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Pushing Back

A female powerlifter offers lessons in dedication, perseverance, and the mysterious ways the iron seduces all of us.

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22 More Random Thoughts

Eric describes how doing the YMCA song can help shoulder stability, why "your balls still suck," the right way to do a push-up, and how to do a DB Overhead Reverse Lunge.

Caveman Speaks

One of the best-built posters on our forums opens up about training, nutrition, and steroids in this honest, wide-ranging interview.

Question of Nutrition 2

The truth about bulking diets, fasting, food allergies and more.

My 5 "Ah-Ha" Moments

As a young man in the iron game, Mike was surrounded by people who drank the pro-bodybuilder Kool-Aid. He never squatted ('cause it hurts your knees) and never deadlifted. Now he knows better.

The Five Elements of Program Dominance

Volume, frequency, density, intensity, and intensiveness. Here’s what you need to know about each to train right for your goals.

Question of Nutrition 1

Dr. Bowden answers questions about glycemic load, food and zits, fiber as a fat-loss supplement, the super spice turmeric, and more. Check it out.

Get Off the Treadmill and Get Metabolic!

Rachel Cosgrove's back with a metabolic circuit program that'll melt that fat off faster than any treadmill ever could.

Secrets of Plateau-Busting Nutrition

Pay attention to the details of your nutrition regime and watch your body respond. Here’s what to do.

The Reality Show Mass Circuit

This week Thibs presents a "Survivor" inspired workout where you do four basic strength-exercises in a circuit. As soon as you reach failure on a particular movement, it gets "voted off the island."

Five Myths About Training Athletes

Erick Minor's got a bone to pick: he keeps encountering personal trainers who make assertions about training athletes that just don't pan out in real life conditions, i.e. the gym and the athletic field.

The Constant Tension Alternate Curl

There are 3 ways to simulate growth: Inflict structural damage, increase neural activation, or prevent blood and oxygen from entering the muscle during a set. Few exercises do all three, but the constant tension alternate curl does.

Modern Day Progressions

You have to constantly force your body to do what it's not used to doing. Here are two progression methods that'll stick a firecracker up your lazy butt.

The Evils of Fructose

Everything you need to know about fructose and its affects on body composition.

6 Mistakes: Fitting Round Pegs into Square Holes

It's not always a good idea to do deep squats, overhead presses, or dips, and why is it that fat-bastard bicyclists wear Spandex shorts anyhow? The answers to these mysteries and more in today's article.

Shut the Hell Up and Listen

Dave Tate has spent thousands of hours under the bar and training strong lifters to get even stronger. Listen up or stay weak.

Type of Contraction and Exercise Duration

The Canadian Vin Diesel shows you which type of contraction (constant tension, stretch reflex, etc.) to use with different movements, along with explaining why you should absolutely keep your training sessions under 60 minutes.

Fight the Injury Blues: Keep Lifting!

Your doctor just told you to take six weeks off from lifting. Screwwww him and the Lexus he rode in on! Here's how to heal that blown shoulder or hamstring while still making progress!

Dissecting The Deadlift

There's more than one way to deadlift. Fire up your glutes and hams with these 10 variations. Get 'em here.

Crack Open My Cranium

Crack open his cranium is exactly what some of you might want to do to Chad after reading this article. It seems the boy has gotten used to being flamed and now he's just beggin' for it!

More Tips from the Weightroom Floor

Jack Reape painted all his 2.5 and 5-pound plates pink. Is he light in the loafers, or does he have a more serious intent in mind?

3 Mind Power Tricks

Three psychological concepts and ideas that can be applied to your physique transformation goals. Check ‘em out.

The Transformation of Bartl

How one man kicked drugs, lost fat, built muscle and transformed his life.

The Proactive Patient

Maybe you're not injured and you don't plan on being injured. (Ha!) Regardless, this article contains secrets to the weightlifting universe that will help you understand how the body works and, as they say, knowledge is power.

Grass-Fed Beef Recipes for a Healthy, Hard Body

Five healthy recipes you gotta try.