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5 Knocks to the Weightlifting Head

A handful of ideas about lifting, food, and even life that will make you think. (Don’t be scared.)

The 5 Key Principles

Goal setting requires an ongoing assessment. Here's what lifters should know about making it from point A to point B.

Learn Only 1 Lesson in 2013

Nate Miyaki says to forget the resolutions, forget the endless string of magical diet and training tips; all you need to do is learn one simple lesson.

6 Interesting Things About Strength

Some things you know about strength, some things you thought you knew, and some things you plain just don't know.

No to Squats and Barbell Rowing?

It's not about being anti-squatting or anti-barbell rowing, it's about being pro-logic. Let your needs and goals dictate your exercise choices.

Your Diet Isn't Building Any Muscle

Your uber-healthy or trendy diet couldn't pack pounds on a Pomeranian. Here's why.

5 Ways to Get Stronger You Didn't Already Know

When the strength building basics stop working, you need real advice that works, not gimmicks. You need this article.

Turbocharging Digestion

Fixing stomach problems, plus a new look at an old super food that everyone should be eating.

7 Single-Leg Exercises You've Never Tried

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

Rise of the Cardio Machines

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

7 Reasons Everyone Should do a Powerlifting Meet

Stepping onto the platform reveals a lot more than just how strong you are. Here’s why you should consider entering a powerlifting meet.

Surprising Reasons Why You're Tight and Weak

Do your tight muscles need more stretching or just better stretches? Find out here.

Fat Loss Nutrition

To lose body fat, sometimes you have to throw conventional thinking out the window and do what's counterintuitive. Check this out

Gravity Iron: No Weights Needed

Combine bodyweight exercises with the deadlift for this simple program that'll pack on muscle.

4 Sure-Fire Ways To Kill Progress

Not sure why you’re still not jacked? Here’s your answer… and how to fight it.

Metabolic Flexibility

Are you programmed to be lean and muscular? Here's how to find out where you stand, and what you can do about it.

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.

Leverage Alteration Training

Pair your exercises the right way and you'll get bigger, faster. Here are 28 ways to do it!

Ditch the 6-Pack to Build 6-Pack Abs

Here are some surprising ways drinking can wreck your physique and strength goals, plus how to have the occasional drink or two anyway without doing harm.

Upper-Back Training for Deadlifts

Your pull is only as strong as your weakest link, and for many, it's not the lower back that's holding you back.

Shattering Your Plateaus in 3 Steps

A short, simple, brilliantly logical program for busting through training plateaus.

The Five Tools of Mental Strength, A.K.A. Balls

The strength of your muscles isn't nearly as important as the strength of your mind or the metaphorical size of your balls.

Leucine and Protein Synthesis

Leucine is the key amino acid responsible for stimulating muscle protein synthesis. Here’s how to make it even better.

Pulse Fast For Mass Phases

Fasting isn't just for skinny chicks. Build muscle without gaining fat. Here's how.