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Heavy Lessons

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

7 Things I Learned in 2011

How to make sweet, sweet, love to a ball and other wonderful lessons learned by Eric Cressey in the past year.

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.

Texas Hold 'em Autoregulation

Know when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em. Here's how to figure out when you need to pull back before you gamble your gains away.

4 Reasons Why You're Not Making Progress

Training slumps are inevitable. But there’s a reason they happen. Here’s what’s causing yours, and what to do about it.

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.

4 Sure-Fire Ways To Kill Progress

Not sure why you’re still not jacked? Here’s your answer… and how to fight it.

3 Fixes for Weak Body Parts

Give these training strategies a try to quickly fix your lagging muscle groups.

CAT, Plyo, and Board Presses

Compensatory acceleration, plyometrics, and board presses. Here’s how to use these tools for explosive bench pressing.

11 Years, 11 Lessons, 100 Pounds

A decade in the iron game packs on some serious pounds, in addition to teaching some heavy life-lessons.

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.

3 Strongmen Discuss Explosiveness

3 nationally-ranked competitors agree it's explosiveness that takes your results to the next level.

10 Unconventional Upper Body Exercises

Sometimes even the best lifts stop working. Here are 10 variations to get you growing again.

A Ballsy Approach to Injuries

Check out this powerlifter's unconventional approach to soft tissue injury.

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I, Bodybuilder 5 - Transition - Tuesday

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

18 TAT (Tension Alteration Technique) Movements

Tom Furman unearths and revitalizes an old forgotten technique to extend sets. Remember not to kill the messenger when the paralyzing pain hits you.

Relax... Women Prefer Low-Cortisol Men

Studies show that women prefer men with high testosterone, but there’s more to the story. Check this out.

Wasabi Glucosinolates

You've probably never eaten wasabi, even if you think you have. That's too bad, because the real stuff might extend your life. Here’s how.

Blueberry Bioactives

Improve insulin sensitivity with blueberries and you'll build muscle and lose fat faster. Here’s how.

Resveratrol Decreases Fat Storage

If obesity is a disease of inflammation, resveratrol is one key piece of the anti-inflammatory puzzle.

Muscle Memory, Steroids, and Creatine

Athletes that have used anabolic steroids may have an increased form of muscle memory. Here are some legal ways to get a similar effect.

Band of Meatheads

Want to be more and do more? You'll get there faster with friends than you would by going at it alone. Here’s why community is essential in training.