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The Truth About Alkaline Diets

There's a trendy diet that claims your favorite foods are too acidic and causing a host of problems, including muscle loss. Here's the real science.

Maybe All You Need Is Lifting

Warm-ups, mobility work, stretching, foam rolling, conditioning... do you even lift, bro? And do you really need all that stuff?

7 Things to Steal From Competitors

Get a body that reflects your hard work by picking up a few tips from bodybuilders, figure athletes, and other physique competitors.

Sport, Not Beauty Pageant

Our undercover IFBB pro dishes the dirt on what really goes on behind the scenes of professional bodybuilding competitions. In this installment, he tackles the questionable judging criteria.

5-4-3-2-1 Shoulder Workout

A shoulder workout that uses unique movements based on almost every conceivable training stimulus.

Carbohydrate Customized Diet

Why drop your carbs crazy low if you don't have to? If your insulin sensitivity is good, and it probably is, you can eat more carbs than you think.

In Defense of CrossFit

For all its flaws, CrossFit has done wonders for fitness. It's time we give credit where credit is due, even if CrossFitters are kinda annoying.

Eating Clean vs. Orthorexia

Every generation of bodybuilders has its unfounded fear of certain foods. The current generation takes the cake.

Conditioning Stations for Fat Loss

Ditch the treadmill. These conditioning workouts will get you shredded without muscle loss or boredom.

Bodybuilder Big, Powerlifter Strong

How to use a blend of heavy and moderate loads for specific TUTs to trigger both sarcoplasmic and myofibrillar hypertrophy.

Leverage-Disadvantage Squat Plan

To build up your squat, ignore things you're good at and spend time doing things that make you downright uncomfortable.

The Secret to Ab Training

Master this little trick and even the most intense abdominal exercises will suddenly become way more effective.

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  • 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.

    14 Tips For a Successful Year

    Fourteen training, programming, and diet tips to make this your best year yet.

    Last Set Mayhem

    Combine volume and intensity by performing multiple sets and then taking the last set to muscle-tearing oblivion.

    The Kaizen Principle

    Never be satisfied with your current level of skill or development. Always try to improve, in every aspect of your life.

    Turning Pro: 7 Mind Hacks

    An amateur has amateur habits, while a professional has professional habits. Which category describes you?

    A Way of Life

    The gym isn't an escape from life's problems, but a way of solving them. A strong body makes for a strong person. Challenge yourself, test yourself, and grow.

    Do You Need the Olympic Lifts?

    Do athletes really need to perform Olympic lifts to be fast and explosive? Not really, says this coach. Here’s why.

    6 Exercises For Stress-Free Gains

    You need more volume to get big, but too much volume can mess you up. Here are 6 great movements that won't trash your CNS.

    Are You Tough?

    The first step to achieving your goal is to stop acting like a self-entitled sissy and get tough. This will put things into perspective for you.

    The 2 Minute Injury Fix

    Compression wrapping is an inexpensive way to treat those troublesome knees, wrists, and elbows. Here's how to do it.

    The Effort Factor

    is is a piece of the puzzle that most people think they have, but really don't. It's true in the gym and it's true in the rest of your life.