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Getting banged up in the gym doesn't have to cost you all your gains. Here's your plan for when something hurts but training isn’t completely off the table.

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The Contreras Files: Volume III

Curls with kettlebells, how to cluster-train with deadlifts, the truth behind upper and lower abs, new research on how muscle works, and much more.

Powerful Reasons to Use a Workout Log

The secret to long-term gains isn't a special exercise or magic supplement, and it costs less than five bucks a year.

A New Way to Eat - Part 1

It's time to say goodbye to the bodybuilding tradition of eating 6 times a day. Here’s a better way.

8 Tips to Give Your Program More Pull

Train your back like it's your job. Undo the damage from chronic sitting and limit the consequences of too much benching. Here's what to do.

Fine Tuning the Basics: Back Training

Awesome variations on back exercises, plus a hugely inspirational video feature of Dave Tate doing deadlifts with chains.

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.

Scorch Muscle With the Dubreuil Effect

It’s a plan only for true muscle masochists. It was first proposed in Iron Man magazine in 1976. We know why it didn't get popular – it hurt too much.

Sure-fire Way to Learn the Clean

Cleans are for anyone who wants to get bigger, stronger, and more athletic. Here's a step-by-step guide for mastering it.

6 Secrets for a Supreme Squat

Squatting like a champion is as simple as learning these six tips, adapting some specific exercises, and watching some great videos.

6 Tips from 6 Coaches

Six strength coaches explain what they changed about their training and nutrition. Here's what you can learn from what they learned.

Exercises Saved From the Dumpster

Kettlebells, Turkish getups, loaded carries and deadlifts. Here's why one coach went from avoiding them to becoming an avid fan.

Research-Approved Carb Cycling

A better way to cycle carbs, one that allows you to have your cake and eat it too, literally.

Reaching Your Potential in the Big 3

Everybody wants to add more wheels to their squat, bench, and deadlift. But sometimes it's the little things that trip us up. Give this a read and start hitting some PR's.

How to Modulate Intensity

The smart lifter’s guide to intensity, from neural efficiency to myofibrilar hypertrophy.

7 Principles of Exercise Selection

If you're not as strong or as jacked as you want to be, there's probably a very simple reason for it: You're doing the wrong exercises. Check this out.

The Truth About the Bench Press

What's the purpose of a big bench? Does the strength displayed there actually translate into real-life athleticism and pushing power? Find out here.

Bodyweight Isometrics for Improved Strength

Hardcore bodyweight isometrics will make your whole body stronger. Here’s how to do ‘em.

The 7 Step Program For Getting Strong

There's no secret recipe for getting strong, just a few time-tested tips that nearly every strong guy does. Here they are.

The Contreras Files: Volume II

Stretching doesn't affect DOMS; hex bar deadlifts are just as good as power lifts; full ROM is better; work that neck; and more research (much of it not-yet published) from the files of Bret Contreras.

Break Up Those Hips and Fix That Squat

Loosen up those hips and fix your lame-ass squats. Here's how.

Radical Methods of Injury Rehabilitation

Forget everything your gym teacher taught you about rehabbing an injury. Here are some controversial approaches to healing fast, starting from the bottom up.

Why I Love the Smith Machine

Everyone says the Smith machine is awful, but a lot of bodybuilders use it… and they’re bigger than you. Here’s why it’s not so bad and how to use it wisely.

Don't Let Sickness Derail Your Progress

What to do when the cold and flu hits and, more importantly, how to prevent illness to begin with.

The One Arm Push-Up

The easy-peasy push-up gets a heck of a lot more challenging once you remove a hand from the equation. Here are some tips on mastering this old-school feat of strength.