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Flicking the Scab Off Your Dietary Beliefs

Dietary choices have become sort of the new religion for many people. Let’s offend them. Or maybe, just maybe, educate them so they won’t make silly choices.

Leg Curls 2.0

Here's how to modify the leg curl with some innovative movements that will build a strong posterior chain and a rock-solid ass to match.

Figuring Out Your Life and Lifting Goals

How combining the threads of training, career, and family can make for a full, fit life.

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.

This is How I Train

It's not the exercises, sets, or reps. The most important part of a training program is knowing what your needs and goals are.

Mineral Mining for a Better Body

If your body is lacking a few key minerals, even your best muscle-building endeavors won't get you anywhere. Here’s what you need to know.

A New Way to Eat - Part 2

Stop being obsessive and neurotic about food. Part of your diet should be strict, but part of it really doesn’t matter. Here’s why.

Fillers: Pairing Strength with Mobility

Doing dozens of mobility drills is boring. Here's how tactically using just a few in between big lifts can make you bigger and stronger.

Iron Evolution – Phase 9

Thirty years of iron work ends at the top of the mountain - with the Mountain Dog.

How I Really Train

So how does a strength training legend actually train, day in, day out? We asked coach Dan John. Here’s what he had to say.

Timed Arm Blast

Forget about counting reps! Do your biceps and triceps sets for time instead!

Heavy Lessons

A long-time strength coach finally enters a powerlifting meet. Here's what you can learn from his experiments.

Glutes Gone Wild

Whatta' ya' know? There appears to be more than one glute guy around here. Here's how to build a stare-worthy caboose without messing up your lower back.

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.

The Definition of an Expert

Everybody is an expert today… except they’re really not. Here’s how to separate the experts from the fakers.

Hard Ab Training

A quick and dirty old-school routine you can do in 6 to 10 minutes.

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  • Deadlift or Squat: What's the Diff?

    The difference between squats and deadlifts and all the variations of each is a lot less than what you might have been led to believe.

    The Return of Aerobic Work

    Steady state aerobic exercise makes you slow, fat, and weak. Or is that belief just holding you back? Check out this info.

    7 Triple Threat Protocols for an Awesome Burn

    A simple yet exciting way to spice up your old workout to stimulate new growth and burn fat.

    My Favorite Upper Body Warm-Up

    Wanna know the best warm-up for heavy lifting? Ask a powerlifting coach. Like this one.

    Training Clarity: One Goal at a Time

    The barbell can accomplish just about any fitness goal - just not all at the same time. Here's how to add a method to this training madness.

    7 Single-Leg Exercises You've Never Tried

    Shake up your training and correct strength imbalances with these challenging exercises.

    A Letter to My Younger Self

    What Jim Wendler would say to his teenaged self about training, conditioning, and life could be exactly what you need to hear right now.

    Rise of the Cardio Machines

    Here are some innovative ways to get a kick-ass conditioning workout at the boring old commercial gym.