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Tip: Improve Your Mobility on Squats & Deadlifts

If your heels come up during squats or you have low back pain during deadlifts, this clever trick will fix you right up.

Tip: Use Conditioning to Build Muscle

Hey meathead, if you're not accustomed to raising your heart rate, get started with one of these options.

Tip: Do High-Rep Plate Raises for Traps

This is really going to burn, but you'll love the results. Here's how to do it.

Tip: Do The One-Kettlebell Workout

Ramp up your conditioning with only one kettlebell and your bodyweight. Here's the workout.

The 14 Toughest Ways to Plank

Ordinary planks don't do much, but these 14 tough variations will blast the abs, bullet-proof your back, and fix your posture. Check 'em out.

The Secret to a Bigger Bench Press

Advanced lifters know that leg drive is key for hitting a new PR on the bench. Here are 5 tips to maximize it.

Squat Depth: The Final Answer

Stop listening to uneducated jackasses when it comes to squat depth. You can figure out what's best for your anatomy with these tests. Here's how.

Stop Doing Box Jumps Like a Jackass

Box jumps are great for building athleticism and muscle. Trouble is, most people do them stupidly. Let's fix that.

The Planet Fitness Nightmare

Planet Fitness markets itself as a “judgment free” gym for newbies, but what it really does is discourage results.

Plates Work Better Than Kettlebells

No kettlebells? No problem! Here’s how to do the best kettlebell exercises with plates. They may even work better.

Beyond 5/3/1 Program 1.3

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

Master the Floor Press

The bench press may be everyone's favorite upper body barbell exercise, but its shorter-ranged cousin could be even better.

Built for Bad: Strength Circuits

Strength circuits provide the perfect balance of heavy loads, rep volume, and work density to produce the very best gains in strength, size, and leanness. Get the plan here.

The Z Press: Advanced Overhead Pressing

The Z Press is much harder than the overhead press and it will expose any weaknesses you might have. Here’s how to do it.

Contrast Training For Power and Explosiveness

Contrast sets are one of the most effective ways to develop power and teach you to accelerate the bar. Here’s how to do them.

Do You Really Need a Lifting Belt?

If, when, and how to wear weight belts to get bigger and stronger. Four coaches weigh in.

Training Percentages Made Simple

Find your true 1 RM and use it to build even more strength. Here’s how.

Shoulders and Triceps Blast

A 6-week routine filled with heavy weights, drop sets, and 100-rep muscle burners. You ready?

Bulgarian Split Squats

Can the foot-elevated split squat build legs as well as the squat? Before you answer, read this.

A Monstrous Back: The Mountain Dog Way

Does your physique disappear from behind? Coach Meadows says you need a healthy dose of the two P's: perseverance, and pain tolerance.

Farmer's Walks for Fat Loss

Coach Nick T. shows how this classic strongman exercise can turn your boring workout into a metabolism-stoking, fat-incinerating machine.

Staggered Ab Training

Finally, an ab training program that's excuse proof! No more throwing in a couple of pathetic, obligatory crunches at the end of a workout. And the answer was staring you in the face the whole time.

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  • 7 Keys to Athletic Success

    Chris Shugart recently wrote an article about balance. Basically he said, "Balance good, karate good, everything good. Balance bad? Better pack up, go home."

    Tailor-Made Nutrition - Part 1

    Design your own nutrition plan made just for your body and your goals. Here’s how.