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The aim of this article is to touch upon some of what I consider to be the more common and damaging "mistakes" used in strength training.

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Question of Strength 16

Q & A with one of the world's premier strength coaches.

Question of Strength 15

Q & A with one of the world's premier strength coaches.

Adapting Eating Patterns to Your Body Type

When most of us want to make some sort of long-term change to our bodies, we generally look for answers in the medicine cabinet.

Workout Du Jour 1

It occurred to us that our website didn't really contain any workouts. I mean, if you, the loyal reader, just wanted to log on and pull out a new workout, you couldn't do it. You'd probably have to resort to pulling out a copy of Ironman or something (shudder).

The Nausea Workout

It's a hot Saturday in the Colorado Rockies and I'm at the office trying to think of a topic for an article. I've been sitting here for hours, just staring into the computer screen.

Question of Strength 11

Q & A with one of the world's premier strength coaches.

Poetry in Motion 1

Think of bodybuilding as a language, and think of the exercises we do in the gym as words in that language.

Question of Strength 10

Q & A with one of the world's premier strength coaches.

A Simpleton's Guide to Charles Poliquin's Training Principles 2

In Part I of this article, I carefully picked out seven of Charles Poliquin's principles and tried to make them a little easier to understand. Of course, as I mentioned, picking out only seven was a little like trying to pick my top seven favorite Hanson songs?okay, bad analogy.

The Five Percent Solution

I too have my own version of the seven percent solution, only it has nothing to do with illegal opiates. Instead, it has to do with rep schemes. I call it my Five Percent Solution.

Question of Strength 7

Q & A with one of the world's premier strength coaches.

Killer Instinct

I've never fit in anywhere. Actually, I never really think about it. As a result, I usually leave a wake of mayhem and controversy wherever I go.

Tip: Wheat and the Zonulin Issue

Why do many non-celiacs feel better when they drop gluten? Because gluten may not be the real problem with bread and pasta. Info here.

Tip: Most Food Allergies Are a Delusion

Some bad stats led to a nation-wide paranoia about peanut and other allegedly common food allergies. Here's the truth.

Tip: The Best Way to Load Inverted Rows

Inverted rows are an excellent back builder, but they're hard to load up. Until now. Add weight like this.

Tip: Don't Join the GMO Confederacy of Dunces

A new study shows that strongly anti-GMO people think they know the most about the subject, but actually know the least.

Tip: Saturated Fat – Animals vs. Coconuts

Why is one considered bad and the other good? Here's the real story.

Tip: Training Effort – The Two Biggest Myths

We've all fallen for these myths, and that's not a bad thing as long as we wise up as we gain more experience.

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Tip: The Two-Up, One-Down Calf Press

Use the leg press for this one. Lift with both feet, hold the contraction for 3 seconds, and lower slowly with one foot.

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Tip: Seated Dumbbell Calf Raise

If your gym doesn't have a seated calf machine, you probably don't work your soleus. Let's fix that.

Tip: 3 Unexpected Things That Accelerate Gains

The answer isn't always to eat more and lift heavier. Here are three things a lot of lifters don't think about.

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Tip: Dip with Chains

Set the chains up so that the majority of the chain weight comes off the floor for the top half of the dip, overloading the triceps.

Tip: Is Your Chronotype Making You Depressed?

Could THIS be making depressive symptoms worse? According to science, yes. Here's what you need to know.

Tip: Your Red Rooster Sauce is a PED

You know that spicy stuff every guy under 30 squeezes onto his food? It turns out it makes them stronger. Here's proof.