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Iron Evolution – Phase 9

Thirty years of iron work ends at the top of the mountain - with the Mountain Dog.

How I Really Train

So how does a strength training legend actually train, day in, day out? We asked coach Dan John. Here’s what he had to say.

Timed Arm Blast

Forget about counting reps! Do your biceps and triceps sets for time instead!

Heavy Lessons

A long-time strength coach finally enters a powerlifting meet. Here's what you can learn from his experiments.

Supersets for Super Results

Supersets can increase strength, improve joint health, and promote left-right symmetry. Oh yeah, and build muscle! Try these workouts.

The Definition of an Expert

Everybody is an expert today… except they’re really not. Here’s how to separate the experts from the fakers.

Hard Ab Training

A quick and dirty old-school routine you can do in 6 to 10 minutes.

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  • Dropping the A-Bomb on Your Waistline

    Getting lean is a heck of a lot easier when you take advantage of this lioplytic smart bomb. Here’s how to do it.

    Big Without Strong is Nothing

    The road to a massive body that sports its own zip code begins with simply getting stronger. Here's a minimalist approach to getting maximal results.

    The Walk On

    From walk-on to scholarship football player - a guide to achieving your dream, whatever it is.

    7 Single-Leg Exercises You've Never Tried

    Shake up your training and correct strength imbalances with these challenging exercises.

    Get Your Mind Right!

    Your brain determines your success as much as your muscles. Here's how to make sure that blob of gray matter doesn't get the best of you.

    Your Cardio Makes No Sense

    Is puking on your shoes really improving your conditioning? Here's a scientific approach to building the aerobic and anaerobic systems.

    15 Commandments for the Big 3 Lifts

    15 benching, squatting, and deadlifting tips to lead you to the powerlifting promised land.

    9 Strategies to Train Around Lower Body Pain

    Keeping the tibia vertical, increasing hip flexor length, step-ups, and other novel tricks to fix those bum knees.

    My Favorite Upper Body Lift

    How Jim Wendler went from overhead pressing 95 pounds to 300 pounds.

    Rise of the Cardio Machines

    Here are some innovative ways to get a kick-ass conditioning workout at the boring old commercial gym.

    An Interview with Dr. Stuart McGill - Part 2

    The interview concludes with a fascinating discussion of sit-ups, rotational strength, and a much more precise definition of "core."

    You Don't Have to be a Loser

    Overcome your average genetics. Quit complaining, read this, and make gains like never before.

    Iron Evolution – Phase 8

    How does a broken-down powerlifter turn himself into a jacked-up bodybuilder? He gets help from three top coaches.

    The Contreras Files: Volume III

    Curls with kettlebells, how to cluster-train with deadlifts, the truth behind upper and lower abs, new research on how muscle works, and much more.

    A New Way to Eat - Part 1

    It's time to say goodbye to the bodybuilding tradition of eating 6 times a day. Here’s a better way.

    8 Tips to Give Your Program More Pull

    Train your back like it's your job. Undo the damage from chronic sitting and limit the consequences of too much benching. Here's what to do.

    7 Things I Learned in 2011

    How to make sweet, sweet, love to a ball and other wonderful lessons learned by Eric Cressey in the past year.