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Going From Point A to Point B

Figuring out what point B is, the problems with goal setting, and realistic body fat percentages.

You Don't Have to be a Loser

Overcome your average genetics. Quit complaining, read this, and make gains like never before.

A New Take on 5 Things

Cardio, functional training, and mobility. Check out this fresh take on the stuff lifters love to hate.

7 Things I Learned in 2011

How to make sweet, sweet, love to a ball and other wonderful lessons learned by Eric Cressey in the past year.

Scorch Muscle With the Dubreuil Effect

It’s a plan only for true muscle masochists. It was first proposed in Iron Man magazine in 1976. We know why it didn't get popular – it hurt too much.

Reaching Your Potential in the Big 3

Everybody wants to add more wheels to their squat, bench, and deadlift. But sometimes it's the little things that trip us up. Give this a read and start hitting some PR's.

Exercises You've Never Tried: Beach Body Edition

Think the only exercises that matter are the trendy ones? Wrong. Do the uncommon things to get uncommon results. Then get ready to sport some skin.

The Truth About the Bench Press

What's the purpose of a big bench? Does the strength displayed there actually translate into real-life athleticism and pushing power? Find out here.

Radical Methods of Injury Rehabilitation

Forget everything your gym teacher taught you about rehabbing an injury. Here are some controversial approaches to healing fast, starting from the bottom up.

The Nutritional Dr. House: Case 1

Bodybuilding's Dr. House applies his nutritional knowledge and insight to cure a lifter who's lost his will to lift.

Make Your Routine Less Routine

Variety doesn't have to mean replacing the basics with Bosu balls and Zumba classes. Try this to shake things up.

21st Century Supersets

A modern twist on a classic method that will get you bigger, leaner, and stronger. What's not to love about that?

Cleans and Snatches Made Easier

You don’t have to be an Olympian to do these. If you want to burn fat, increase power, and gain athleticism, master these lifts.

Half-Pulls – Not Half-Assed

Here's a partial-range pulling program that will get your full deadlifts moving in the right direction.

The Deadlift? Who Needs It?

If you're an athlete or a gym rat, how much should you be able to deadlift? Two times your bodyweight? Three times? Or is the better question should you even be deadlifting at all?

Gruesome Tales from the Garage

Horrible setbacks can happen when you're pursuing strength. Are these stories horrific, or are they inspiring?

Iron Evolution – Phase 7

When Dave Tate retired from powerlifting, he was a physical wreck. So he took matters into his own hands and came up with an unorthodox cure.

Get That Squat Up!

Leg presses and extensions will build the legs, but if you want to be a masterful squatter you need to get under the bar. Follow this plan.

5 Simple Tips for Bigger Tugs

Cool ways to drive up your deadlift numbers, fast.

Flax Oil vs. Fish Oil

Which one is best for you? You may be surprised.

4 Reasons Why You're Not Making Progress

Training slumps are inevitable. But there’s a reason they happen. Here’s what’s causing yours, and what to do about it.

The Fat Loss Hierarchy

Designing your own diet to get you healthy and lean is as easy as counting from one to eight. Here’s how.

3 Simple Fat Loss Fixes

Having trouble leaning out? Try the Shake Diet, the 100-Gram Carb Cure, or the 3X Diet. Here’s some info on each.

Iron Evolution – Phase 6

What you need to know about the Maximum Effort Method, Dynamic Effort Method, Repetition Method, and putting them all together.