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The Drag Curl

Break out of your training rut and build some new biceps mass with the drag curl! It's not easy, you'll look like a gimp doing it, and you'll have to use sissy resistance. What more could you ask for in an exercise?

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Building the Case for Hybrid Training

Bodybuilding guru Scott Abel says that training for hypertrophy, size, thickness, density, and shape is not the same as strength training. If the question is how to gain unadulterated muscle mass, is hybrid training the answer?

Blood on the Barbell: A Newbie's Story

The biker put him through a workout that was decidedly unscientific, but it taught Darren a lesson about lifting. Hope you've got some equipment in the room because you're going to want to hit the weights right after you read this.

The 125 Best Foods for Men

We don't know what's better, the fact Biotest was finally recognized by the outside world for its quality, or that Tim Patterson agreed to a rare interview! We call it a coin toss.

The 9 Keys to Productive Training

So you spend maybe 5 or 6 hours a week in the gym. How much of that time is spent snapping towels or playing the soap dish game in the locker room? If you plan just a little and cut out the wasted time, you might actually build a decent physique.

New Associations, New Muscle

Lots of the usual solid folksy wisdom from Dan John, but in addition, this article contained so many great training ideas that we dropped what we were doing and ran straight to the gym to try them. (Sorry Ma, we'll fix your dialysis machine tomorrow.)

Everything Is About to Change

Our most fundamental belief concerning weight lifting may be wrong. It could very well be that we have it backwards. Let the controversy begin!

Mastering the Deadlift - Part 2

The complete guide to dominating the deadlift, from shoe selection to advanced training techniques.

Mastering the Deadlift - Part 1

The complete guide to dominating the deadlift, from shoe selection to advanced training techniques.

Top 3 Nutritional Mistakes

No reaching your physique goals? Are you making one of these common mistakes? Check out the list.

Eat My Meat

Dave doesn't waste words. In fact, when he met his wife, he just pointed to what he wanted. Same thing with his articles. No build up. No smooth talking. He just gets right to the point.

Nutrition Quest 3

Did you know that if you pig out after a short calorie restriction period, you can trick your body into adding more muscle? Did you know that you can make protein bars out of road kill? Okay we lied about that last one, but regardless, Mike does offer some cool recipes for high-protein snacks.

The 10 Rules of Corrective Lifting

Sure, this article is about a sometimes boring, often unsexy topic: injury prevention. But unlike most articles on the subject, this one contains plenty of info that'll help any lifter, regardless of whether his joints are bulletproof or not.

The Fat Loss Troubleshooter

Can't lose fat? Can't figure out why? Well, can you answer simple "yes" or "no" questions? Of course you can! And that's all Dr. L's nifty little algorithm requires. You should have the answer to your fat-loss dilemma in no time and soon be well on your way to buffdom.

25 Years, 25 Mistakes

Coach Boyle's been dragging his calloused butt through the weighlifting business for 25 years. During that time he's made a few mistakes, but luckily for you whippersnappers, he wants to save you from making those same mistakes.

The Philosophy of Physical Capital

Why do so many lifters follow programs that fail to fit any of their equipment needs, exercise issues, volume or intensity issues, or personality? Dan John calls it the "Cinderella's Stepsister Syndrome." In other words, the shoe don't fit! Here's how to find the right shoe for you. Hopefully, it doesn't have a 6-inch clear plastic heel, you tramp, you.

Dude, Where's Your Calories?

There's a right way to eat when you're trying to gain muscle, but it doesn't involve eating enough food to feed Kirstie Alley after she's smoked a bong.

The Rest-Pause Technique

It's a simple training strategy, but oh-so effective. Charles has just one question: Why aren't you using it!?!

"Building-On"

Whenever you can make a workout more time-efficient, you're stacking the odds heavily in your favor. Not only do you complete your training in less time, but you've also got more time to recover before the next onslaught!

Hardgainer No More!

Don't settle for not achieving your lean body mass goals. Apply these nutrient timing strategies.

Can't Prove It - Part 2

Prior to the early 90's, hardly anyone used scientific references to support their notions – not in real life and certainly not in the magazines. You just said what you believed and most of the time no one questioned you.

Strategic Overeating for Mass

"No one in this world can you trust: not men, not women, not beasts... this you can trust."

TBT vs. Splits: An Analysis

Lately there's been much discussion about whether it's more beneficial to do total body training (TBT) or some version of a split system where parts of the body are separated for different workouts.

Triple Threat Training

If there's one constant in strength training, it's variety. Those who vary their programs will often make consistent progress. What's common in most programs, however, is a lack of variety!

Waterbury Rules

At first glance, it might seem that the title of this article is a double entendre (you know, like "Kid Rock Rules!"). I assure you, it's not. My linguistic reference of choice is not a music-challenged snowboarder but the <i>Oxford English Dictionary,</i> or for all you acronym lovers: OED.