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Awesome variations on back exercises, plus a hugely inspirational video feature of Dave Tate doing deadlifts with chains.

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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.

Exercises Saved From the Dumpster

Kettlebells, Turkish getups, loaded carries and deadlifts. Here's why one coach went from avoiding them to becoming an avid fan.

Reaching Your Potential in the Big 3

Everybody wants to add more wheels to their squat, bench, and deadlift. But sometimes it's the little things that trip us up. Give this a read and start hitting some PR's.

Mastering the Snatch

The snatch is one of the toughest Olympic lifting movements to learn, but this guide will get you started.

Don't Let Sickness Derail Your Progress

What to do when the cold and flu hits and, more importantly, how to prevent illness to begin with.

The Nutritional Dr. House: Case 1

Bodybuilding's Dr. House applies his nutritional knowledge and insight to cure a lifter who's lost his will to lift.

21st Century Supersets

A modern twist on a classic method that will get you bigger, leaner, and stronger. What's not to love about that?

Managing Inflammation

The next big "silent killer" is also a physique killer - unless you take steps to stay on top of it. Here’s how.

Iron Evolution – Phase 7

When Dave Tate retired from powerlifting, he was a physical wreck. So he took matters into his own hands and came up with an unorthodox cure.

Get That Squat Up!

Leg presses and extensions will build the legs, but if you want to be a masterful squatter you need to get under the bar. Follow this plan.

9 Random Training Tips

Stop neglecting upper back work, lunge better, and get mobile. It’s time to ramp up your training.

Up Your Work Capacity

How to build a bigger gas tank to power through your most demanding training.

Strength Training: College Edition

The best years are often the college years. If you follow a smart training program like this one, they can also be your best muscle-building years.

4 Reasons Why You're Not Making Progress

Training slumps are inevitable. But there’s a reason they happen. Here’s what’s causing yours, and what to do about it.

5 Surefire Steps to Setting Goals

Here's a fast and effective way to get on the path to success.

Why You Need More Strength

Speed training or maximal training? What's the difference and why is knowing the difference important?

Single-Leg Training

Is it just a waste of time or will single-leg training actually make you stronger and more jacked? The answer here.

Modifying the Big Lifts

Get more out of the squat, deadlift, and overhead press. Know your limitations and overcome them. Here’s how.

4 Sure-Fire Ways To Kill Progress

Not sure why you’re still not jacked? Here’s your answer… and how to fight it.

3 Fixes for Weak Body Parts

Give these training strategies a try to quickly fix your lagging muscle groups.

Respect The Iron Way

Use the iron to cut through the chaos of life. Here's the deal.

Much Ado About Deadlifting

Don't overcomplicate it. Fix your weak points and perfect your form so that you can pull heavy barbells off the ground. Here's what to do.

Overrated Muscle-Builders and Superior Alternatives

The best exercises for building muscle aren't always the most popular ones. Here are a few effective, yet underrated, moves for legs, arms, and chest.

Train Like a Man 3

Lifts that have been outlawed by some people that you should do anyway.