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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.

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The Walk On

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

Fat Loss and T-Man Bullets

Simple, straightforward tips on eating for the physique you want. Check ‘em out.

You Don't Have to be a Loser

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

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.

Scorch Muscle With the Dubreuil Effect

It’s a plan only for true muscle masochists. It was first proposed in Iron Man magazine in 1976. We know why it didn't get popular – it hurt too much.

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.

Exercises You've Never Tried: Beach Body Edition

Think the only exercises that matter are the trendy ones? Wrong. Do the uncommon things to get uncommon results. Then get ready to sport some skin.

Radical Methods of Injury Rehabilitation

Forget everything your gym teacher taught you about rehabbing an injury. Here are some controversial approaches to healing fast, starting from the bottom up.

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.

Make Your Routine Less Routine

Variety doesn't have to mean replacing the basics with Bosu balls and Zumba classes. Try this to shake things up.

Cleans and Snatches Made Easier

You don’t have to be an Olympian to do these. If you want to burn fat, increase power, and gain athleticism, master these lifts.

Half-Pulls – Not Half-Assed

Here's a partial-range pulling program that will get your full deadlifts moving in the right direction.

Gruesome Tales from the Garage

Horrible setbacks can happen when you're pursuing strength. Are these stories horrific, or are they inspiring?

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.

5 Simple Tips for Bigger Tugs

Cool ways to drive up your deadlift numbers, fast.

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.

3 Simple Fat Loss Fixes

Having trouble leaning out? Try the Shake Diet, the 100-Gram Carb Cure, or the 3X Diet. Here’s some info on each.

Respect The Iron Way

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

Metabolic Flexibility

Are you programmed to be lean and muscular? Here's how to find out where you stand, and what you can do about it.

CAT, Plyo, and Board Presses

Compensatory acceleration, plyometrics, and board presses. Here’s how to use these tools for explosive bench pressing.

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.

Anti-Ab Training

Real core training is all about the anti: anti-flexion, anti-extension, and anti-rotation. Here’s what you need to know.

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  • In Defense of Cheat Days

    Are cheat days like giving a heroin addict an occasional fix? Nope. Here’s who should be cheating, when, and how.