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Strength Training: College Edition

The best years are often the college years. If you follow a smart training program like this one, they can also be your best muscle-building years.

10-Minute Sets

Timed sets are a simple, effective, and extremely painful way to build work capacity and serious muscle, fast.

Texas Hold 'em Autoregulation

Know when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em. Here's how to figure out when you need to pull back before you gamble your gains away.

Practical Guide to GPP

General physical preparedness is the key to outstanding performance. Here's how to set-up a program that sets you up for success.

4 Reasons Why You're Not Making Progress

Training slumps are inevitable. But there’s a reason they happen. Here’s what’s causing yours, and what to do about it.

Step-by-Step Approach to Coming Back From An Injury

Injuries are as much a part of the iron game as plates, dumbbells, and chalk. Here’s what to do when it happens.

The Fat Loss Hierarchy

Designing your own diet to get you healthy and lean is as easy as counting from one to eight. Here’s how.

Squatmeggedon - All Things Squatting

There's more to squatting than just getting under a heavy bar and popping a couple of blood vessels in your eye. Here are a few little-known variations of the king of lifts.

5 Surefire Steps to Setting Goals

Here's a fast and effective way to get on the path to success.

Sandbags For Strength

Forget the fancy training tools. This dirty sucker is as basic and effective as they come.

Muscle Specific Hypertrophy: Biceps, Back, and Lower Body

Don't read this unless you want to get bummed out about how you've been training the wrong grips, rep ranges, and exercises for your biceps, your back, and your entire lower body.

Weightlifting Versus Powerlifting

Whether you're new to lifting or a seasoned strength trainer looking to take up competition, understanding the difference is critical.

Mountain Dog Training for Intermediates

John Meadows’ style of training is typically used by only very advanced lifters. Here’s how to make it work for you if you’re a mere mortal.

Blood and Chalk 11

Wendler talks plyo, bands, chains, the safety squat bar, the thumbless grip, and taking accessory lifts to failure.

Dumbbell Floor Presses for Strength, Size, and Health

Master this exercise and you’ll build some new muscle and maybe even fix your nagging shoulder pain.

Front Squats Made Easier

Five tips and drills to help you front squat more effectively and take your training to the next level.

Max Strength, Minimal Equipment

Here's a Westside-influenced strength-building program to make you maximally strong while using minimal toys.

Maximize Protein Synthesis

Building muscle boils down to getting on the right side of the protein synthesis balance sheet. Here's how to do it.

Muscle Specific Hypertrophy: Chest, Triceps, and Shoulders

Understanding the science of sets, reps, and muscle-specific fiber composition will make you sound smarter. Going to the gym and applying that knowledge will make you bigger.

Olympic Lifts and Dumbbells

You often need specialized equipment to do the Olympic lifts, but that's not the case with these dumbbell variations.

Straightforward Knee Rehab

Few injuries are as debilitating as knee pain. Here's what to do when yours strikes.

Surprising Reasons Why You're Tight and Weak

Do your tight muscles need more stretching or just better stretches? Find out here.

Why You Need More Strength

Speed training or maximal training? What's the difference and why is knowing the difference important?

Weekend Training for the Busy Guy

Here's a basic, balls-out program that works around the busy guy’s life.

Back-Friendly Leg Training

Leg training should push you to your physical limits without crushing your back. Here's the smart way to make it happen.