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Tip: Do this Exercise to Build Biceps and Abs

This variation of the cable curl strengthens the core and biceps at the same time. Here's how to do it.

Tip: Use These 4 Strategies for Better Sleep

Stress and anxiety keep you from getting restorative sleep. That kills gains. Here's how to squash stress and sleep deeply.

Tip: Stop Doing Static Stretching

Regular stretching often does more harm than good, especially for lifters and strength athletes. Here's why.

Tip: For Deadlifts, Put Your Armpits Over the Bar

This puts you in a safer, more efficient position for big pulls and new PRs. Here's why.

Tip: Stop Shoulder Injuries with Spiral Loading

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

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.

Stop Trying to Look Like Someone Else!

Training to look like someone else is pointless. Instead, try to look like you... at your best. Here's how.

Torch Fat with Free-Weight Finishers

Burn the fat and keep the muscle with these strength-based finishers that can be used in any gym.

4 Training & Diet Arguments: Resolved!

The scientific facts about machines vs. free weights, calorie quality vs. quantity, hard work vs. genetics, and high volume vs. heavy weight.

Hellfire Reps

A simple technique that forces you to use better form and full range of motion. It'll burn like heck, but you'll like the results!

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.

Beware the Master Debater

The newest internet expert disregards in-the-trenches wisdom from big, successful lifters and coaches. He's great at debating, but not so great at building muscle. Do you even lift, bro?

Micro-Mod Sets For Mass

If you slightly change your grip or your stance on every rep or two, you recruit a far greater number of motor units.

797M for Strength

Smash a new personal record every two weeks with this innovative system based on RPE (rate of perceived exertion).

Which Wolf Are You Feeding?

Are you scanning the world for excuses or opportunities? Read this, get your act together, and reach your goals.

Micro-PA Activates Hypertrophy

Stimulate muscle growth by activating mTOR, which is the master enzyme responsible for muscle protein synthesis.

Skinny Guy Builds 55 Pounds of Muscle

Former skinny-guy Justin Negrete tells you how he built over 55 pounds of pure muscle with T Nation and Biotest.

Change Your Thinking, Build Your Body

Start bending bars and setting personal records just by opening up your mind to a few new ideas.

Embrace the Suck

If you never find yourself in the suck, then you aren't trying hard enough to accomplish anything. Every worthwhile goal is found on the other side of the suck. And there's only one way to reach it: get mad, dig deep, and fight.

The Return of Direct Arm Training

You don’t need direct arm training, just the big basic exercises, right? That’s what some say. Here’s why they’re wrong.

Pick It Up and Bleed

The barbell has things to teach you. Painful, but very rewarding things.

Scratch List Training

Structured strength programs are awesome, but sometimes it's best to just chip-away at training items you need to do. Here’s how to do it.

Exercise Modifications For New Growth

Simple yet effective ways to turn tired old exercises into plateau busting, muscle building dynamos.

5 Critical Training Mistakes

How many of the following training mistakes do you make on a regular basis? The answer may shame you.