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Chronic inflammation is the cause of virtually every disease, including the disease of fatness. Here's how to fix the problem and get healthy.

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Iron Abs, Healthy Spine

Training abs shouldn't wreck your spine. Here's how to make your ab exercises safe and your core ridiculously strong.

The Zombie Apocalypse Workout

They're coming. Are you ready? You'll need to be strong and athletic to survive. Do this program or die.

Timed Carries for Traps, Arms & Core

Build a stronger grip, great abs, monstrous traps, and a serious set of arms with timed sets of heavy carries.

Interval Training on the Rowing Ergometer

The rowing machine may be the best conditioning tool out there for strength athletes. Here's how to use it.

13,064 Pull-Ups in 5 Months

What happens when an old-school training staple meets an insane high-frequency approach? Awesome things. Check it out.

21st Century Core Training

A chiseled midsection. A strong, functional core. Who says you can't train for both? Here’s how to do it.

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  • The Return of German Volume Training

    GVT works, if you can handle it. Here are the pros and cons.

    Lactic Acid Training for Fat Loss

    Increase lactic acid to increase growth hormone and get shredded. One problem: It really hurts. Check out the program.

    Tip: Chew This. Get Stronger 10 Minutes Later

    Why more lifters don't use this simple technique to amp up their workouts and lift more weight is a damn mystery.

    Should You Trust Steroid-Using Trainers?

    It's a controversial topic, and the answer isn't as black or white as you might think. Here's what you really need to know.

    You Can't Prove That!

    Trainers and diet experts are often years ahead of scientific research. Here, six experts share their unproven (but probably correct) theories.

    How To Build Meaty Hamstrings

    Are your hammies on the puny side even though you train them? Here's how to build them with science and sweat.

    Tip: The High Performance Mindset

    The best athletes have trained their brains to deflect fear and anxiety. You can to. Here's how.

    10 Rules for Building Muscle Without Getting Fat

    Here are 10 strategies to help you do what was once thought to be impossible: growing muscle without growing your belly.

    CrossFit for Meatheads

    Make gains while getting leaner. Here's exactly what to do every day for the next three weeks.

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    Tip: Do the Hand-Release Push-Up

    If your goals include building a big chest, developing power, and improving your bench press, this is the superior way to do push-ups.

    The Lifter's Guide to Sprinting

    Sprinting leans you out while building you up. Here's your expert guide to working sprints into your training plan.

    The 4 Dumbest Ab Exercises

    Those popular ab exercises you see in many workout programs are ineffective and injurious. Luckily, there are smarter alternatives.

    The 185 Rep Squat Workout

    Climb out of that training rut and challenge your muscles and mental fortitude with these old-school squat workouts.

    Kroc Rows 101

    A step by step guide to performing the most bad-ass upper back exercise in existence.

    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.

    Mass Made Simple

    A heavy bar across your back and peanut butter sandwiches in your belly: it's time to build mass the Dan John way!