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Powerlifter, Olympic lifter, and bodybuilder Christian Thibaudeau became a CrossFit athlete for three months. Here are the lessons he learned.

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How to Build Bulletproof Shoulders

Build indestructable shoulders with landmine presses, unique overhead carry variations, and much more.

Building a Superhuman Core

Meatheads say, “Just squat and deadlift, bro. That's all the core training you'll ever need.” Too bad they're wrong.

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  • Front Squat vs. Goblet Squat

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

    Big Forearms, Crushing Grip

    Building menacing forearms and developing a bar-bending grip require two unique approaches. Here's how to get both.

    Mountain Dog Training for Intermediates

    John Meadows’ style of training is typically used by only very advanced lifters. Here’s how to make it work for you if you’re a mere mortal.

    Five Exercises You Should Stop Doing... Forever!

    Five popular exercises that may be doing you more harm than good. Check out the list.

    How Tall Guys Get Jacked

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

    Sodium, Your Secret Weapon

    Here’s why athletes and bodybuilders need more, not less, sodium in their diets to ensure optimal health, performance, and even gains.

    The Periodization Bible - Part 1

    Everything you ever wanted to know about advanced periodization for strength training.

    The Real Driver of Muscle Growth

    A 6-month long study used experienced lifters to pinpoint what amount of volume would build the most muscle and strength. Here's what they found.

    Tip: The Smoothie That Could Save Your Life

    Having a stroke or heart attack really interferes with making gains. Consume two cups of this food every day to prevent that.

    Tip: 5 Ways to Stay Motivated... Forever

    Want to be lifting hard and loving life for the next 50 years? Here's how to do it.

    Tip: Sleep, Testosterone, and Insulin Sensitivity

    Lack of sleep turns you into a pudgy sissy. Here's the science.

    Tip: 4 Hip Adduction Exercises You Need

    Prevent injuries and build complete lower-body strength with these moves.

    CrossFit for Meatheads

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

    The Best Training Method You're Not Using

    This training method adds volume and builds strength, size, and endurance while getting you ripped. It's also fun. Here's how to do it.

    Tip: Dump the Seated Leg Extension, Do This Instead

    Most standard leg exercises are "missing" a very important quad muscle. Here's how to target it to build stronger legs.

    Freaky Strong Calves: The Workout Program

    If this five-step calf training program doesn't work for you, then you're just not trying hard enough. Check it out, if you dare.

    Push-Pull Training: The Next Generation

    The push-pull training split has been building slabs of muscle for generations. But can it be improved? You bet. Here's how.

    The 40-Workout Strength Challenge

    A simple workout program that will help you break multiple personal records in just 8 weeks. Guaranteed.

    The Best Chest Training Tips, Period

    Having a puny chest is fine... if you're 12 years old. Here's how to go beyond the basics to build bigger, stronger pecs.

    Kipping Pull-Ups: The Truth

    Is the kipping pull-up a legit movement or an exercise abomination? You may be surprised.

    Big. Scary. Delts.

    If you want to grow your delts, you've got to train them often, but you've also got to be smart about it. Here’s how.

    5 Workouts for Non-Responsive Biceps

    Not genetically blessed? Here are the most proven workouts for those with lagging or non-responsive biceps.