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Not Your Average BS Core Training: The Sequel

Nine vicious exercises that’ll build your core without boring you to death.

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  • Heavy Partials for Size and Strength

    Supramaximal lifts result in jaw dropping increases in size and strength. Here’s how to do them.

    6 Ways to be Like an Iron Yoda

    Make long-term progress in the gym while maintaining long-term sanity. Here’s how.

    You're Hurt - You're Not Dead

    Injured? That doesn't mean your workouts should consist of channel surfing. Here are some great heavy-weight exercises you can still do.

    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.)

    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.

    8 Tips From an 800-Pound Bencher

    The soft-pause technique, extended ROM presses, the induction method, and other tips from a monster bench presser. Check ‘em out.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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."

    No to Squats and Barbell Rowing?

    It's not about being anti-squatting or anti-barbell rowing, it's about being pro-logic. Let your needs and goals dictate your exercise choices.

    Your Diet Isn't Building Any Muscle

    Your uber-healthy or trendy diet couldn't pack pounds on a Pomeranian. Here's why.

    Iron Evolution: Reflections – Part 2

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

    Becoming A Personal Trainer

    Have the recent economic woes led you to consider becoming a personal trainer? You should read this first.

    Cool Rowing Movements

    Heavy and hard rows should be a mainstay in your program, but why limit yourself to just barbells and dumbbells?

    The HRV Roundtable

    Strength coaches and researchers offer the most effective ways to use Heart Rate Variability to get better results from your training.

    Managing Training Stress

    Here are a couple of simple but telling biofeedback tests to let you how well you're managing the stress imposed by training.

    7 Random Training Tips

    Seven things you need to do to reach your lifting goals.

    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.

    Cobra Traps and Cannon Ball Delts

    Jacked delts and traps are undeniably awesome to look at, and they help protect the shoulders from injury. Make yours bigger and stronger. Start here.