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Dieting: A Rant

Have you ever had to go out to eat with a group of people while you're on a strict diet? Dave Tate feels your pain.

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5/3/1 and Reactive Pump Hypertrophy

Two killer training programs. Two beastly coaches. But which plan will work best for your goals?

The Olympic Deadlift

Olympic deadlifts activate your CNS and cause explosive growth in your hamstrings, calves, traps, and back.

The Two Faces of Cortisol

Think you know all about the "evil" hormone cortisol? Chances are, you've got it all wrong. Here's the truth.

The Truth About Squatting Deep

Friends don't let friends squat high, but there's really no point in squatting any deeper than slightly below parallel. Here’s why.

The Jogging Delusion

Long distance running beats sitting on your butt, but it's absolutely inferior to weight training and HIIT on every front.

How to Fix CrossFit

CrossFit hurts a lot of people, and the goal of exercise is to make you better, not worse. There's a simple fix, though.

Front Squat vs. Goblet Squat

Two anteriorly loaded squat variations, both with benefits and drawbacks. So which is best for you?

Training Hard vs. Training Smart

Are you a geek or a meathead? There's a sweet spot to be found between training hard and training smart. In that sweet spot lies success.

Negatives: You're Doing Them Wrong

Lowering a weight slowly is a “garbage” eccentric. The key is to lower a weight that's close to maximum under control.

Climb Your Way to Massive Arms

If curls stop working, there's an old school drill that can add inches to your pipes and crank up your athleticism.

You Don't Know How To Breathe

Focusing on proper breathing can enhance your training and improve strength in a whole lot of unexpected ways.

The Truth About Metabolic Damage

"Eat less, exercise more" is common advice, but it can backfire and wreck your metabolism. Here's how to diagnose it and fix it.

How I Finally Got Muscle to Grow - Phase 3

Enter the Intensity Phase. Supersets, drop sets, slow tempos, partial reps, it's all here! Bring a puke bucket.

Mark Dugdale Doubles Training, Hungry for More

"It used to take me five days to recover from a hard workout. Now, I'm able to train seven days a week, and chomping at the bit to hit legs twice."

Unconventional Trap Bar Exercises

Trap bars are great for deadlifts and shrugs, but there are plenty of awesome, lesser-known exercises that you can use it for. Check these out.

Micro-Mod Sets For Mass

If you slightly change your grip or your stance on every rep or two, you recruit a far greater number of motor units.

Conditioning Stations for Fat Loss

Ditch the treadmill. These conditioning workouts will get you shredded without muscle loss or boredom.

6 Challenges You Must Accept and Beat

Think you're an alpha male? Here are some brutal challenges that might make you feel like a poodle. Wearing a pink bow.

Adversity Makes Us Stronger

Like it or not, the truth is that successful people just work harder than less successful people. So drop the excuses, stop blaming others, and get to work. Here’s some motivation.

Bodybuilder Big, Powerlifter Strong

How to use a blend of heavy and moderate loads for specific TUTs to trigger both sarcoplasmic and myofibrillar hypertrophy.

Pull the Hypertrophy Trigger

Wild, neuro-science based methods to recruit and fatigue the maximum number of motor units with each exercise.

How I Finally Got Muscle to Grow - Phase 2

It takes more than heavy weights to hypertrophy muscle. Add an insane volume phase if you want insane amounts of muscle.

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.

Leverage-Disadvantage Squat Plan

To build up your squat, ignore things you're good at and spend time doing things that make you downright uncomfortable.