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An Open Letter to CrossFit HQ

A sports medicine physician who worked at the CrossFit Games has some pointed advice for CrossFit HQ. Check it out.

Tip: Do Band Pull-Aparts

Here are three ways to do this exercise that'll build your back, make your shoulders feel good, and even boost your bench press.

Look Like a Bodybuilder, Perform Like an Athlete

Building muscle size, strength, and explosive power – as a single strategy – produces the absolute best gains, period! Here's how.

The Testosterone Boosting Workout

Train in a way that's specifically designed to elevate post-workout testosterone production. Here's exactly how you do it.

Tip: Do The One-Kettlebell Workout

Ramp up your conditioning with only one kettlebell and your bodyweight. Here's the workout.

The 3 Essential Workout Methods for Muscle

There are three training mechanisms that contribute to building muscle. You need to use all of them to grow. Here's how.

Ditch The Barbell Bench Press

Good benchers often have rotten chest development. The problem? Barbell bench pressing. Here's how to fix it.

Kroc Row Vs. Pendlay Row

If you want a big back, the Kroc row and the Pendlay row are the biggest, baddest rows on the planet. But which one will build more strength and grow more muscle?

Running Doesn't Suck

Why are people listening to fat guys who squat 800 pounds but can barely move? The truth is, running (not jogging) has a host of benefits to the weight lifter.

Sprinting for Muscle

Here's how sprinting can make you stronger, leaner, and more muscular.

Superhuman Planks

If you can do anything other than focus on not blacking out while performing a plank, you're doing it wrong.

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  • The 6 Toughest Leg Press Variations

    The leg press is no slouch when it comes to building leg size, especially when you use these thigh-splitting variations.

    In Defense of Deficit Deadlifts

    Is the deficit deadlift a dangerous exercise, or is it a safe way to build super strength? Answer here.

    The Strict Curl for Max Weight

    You need to set PRs in the strict curl. Here's a program that'll have you curling train axles in no time.

    7 Reasons to Squat Like a Man

    Seven great reasons to go deep.

    How to Build Size and Strength Simultaneously

    Building strength and size at the same time isn't crazy; in fact, it's smart. Here's a smart, easy-to-follow workout that will make it happen.

    5/3/1 and Athletes

    Sports specific training is a myth. Athletes need to be mobile, fast, and strong, and it starts by following the basic rules outlined here.

    The Best Damn Push-Ups Article, Period!

    Think you know all there is to know about push-ups? Ha! We thought so too...until we read this.

    Build Your Own Sled

    Think pulling a sled is child's play? Get off that motorized hamster wheel and start getting leaner, stronger, and healthier.

    The Controlled-Carb Bulking Strategy

    Here's the ultimate mass plan for the carb-phobic bodybuilder!

    Enormous and Strong Legs: The Mountain Dog Way

    Most lifters are lacking in the leg department. Why? Because the type of training you have to do for leg growth is brutal. Here’s how to get it done.

    DeFranco's Training Rules for Washed-up Meatheads

    Attention all meatheads over 30: it's time to break out the rulebook for gaining muscle and unleashing your inner-athlete.

    Ten Killer Splits

    Progress stalled? Then you might need a new training split. Here are ten effective ways to organize your training week.

    How Tall Guys Get Jacked

    The rules of size training change a bit for tall lifters. Check out these lifting guidelines for lanky guys.