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Scratch List Training

Structured strength programs are awesome, but sometimes it's best to just chip-away at training items you need to do. Here’s how to do it.

Exercise Modifications For New Growth

Simple yet effective ways to turn tired old exercises into plateau busting, muscle building dynamos.

6 Exercises For Stress-Free Gains

You need more volume to get big, but too much volume can mess you up. Here are 6 great movements that won't trash your CNS.

Dynamic Drop Sets For Size

Drop sets are as old as the barbell but they work. Here's a new and brutal way to perform this classic technique.

The Hub and Spoke Method

A new way to organize your workouts to quickly boost a lagging lift or stubborn muscle group.

The Effort Factor

is is a piece of the puzzle that most people think they have, but really don't. It's true in the gym and it's true in the rest of your life.

5 Tips From The Trenches

In-the-trenches coach Ben Bruno talks fat-grip work, recognizing training bias, and the power of the Dead-Squat Bar.

7 Brutal New Upper Body Exercises

Chest, shoulders, and triceps stopped growing? Here are seven new ways to blast them.

20 Reps with a 10 Rep Max

Build muscle and shed fat in 20 minutes with this new rest-pause workout... if you don't pass out first.

Twice-a-Week Lifting For Convicts

Train only two times per week and make progress. Not possible? If your training methodologies are solid, it can be done. Here’s how.

Best Grips for Faster Gains

Don't just grip it and rip it. The right hand position can help you build muscle and strength. Here’s what you need to know.

3 Questions For Better Workouts

Ask yourself these three important questions and you’ll be able to choose better workouts for your goals.

2 Big Mistakes

Lifting that's effective becomes lifting that's enjoyable. Make it so with this crucial advice.

4 Things to Steal From CrossFit

Hating on CrossFit is trendier than those hipster Ray-Bans your aunt bought you. There are some aspects of CrossFit that deserve your attention, however.

Intensity Techniques to Make You Hurt

Just picking up heavy objects will only work for so long. Here's how to use high-intensity methods to accelerate gains.

5 Knocks to the Weightlifting Head

A handful of ideas about lifting, food, and even life that will make you think. (Don’t be scared.)

Best Ways to Audit Your Program

All training programs should have a simple audit. It’s time to look under the hood and see what’s missing.

In Search of the Perfect Rep

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

Learn Only 1 Lesson in 2013

Nate Miyaki says to forget the resolutions, forget the endless string of magical diet and training tips; all you need to do is learn one simple lesson.

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.

6 Interesting Things About Strength

Some things you know about strength, some things you thought you knew, and some things you plain just don't know.

Foam Rollers Are For Wimps!

All hail a smarter, more effective, more efficient, and decidedly manlier approach to corrective exercise.

8 More Random Thoughts and Training Tips

Forged from the fires of Mount Randomness come 8 tips to help you get bigger, stronger, leaner, and healthier.

The Contreras Files: Volume V

Fifteen more workout tips from Bret Contreras, including assisted one-arm push ups, the merits of heavy back extensions, the benefits of the "clam raise," and more.