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The Secret to a Bigger Bench Press

Advanced lifters know that leg drive is key for hitting a new PR on the bench. Here are 5 tips to maximize it.

Fix Your Puny Calves, Traps, Abs and Pecs

Do you have tiny calves and traps? How about unresponsive abs and pecs? Well, that sucks. Here are the simple solutions.

10 Things Vegetarians Get Wrong

Avoiding meat isn't as healthy or ethical as many like to think. Got a smug vegetarian friend? Send him this.

The Smart Lifter's Guide to Rest Periods

Only rank newbies follow strict rest period rules. Experienced lifters learn to use internal cues for best results. Here's why.

The Real Judgement-Free Zone

Planet Fitness isn't judgement free. And neither are you if your staunch beliefs about training hold you back from making progress. Here's why.

Flexible Training For Faster Gains

Advanced lifters don't just follow training programs blindly. They know when to push and when to back off. Here's how to become one of them.

The 4 Most Abused Words in Fitness

You hear these words all the time, but do you even know what they really mean? It's time to stop it with the nerdy buzzwords and go back to basics. Start here.

4 Crazy Ways to Squat More Weight

These brutal squat progressions will help you set a new PR fast. Just make sure your spleen doesn't pop out and fly across the room. Check 'em out.

The Ugly Truth About Ketogenic Diets

You've heard the hype about ketogenic diets, but do you know how it really affects performance and muscle? Find out here.

The Two Best Exercises You've Never Tried

These brand new exercises will hit your lats, strengthen your shoulder girdle, and give you a great set of abs.

Passing the Lifting Torch

How to train young athletes to get stronger, get faster, and get ready for life. You may even learn a few things yourself. Check it out.

The 4 Most Common Injuries for Lifters

Nothing kills your gains like a lifting injury. Here are the four injuries you're most likely to get and how to prevent them.

The Number One Coaching Mistake

Athletes need to be strong to dominate the competition. Ironically, some strength coaches put strength on the backburner. Here's where they're going wrong.

Eccentric Training for More Muscle

Eccentric training, especially when you “accentuate” it by strategic means, is the best kept secret to hypertrophy and strength.

Big Brother is Watching You Squat

Trainers get certified and acquire clients by getting results. But the state may soon force them to get licensed and train clients differently.

10 Training Tricks for Big Men

If you look like a less-hairy version of Bigfoot, then you can't always train the same way as smaller guys. Here are the differences you need to know.

The Secret to Training Motivation

There are two personality types when it comes to training. Find out which one you are and you'll stay motivated and get results.

The NPGL: America's Newest Sport?

Scoot over, CrossFit. Competitive fitness is on the rise. Could it become America's new team sport? You decide.

16 Proven Ways to Build Muscle

Bored? Stuck in a rut? Here are 16 surefire workout protocols to jumpstart your training, get you motivated, and build more muscle.

Core Training That Isn't Stupid

Drop the planks and crunches. There's a better way. Here's how to really train your core to build overall strength and athleticism.

The 4 Most Useless Rehab Methods

Foam rolling, stretching, kinesio tape, and icing after an injury have all been pretty much debunked. Here's what you should do instead.

8 Ways to Never Get Injured Again

Got nagging injuries? Stop working through them and start preventing them in the first place. Here's how.

Gay Bashers: Even Gayer Than Bodybuilding?

Why are bodybuilding fans and gym rats often the most homophobic people around? Time to call them out.

Build Your Backside, Destroy the Competition

If you're like most lifters, your glutes, hams, and lower back are lagging. Bring 'em up to perform better, get faster, be stronger, and look hotter.