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Drag Your Butt Into Shape

General Physical Preparedness – GPP – means that you're not just strong, you're capable of keeping your heart rate up without dying. Here's the best way to improve yours.

Shrug Science - Part 2

In this article, we'll look at the variations of the shrug that can be used to accomplish several specific objectives.

Food on the Go

How to Eat Like a Bodybuilder, Even at McDonalds

Evils of Soy

More bad news about a bad protein source. Check it out.

Advanced Leg Training - Stage 2

Bring the Pain – Part III

The Psychology of Training

I remember when I first got the notion of how powerful the psychology behind training can be.

Hise Breathing Shrugs

Move over abs; traps are in style this season.

High Octane Training 3

Think you have what it takes to make it in the world of elite sports? Do you have immense talent and ability?

Convergent Phase Training

One of my central operating paradigms is the realization that all methods, devices, philosophies and techniques involved in strength training have specific benefits and drawbacks. If your training lacks sufficient diversity, you'll accumulate the drawbacks and habituate to the benefits. And that ain't good.

Biomechanical Advantage Extended Sets - Part 1

Anyone who's ever picked up a weight has learned a little about physics, whether he knows it or not.

Liver Paté

The Care and Feeding of the Liver

Bring the Pain - Part 1

Taking your workouts to the next level

Warrior Training

If you want to learn how to fight like a man, there's only one place to go: the world famous Lion's Den dojo.

The Pound O' Week Diet

or "Why Johnny Can't Gain Weight"

Frankenstein's Hamstring Exercise

This short column might give you a neat little training tip, or it may address diet, supplementation, drugs, or even cooking. If it's interesting, and it's relatively short, it may find its way here.

The Recovery Battlefield

Getting aggressive with your recovery

The Little Black Book of Training Methods

A lot of you have been training for years, and as such have experimented with dozens of training methods. Most are probably long since forgotten, like the girl with the braces and padded bra that you dated once or twice back in high school. There wasn't any chemistry and you went your separate ways.

School Days - Part 2

A practical training and nutrition guide for college students

School Days - Part 1

LA practical training and nutrition guide for college students.

Made to Order Muscle

Can you really change the shape of a muscle?

Dawg School 6

I've been getting a lot of requests for a basic weight training program geared toward beginners.

High Octane Training 1

Think you have what it takes to make it in the world of elite sports? Do you have immense talent and ability? Great, but so do a few thousand other guys. Unfortunately, all of these things will only get you so far in this world where good isn't often good enough. At this level you have to be one of the best just to get your foot in the door.

From the Gym to the Road

Not too many years ago, the idea of an endurance athlete like a cyclist, triathlete, or runner hitting the weights was almost unheard of. Why, everyone knows that weight training will make you big, bulky, and slow, right? Well, believe it or not, endurance athletes are lifting weights to improve performance.

A Closer Look at Tempo

The difference that speed of movement really makes.