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Variations on the Shrug

Shrugs and beastly traps go together like certain high-ranking generals and sleazy MILFs. But what if you've been hitting those shrugs all wrong?

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.

7 Overlooked Habits of Very Successful Lifters

The proper use of back-off sets, the truth about going to failure, and 5 other rarely discussed habits of great lifters.

Is a 300-Pound Bench Rare?

Is a 300-pound bench press as rare as a 21-year-old Swedish lingerie model who loves watching football and rough and tumble pillow fights with her twin sister?

Awaken the Glute Monster!

From sports performance to looking good in a pair of jeans, the glutes are important. Here’s how to wake them up and get them working for you.

How I Benched 400

Hitting a 400-pound bench is a goal for many lifters, yet few ever get there. They need this article.

Step-Up For Muscular Development

Want to learn how to build mighty legs without squats? Then it's about time you step-up!

Do Pain Pills Impair Muscle Growth?

Does your favorite NSAIDs impair muscle development? And do the benefits outweigh the risks? Here’s the science.

An Unnamed Single Leg Gem of an Exercise

There's no universally recognized name for this exercise, but we think it should be called “That movement that makes my quads bark like a dog.”

No to Squats and Barbell Rowing?

It's not about being anti-squatting or anti-barbell rowing, it's about being pro-logic. Let your needs and goals dictate your exercise choices.

Bodybuilding's Original Superhero: Chuck Sipes

Old school bodybuilders were as strong as they were big. None was more impressive than Chuck Sipes.

Complexes: Different, Harder, and Better

More ways to strip off the fat while building some size and strength along the way.

Extended Sets for Size and Strength

A classic tool ripped straight from page one of the Old School Training Bible for serious gains in size and strength.

20 Almost Laws of Strength Training

There are things you absolutely must do to get big and strong. And then there's the stuff that didn't quite make the cut.

Your Diet Isn't Building Any Muscle

Your uber-healthy or trendy diet couldn't pack pounds on a Pomeranian. Here's why.

Sissy Exercises That Aren't

Squats and deadlifts may be bad ass and scare your momma, but some of the supposedly “sissy” exercises are really anything but!

Opening Up The Fat Loss Playbook

If dieting was an NFL team, this is the playbook you'd use to win the big fat-loss game. Check it out.

Train Like A Man 7

Some exercises should go extinct. They do nothing for your strength, health, or hypertrophy. Here's what should take their place.

Tough or Reasonable?

Which are better, tough diets and tough workouts or reasonable diets and reasonable workouts? Maybe you need to mix and match a little.

Iron Evolution: Reflections – Part 2

Dave Tate talks about injuries, nutrition, technique, peri-workout nutrition, and in general, busting your balls in the gym.

The 6 Most Common Snatch Mistakes

The snatch is an awesome lift, if you know how to do it. Eliminate these 6 rookie mistakes and start hurling some serious weight.

11 Principles of Bodybuilding Training - Part 1

How often to train, how many sets, how many reps, whether to include power sets in your BB training, and more.

A Yearly Strength Plan

Tim Henriques' total was stuck at 1400 for over two years. The plan he outlines in this article got him up to 1600 in a relatively short time.

Iron Evolution: Reflections – Part 1

The next phase in Dave's iron evolution is helping others, and he's starting with you.