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8 More Random Thoughts and Training Tips

Forged from the fires of Mount Randomness come 8 tips to help you get bigger, stronger, leaner, and healthier.

The Contreras Files: Volume V

Fifteen more workout tips from Bret Contreras, including assisted one-arm push ups, the merits of heavy back extensions, the benefits of the "clam raise," and more.

The Virtual Squat Seminar

Everything you need to know about squatting heavy, from stance to hand position. Check it out.

Your Diet Isn't Building Any Muscle

Your uber-healthy or trendy diet couldn't pack pounds on a Pomeranian. Here's why.

Sissy Exercises That Aren't

Squats and deadlifts may be bad ass and scare your momma, but some of the supposedly “sissy” exercises are really anything but!

Tough or Reasonable?

Which are better, tough diets and tough workouts or reasonable diets and reasonable workouts? Maybe you need to mix and match a little.

Cool Rowing Movements

Heavy and hard rows should be a mainstay in your program, but why limit yourself to just barbells and dumbbells?

Train Like A Man 6

How to wake up those glutes and train them like a man.

Train Like a Man 5

You think Paleo man was concerned about staying in his "fat burning zone"? He might've had a uni-brow, but he wasn't that stupid.

The Difference Between Organic and Natural

Are you one of those people who get all holier-than-thou when it comes to organic or natural food? Get off your organic high horse and read this article.

7 Nutritional Strategies for Strategic Overreaching

Everyone's terrified of overtraining, but controlled overreaching can be a powerful tool to make astonishing progress. Here's how to make it happen.

Flicking the Scab Off Your Dietary Beliefs

Dietary choices have become sort of the new religion for many people. Let’s offend them. Or maybe, just maybe, educate them so they won’t make silly choices.

Hard Ab Training

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

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  • 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.

    Ain't So Bad! Foods That Have Gotten a Bum Rap

    These foods will kill you! And they’re evil! And they will steal your retirement funds! No, just relax. Turns out they’re fine for most people. Check out the list.

    The Return of Aerobic Work

    Steady state aerobic exercise makes you slow, fat, and weak. Or is that belief just holding you back? Check out this info.

    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.

    A Letter to My Younger Self

    What Jim Wendler would say to his teenaged self about training, conditioning, and life could be exactly what you need to hear right now.

    You Don't Have to be a Loser

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

    A New Take on 5 Things

    Cardio, functional training, and mobility. Check out this fresh take on the stuff lifters love to hate.

    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.

    Fine Tuning the Basics: Back Training

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

    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.