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Heavy weights. Forced reps. Negatives. They freakin' hurt. There's just no denying it. And yet we punish ourselves with these techniques like a bad boy at Mistress Cruella's House of Pain.

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Big Bad Bench

To bench big you have to have a plan. And if you've gone beyond beginner status that plan will have to be strategic. Start with this.

Time To Explode!

Reverse hypers and explosive standing calf raises

Xenoestrogens

The War Rages On

Advanced Upper Body Training - Stage 1

Bring on the Pain-Upper Body

From Bonsai to Bamboo

Biceps Exercises for the Genetically Challenged

Plate Drags

Train your hamstrings, adductors and abductors with this unique exercise.

Advanced Leg Training - Stage 4

Bring the Pain - Part V

Dawg School Q&A

Q&A for high-performance athletes

T-man Vs. E-man

The Armory: Anti-Estrogens and Aromatase Inhibitors

No Need for Knee Pain

Evaluation and Treatment of Common Knee Problems

CLA Revisited

I stumbled on a pretty interesting compound. It was called Conjugated Linoleic Acid, or CLA. Chemically speaking, linoleic acid is an essential fatty acid, the kind you find in flax and other oils.

  • CLA
  • The Hanging Circumduction

    Amaze Your Friends, Stun Your Enemies

    Massive Eating - Part 2

    Healthy eating isn't as clear or simple as it sounds. But this is! Plan your meals for leanness, athleticism, health, and strength. Here's how.

    Advanced Leg Training - Stage 3

    Bring the Pain – Part IV

    Shrug Science - Part 2

    In this article, we'll look at the variations of the shrug that can be used to accomplish several specific objectives.

    The 100/100 Routine

    A training program doesn't have to be complicated to work. In fact, sometimes the most simplistic routines can be the most exhaustive and result-producing.

    Recovery Update

    Post-Workout nutrition Q&A

    Advanced Leg Training - Stage 2

    Bring the Pain – Part III

    The Psychology of Training

    I remember when I first got the notion of how powerful the psychology behind training can be.

    Solving The Post-Workout Puzzle - Part 2

    Everything you need to know about post-workout nutrition.

    Convergent Phase Training

    One of my central operating paradigms is the realization that all methods, devices, philosophies and techniques involved in strength training have specific benefits and drawbacks. If your training lacks sufficient diversity, you'll accumulate the drawbacks and habituate to the benefits. And that ain't good.

    Biomechanical Advantage Extended Sets - Part 1

    Anyone who's ever picked up a weight has learned a little about physics, whether he knows it or not.

    Advanced Leg Training - Stage 1

    Bring the Pain – Part II

    Warrior Training

    If you want to learn how to fight like a man, there's only one place to go: the world famous Lion's Den dojo.