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Avoid the Enablers

The world is full of enablers that make you feel good about yourself while ultimately turning you into a sucky human being. Avoid these people like the plague.

Smash 3 PRs in One Month

Train the assistance lifts more like the big three and watch your personal records fall like dominoes. Here's the full plan.

300-Pound Complexes For Max Strength

Light-weight complexes will get you ripped, but frighteningly heavy complexes will get you strong. Try these.

Best Grips for Faster Gains

Don't just grip it and rip it. The right hand position can help you build muscle and strength. Here’s what you need to know.

Heavy Ab Training

Being lean isn't enough. You must choose the right kind of training and go heavy for hypertrophied, punch-proof abs.

7 Movements For Mass

To build strength and mass, you need a steady diet of variations of these basic, heavy exercises.

2 Big Mistakes

Lifting that's effective becomes lifting that's enjoyable. Make it so with this crucial advice.

HLC: The Ultimate Workout Finisher

Ready to shed some body fat? Try hybrid locomotion complexes. Here’s how to do them.

5 Heavy Lifts To Increase Mobility

Think you need to spend more time stretching? You don’t. Here’s how to make gains while gaining mobility.

Accelerate Gains By Overreaching

The most radical gains of your life won't come by accident. For that, you need a gut full of ambition and a borderline crazy plan.

Omega-6 vs Omega-3 Who Cares

Do you really need to worry about the ratio between omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids? Here’s what science has to say.

Not Your Average B.S. Core Training

Forget crunches, leg raises, and the latest ab gadget. Here are some unique core exercises that deliver real results, fast.

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  • Why I Train

    Why do we hit the weights day after day to get stronger or build more muscle? Here are three reasons you can probably relate to.

    Does Everyone Need to Squat (Deep)?

    You gotta' squat butt-to-calves, right? Or is it butt-to-floor? Thighs-to- parallel? The answer is... it depends.

    6 Interesting Things About Strength

    Some things you know about strength, some things you thought you knew, and some things you plain just don't know.

    7 Tweaks To Make Your Exercises More Evil

    Here are some simple tweaks to take a few basic exercises to a whole new level of muscle-building awesomeness.

    The Contreras Files: Volume V

    Fifteen more workout tips from Bret Contreras, including assisted one-arm push ups, the merits of heavy back extensions, the benefits of the "clam raise," and more.

    The Virtual Squat Seminar

    Everything you need to know about squatting heavy, from stance to hand position. Check it out.

    Extended Sets for Size and Strength

    A classic tool ripped straight from page one of the Old School Training Bible for serious gains in size and strength.

    Cool Rowing Movements

    Heavy and hard rows should be a mainstay in your program, but why limit yourself to just barbells and dumbbells?

    5 Mistakes That Killed My Progress

    Caffeine overloads, tragic neglect of kettlebells, wayward experimentation, and other mistakes that made coach Bumgardner the butt of cruel jokes.

    Managing Training Stress

    Here are a couple of simple but telling biofeedback tests to let you how well you're managing the stress imposed by training.

    7 Random Training Tips

    Seven things you need to do to reach your lifting goals.

    Flicking the Scab Off Your Dietary Beliefs

    Dietary choices have become sort of the new religion for many people. Let’s offend them. Or maybe, just maybe, educate them so they won’t make silly choices.