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8 Things I Learned in 2012

The most successful coaches stay on top cause they never stop learning. Here's what one of the best learned last year.

2012 in Review

Forget the crappy "things I learned" lists being spammed at you on Facebook. Here are some real lessons to help you.

Tough or Reasonable?

Which are better, tough diets and tough workouts or reasonable diets and reasonable workouts? Maybe you need to mix and match a little.

The Belief Effect

Knowledge is power, but knowledge can also be limiting. Real progress occurs when you harness the power of the belief effect.

Mentoring Wendler

Some of our greatest accomplishments are the result of good mentoring. Here’s who guided 5/3/1’s Jim Wendler.

Heavy Lessons

A long-time strength coach finally enters a powerlifting meet. Here's what you can learn from his experiments.

Reaching Your Potential in the Big 3

Everybody wants to add more wheels to their squat, bench, and deadlift. But sometimes it's the little things that trip us up. Give this a read and start hitting some PR's.

The Nutritional Dr. House: Case 1

Bodybuilding's Dr. House applies his nutritional knowledge and insight to cure a lifter who's lost his will to lift.

Iron Evolution – Phase 7

When Dave Tate retired from powerlifting, he was a physical wreck. So he took matters into his own hands and came up with an unorthodox cure.

5 Simple Tips for Bigger Tugs

Cool ways to drive up your deadlift numbers, fast.

Max Strength, Minimal Equipment

Here's a Westside-influenced strength-building program to make you maximally strong while using minimal toys.

Choices

What every lifter should know about personal responsibility, the greatest factor for success, and the benefits of adversity.

Modifying the Big Lifts

Get more out of the squat, deadlift, and overhead press. Know your limitations and overcome them. Here’s how.

The First Sexy Posture Article

A few postural checks, balances, and adjustments can have you looking a whole lot sexier in just a few minutes.

Corrective Complexes

Short but sweet corrective complexes that give method to the mobility madness.

Simple Strength – Phase 2

Increase your strength to record levels in a few short months. Here’s how.

Exercise Form Doesn't Matter... At All

Maybe we were all wrong. Maybe form really doesn't matter, at least when it comes hypertrophy training. Here’s why.

Dave vs. Dog: Dave's Diet

Powerlifting icon Dave Tate was in trouble. Here’s how John Meadows helped him clean up his diet and get healthy.

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I, Bodybuilder 1 - Shoulders - Friday

Build muscle as fast as humanly possible — week after week — until you see a body in the mirror that you barely recognize.

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I, Bodybuilder 2 - Back - Friday

Build muscle as fast as humanly possible — week after week — until you see a body in the mirror that you barely recognize.

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I, Bodybuilder 4 - Chest - Saturday

Build muscle as fast as humanly possible — week after week — until you see a body in the mirror that you barely recognize.

Dave vs. Dog: The Throwdown

Two certified bad asses training hard. 'Nuf said.

Fight the T-Killing Toxins

Your environment could be making you look soft and lady-like. Here's how to fight the T-lowering toxins.

Ditch the 6-Pack to Build 6-Pack Abs

Here are some surprising ways drinking can wreck your physique and strength goals, plus how to have the occasional drink or two anyway without doing harm.