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How to Become a Personal Trainer

It’s a tough job, at least if you do it right. There are three ways to do it. Here are the pros and cons of each.

Jim Wendler: Off The Cuff

The Ohio Hellraiser talks Blast & Cruise, Harley Davidsons, the pros of bodybuilding training(!), and what conditioning drills rate high on the awesomeness scale. (Hint: it ain't the treadmill).

Simple But Way Cool Nervous System Tests

Forget space being the final frontier, it's the nervous system. Here's how to finally tap into what it's telling you.

Unconventional Workout - Abs

Still doing three sets of crunches for abs before leaving the gym? Check out this article for a new approach to the coveted six-pack.

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  • Sucker Punch: Charles Staley

    The Zen Master of weightlifting wants you to simplify your approach, build muscle, and live the good life.

    7 Steps to Better Workouts

    Here are seven steps you can use to improve your programming and get better results from your hard work.

    Farmer's Walks for Fat Loss

    Coach Nick T. shows how this classic strongman exercise can turn your boring workout into a metabolism-stoking, fat-incinerating machine.

    Sucker Punch: Dr. John Berardi

    Dr. John Berardi gives us the details on nutrition for athletes, diet strategy, food behavior, and Georges St. Pierre. See what he has to say.

    Puncturing Popular Broscience Myths

    Are you still following this old school bodybuilding advice? It's time to call out the common myths. Here's what it is and why it's wrong.

    The Russian Approach to Size and Strength

    Strength coach JP Catanzaro goes behind the former Iron Curtain for a periodized approach to unprecedented levels of size and strength.

    Matt Kroc is More Man Than You

    Elite powerlifter Matt Kroc lives by a code that drives him to do things we find scary and inspiring.

    Sucker Punch: Dr. Tim Ziegenfuss

    One of the top product developers in the sports nutrition industry talks frankly about new developments in the wild world of sports supplements.

    How I Train

    They publish umpteen workouts, but do they practice what they preach? Take a peek into the workouts of John Romaniello, Clay Hyght, and Nick Tuminello.

    Enter The Drug Dragon - 1

    A top bodybuilding prep-coach answers your questions on the dark side of bodybuilding.

    5 Foods You Should Be Eating

    If you want to build a healthy, muscular physique, the quality of your food matters. Here's what to add to your diet.

    Inside the Muscles: Best Ab Exercises

    After hooking himself up to a bunch of electrodes, the author discovers the best exercises for building a rock-solid midsection.

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  • Sucker Punch: Dan John

    An in-depth discussion with Highland Games competitor, thrower, coach, teacher, and wise man of the iron game, Dan John.

    Brutal Trisets for Sluggish Muscle Groups

    The way we see it, there are two types of lifters: those who like trisets, and wusses. Here's an article for the former.

    Pull-Up Strength: The Missing Link

    All the pull-up routines in the world won't help you get more reps or build bigger muscles if you’re missing this important factor.

    Death March: The NSW Mile

    Got a couple hours on Saturday? We suggest loading up a heavy bar, putting it on your back, and walking a mile.

    Favorite Supersets

    Supersets can help you gain more muscle in less time, but only if you know how to pair the perfect exercises.

    Your Training Split Sucks!

    Three experts give you three training splits guaranteed to pack on muscle.

    Old School Tempo Training For More Muscle

    Tried and true tempo training may be just what you need to reignite muscular gains. Here’s how to do it.

    Blood and Chalk 5

    Jim Wendler returns to talk assistance exercises, peaking for meets, and why losing your lunch sprinting up a hill is a good thing.