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Long Live Static Stretching!

Static stretching makes you weak, slow, and doesn't improve flexibility. Or does it? Here’s a different opinion.

Masochistic Mechanical Drop Sets

To bring up hard-to-grow muscle groups, use mechanical drop sets instead of straight sets. Here are 8 painful ways to do it.

My Favorite Exercises: Muscle by Muscle

Not all exercises are created equal. Fact is, some just get the job done better than others. Here are one coach's favorites for each body part.

No to Squats and Barbell Rowing?

It's not about being anti-squatting or anti-barbell rowing, it's about being pro-logic. Let your needs and goals dictate your exercise choices.

No-Nonsense Warm-Ups for Big Lifters

Take your lifting preparation as seriously as you take your lifting. That doesn't mean you have to devote half an hour to it. Here's what to do instead.

Not Your Average B.S. Core Training

Forget crunches, leg raises, and the latest ab gadget. Here are some unique core exercises that deliver real results, fast.

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  • Not Your Average BS Core Training: The Sequel

    Nine vicious exercises that’ll build your core without boring you to death.

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  • Nothing Beats Single-Leg Training

    If you're not doing any single-leg work, you're leaving a lot of size and strength gains on the table. Here’s why.

    One Movement for Ultimate Back Hypertrophy

    This might just be the best back-building exercise you’ve never tried. Check it out.

    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.

    Quad Killer: 20-Rep Front Squats

    You can't beat 20-rep squats for building leg size and strength. Here are some new variations of the old school killer.

    Rack Hip Thrusts

    Hips thrusts are ridiculous looking and uncomfortable. But they're also highly effective. Here's a better way to do them.

    Reverse 21s for Hypertrophy

    Warning: There will be blood. This technique will rapidly add mass your biceps, chest, back, delts, and legs.

    Single-Leg Training Modifications for Knee Pain

    Got knee pain? Don’t skip leg day. Use these single-leg lifts to build your legs and strengthen your knees.

    Single-Leg Training Put To the Test

    Enough theorizing and debating - what really happens when a squat-loving lifter abandons bilateral lifts for single-leg versions?

    Sissy Exercises That Aren't

    Squats and deadlifts may be bad ass and scare your momma, but some of the supposedly “sissy” exercises are really anything but!

    Squats for Those Who Can't Squat

    Busted-up veteran lifters often have to abandon the back squat. But they may not need to. Try these variations to keep the leg growth coming.

    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.

    Take Your Pull-Ups to the Next Level

    Pull ups are the king of upper body exercises. Here are 5 ways to jack-up your performance to levels befitting royalty.

    The 100-Rep Trap Bar Workout

    A brutal trap bar program that uses insane volume to build muscle over your entire body without destroying your knees or lower back.

    The Best Squat You're Not Doing

    This type of squat improves your form, saves your joints, and makes a great addition to your regular squatting.

    The Countdown Method

    If this “shock and awe” hypertrophy method doesn't stimulate some new gains in size and strength, then nothing will.

    The Glute-Ham Raise from A to Z

    Did your lame gym finally get a GHR? Good! Here’s how to use it.

    The Power of 3 Program

    A simple yet highly effective 3-day-a-week program that cuts out all the B.S. and gets you super strong.

    The Pros and Cons of Powerlifting Training

    You can learn a lot from competitive powerlifters. But you can also really screw up your progress if you follow their "rules" blindly. Here's the cold hard truth.