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SINCE 1998

In case you've just stumbled onto this site, put some ice on your head while I do a quick recap of what's happening here. Australian Wunder Coach Ian King has devised a 12-week leg program that's among the most unique - and the most effective - that I've ever experienced.

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Dawg School 1

But wouldn't it have been nice if we would've had a mentor, some experienced lifter to teach us how to squat and eat right? He would have saved us from years of slow gains.

Workout Du Jour 3

If you don't do what's best for your body, you're the one who comes up on the short end.

Resurrecting the Oak, Part 2

"Every day, I hear someone say, 'I'm too fat. I need to lose 25 pounds, but I can't. I never seem to improve.' I'd hate myself if I had that kind of attitude, if I were that weak. I can lose 10-40 pounds rapidly, easily, painlessly, by simply setting my mind to it. By observing the principles of strict discipline that bodybuilding taught me, I can prepare myself for anything."

Youth Gone Wild

Note: While this article is geared toward teenagers, the info that it contains will be helpful for anyone who's new to weight training.

The Lost Art of the Finisher

Think back to the time when you had the most fun in the gym. That's right - fun! What's the last thing you did at the gym that could be described as "having a good time?"

Question of Strength 23

Q & A with one of the world's premier strength coaches.

The Real Miracle Worker

Back in my small hometown in Texas, some of the more eccentric churches would hold these great tent revivals. Even if we didn't like their particular style of religion, we would still sit out in our cars and watch just for the sheer entertainment value of the show.

Question of Strength 18

Q & A with one of the world's premier strength coaches.

The Thunder From Down Under

Ian King is the antithesis of what you may think a strength coach would be.

Question of Strength 15

Q & A with one of the world's premier strength coaches.

Variations on a Theme

There are scores of biceps movements. Furthermore, there are hundreds of ways to do those biceps movements. The trouble is, unless you're involved in this business full-time, you tend to adopt certain exercises and do them over and over again, to the exclusion of all others.

Question of Strength 9

Q & A with one of the world's premier strength coaches.

London Calling

A lot of Americans think that the muscle building world begins and ends at the shores and boundaries of North America. Call it snobbish; call it provincial; call it whatever you want; just make sure you call it incorrect.

Tip: You're Quad Dominant and That's Okay

Everyone is, yet for some reason trainers tell you that's a bad thing. Here's the truth.

Tip: Great Pecs, Healthy Shoulders

Isolate and pump up your chest without irritating those cranky shoulders. Try this.

Tip: Strong Grip, Big Back, Lots of Fun

Try these five moves to build your back, arms, and grip. Master at least one. Then get high.

Tip: Load, Explode, Pulse, and Hold

Ramp up your conditioning fast. Pair this training method with simple exercises you can do anywhere.

Tip: Does Cooking Fish Destroy Good Fats?

Some surprising answers about what different styles of cooking do to the fatty acid profiles of fish, including what cooking oils to avoid.

Tip: Take This to Fight Viruses

This widely-available plant chemical has been shown in bunches of experiments to thwart viruses from replicating.

Stuff We Like – Food & Snacks 4

Healthy foods don't have to taste bad. (No, for reals.) Here are some of our favorite physique-friendly choices and where to get 'em.

Tip: Chew This. Get Stronger 10 Minutes Later

Why more lifters don't use this simple technique to amp up their workouts and lift more weight is a damn mystery.

Tip: 60 Seconds to a Better Squat

This simple trick will teach you how to balance your squat and start targeting your quads and glutes more effectively.

Tip: The Most Brutal Lunge

Load those glutes with this nasty hip-dominant lunge.

Tip: Freezer Fudge for Lifters

Go ahead, indulge. But do it with more protein and without added sugar. Make these. Here's the easy recipe.