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Calories: Should You Be Counting?

For some, counting calories and macros is a valuable tool. For others, it can become an obsessive habit that derails their long-term progress. Here are the pros and cons of counting.

Heavy Deadlifting 101

Sumo or conventional stance? Mixed, overhand or hook grip? And what's the best way to program it? You have deadlift questions, Matt Kroc has answers.

Front Squat vs. Goblet Squat

Two anteriorly loaded squat variations, both with benefits and drawbacks. So which is best for you?

Master the Floor Press

The bench press may be everyone's favorite upper body barbell exercise, but its shorter-ranged cousin could be even better.

Build Muscle With Heavy Singles

Heavy singles build strength, but they can also build freakish size if you know how to combine 3 different growth factors.

Grow, Ectomorph, Grow

Naturally skinny? Here's how to finally gain some shirt-stretching muscle.

The Magic of Cluster Sets

A fresh look at a very old way to get big and strong. If you feel like you leave the gym not having worked hard enough, this method is for you.

Olympic Lift Variations to Get Big

Size gains with the Olympic lifts? Yes, it’s possible. Here’s how.

My 6 Most Important Training Discoveries

Try any one of these powerful training epiphanies. It may be what markedly improves your performance and physique.

An Explosive Squat Is a Bigger Squat

12-week squat program that's all about through-the-roof explosiveness.

4 Weeks to Big Arms

You can lie to yourself and say big arms aren't important to you. Or, you can follow this program for a month and finally build them.

Bench More to Bench More

Forget overtraining. One of the most effective ways to bench press more weight is to bench press more often.

Glutes Gone Wild - Part 2

The average American guy's butt resembles a couple of frozen toaster waffles, dimples included. Here are more ways to cure waffle ass.

The Snatch Grip Deadlift

It's a fact: the exercises that make you hate life the most also tend to deliver the best results. If you're in serious need of a hamstring overhaul, then this article is a great (although painful) place to start.

Prilepin's Table for Hypertrophy

Rethinking a classic strength training paradigm so that it results in massive hypertrophy gains.

The Best Damn Push-Ups Article, Period!

Think you know all there is to know about push-ups? Ha! We thought so too...until we read this.

Reawaken Your Rhomboids

Fix these overlooked muscles and you’ll look better and be able to pull more weight. Here’s how.

8-Week Basic Strength Plan

Being stronger in the basic barbell lifts makes everything else you do in the gym easier. Here’s how to do it.

Goblet Squats 101

Is this the "single best lifting movement of all time" as Dan claims? You be the judge.

The Metabolic Swing

One simple exercise can help you build more power and athleticism than any other. Oh, and it'll get you ripped too. Here’s how to do it.

Shoulder Shocker

Powerful delts are essential for athletes, but the shoulder joint is prone to injury. Increase the health of your shoulders to increase the size of your delts.

How Tall Guys Get Jacked

The rules of size training change a bit for tall lifters. Check out these lifting guidelines for lanky guys.

Best of Hamstrings

Why are hamstrings usually underdeveloped on most lifters? Because most lifters only train a portion of the muscle group. Change that. Here’s how.

More Reps, Bigger Legs

High-rep leg training isn't for everyone - just the guys who want to be the biggest, strongest mofos in the weight room.