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Explode Your Deadlift

The difference between a stalled deadlift and a new PR is explosiveness. Here's how to start pulling like a pro.

Fear is Good

Fear is the single best predictor of weightlifting success - not the absence of fear, but actually experiencing it.

14 Tips For a Successful Year

Fourteen training, programming, and diet tips to make this your best year yet.

Phoenix Theory

There are four stages to a successful physique transformation. And if you want to make it through them, you'd better be ready to burn. Here’s how.

The One-Bar Warm-Up

Here's a unique warm-up that uses just the barbell instead of bodyweight drills, foam rolling, or mobilizations.

8-Week Quad and Hamstring Assault

Give your body a break from traditional squats and deadlifts and smash your wheels with this growth-inducing plan.

Are You Stronger or Just Better?

Are you getting hung up on improving technique when you should be just concentrating on getting stronger?

How to Do the Jefferson Deadlift

A deadlift variation as old as the barbell that will pack on mass and kick up your pulling power.

7 Ways to Hack Your Hip Hinge

The hip hinge is the single most-important movement pattern for squats and deadlifts. Can you even do them correctly?

Program Shock: Do the Opposite

Shock your body into building more muscle in just two weeks using Opposite Training. Here’s how.

Double-Paused Deadlifts

Deadlift stuck? Here's a trick that will quickly improve your technique and help you set a new PR.

9 Tricks for Consistent Workouts

Building a better body requires commitment and consistency. Here's how to never miss a workout.

Last Set Mayhem

Combine volume and intensity by performing multiple sets and then taking the last set to muscle-tearing oblivion.

How to Do the Top 8 Back Exercises

Do you disappear when you turn sideways? Then you need to train your back as hard as your arms.

The Reactive Warm-up

Forget those long warm-ups that have you break-dancing across the gym floor. Here's something short and effective.

Vision Quest

The more challenging the situation we overcome, the greater our stature. The demon you swallow gives you its power. Eat up.

Paleo: The Good, Bad, and the Ugly

A paleo diet will help the average person lose some fat, but is it optimal for lifters and athletes?

How to Build Mass as a Tall Lifter

If you're tall and you want to build muscle, you need to adopt new exercises, new techniques, and new strategies.

7 Rules of Conditioning

How to turn Testosterone-sapping, muscle-burning cardio work into something that burns fat and builds muscle.

Advanced Deadlift Programming

If your deadlift is stuck, you need more than a new exercise or technique cue to get it moving. You need a system.

Kickstand Back Squats

Check out this single-leg movement that provides all the benefits of unilateral work while still allowing you to go heavy.

The Kaizen Principle

Never be satisfied with your current level of skill or development. Always try to improve, in every aspect of your life.

Turning Pro: 7 Mind Hacks

An amateur has amateur habits, while a professional has professional habits. Which category describes you?

The 6 Toughest Leg Press Variations

The leg press is no slouch when it comes to building leg size, especially when you use these thigh-splitting variations.