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Deep Meal-Frequency Thoughts

What does the science really say about eating 6-8 times per day? Read this and find out.

The Contreras Files: Volume I

Glute activation, hip hinging, bench pressing, and why sometimes you should train like someone is going to shoot your family.

Hardcore Hinging for Hamstrings

Want huge hamstrings? Try these little-known exercises that only the strong guys have been using… until now.

5 Simple Tips for Bigger Tugs

Cool ways to drive up your deadlift numbers, fast.

9 Random Training Tips

Stop neglecting upper back work, lunge better, and get mobile. It’s time to ramp up your training.

Optimizing the Overhead Squat

Should you be doing the overhead squat? If so, how? Here’s what you need to know.

Strength Training: College Edition

The best years are often the college years. If you follow a smart training program like this one, they can also be your best muscle-building years.

10-Minute Sets

Timed sets are a simple, effective, and extremely painful way to build work capacity and serious muscle, fast.

Texas Hold 'em Autoregulation

Know when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em. Here's how to figure out when you need to pull back before you gamble your gains away.

4 Reasons Why You're Not Making Progress

Training slumps are inevitable. But there’s a reason they happen. Here’s what’s causing yours, and what to do about it.

Step-by-Step Approach to Coming Back From An Injury

Injuries are as much a part of the iron game as plates, dumbbells, and chalk. Here’s what to do when it happens.

5 Surefire Steps to Setting Goals

Here's a fast and effective way to get on the path to success.

Blood and Chalk 11

Wendler talks plyo, bands, chains, the safety squat bar, the thumbless grip, and taking accessory lifts to failure.

Max Strength, Minimal Equipment

Here's a Westside-influenced strength-building program to make you maximally strong while using minimal toys.

Why You Need More Strength

Speed training or maximal training? What's the difference and why is knowing the difference important?

Single-Leg Training

Is it just a waste of time or will single-leg training actually make you stronger and more jacked? The answer here.

Iron Evolution – Phase 6

What you need to know about the Maximum Effort Method, Dynamic Effort Method, Repetition Method, and putting them all together.

Magnificent Magnesium

Most lifters are deficient in magnesium, and that’s affecting their ability to build muscle and lose fat. Here’s why and how to fix it.

Muscle Dysmorphia and Male Body Image

Is the compulsion to get bigger and leaner a disorder? Here’s the real story.

40 Years of Insight - Part 2

From fat loss to strength to motivation, this iconic strength coach shares his wisdom on success, in the gym and out.

Choices

What every lifter should know about personal responsibility, the greatest factor for success, and the benefits of adversity.

Chains for Speed, Strength, and Power

Use chains just once and actually see the results in the very same training session. Here’s how.

Modifying the Big Lifts

Get more out of the squat, deadlift, and overhead press. Know your limitations and overcome them. Here’s how.

Fat Loss Nutrition

To lose body fat, sometimes you have to throw conventional thinking out the window and do what's counterintuitive. Check this out