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Question of Strength 16

Q & A with one of the world's premier strength coaches.

Adapting Eating Patterns to Your Body Type

When most of us want to make some sort of long-term change to our bodies, we generally look for answers in the medicine cabinet.

Do Your Supplements Work

It happened just the other day. A fellow gym rat cornered me at the drinking fountain and started complaining about a supplement he just bought at GNC that hadn't done squat.

A Simpleton's Guide to Charles Poliquin's Training Principles 2

In Part I of this article, I carefully picked out seven of Charles Poliquin's principles and tried to make them a little easier to understand. Of course, as I mentioned, picking out only seven was a little like trying to pick my top seven favorite Hanson songs?okay, bad analogy.

Question of Strength 7

Q & A with one of the world's premier strength coaches.

Question of Strength 6

Q & A with one of the world's premier strength coaches.

Question of Strength 4

Q & A with one of the world's premier strength coaches.

Question of Strength 2

Q & A with one of the world's premier strength coaches.

Tip: You Need Inflammation to Grow

If you don't manage inflammation properly, you'll never make any gains. Here's how to make this bogeyman bend to your will.

Liquid Smarts

Characters in movies often drink some potion to give them superpowers. Well, here's a real-life potion that could give your brain superpowers.

Tip: The No-Eye-Contact Butt Exercise You Need

Ah, push it. Push it real good. It looks weird, but this is a damn effective exercise for strong glutes.

Stuff We Like – Personal Care 1

Even hardcore lifters need to clean up nice every once in a while. We tested out dozens of products. Here are our favorites.

Tip: Tall? Squat Like This

If you're on the lanky side, this is a better leg builder than the back squat.

Tip: The Push-Up Variation You've Never Tried

Improve shoulder stability and athletic performance with this advanced push-up variation.

Tip: The Athlete's Push-Up

Build starting strength and reactive power with this challenging push-up variation.

Question of Strength 55

What's the worst time of day to train? Should you put your kids in sport-specific training programs? Answers here!

Tip: Protein Poppers with a Kick

Need some energy? Need a hit of protein too? These easy-to-make mocha balls have you covered.

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Tip: Reverse-Grip Pushdown

To enhance your mind-muscle connection, try this. Be sure to roll your knuckles back towards your body and hold for a 2-3 count for 3-4 sets.

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Tip: The Overhead Shrug

This not only works the upper and lower traps, but also trains elevation of the scapula.

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Tip: Cable Rows with Ab Straps

Here's a great rowing variation to use if barbell rows are too tricky for your cranky lower back.

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Tip: Delt Sweeps

Finish off your heavy shoulder work with this pumptastic exercise.

Tip: The High-Resistance Bike Sprint

More than a good metcon workout, sprints performed like this can pack muscle onto your quads. Here's how.

Tip: Powerhouse Protein Muffins

They're sweet. They're tart. They're full of protein. And they won't wreck your diet plan.

Tip: Is Testosterone Bad for Your Heart?

Are replacement-level dosages of T going to mess with your ticker? Here's what you probably don't know.