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In Search of the Perfect Rep

Tips on getting the most out of the deadlift, pull-up, and bent-over row.

Train Like A Man 8

This workout challenge looks easy… on paper. But just wait until you actually try it.

Do This, Not That

Add these variations to your strength training staples and kick start some new growth and athleticism.

20 Almost Laws of Strength Training

There are things you absolutely must do to get big and strong. And then there's the stuff that didn't quite make the cut.

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 Squat Tips from Coach Nick

Best squat stance, high-bar versus low-bar, contrast training, 7/4/7 squats, and much more from Nick T.

The Ultimate Arm Assault

Once you've built a foundation of strength you'll need to isolate and annihilate. Here's a surefire way to build big arms.

10 Forgotten Tips for Smarter Lifting

Mike Robertson wants to remind you to do some of the great stuff you used to, but may have forgotten about.

Exercises You've Never Tried: Beach Body Edition

Think the only exercises that matter are the trendy ones? Wrong. Do the uncommon things to get uncommon results. Then get ready to sport some skin.

Radical Methods of Injury Rehabilitation

Forget everything your gym teacher taught you about rehabbing an injury. Here are some controversial approaches to healing fast, starting from the bottom up.

The Fat Loss Hierarchy

Designing your own diet to get you healthy and lean is as easy as counting from one to eight. Here’s how.

3 Fixes for Weak Body Parts

Give these training strategies a try to quickly fix your lagging muscle groups.

Long Live the Overhead Press

Overhead pressing is great but it’s not for everyone. You need to be qualified to press. Find out if you are here.

CAT, Plyo, and Board Presses

Compensatory acceleration, plyometrics, and board presses. Here’s how to use these tools for explosive bench pressing.

Overrated Muscle-Builders and Superior Alternatives

The best exercises for building muscle aren't always the most popular ones. Here are a few effective, yet underrated, moves for legs, arms, and chest.

Winning the IT Band War

If you really care about your lifespan as a lifter, you should pay a bit more attention to your IT band.

Train Like a Man 3

Lifts that have been outlawed by some people that you should do anyway.

Turn Food to Muscle, Not Fat

Scientists have discovered a compound that precisely controls nutrients so what you eat literally turns to muscle instead of fat.

Pushing the Limits: A Pain Roundtable

Push past the pain barrier to test your mettle. Dan John, Martin Rooney, Craig Weller, and Dan Twight show you how.

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I, Bodybuilder 2 - Back - Friday

Build muscle as fast as humanly possible — week after week — until you see a body in the mirror that you barely recognize.

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I, Bodybuilder 4 - Chest - Monday

Build muscle as fast as humanly possible — week after week — until you see a body in the mirror that you barely recognize.

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I, Bodybuilder 4 - Chest - Wednesday

Build muscle as fast as humanly possible — week after week — until you see a body in the mirror that you barely recognize.

What I Learned in 2010

Cressey doesn't miss anything. Stuff he didn't miss in 2010 includes the myth of symmetry, zones of convergence, the complete overuse of barefoot training, and the dangers of zits.

Strong Mind, Stronger Body

The difference between a high-performance body and a slow, chubby body is all in your head... literally.