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Double-Paused Deadlifts

Deadlift stuck? Here's a trick that will quickly improve your technique and help you set a new PR.

9 Tricks for Consistent Workouts

Building a better body requires commitment and consistency. Here's how to never miss a workout.

Last Set Mayhem

Combine volume and intensity by performing multiple sets and then taking the last set to muscle-tearing oblivion.

How to Do the Top 8 Back Exercises

Do you disappear when you turn sideways? Then you need to train your back as hard as your arms.

The Simple Cure for Weak Body Parts

Just about everyone has one pathetic muscle group. Here's a plan to make that embarrassment a thing of the past.

The Reactive Warm-up

Forget those long warm-ups that have you break-dancing across the gym floor. Here's something short and effective.

Vision Quest

The more challenging the situation we overcome, the greater our stature. The demon you swallow gives you its power. Eat up.

How to Build Mass as a Tall Lifter

If you're tall and you want to build muscle, you need to adopt new exercises, new techniques, and new strategies.

The 3 Best Rowing Exercises

You gotta row to grow if you want an impressive back. Here are three powerful variations you probably haven't tried before.

Kickstand Back Squats

Check out this single-leg movement that provides all the benefits of unilateral work while still allowing you to go heavy.

The Kaizen Principle

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

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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  • Louie Simmons on Explosive Lockouts

    A lack of explosiveness has killed many a deadlift at lockout, and no one knows how to fix it like Louie Simmons.

    Turning Pro: 7 Mind Hacks

    An amateur has amateur habits, while a professional has professional habits. Which category describes you?

    Don't Be the Strongest Weakling

    Being the strongest guy at Planet Fitness is like being the leanest kid at fat camp. If you want to push your limits, surround yourself with people who are ahead of you in the game.

    Skinny Guy Builds 55 Pounds of Muscle

    Former skinny-guy Justin Negrete tells you how he built over 55 pounds of pure muscle with T Nation and Biotest.

    Manual Resistance Flyes for a Massive Chest

    Regular dumbbell flyes can cause pec or biceps tears. For thicker pecs, try this smart variation on for size.

    Advanced 21s for Hypertrophy

    A classic biceps-building technique popularized by Arnold gets a 21st century reboot that you can apply to the whole body.

    Rest-Pause Training, Prison-Style

    Rest-pause training will help you bust through strength plateaus while experiencing a T-shirt tearing pump. Here’s how do it.

    Find Your Fight

    What are you fighting for? Why do you do this? Answer that question and all this training and diet stuff will get easier and more rewarding.

    Build Muscle With Heavy Singles

    Heavy singles build strength, but they can also build freakish size if you know how to combine 3 different growth factors.

    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.

    Lift Big by Bracing, Not Arching

    A simple tweak in technique, in addition to saving your spine, can add 20-40 pounds to your big lifts, instantly!

    Quad Killer: 20-Rep Front Squats

    You can't beat 20-rep squats for building leg size and strength. Here are some new variations of the old school killer.