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Structured strength programs are awesome, but sometimes it's best to just chip-away at training items you need to do. Here’s how to do it.

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Squat, Deadlift & Bench Options for Big Gains

Always going heavy on the Big 3 can lead to injury and stagnation. Here how to lighten your loads and keep getting better.

The Fructose Verdict

A lot of folks are afraid of fructose. Should they be? Here are the facts.

6 Exercises For Stress-Free Gains

You need more volume to get big, but too much volume can mess you up. Here are 6 great movements that won't trash your CNS.

Are You Tough?

The first step to achieving your goal is to stop acting like a self-entitled sissy and get tough. This will put things into perspective for you.

The 2 Minute Injury Fix

Compression wrapping is an inexpensive way to treat those troublesome knees, wrists, and elbows. Here's how to do it.

The Novelty Workout

While variety is good – even necessary – too much of it derails your progress. Here’s what you need to know.

Improve Your Pull Instantly

One simple but highly effective deadlifting tip that you probably haven't tried before.

6 Truths About Squats

Should you squat butt to calves? High bar or low bar? What about elevating the heels? Foot placement? Tempo? It's all here in this article.

HLC: The Ultimate Workout Finisher

Ready to shed some body fat? Try hybrid locomotion complexes. Here’s how to do them.

Set a PR Every Day

Screw linear periodization. Autoregulate your training and PR each time you train. Here’s how.

EDT for Strength

Need to switch your focus from strength to size? Use this classic hypertrophy program to build muscle and increase work capacity in 3 weeks.

In Search of the Perfect Rep

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

Maximal Leg Development

You won’t build your legs if you don’t pay attention to the angle of your torso or tibias. Here’s what to do for bigger, harder wheels.

Learn Only 1 Lesson in 2013

Nate Miyaki says to forget the resolutions, forget the endless string of magical diet and training tips; all you need to do is learn one simple lesson.

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.

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.

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.

Your Diet Isn't Building Any Muscle

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

Opening Up The Fat Loss Playbook

If dieting was an NFL team, this is the playbook you'd use to win the big fat-loss game. Check it out.

Train Like A Man 7

Some exercises should go extinct. They do nothing for your strength, health, or hypertrophy. Here's what should take their place.

7 Random Training Tips

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

10 Weeks to Squat PRs

If your squat hasn't gone up since the Clinton administration, this program will help you finally set some new PR's.

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.

Demolish Your Genetic Limits

Building muscle gets tougher to do as you reach your genetic limit. Here are 5 simple ways to expand your muscle growth potential.