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6 Ways to Bring the Pain

Increase time under tension and trigger new muscle growth with these six lethal combinations of compound and static exercises.

CrossFit and Starting Strength

Most training programs will deliver results, but are those the results you really want? Let's look at two popular methodologies.

7 Mind Hacks for Gym Dominance

Once your physical skills are well-developed, psychology may be the greatest weapon in your arsenal. Check out these tips.

The Case for Broscience

If you're disregarding the advice of an experienced lifter in favor of the latest study, you may be doing yourself a disservice. And you definitely look like a punk.

Burn Reps for Anabolic Growth

To extend time under tension and trigger key anabolic responses, do “burn reps” at the end of a set until you have nothing left in the tank.

797M for Strength

Smash a new personal record every two weeks with this innovative system based on RPE (rate of perceived exertion).

Lessons from Football

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

8 Exercise Variations for New Growth

Trigger muscle growth with challenging variations of the chin-up, push-up, dip, and more!

The Kaizen Principle

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

Is Time Under Tension a Crock?

Slow-tempo sets extend the duration of a set and hurt like hell the next day, but they ignore important growth triggers.

Change Your Thinking, Build Your Body

Start bending bars and setting personal records just by opening up your mind to a few new ideas.

Embrace the Suck

If you never find yourself in the suck, then you aren't trying hard enough to accomplish anything. Every worthwhile goal is found on the other side of the suck. And there's only one way to reach it: get mad, dig deep, and fight.

The Return of Direct Arm Training

You don’t need direct arm training, just the big basic exercises, right? That’s what some say. Here’s why they’re wrong.

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.

To Lose Fat, Eat More Early

The most important time to get the right nutrients into your body is around the workout, but breakfast is crucial, too. Here’s why.

Stack-10 Training

Choose a big lift that needs work. Apply the Stack-10 plan. Smash plateaus and pack on new muscle in 6 workouts. Here's how.

Exercise Modifications For New Growth

Simple yet effective ways to turn tired old exercises into plateau busting, muscle building dynamos.

The Fructose Verdict

A lot of folks are afraid of fructose. Should they be? Here are the facts.

Obliterate Your Sticking Points

Combining isometric training with CAT can help even the most stagnant lifter power through to a new PR.

The Shocking Truth About Inflammation

Not all forms of inflammation are bad. In fact, acute inflammation is good and leads to healing. Here’s why.

Tapping Your Full Growth Potential

If you want to pack on muscle as fast as possible, build up those Type I fibers everyone else has told you to ignore. Here’s how.

Screw Exercise Variation!

How important is exercise variation really? According to this coach, not very. Check out his reasoning.

Long Live Static Stretching!

Static stretching makes you weak, slow, and doesn't improve flexibility. Or does it? Here’s a different opinion.

8 More Tips for Training and Recovery

Let’s talk calf training without machines, sure-fire sleep, simple warm-ups, and even hand care for meatheads.