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Dr. Ken Kinakin, much like Dr. Mike Leahy, knows your pain. In fact, he's made a living off of it. The doc is one of the best in the world at devising training protocols to help make you injury-proof. Yeah, he likes bodybuilding and powerlifting routines, too, but when it comes to figuring out how to fix what ails ya', he's one of the best.

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The Oscillating Wave Program Part 2

Exactly three weeks ago, I posted an article I called The Oscillating Wave Program.

Brain Steroids

As bodybuilders and chemical daredevils, we augment this and we augment that. We take steroids. We take prohormones.

Question of Strength 8

Q & A with one of the world's premier strength coaches.

Question of Strength 5

Q & A with one of the world's premier strength coaches.

Tip: A Leg Day Challenge You're Gonna Hate

Build massive quads (or die trying) with 40 reps of this exercise. Check it out.

Tip: Be Still and Boost Performance

Here's a science-backed way to enhance your performance in the gym or on the playing field.

Tip: 4 Rules to Make Any Eating Strategy Work

Here's why all of us need to be a little more open-minded when it comes to eating for muscle gains and performance.

The Ultimate Body Transformation Agent

This naturally-occurring substance maximizes carb intake in muscle, burns fat, and prevents the storage of extra carbs. Here's the science.

Tip: You Need Inflammation to Grow

If you don't manage inflammation properly, you'll never make any gains. Here's how to make this bogeyman bend to your will.

A New Protein, A Designer Carbohydrate

Accelerate gains. Protect muscle. Make any mass phase or fat-loss plan work even better. Here's the most versatile supplement on the planet.

Tip: The Missing Exercise for a Stronger Bench

It increases stability and reduces shoulder pain too. Check it out.

Ask Us Anything 05

Feeling the hams, visible abs, no-rack leg workouts, cardio, over-40 supplements, and combining CrossFit with bodybuilding.

Tip: The Ultimate Glute Warm-Up

Get ready to lift. Use this happy-hips combo before your next lower-body workout.

How to Make Your Dog Live Longer

No, you haven't stumbled onto the Planet Poodle site. We just thought dog owners might want to know how to improve the health of their best friend.

Tip: A Weird Way to Row

Do this with a kettlebell, a dumbbell, or a barbell. It's a bit odd, but has full-body benefits.

Tip: Not Probiotics, Not Prebiotics, but Postbiotics

Everything we know about nutrition, metabolism, and immunity is about to be turned on its head.

How to be a Social Media Fitness Star

Here's how to give advice on the internet, find your tribe, thwart trolls, and keep your soul intact.

Tip: Build Your Back With DUDS

Add double-up drop sets to your next back workout. You'll hate it... but you'll love the results.

Tip: Pull Your Way to Growth

Maximize the pump and guarantee growth with this mechanical drop set.

Tip: Lat Width – The Hard Way

Build a brutal back with this lat-widening finisher.

Tip: 1 Dumbbell, 4 Nasty Finishers

These workout finishers do more than build work capacity; they build muscle too.

Tip: Do This Finisher, Pack on Muscle

Doing this after your last heavy work set will give you a mind-blowing pump and add inches that you'd otherwise leave on the table.

Tip: What Powerlifters Can Learn From Bodybuilders

When strength athletes occasionally train like bodybuilders, they get even stronger and decrease the chance of injuries. Here's how.

Question of Nutrition 9

Will strict diets wreck your metabolism? Can you boost testosterone via diet? And how do you build muscle without getting fat? Answers here!