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Fear is Good

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

Are You Stronger or Just Better?

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

Last Set Mayhem

Combine volume and intensity by performing multiple sets and then taking the last set to muscle-tearing oblivion.

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?

Manual Resistance Flyes for a Massive Chest

Regular dumbbell flyes can cause pec or biceps tears. For thicker pecs, try this smart variation on for size.

Find Your Fight

What are you fighting for? Why do you do this? Answer that question and all this training and diet stuff will get easier and more rewarding.

3 Mistakes That Limit Your Gains

If your muscle-building progress has stalled, you're probably focusing on the wrong things, or simply not working hard enough.

The Return of Direct Arm Training

You don’t need direct arm training, just the big basic exercises, right? That’s what some say. Here’s why they’re wrong.

Do You Need the Olympic Lifts?

Do athletes really need to perform Olympic lifts to be fast and explosive? Not really, says this coach. Here’s why.

Pick It Up and Bleed

The barbell has things to teach you. Painful, but very rewarding things.

Scratch List Training

Structured strength programs are awesome, but sometimes it's best to just chip-away at training items you need to do. Here’s how to do it.

The Fructose Verdict

A lot of folks are afraid of fructose. Should they be? Here are the facts.

6 Exercises For Stress-Free Gains

You need more volume to get big, but too much volume can mess you up. Here are 6 great movements that won't trash your CNS.

The 2 Minute Injury Fix

Compression wrapping is an inexpensive way to treat those troublesome knees, wrists, and elbows. Here's how to do it.

7 Hard Truths About Lifting

Here are seven training tenets that have worked for over 30 years. Have you adopted them all?

The Hub and Spoke Method

A new way to organize your workouts to quickly boost a lagging lift or stubborn muscle group.

Bad Form Builds Muscle

Is there a case for less than perfect form? Yes. Here’s why.

Smash 3 PRs in One Month

Train the assistance lifts more like the big three and watch your personal records fall like dominoes. Here's the full plan.

4 Ways to Build Mental Toughness

Mental toughness separates champions from also-rans. If you weren't born with it, here are four ways to develop it.

20 Reps with a 10 Rep Max

Build muscle and shed fat in 20 minutes with this new rest-pause workout... if you don't pass out first.

Get Bigger and Stronger, Even Banged Up

Losers use injuries as excuses to be lazy. Winners find ways to work around them. Here are 17 tips for wounded winners.

The Novelty Workout

While variety is good – even necessary – too much of it derails your progress. Here’s what you need to know.