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Powerful Reasons to Use a Workout Log

The secret to long-term gains isn't a special exercise or magic supplement, and it costs less than five bucks a year.

The Contreras Files: Volume II

Stretching doesn't affect DOMS; hex bar deadlifts are just as good as power lifts; full ROM is better; work that neck; and more research (much of it not-yet published) from the files of Bret Contreras.

Iron Evolution – Phase 7

When Dave Tate retired from powerlifting, he was a physical wreck. So he took matters into his own hands and came up with an unorthodox cure.

5 Simple Tips for Bigger Tugs

Cool ways to drive up your deadlift numbers, fast.

9 Random Training Tips

Stop neglecting upper back work, lunge better, and get mobile. It’s time to ramp up your training.

Texas Hold 'em Autoregulation

Know when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em. Here's how to figure out when you need to pull back before you gamble your gains away.

3 Simple Fat Loss Fixes

Having trouble leaning out? Try the Shake Diet, the 100-Gram Carb Cure, or the 3X Diet. Here’s some info on each.

Muscle Dysmorphia and Male Body Image

Is the compulsion to get bigger and leaner a disorder? Here’s the real story.

Choices

What every lifter should know about personal responsibility, the greatest factor for success, and the benefits of adversity.

The First Sexy Posture Article

A few postural checks, balances, and adjustments can have you looking a whole lot sexier in just a few minutes.

CAT, Plyo, and Board Presses

Compensatory acceleration, plyometrics, and board presses. Here’s how to use these tools for explosive bench pressing.

Train Like a Man 3

Lifts that have been outlawed by some people that you should do anyway.

Hired Gun of Pros to Help 20 Readers Get Shredded

If you really want to get into the very best shape possible, while making the least amount of mistakes, you have one choice...

Pushing the Limits: A Pain Roundtable

Push past the pain barrier to test your mettle. Dan John, Martin Rooney, Craig Weller, and Dan Twight show you how.

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I, Bodybuilder 1 - Shoulders - Monday

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I, Bodybuilder 1 - Shoulders - Tuesday

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I, Bodybuilder 1 - Shoulders - Wednesday

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I, Bodybuilder 1 - Shoulders - Saturday

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I, Bodybuilder 3 - Legs - Tuesday

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I, Bodybuilder 3 - Legs - Wednesday

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I, Bodybuilder 3 - Legs - Friday

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I, Bodybuilder 4 - Chest - Tuesday

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I, Bodybuilder 4 - Chest - Wednesday

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I, Bodybuilder 4 - Chest - Friday

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