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Squats for Those Who Can't Squat

Busted-up veteran lifters often have to abandon the back squat. But they may not need to. Try these variations to keep the leg growth coming.

Semi-Fasted Cardio Solution

Triple fat loss without losing an ounce of muscle: the smartest, fastest way to lose fat while doing cardio. Here’s how to do it.

To Lose Fat, Eat More Early

The most important time to get the right nutrients into your body is around the workout, but breakfast is crucial, too. Here’s why.

Exercise Stacking for Fast Gains

Here's how to combine two or more similar exercises in sequence to save time and maximize strength and hypertrophy.

CrossFit and High-Rep Olympic Lifting

Are high-rep Oly lifts dangerous? Will they fail to make you strong? Here's what a variety of experts have to say.

Do You Need the Olympic Lifts?

Do athletes really need to perform Olympic lifts to be fast and explosive? Not really, says this coach. Here’s why.

What's Best, 3 or 6 Meals Per Day?

Eat smaller meals more often, right? Or are larger, less frequent meals the way to go? Here’s what science has to say.

Pick It Up and Bleed

The barbell has things to teach you. Painful, but very rewarding things.

9 Ways to Upgrade Your Workout

Supercharge your workouts and your results by employing one of these ball-busting program upgrades.

Scratch List Training

Structured strength programs are awesome, but sometimes it's best to just chip-away at training items you need to do. Here’s how to do it.

Exercise Modifications For New Growth

Simple yet effective ways to turn tired old exercises into plateau busting, muscle building dynamos.

Squat, Deadlift & Bench Options for Big Gains

Always going heavy on the Big 3 can lead to injury and stagnation. Here how to lighten your loads and keep getting better.

What You Don't Know About Workout Supplements

If you don't take care of workout supplementation, you might as well not train. Here's how to get it right.

Are Bulgarian Squats Superior to Regular Squats?

Could the Bulgarian squat be better than the King of Exercises? Ben Bruno makes his case.

The Fructose Verdict

A lot of folks are afraid of fructose. Should they be? Here are the facts.

The Single-Lift-A-Day Workout

A simple, brutal program for both size and strength. Check it out.

The Strict Curl for Max Weight

You need to set PRs in the strict curl. Here's a program that'll have you curling train axles in no time.

The 5 Most Beneficial Exercises

The best exercise isn't the one that hurts the most, but the one that has the greatest benefit compared to its costs.

9 Great Ideas to Improve Your Workouts

How to get the most out of rep schemes, your workouts, and your programming.

Obliterate Your Sticking Points

Combining isometric training with CAT can help even the most stagnant lifter power through to a new PR.

6 Exercises For Stress-Free Gains

You need more volume to get big, but too much volume can mess you up. Here are 6 great movements that won't trash your CNS.

Dynamic Drop Sets For Size

Drop sets are as old as the barbell but they work. Here's a new and brutal way to perform this classic technique.

Add 100 Pounds to Your Squat

Regular paused squats are tough, but breathing paused squats take the pain - and the results - to the next level.

Are You Tough?

The first step to achieving your goal is to stop acting like a self-entitled sissy and get tough. This will put things into perspective for you.