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5-4-3-2-1 Shoulder Workout

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

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.

Big Guys Use Bad Form

What's called “cheating” by the form police may be just what you need to add some serious size.

How To Build A Tight, Rock-Hard Waist

Shrink your waist, maximize strength, and crush the big lifts with these core training techniques.

  • Abs
  • P90X and Muscle Confusion: The Truth

    You may not be doing P90X, but plenty of your schmuck friends are. Let them read this and save them from mediocrity.

    Eating Clean vs. Orthorexia

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

    Mark Dugdale Doubles Training, Hungry for More

    "It used to take me five days to recover from a hard workout. Now, I'm able to train seven days a week, and chomping at the bit to hit legs twice."

    Micro-Mod Sets For Mass

    If you slightly change your grip or your stance on every rep or two, you recruit a far greater number of motor units.

    Bodybuilder Big, Powerlifter Strong

    How to use a blend of heavy and moderate loads for specific TUTs to trigger both sarcoplasmic and myofibrillar hypertrophy.

    The Secret to Ab Training

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

  • Abs
  • Lessons from Football

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

    8 Exercise Variations for New Growth

    Trigger muscle growth with challenging variations of the chin-up, push-up, dip, and more!

    Fasting: Sound Science, Behavioral BS

    While intermittent fasting has some benefits, it can easily lead to muscle loss, fat gain, and even disordered eating. Here’s what gurus won’t tell you.

    Weird Workouts That Really Work

    Shake up your training with Tabata for biceps, eccentric roll-outs for abs, and speed push-ups.

    Fear is Good

    Fear is the single best predictor of weightlifting success - not the absence of fear, but actually experiencing it.

    14 Tips For a Successful Year

    Fourteen training, programming, and diet tips to make this your best year yet.

    The One-Bar Warm-Up

    Here's a unique warm-up that uses just the barbell instead of bodyweight drills, foam rolling, or mobilizations.

    Are You Stronger or Just Better?

    Are you getting hung up on improving technique when you should be just concentrating on getting stronger?

    The 3-Week Wimpy Back Cure

    Doing a back workout once a week isn't going to cut it. You need to crush it and crush it hard several times a week.

    Program Shock: Do the Opposite

    Shock your body into building more muscle in just two weeks using Opposite Training. Here’s how.

    9 Tricks for Consistent Workouts

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

    Vision Quest

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

    The Specificity/Variability Paradox

    To achieve a goal, you must train specifically for the task. But without variation you'll fizzle. Here's how to fix that problem.

    Turning Pro: 7 Mind Hacks

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