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60 Seconds of Pain

Try something new, experiment, mix it up, sometimes let her get on top and hold the riding crop... well, you know what we mean.

The Natural Man who Switched Colors

Why would someone who once fervently rallied the industry against steroids eventually succumb to their call?

Muscle Masochism! - Part 1

Heavy weights. Forced reps. Negatives. They freakin' hurt. There's just no denying it. And yet we punish ourselves with these techniques like a bad boy at Mistress Cruella's House of Pain.


I've titled this article TNT (Tips-n-Tricks) for a very good reason. Many times it's the small things that make the biggest difference. Usually when reading a new book or article you walk away with one good idea. This one idea could've been presented in a paragraph or two. So I got to thinking, why not just provide all those great ideas in a format that cuts out the BS? What you're left with is pure TNT, the stuff great explosions are made of.

The Turkish Get-up

Given the fact that most people wouldn't dare deviate from the norm in the gym, they never try some of the coolest, most interesting exercises available.

Biomechanical Advantage - Part 2

How you could stretch out a set by making use of the fact that you can give yourself a biomechanical advantage simply by changing your foot or hand position.


The War Rages On

Recipes for Success 1

Dawg Food for T-Men

From Bonsai to Bamboo

Biceps Exercises for the Genetically Challenged

Plate Drags

Train your hamstrings, adductors and abductors with this unique exercise.

Advanced Leg Training - Stage 4

Bring the Pain - Part V

Dawg School Q&A

Q&A for high-performance athletes

Squat 900 Pounds

Sure, you squat, but do you squat BIG? Master coach and powerlifter Dave Tate will show you how.

The Hanging Circumduction

Amaze Your Friends, Stun Your Enemies

Advanced Leg Training - Stage 3

Bring the Pain – Part IV

Advanced Leg Training - Stage 2

Bring the Pain – Part III

The Psychology of Training

I remember when I first got the notion of how powerful the psychology behind training can be.

Hise Breathing Shrugs

Move over abs; traps are in style this season.

High Octane Training 3

Think you have what it takes to make it in the world of elite sports? Do you have immense talent and ability?

Solving The Post-Workout Puzzle - Part 1

Everything you need to know about post-workout nutrition.

Convergent Phase Training

One of my central operating paradigms is the realization that all methods, devices, philosophies and techniques involved in strength training have specific benefits and drawbacks. If your training lacks sufficient diversity, you'll accumulate the drawbacks and habituate to the benefits. And that ain't good.

Biomechanical Advantage Extended Sets - Part 1

Anyone who's ever picked up a weight has learned a little about physics, whether he knows it or not.

Liver Paté

The Care and Feeding of the Liver

High Octane Training 2

Think you have what it takes to make it in the world of elite sports? Do you have immense talent and ability? Great, but so do a few thousand other guys. Unfortunately, all of these things will only get you so far in this world where good often isn't good enough. At this level you have to be one of the best just to get your foot in the door.