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My 6 Most Important Training Discoveries

Try any one of these powerful training epiphanies. It may be what markedly improves your performance and physique.

In Search of the Perfect Rep

Tips on getting the most out of the deadlift, pull-up, and bent-over row.

8 Things I Learned in 2012

The most successful coaches stay on top cause they never stop learning. Here's what one of the best learned last year.

The 5 Key Principles

Goal setting requires an ongoing assessment. Here's what lifters should know about making it from point A to point B.

Why I Train

Why do we hit the weights day after day to get stronger or build more muscle? Here are three reasons you can probably relate to.

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.

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.

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.

Getting Big Through TUT

Time to cut the crap and build some serious muscle with these scientifically-backed training methods.

Symmetry Training for Size and Strength

Logical, sure-fire methods to make sure your right side and your left side look like they belong to the same person.

Heavy Lessons

A long-time strength coach finally enters a powerlifting meet. Here's what you can learn from his experiments.

The Return of Aerobic Work

Steady state aerobic exercise makes you slow, fat, and weak. Or is that belief just holding you back? Check out this info.

A Letter to My Younger Self

What Jim Wendler would say to his teenaged self about training, conditioning, and life could be exactly what you need to hear right now.

Your Cardio Makes No Sense

Is puking on your shoes really improving your conditioning? Here's a scientific approach to building the aerobic and anaerobic systems.

The Contreras Files: Volume III

Curls with kettlebells, how to cluster-train with deadlifts, the truth behind upper and lower abs, new research on how muscle works, and much more.

Fine Tuning the Basics: Back Training

Awesome variations on back exercises, plus a hugely inspirational video feature of Dave Tate doing deadlifts with chains.

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.

Exercises Saved From the Dumpster

Kettlebells, Turkish getups, loaded carries and deadlifts. Here's why one coach went from avoiding them to becoming an avid fan.

How to Modulate Intensity

The smart lifter’s guide to intensity, from neural efficiency to myofibrilar hypertrophy.

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.

Flax Oil vs. Fish Oil

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

Strength Training: College Edition

The best years are often the college years. If you follow a smart training program like this one, they can also be your best muscle-building years.

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.