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The dead zone is when injuries and frustrations mount. It can last a decade, but getting through it may be what gives you the biggest gains of your life. Here’s what to do.

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5 Holiday Diet Tips That Don't Suck

Yes, have some awesome meals on holidays. Have several! Just use these smart eating strategies.

Variations on the Shrug

Shrugs and beastly traps go together like certain high-ranking generals and sleazy MILFs. But what if you've been hitting those shrugs all wrong?

The Contreras Files: Volume IV

Here are 15 workout tips from Bret Contreras, ranging from the best way to do rows to how to get a great chest pump.

An Unnamed Single Leg Gem of an Exercise

There's no universally recognized name for this exercise, but we think it should be called “That movement that makes my quads bark like a dog.”

The Virtual Squat Seminar

Everything you need to know about squatting heavy, from stance to hand position. Check it out.

Extended Sets for Size and Strength

A classic tool ripped straight from page one of the Old School Training Bible for serious gains in size and strength.

Do This, Not That

Add these variations to your strength training staples and kick start some new growth and athleticism.

Your Diet Isn't Building Any Muscle

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

The Variable Recovery Training System

A great training program that blends a little old school with a little new school. It's a little complicated, so put on your wee little thinking caps.

Sissy Exercises That Aren't

Squats and deadlifts may be bad ass and scare your momma, but some of the supposedly “sissy” exercises are really anything but!

Train Like A Man 7

Some exercises should go extinct. They do nothing for your strength, health, or hypertrophy. Here's what should take their place.

Tough or Reasonable?

Which are better, tough diets and tough workouts or reasonable diets and reasonable workouts? Maybe you need to mix and match a little.

Give Your Back a Raise

You need a strong lower back to move serious weight and not get injured. Here are some cool exercises to help get you there.

The 6 Most Common Snatch Mistakes

The snatch is an awesome lift, if you know how to do it. Eliminate these 6 rookie mistakes and start hurling some serious weight.

Becoming A Personal Trainer

Have the recent economic woes led you to consider becoming a personal trainer? You should read this first.

Cool Rowing Movements

Heavy and hard rows should be a mainstay in your program, but why limit yourself to just barbells and dumbbells?

Train Like A Man 6

How to wake up those glutes and train them like a man.

A Pain-Free Pec Program

Some guys have anemic pec development simply because benching heavy hurts too much. Here's your fix.

27 More Nutrition Facts

Here are 27 facts to either reinforce or to bring into doubt your current nutritional practices. Read, learn, adjust, and conquer.

My Favorite Exercises: Muscle by Muscle

Not all exercises are created equal. Fact is, some just get the job done better than others. Here are one coach's favorites for each body part.

The HRV Roundtable

Strength coaches and researchers offer the most effective ways to use Heart Rate Variability to get better results from your training.

The Difference Between Organic and Natural

Are you one of those people who get all holier-than-thou when it comes to organic or natural food? Get off your organic high horse and read this article.

Managing Training Stress

Here are a couple of simple but telling biofeedback tests to let you how well you're managing the stress imposed by training.

8 Reasons People Do Dumb Things

Some people make really dumb decisions about fitness. Do you? See the list.