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Hardcore Stretching - Part 1

Hardcore training needs to incorporate (smart) hardcore stretching. Here’s why.

Primed For Muscle

Maximizing the neuromuscular system for greater hypertrophy.

40 Movements for Rapid Strength - Part 5

Dave Tate is the co-owner of Elite Fitness Systems and has been involved in the sport of powerlifting since 1982. A true testament to his skills rests in the 10,000 hours of personal training and strength consulting sessions he has performed with novice to elite athletes. Numerous clients have broken barriers they never thought possible through the use of maximal, dynamic and absolute strength development methods.

Atomic Dog: Top Ten Testosterone Facts

Ten things you don’t know about our favorite hormone.

3 Dead-Ends and a Loophole

Some of you might have enjoyed the Diary of a Steroid User series as much as I did. It was an interesting, unapologetic, honest portrait of what it's like when an average Joe uses steroids. But however much I enjoyed it, I cringed when I read some of the "pyramid" workouts outlined by the anonymous author

Manipulating Reps for Gains in Size and Strength

The smart lifter’s guide to choosing the right rep ranges for his goals. It’s a bit more complicated than you think. Check it out.

Blood & Guts (Mostly Guts)

An interview with gastrointestinal expert, Leslie Bonci, MPH, RD, LDN

The Protein Debate

What you're about to read is a protein needs debate between John Berardi, Ph.D. of the University of Texas at Austin and Stuart Phillips, Ph.D. of McMaster University in Ontario.

Pillars of Strength

Bodybuilding is full of colorful descriptions of various physique types.

7 Naked Nutrition Tips

Sometimes it's fun to drop the heavy scientific jargon and just deliver the bare factoids and helpful tips. Check these out.

Debunking Exercise Myths - Part 2

Five common workout beliefs that are just plain wrong… if you know how to train.

Diary of a Steroid User 6

A regular Joe uses steroids and keeps a diary. Controversy ensues.

The Skinny Leg Syndrome

Skinny legs are the norm among men. Don't be normal. Here's what to do.

The Superior Circuit - Part 3

Instead of using one dimensional thinking and throwing rocks by doing cyclical modes of cardio, why not try to cover as many needs as possible in a short period of time with a circuit of exercises?

Arm Yourself!

Tried everything to get your arms to grow? No, no you haven’t. Check out these training methods.

Top 10 Profanity Sets

It never ceases to amaze me how trainees like to talk two and a half times their actual size. Only in the gym will complete newbies rant about their Ronnie Coleman-like genetics before even entering their first Mr. Akron contest.

The Superior Circuit - Part 2

In today's training world, most experts would agree that high intensity interval training (HIIT) performed after resistance training is the best way to get lean.

The Superior Circuit - Part 1

We have some good news for you. The New Year's resolution crowd, famous for clogging up the gym for the first two months of every year, is starting to dwindle. As they devolve back into their sedentary lifestyles, you have the opportunity to evolve your training program to reach even greater heights. In this series, we'll show you how!

The Secret Weapon

An interview with Dr. Jack Singer, Sports Psychologist

9 Ab Exercises for More Sex!

There's something special about a firm and flat midsection. Your abdominals attract attention like nothing else.

The Best Lesson You'll Ever Learn

It happens every time I write an article or give a workshop. Someone asks me, "So, uh, Dan, do you think I should do it five times a week or should I do it twice a day?" It doesn't matter what "it" is – one arm lifts, Tabata front squats, Olympic lifts–I always get the same perplexing response.

Eccentric-Base Training

When you think of science, the first thing that probably comes to mind is images of atrophied, goggle-wearing weaklings in white coats. Bulging muscles and inhuman strength are certainly not part of your mental image!

The Sacked Back - Part 2

In this article I'll be focusing specifically on handling injuries to the lower back or lumbar region.

Yo, How Much Ya Bench?

The three-step plan for setting up for a bench press PR.