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The Harsh Secret to Success

To be elite in any sport, you must be willing to make sacrifices, work hard, and be unbalanced.

The Hub and Spoke Method

A new way to organize your workouts to quickly boost a lagging lift or stubborn muscle group.

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.

6 Powerful Prowler Exercises

Think the Prowler is just for pushing and puking? Not so fast. Here are 6 new Prowler exercises to shake up your training.

Elite Wisdom

Dave Tate is not a motivational speaker. He just kicks your butt into gear by telling you the cold hard truth. So listen up.

40 Squat Workouts in 8 Weeks

To make fast gains in the squat you have to squat more frequently - a lot more frequently. Here's how to make it work.

4 Ways to Build Mental Toughness

Mental toughness separates champions from also-rans. If you weren't born with it, here are four ways to develop it.

Deadlift Challenge: 405 x 10

Coach Rooney smashed his deadlift goal using the pseudo-sumo deadlift and five rules. Here's how you can too.

20 Reps with a 10 Rep Max

Build muscle and shed fat in 20 minutes with this new rest-pause workout... if you don't pass out first.

10 Challenging New Ways to Chin-up and Row

Masochistic new variations of the chin-up and row to smash your plateaus and build a brick-wall back.

Tapping Your Full Growth Potential

If you want to pack on muscle as fast as possible, build up those Type I fibers everyone else has told you to ignore. Here’s how.

Get Bigger and Stronger, Even Banged Up

Losers use injuries as excuses to be lazy. Winners find ways to work around them. Here are 17 tips for wounded winners.

Twice-a-Week Lifting For Convicts

Train only two times per week and make progress. Not possible? If your training methodologies are solid, it can be done. Here’s how.

4 Maxims For Squatting Excellence

Four squatting rules that will fix your form and help you set a new PR fast.

The Novelty Workout

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

The Scary Truth About Probiotics

They play a role in allergies, the immune system, body weight, and even testicle size! They also do something really, really, weird (or weird-er).

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.

HLC: The Ultimate Workout Finisher

Ready to shed some body fat? Try hybrid locomotion complexes. Here’s how to do them.

6 Ways to be Like an Iron Yoda

Make long-term progress in the gym while maintaining long-term sanity. Here’s how.

6 Coaches Weigh in on Shoulders

Creative ways to get bigger, stronger delts without compromising your long-term shoulder health.

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.)