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Many lifters and coaches grasp the big picture when they read about the movements I prescribe for strength development, but they often miss the finer points. I've written this "Toolbox" series to help these experienced lifters fill in the blanks. It'll also help newer lifters learn about some very effective exercises.

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The Skinny Leg Syndrome

Skinny legs are the norm among men. Don't be normal. Here's what to do.

The Superior Circuit - Part 3

Instead of using one dimensional thinking and throwing rocks by doing cyclical modes of cardio, why not try to cover as many needs as possible in a short period of time with a circuit of exercises?

Baseball and Bad Men

A roundtable discussion featuring Lou Schuler, TC, Chris Street and Jim Vigue

Top 10 Profanity Sets

It never ceases to amaze me how trainees like to talk two and a half times their actual size. Only in the gym will complete newbies rant about their Ronnie Coleman-like genetics before even entering their first Mr. Akron contest.

The Superior Circuit - Part 2

In today's training world, most experts would agree that high intensity interval training (HIIT) performed after resistance training is the best way to get lean.

Evil Antioxidants?

Are antioxidants (gasp!) dangerous? Here’s what you need to know.

The Superior Circuit - Part 1

We have some good news for you. The New Year's resolution crowd, famous for clogging up the gym for the first two months of every year, is starting to dwindle. As they devolve back into their sedentary lifestyles, you have the opportunity to evolve your training program to reach even greater heights. In this series, we'll show you how!

The Five Elements

Fire, wood, earth, metal, water. What “type” are you when it comes to natural strength and the ability to build muscle? Find out here.

The Secret Weapon

An interview with Dr. Jack Singer, Sports Psychologist

9 Ab Exercises for More Sex!

There's something special about a firm and flat midsection. Your abdominals attract attention like nothing else.

Eccentric-Base Training

When you think of science, the first thing that probably comes to mind is images of atrophied, goggle-wearing weaklings in white coats. Bulging muscles and inhuman strength are certainly not part of your mental image!

Hard Body Training

"Ms. Beast" tells how to develop a shapely, firm physique

The Sacked Back - Part 2

In this article I'll be focusing specifically on handling injuries to the lower back or lumbar region.

Yo, How Much Ya Bench?

The three-step plan for setting up for a bench press PR.

Abs on Trial

High intensity vs. volume training. Olympic lifting vs. powerlifting. High intensity cardio vs. low intensity cardio. The list of debates and disputes in this field goes on and on, and perhaps the most disputed area is abdominal training.

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  • 40 Movements for Rapid Strength - Part 3

    To get stronger, a lifter must discover his weak points, then work to bring them up. These exercises will help.

    Questions and Answers About Spike

    Energy, intensity, concentration, drive, power, confidence, even euphoria!

    Return of the Prodigal Son - Part 2

    We're going to zoom off into the stratosphere with some nutritional modalities and, for lack of a better word, treatments that are new, wild and downright exciting.

    The Sacked Back - Part 1

    It's the sound you never want to hear when weight training. Sometimes you feel it immediately; sometimes you sense something happen but it takes a few hours for the full impact to hit you. Either way you've injured your back. The big question is, what do you do?

    Consumer Alert: The NO2/Arginine Scam - Part 2

    Are you still using arginine-based nitric-oxide supplements? You’re wasting money. Here’s why.

    The Taste of Success

    "Are you kidding, JB? You expect me to eat this stuff? Where's the taste? Where's the variety!?"

    Junk Training

    A Roundtable Discussion featuring Lonnie Lowery, PhD, John Davies and Mike Robertson

    Cardio Confusion

    Cardio steals your gains, bro! Or does it? Here’s what strength and power athletes really need to know.

    Back Off and Grow!

    The Most Important Thing I Know About Training