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The barbell bench press won't give you much chest growth. Here's why and how to fix it.

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Flexible Training For Faster Gains

Advanced lifters don't just follow training programs blindly. They know when to push and when to back off. Here's how to become one of them.

Kelly Starrett, Mobility, and CrossFit

Kelly Starrett is a physical therapist and expert on movement and injury prevention. Here's his take on the current state and future of CrossFit.

16 Proven Ways to Build Muscle

Bored? Stuck in a rut? Here are 16 surefire workout protocols to jumpstart your training, get you motivated, and build more muscle.

10 Dumb Ways to Use Smart Workout Tools

Kettlebells, chains, sleds, stability balls, and foam rollers fill the gym. Should you use them? Yes. But not like a jackass.

6 Reasons Why You're Always Hurt

Injuries occur with any challenging form of training, but you don't have to invite them by making these six common mistakes.

The Toughest Way to Do a Set

One rep, three phases. This overload method will not only challenge you, it'll pack muscle on your weakest body parts, fast!

How To Build A Tight, Rock-Hard Waist

Shrink your waist, maximize strength, and crush the big lifts with these core training techniques.

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  • Masochistic Mechanical Drop Sets

    To bring up hard-to-grow muscle groups, use mechanical drop sets instead of straight sets. Here are 8 painful ways to do it.

    How to Fix CrossFit

    CrossFit hurts a lot of people, and the goal of exercise is to make you better, not worse. There's a simple fix, though.

    Lessons from Football

    Grinders win, greatness is planned, and your attitude determines everything. Works in the NFL and it'll work for you.

    Fear is Good

    Fear is the single best predictor of weightlifting success - not the absence of fear, but actually experiencing it.

    Kickstand Back Squats

    Check out this single-leg movement that provides all the benefits of unilateral work while still allowing you to go heavy.

    Don't Be the Strongest Weakling

    Being the strongest guy at Planet Fitness is like being the leanest kid at fat camp. If you want to push your limits, surround yourself with people who are ahead of you in the game.

    Supercharge Your Spine and Your Lifts

    Do this simple test on your thoracic spine, apply the easy fixes, and watch as your chin-ups, pull-ups, and OH presses explode.

    Anabolic Resistance

    Bulking diets, if you're not careful, can create anabolic resistance, leading to rapid fat gain with no muscle growth.

    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.

    4 Weightlifting Myths Destroyed

    These training myths do more harm than good. Ditch the dogma and get stronger today.

    The Novelty Workout

    While variety is good – even necessary – too much of it derails your progress. Here’s what you need to know.

    In Search of the Perfect Rep

    Tips on getting the most out of the deadlift, pull-up, and bent-over row.

    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.

    The 11 Body Part Split

    There are plenty of splits that train all 11 body parts, but do you know the pros and cons of each?

    The Contreras Files: Volume IV

    Here are 15 workout tips from Bret Contreras, ranging from the best way to do rows to how to get a great chest pump.

    The Difference Between Organic and Natural

    Are you one of those people who get all holier-than-thou when it comes to organic or natural food? Get off your organic high horse and read this article.

    8 Reasons People Do Dumb Things

    Some people make really dumb decisions about fitness. Do you? See the list.