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Stuntman Strength and Action-Hero Abs

An inside peek into the daily life and training of a professional stuntman, plus quick workouts anyone can use to build stuntman athleticism and Hollywood abs.

Finding Flow: How to Get in the Zone

Reach your physique goals faster. Smash personal records. Make other teams fear you. How? Tap into the flow state. Here's how to do it.

The Truth About Alkaline Diets

There's a trendy diet that claims your favorite foods are too acidic and causing a host of problems, including muscle loss. Here's the real science.

9 Training Concepts That Suck

Bodybuilding and strength training have hundreds of rules you need to follow to make progress. Trouble is, many of them suck. Break them.

Does CrossFit Lead to Injury?

CrossFit claims that the NSCA is out to get them. Is it a conspiracy or does CrossFit just enjoy bullying people?

6 Ways to Bring the Pain

Increase time under tension and trigger new muscle growth with these six lethal combinations of compound and static exercises.

Hellfire Reps

A simple technique that forces you to use better form and full range of motion. It'll burn like heck, but you'll like the results!

Maybe All You Need Is Lifting

Warm-ups, mobility work, stretching, foam rolling, conditioning... do you even lift, bro? And do you really need all that stuff?

Mobility Drills and Foam Rollers Suck

Ok, they don’t totally suck, but there are other ways to improve stability and range of motion. All you need is a bar and a dip belt. Check this out.

The Toughest Way to Do a Set

One rep, three phases. This overload method will not only challenge you, it'll pack muscle on your weakest body parts, fast!

The Not-So Ugly Truth About Gluten

Tens of thousands of people gave up gluten and started feeling better, only it's starting to look like it wasn't gluten that was causing the problems.

5-4-3-2-1 Shoulder Workout

A shoulder workout that uses unique movements based on almost every conceivable training stimulus.

Carbohydrate Customized Diet

Why drop your carbs crazy low if you don't have to? If your insulin sensitivity is good, and it probably is, you can eat more carbs than you think.

4 Cracks in Your Programming

Too often, advanced lifters allow small errors to slip through the cracks of an otherwise tight program. Here's how to fix them.

4 Scary New Ways to Squat

When you live in a dangerous world you sometimes need to train in a "dangerous" manner to be ready for it.

Beware the Master Debater

The newest internet expert disregards in-the-trenches wisdom from big, successful lifters and coaches. He's great at debating, but not so great at building muscle. Do you even lift, bro?

Masochistic Mechanical Drop Sets

To bring up hard-to-grow muscle groups, use mechanical drop sets instead of straight sets. Here are 8 painful ways to do it.

Eating Clean vs. Orthorexia

Every generation of bodybuilders has its unfounded fear of certain foods. The current generation takes the cake.

Dieting: A Rant

Have you ever had to go out to eat with a group of people while you're on a strict diet? Dave Tate feels your pain.

Leverage-Disadvantage Squat Plan

To build up your squat, ignore things you're good at and spend time doing things that make you downright uncomfortable.

797M for Strength

Smash a new personal record every two weeks with this innovative system based on RPE (rate of perceived exertion).

The Motivation Secret

When you've got the right goals in your training (and life), all the little things take care of themselves.

The Secret to Ab Training

Master this little trick and even the most intense abdominal exercises will suddenly become way more effective.

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  • Lessons from Football

    Grinders win, greatness is planned, and your attitude determines everything. Works in the NFL and it'll work for you.