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An Interview with Dr. Stuart McGill - Part 2

The interview concludes with a fascinating discussion of sit-ups, rotational strength, and a much more precise definition of "core."

Going From Point A to Point B

Figuring out what point B is, the problems with goal setting, and realistic body fat percentages.

Bands and Chains for Bodybuilding

Think bands and chains are only for strength athletes? Think again. Use these powerlifting staples to pack on pounds of muscle. Here’s how.

An Interview with Dr. Stuart McGill - Part 1

The world famous spine expert puts the whole spinal flexion, rounding-the-back issue to rest, along with describing the proper way to train core rotation and much more.

You Don't Have to be a Loser

Overcome your average genetics. Quit complaining, read this, and make gains like never before.

A New Take on 5 Things

Cardio, functional training, and mobility. Check out this fresh take on the stuff lifters love to hate.

Iron Evolution – Phase 8

How does a broken-down powerlifter turn himself into a jacked-up bodybuilder? He gets help from three top coaches.

Freakish Strength With Proper Core Training

Why bracing is better than hollowing; how to do pelvic floor contractions; how to breathe during a heavy lift; and lots more.

5 Strategies to Train Around Upper Body Pain

Getting banged up in the gym doesn't have to cost you all your gains. Here's your plan for when something hurts but training isn’t completely off the table.

The Contreras Files: Volume III

Curls with kettlebells, how to cluster-train with deadlifts, the truth behind upper and lower abs, new research on how muscle works, and much more.

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.

8 Tips to Give Your Program More Pull

Train your back like it's your job. Undo the damage from chronic sitting and limit the consequences of too much benching. Here's what to do.

Is the Leg Press Worthless?

Some say that the leg press is worthless compared to the squat. Here’s the truth.

Fine Tuning the Basics: Back Training

Awesome variations on back exercises, plus a hugely inspirational video feature of Dave Tate doing deadlifts with chains.

7 Things I Learned in 2011

How to make sweet, sweet, love to a ball and other wonderful lessons learned by Eric Cressey in the past year.

Scorch Muscle With the Dubreuil Effect

It’s a plan only for true muscle masochists. It was first proposed in Iron Man magazine in 1976. We know why it didn't get popular – it hurt too much.

6 Secrets for a Supreme Squat

Squatting like a champion is as simple as learning these six tips, adapting some specific exercises, and watching some great videos.

Shoulders and Triceps Blast

A 6-week routine filled with heavy weights, drop sets, and 100-rep muscle burners. You ready?

6 Tips from 6 Coaches

Six strength coaches explain what they changed about their training and nutrition. Here's what you can learn from what they learned.

Exercises Saved From the Dumpster

Kettlebells, Turkish getups, loaded carries and deadlifts. Here's why one coach went from avoiding them to becoming an avid fan.

Research-Approved Carb Cycling

A better way to cycle carbs, one that allows you to have your cake and eat it too, literally.

Reaching Your Potential in the Big 3

Everybody wants to add more wheels to their squat, bench, and deadlift. But sometimes it's the little things that trip us up. Give this a read and start hitting some PR's.

How to Modulate Intensity

The smart lifter’s guide to intensity, from neural efficiency to myofibrilar hypertrophy.

Exercises You've Never Tried: Beach Body Edition

Think the only exercises that matter are the trendy ones? Wrong. Do the uncommon things to get uncommon results. Then get ready to sport some skin.