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Tip: Stop Shoulder Injuries with Spiral Loading

Here's how to prevent wrecked shoulders by getting your setup right.

Tip: Use a Slow Cooker To Make Muscle-Building Meals

Here's a simple way to get breakfast and dinner ready to go for the whole week.

Tip: Fire Up Your Glutes With This Exercise

This is like a concentration curl for your butt. Here's how to do it.

Tip: Change Your Grip for a Stronger Overhead Press

These two simple tweaks can boost pressing strength for bigger, stronger delts. Check 'em out.

12 Strength Tests You Must Master

Warning: These tests might reveal things about your strength and athleticism that you're not willing to face. How do you stack up?

Flexible Training For Faster Gains

Advanced lifters don't just follow training programs blindly. They know when to push and when to back off. Here's how to become one of them.

The 4 Most Abused Words in Fitness

You hear these words all the time, but do you even know what they really mean? It's time to stop it with the nerdy buzzwords and go back to basics. Start here.

The Secret Deadlift Mindset

A PR-smashing deadlift starts way before you pick up the bar. Six accomplished powerlifters share their pre-pull secrets.

Eccentric Training for More Muscle

Eccentric training, especially when you “accentuate” it by strategic means, is the best kept secret to hypertrophy and strength.

5 Ways You're Wasting Time in the Gym

Think you're making the best use of your gym time? Yeah, probably not. It's time to get accountable and get smarter about your workouts. Here's how.

10 Dumb Ways to Use Smart Workout Tools

Kettlebells, chains, sleds, stability balls, and foam rollers fill the gym. Should you use them? Yes. But not like a jackass.

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Mark Dugdale "I Go to War!" Video

Check out Mark Dugdale in the new Biotest commercial, and let us know what you think.

Only Wimps Avoid Single-Leg Work

Single-leg exercises can be tougher than standard squats and deadlifts. Disagree? Then you're either a wimp or ignorant.

Build 360 Degree Strength

Take the flexibility test, then use a unique exercise to build strength in new body positions. Your squat and deadlift will thank you.

The 4 Most Debilitating Exercises

Bench press, deadlift, deep squat, leg press: Which one could mess you up the most and how can you prevent it?

Finding Flow: How to Get in the Zone

Reach your physique goals faster. Smash personal records. Make other teams fear you. How? Tap into the flow state. Here's how to do it.

Stimulants & Explosive Performance

Stimulants can really get you amped up for a tough workout, but do they have other effects as well? Dr. Lowery hooked himself up to fancy lab equipment to find out.

6 Ways to Bring the Pain

Increase time under tension and trigger new muscle growth with these six lethal combinations of compound and static exercises.

Maybe All You Need Is Lifting

Warm-ups, mobility work, stretching, foam rolling, conditioning... do you even lift, bro? And do you really need all that stuff?

7 Mind Hacks for Gym Dominance

Once your physical skills are well-developed, psychology may be the greatest weapon in your arsenal. Check out these tips.

Burn Reps for Anabolic Growth

To extend time under tension and trigger key anabolic responses, do “burn reps” at the end of a set until you have nothing left in the tank.

The 10 Rules of the Ancestral Athlete

To perform like a high-tech ass-kicking machine you sometimes need to look to the past, remove the clutter and simplify.

4 Cracks in Your Programming

Too often, advanced lifters allow small errors to slip through the cracks of an otherwise tight program. Here's how to fix them.

4 Scary New Ways to Squat

When you live in a dangerous world you sometimes need to train in a "dangerous" manner to be ready for it.