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Bring the Pain – Part IV

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Massive Eating - Part 1

Three major things that most people do incorrectly when trying to gain muscle mass. Check ‘em out.

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.

Food on the Go

How to Eat Like a Bodybuilder, Even at McDonalds

Atlas Speaks

An Interview with Ed Coan

The Modified Gymnast's Routine

If your back training program involves nothing but machine pulldowns, then put on a frilly pink dress 'cause you're training like a little girl!

Evils of Soy

More bad news about a bad protein source. Check it out.

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.

Hise Breathing Shrugs

Move over abs; traps are in style this season.

Solving The Post-Workout Puzzle - Part 2

Everything you need to know about post-workout nutrition.

High Octane Training 3

Think you have what it takes to make it in the world of elite sports? Do you have immense talent and ability?

Solving The Post-Workout Puzzle - Part 1

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

Liver Paté

The Care and Feeding of the Liver

Bring the Pain - Part 1

Taking your workouts to the next level

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.

The Pound O' Week Diet

or "Why Johnny Can't Gain Weight"

Frankenstein's Hamstring Exercise

This short column might give you a neat little training tip, or it may address diet, supplementation, drugs, or even cooking. If it's interesting, and it's relatively short, it may find its way here.

The Recovery Battlefield

Getting aggressive with your recovery

The Little Black Book of Training Methods

A lot of you have been training for years, and as such have experimented with dozens of training methods. Most are probably long since forgotten, like the girl with the braces and padded bra that you dated once or twice back in high school. There wasn't any chemistry and you went your separate ways.

High Octane Training 2

Think you have what it takes to make it in the world of elite sports? Do you have immense talent and ability? Great, but so do a few thousand other guys. Unfortunately, all of these things will only get you so far in this world where good often isn't good enough. At this level you have to be one of the best just to get your foot in the door.