more than well-developed shoulders. We ask our experts for their very best tips for capped delts.

Tip: Drop the “Body Love” Nonsense

Put in the effort and seek the results, but don't get sucked into this politically correct movement. Here's why.

Deconstructing the Deadlift

There's more to proper deadlifting than "grip it and rip it." You're about to get your PhD in pulling.

A Lifter's Guide to Alcohol

What impact does drinking have on your physique and performance goals? How does alcohol affect testosterone, estrogen, HGH, and cortisol? The answers here.