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Everyone thinks about upper traps, but not lower. That's too bad because the lower traps are crucial for proper movement, strength, and symmetry. Here's how to train them.

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Recovery Methods 101

Dan John's been dragging his calloused butt across Terra Firma for a relatively long time, but he only recently realized he'd been wasting a lot of time on assistance exercises and aerobics.

Sodium, Your Secret Weapon

Here’s why athletes and bodybuilders need more, not less, sodium in their diets to ensure optimal health, performance, and even gains.

So You Think You Know Strong

Are you strong? Like really strong? Find out here.

The Lumberjack Squat

The "lumberjack squat" isn't what people in the logging industry head off to do behind a large poplar tree after having a hearty breakfast of bran flakes. Instead, it's a helluva' cool squatting movement that doesn't compress the spine.

12 Truths About Bodybuilding Training

If your main goal is to build big muscles, this is a must read. Check it out.

Ribcage Expansion: Fact or Fiction?

Didn't it seem that the bodybuilders of yesteryear had bigger chests? (We're talking chest circumference here and not pec size, mind you.) Ellington thinks so and he knows why - it was all due to the all-but-lost art of ribcage expansion.

Push-Ups, Face Pulls, and Shrugs

Screw the rotator cuff! That's right, screw it. When it comes to fixing shoulder pain, the the rotator cuff is over-hyped and gets way too much attention.

Two Weeks to Bigger Lats!

Can you really build stronger, wider lats in 14 days? Yes, but it’s really going to hurt. Here’s how to do it.

The Rule of 90%

Here’s why everyone should consistently do lifts at or above 90% of their 1RM.

The Carb Cycling Codex

Cutting body fat doesn't have to mean cutting out the carbs. Get shredded with this carb cycling approach and hang on to more muscle in the process.

Westside for Skinny Bastards 2

From warm-ups and running to box squats and grip work, here’s the athlete’s guide to get bigger and stronger.

Pillars of Strength

Bodybuilding is full of colorful descriptions of various physique types.

Sick? Go Train!

"I'm sick. Should I train or not?"

Deadlift Diagnosis

Yes, folks, I'm a deadlift-aholic. I don't just want to pull; I want to pull every minute of every day for the rest of my life.

The Five Elements

Fire, wood, earth, metal, water. What “type” are you when it comes to natural strength and the ability to build muscle? Find out here.

Erector Set

Whether your goal is to build an amazing physique, a record deadlift, or simply put slabs of muscle on your lower back, try out a few of these exercises.

Meditation for Muscle

How sometimes sitting still and doing nothing can help you build muscle.

Training for Easy-Hard Gainers 2

Ecto-mesomorphs: the lean and lanky guys who've built muscle. Here's what they can do to stay on the gain-train.

Total-Body Training

A simple but smart plan that blends old-school basics with new-school periodization.

Strongman Training for Athletes

Although this article is aimed at athletes, if you're looking to get into shredded, athletic shape, try some of the exercises Coach DeFranco describes. You can practically feel the fat melting off your body!

Exercises You've Never Tried 11

Try a few of these little-used, but extremely effective exercises and break out of your training rut.

Training Economy

How to Maximize Efficiency in the Gym

Staying Power

How to use Strength-Endurance Training to be Stronger... Longer

Massive Cooking

Healthy, muscle-building food doesn't have to be bland and boring. These cooking tips are worth learning. Check 'em out.