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

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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.

Stack-10 Training

Choose a big lift that needs work. Apply the Stack-10 plan. Smash plateaus and pack on new muscle in 6 workouts. Here's how.

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.

Stop Jerking Your Deadlift

Guys who can pull a ton don't get there by jerking the weight up. Here's the right way to get set for a big PR.

Pick It Up and Bleed

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

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.

The Countdown Method

If this “shock and awe” hypertrophy method doesn't stimulate some new gains in size and strength, then nothing will.

Exercise Modifications For New Growth

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

Anabolic Resistance

Bulking diets, if you're not careful, can create anabolic resistance, leading to rapid fat gain with no muscle growth.

5 Critical Training Mistakes

How many of the following training mistakes do you make on a regular basis? The answer may shame you.

Real Core Training: Offset Loading

How adding more weight to one side of the body can help you smash even the most stubborn plateaus.

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.

The 2 Minute Injury Fix

Compression wrapping is an inexpensive way to treat those troublesome knees, wrists, and elbows. Here's how to do it.

3 New Ways to Get Jacked

Ready to take your training up a notch? Try never-ending sets, tonnage programs, and minute-on-the-minute sets.

Pain Don't Hurt

The mind quits before the body does. You're capable of much more than you think.

The Harsh Secret to Success

To be elite in any sport, you must be willing to make sacrifices, work hard, and be unbalanced.

5 Training Rules You Must Obey

We all make mistakes, but here are 5 things you better be getting right if you want to build muscle and get strong.

The Effort Factor

is is a piece of the puzzle that most people think they have, but really don't. It's true in the gym and it's true in the rest of your life.

Explosive Days for Muscle and Strength

Training to be explosive is a triple win: you get stronger, bigger, and leaner at the same time. Here’s how to do it.

The Shocking Truth About Inflammation

Not all forms of inflammation are bad. In fact, acute inflammation is good and leads to healing. Here’s why.

Bad Form Builds Muscle

Is there a case for less than perfect form? Yes. Here’s why.

7 Advanced Exercise Modifications

Accelerate hypertrophy with slight modifications to your staple exercises. Here are seven ways to do it.