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7 Tweaks To Make Your Exercises More Evil

Here are some simple tweaks to take a few basic exercises to a whole new level of muscle-building awesomeness.

5 More Hacks To Reinvigorate Your Training

Five methods to satisfy your need for training variety, including "going nuts on the last set," "reward sets," and "rolling the dice."

Lessons from The Dead Zone: The Bench

The dead zone is when injuries and frustrations mount. It can last a decade, but getting through it may be what gives you the biggest gains of your life. Here’s what to do.

5 Holiday Diet Tips That Don't Suck

Yes, have some awesome meals on holidays. Have several! Just use these smart eating strategies.

20 Almost Laws of Strength Training

There are things you absolutely must do to get big and strong. And then there's the stuff that didn't quite make the cut.

Train Like A Man 7

Some exercises should go extinct. They do nothing for your strength, health, or hypertrophy. Here's what should take their place.

Tough or Reasonable?

Which are better, tough diets and tough workouts or reasonable diets and reasonable workouts? Maybe you need to mix and match a little.

Iron Evolution: Reflections – Part 2

Dave Tate talks about injuries, nutrition, technique, peri-workout nutrition, and in general, busting your balls in the gym.

5 Mistakes That Killed My Progress

Caffeine overloads, tragic neglect of kettlebells, wayward experimentation, and other mistakes that made coach Bumgardner the butt of cruel jokes.

My Favorite Exercises: Muscle by Muscle

Not all exercises are created equal. Fact is, some just get the job done better than others. Here are one coach's favorites for each body part.

5 Ways to Get Stronger You Didn't Already Know

When the strength building basics stop working, you need real advice that works, not gimmicks. You need this article.

7 Nutritional Strategies for Strategic Overreaching

Everyone's terrified of overtraining, but controlled overreaching can be a powerful tool to make astonishing progress. Here's how to make it happen.

Figuring Out Your Life and Lifting Goals

How combining the threads of training, career, and family can make for a full, fit life.

Mineral Mining for a Better Body

If your body is lacking a few key minerals, even your best muscle-building endeavors won't get you anywhere. Here’s what you need to know.

The Definition of an Expert

Everybody is an expert today… except they’re really not. Here’s how to separate the experts from the fakers.

Single-Leg Training Put To the Test

Enough theorizing and debating - what really happens when a squat-loving lifter abandons bilateral lifts for single-leg versions?

Big Without Strong is Nothing

The road to a massive body that sports its own zip code begins with simply getting stronger. Here's a minimalist approach to getting maximal results.

Training Clarity: One Goal at a Time

The barbell can accomplish just about any fitness goal - just not all at the same time. Here's how to add a method to this training madness.

7 Single-Leg Exercises You've Never Tried

Shake up your training and correct strength imbalances with these challenging exercises.

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.

Powerful Reasons to Use a Workout Log

The secret to long-term gains isn't a special exercise or magic supplement, and it costs less than five bucks a year.

A New Way to Eat - Part 1

It's time to say goodbye to the bodybuilding tradition of eating 6 times a day. Here’s a better way.

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.