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What's the Best Diet for Losing Fat?

What's best, a low carb, ketogenic diet, or one that's more balanced? Here’s what science has to say.

Training While Deployed

A 10-workout program designed to get you bigger, stronger, and combat ready, whether you're in the military or not.

Squats for Those Who Can't Squat

Busted-up veteran lifters often have to abandon the back squat. But they may not need to. Try these variations to keep the leg growth coming.

To Lose Fat, Eat More Early

The most important time to get the right nutrients into your body is around the workout, but breakfast is crucial, too. Here’s why.

Exercise Stacking for Fast Gains

Here's how to combine two or more similar exercises in sequence to save time and maximize strength and hypertrophy.

Pick It Up and Bleed

The barbell has things to teach you. Painful, but very rewarding things.

Scratch List Training

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.

Teaching a Kid to Lift

Everyone knows a teenaged kid that needs to be saved. Teaching him to lift is a great way to do it. Here’s the best way.

The Countdown Method

If this “shock and awe” hypertrophy method doesn't stimulate some new gains in size and strength, then nothing will.

Exercise Modifications For New Growth

Simple yet effective ways to turn tired old exercises into plateau busting, muscle building dynamos.

Anabolic Resistance

Bulking diets, if you're not careful, can create anabolic resistance, leading to rapid fat gain with no muscle growth.

The Fructose Verdict

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

5 Critical Training Mistakes

How many of the following training mistakes do you make on a regular basis? The answer may shame you.

The 5 Most Beneficial Exercises

The best exercise isn't the one that hurts the most, but the one that has the greatest benefit compared to its costs.

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.

Add 100 Pounds to Your Squat

Regular paused squats are tough, but breathing paused squats take the pain - and the results - to the next level.

Strengthen Your "Secret" Deadlift Muscles

Pulling big weights requires getting strong in a lot of supporting muscles, starting with the upper and mid back.

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.

Deadly Deadlift Supersets

These deadlift supersets will hammer your weak points while still letting you crank reps where you're strong.

Expose Your Weaknesses to Get Strong!

Targeting weak links builds strength, helps you achieve structural balance, and prolongs your lifting career. Here’s how to do it.

7 Hard Truths About Lifting

Here are seven training tenets that have worked for over 30 years. Have you adopted them all?

Squat Like a Champion

Squats aren't for everyone, at least not right away. Here's how to systematically work your way up to squatting like a champion.

3 New Ways to Get Jacked

Ready to take your training up a notch? Try never-ending sets, tonnage programs, and minute-on-the-minute sets.

Pain Don't Hurt

The mind quits before the body does. You're capable of much more than you think.