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8 Reasons People Do Dumb Things

Some people make really dumb decisions about fitness. Do you? See the list.

GH Circuits Reloaded

Here's how you can lose fat, gain muscle, get stronger, and be awesome in a 4-week butt-kicking program.

"Glue" Exercises Gone Wrong

You've no business searching for the latest gimmicky exercise if you're butchering basics like seated rows and push-ups.

Turbocharging Digestion

Fixing stomach problems, plus a new look at an old super food that everyone should be eating.

A New Way to Eat - Part 2

Stop being obsessive and neurotic about food. Part of your diet should be strict, but part of it really doesn’t matter. Here’s why.

Ain't So Bad! Foods That Have Gotten a Bum Rap

These foods will kill you! And they’re evil! And they will steal your retirement funds! No, just relax. Turns out they’re fine for most people. Check out the list.

Rise of the Cardio Machines

Here are some innovative ways to get a kick-ass conditioning workout at the boring old commercial gym.

Fat Loss and T-Man Bullets

Simple, straightforward tips on eating for the physique you want. Check ‘em out.

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.

9 Random Training Tips

Stop neglecting upper back work, lunge better, and get mobile. It’s time to ramp up your training.

10-Minute Sets

Timed sets are a simple, effective, and extremely painful way to build work capacity and serious muscle, fast.

Texas Hold 'em Autoregulation

Know when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em. Here's how to figure out when you need to pull back before you gamble your gains away.

Max Strength, Minimal Equipment

Here's a Westside-influenced strength-building program to make you maximally strong while using minimal toys.

Why You Need More Strength

Speed training or maximal training? What's the difference and why is knowing the difference important?

Single-Leg Training

Is it just a waste of time or will single-leg training actually make you stronger and more jacked? The answer here.

4 Sure-Fire Ways To Kill Progress

Not sure why you’re still not jacked? Here’s your answer… and how to fight it.

The First Sexy Posture Article

A few postural checks, balances, and adjustments can have you looking a whole lot sexier in just a few minutes.

Samurai Tweaks to Eating Plans

The Samurai warrior offers common-sense tweaks to many popular eating strategies. Check ‘em out.

How To End Your Diet

Dieting is easy. Not morphing into a bloated sow afterward is hard. Here's how to end your diet right!

Tony G is Pissed Off

Tony's about to pop a blood vessel! He's watching people do moronic stuff in the gym and he's pissed!

Iron Evolution – Phase 4

Most of you don't have what it takes to train at Westside. But it's not your body that will break down, it's your mind. Here’s why.

Turn Food to Muscle, Not Fat

Scientists have discovered a compound that precisely controls nutrients so what you eat literally turns to muscle instead of fat.

10 Unconventional Upper Body Exercises

Sometimes even the best lifts stop working. Here are 10 variations to get you growing again.

Truth About Gluten

Turns out, not all protein is awesome. Gluten can make you bloated and might put the brakes on hypertrophy. Here's how.