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300-Pound Complexes For Max Strength

Light-weight complexes will get you ripped, but frighteningly heavy complexes will get you strong. Try these.

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.

Best Grips for Faster Gains

Don't just grip it and rip it. The right hand position can help you build muscle and strength. Here’s what you need to know.

The Novelty Workout

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

Stop Doing Corrective Exercises!

Are people taking the ideas of correct exercise too far? This coach says so. Check it out.

3 Questions For Better Workouts

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

Not Your Average BS Core Training: The Sequel

Nine vicious exercises that’ll build your core without boring you to death.

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  • Long Live Static Stretching!

    Static stretching makes you weak, slow, and doesn't improve flexibility. Or does it? Here’s a different opinion.

    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.

    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.)

    My 6 Most Important Training Discoveries

    Try any one of these powerful training epiphanies. It may be what markedly improves your performance and physique.

    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.

    6 Coaches Weigh in on Chest Training

    What’s the best way to build your chest? The experts reveal their most powerful tips.

    Why I Train

    Why do we hit the weights day after day to get stronger or build more muscle? Here are three reasons you can probably relate to.

    7 Tweaks To Make Your Exercises More Evil

    Here are some simple tweaks to take a few basic exercises to a whole new level of muscle-building awesomeness.

    5 More Hacks To Reinvigorate Your Training

    Five methods to satisfy your need for training variety, including "going nuts on the last set," "reward sets," and "rolling the dice."

    The Virtual Bench Press Seminar

    The first rule of fixing your bench press is admitting your bench sucks. The second rule is that you must read this article and learn about the set-up, grip, ascent, and descent.

    5 Mistakes That Killed My Progress

    Caffeine overloads, tragic neglect of kettlebells, wayward experimentation, and other mistakes that made coach Bumgardner the butt of cruel jokes.

    27 More Nutrition Facts

    Here are 27 facts to either reinforce or to bring into doubt your current nutritional practices. Read, learn, adjust, and conquer.

    The Belief Effect

    Knowledge is power, but knowledge can also be limiting. Real progress occurs when you harness the power of the belief effect.

    "Glue" Exercises Gone Wrong

    You've no business searching for the latest gimmicky exercise if you're butchering basics like seated rows and push-ups.

    Train Like A Man 4

    There’s cardio and then there’s warrior cardio. Do the latter. Here’s how.