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Modifying the Big Lifts

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

Respect The Iron Way

Use the iron to cut through the chaos of life. Here's the deal.

The Cardio Manifesto

Everyone hates cardio. Here's how to choose the right type, intensity, frequency, and duration to get into prize-worthy condition.

Much Ado About Deadlifting

Don't overcomplicate it. Fix your weak points and perfect your form so that you can pull heavy barbells off the ground. Here's what to do.

Metabolic Flexibility

Are you programmed to be lean and muscular? Here's how to find out where you stand, and what you can do about it.

CAT, Plyo, and Board Presses

Compensatory acceleration, plyometrics, and board presses. Here’s how to use these tools for explosive bench pressing.

Overrated Muscle-Builders and Superior Alternatives

The best exercises for building muscle aren't always the most popular ones. Here are a few effective, yet underrated, moves for legs, arms, and chest.

Winning the IT Band War

If you really care about your lifespan as a lifter, you should pay a bit more attention to your IT band.

Anti-Ab Training

Real core training is all about the anti: anti-flexion, anti-extension, and anti-rotation. Here’s what you need to know.

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  • 11 Years, 11 Lessons, 100 Pounds

    A decade in the iron game packs on some serious pounds, in addition to teaching some heavy life-lessons.

    In Defense of Cheat Days

    Are cheat days like giving a heroin addict an occasional fix? Nope. Here’s who should be cheating, when, and how.

    Hired Gun of Pros to Help 20 Readers Get Shredded

    If you really want to get into the very best shape possible, while making the least amount of mistakes, you have one choice...

    How to Stay Motivated

    Even the most hardcore lifters experience low motivation. Here's how to get back on track.

    Exercise Form Doesn't Matter... At All

    Maybe we were all wrong. Maybe form really doesn't matter, at least when it comes hypertrophy training. Here’s why.

    5 Surprising Reasons You Blew Your Diet

    Diets don't fail. People do. Here's how to fix your nutrition, avoid the pitfalls, and succeed.

    Indigo-3G - What to Expect

    Change the way you handle carbs, change the way you don't store body fat, and change the way you gain muscle. Here’s how.

    Train More or Eat Less?

    When your diet stalls, should you decrease calories or increase exercise? Dr. Lowery has the answer.

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    Front Squat Hand Positions

    Christian Thibaudeau teaches three different hand positions for the front squat, making the exercise doable for everyone.

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    I, Bodybuilder 1 - Shoulders - Monday

    Build muscle as fast as humanly possible — week after week — until you see a body in the mirror that you barely recognize.

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    I, Bodybuilder 1 - Shoulders - Tuesday

    Build muscle as fast as humanly possible — week after week — until you see a body in the mirror that you barely recognize.

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    I, Bodybuilder 1 - Shoulders - Wednesday

    Build muscle as fast as humanly possible — week after week — until you see a body in the mirror that you barely recognize.

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    I, Bodybuilder 1 - Shoulders - Friday

    Build muscle as fast as humanly possible — week after week — until you see a body in the mirror that you barely recognize.

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    I, Bodybuilder 1 - Shoulders - Saturday

    Build muscle as fast as humanly possible — week after week — until you see a body in the mirror that you barely recognize.

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    I, Bodybuilder 2 - Back - Monday

    Build muscle as fast as humanly possible — week after week — until you see a body in the mirror that you barely recognize.