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Mental Strategies for Getting Results

Stop standing in your own way. These psychological tricks will help you reach your performance and physique goals.

My 6 Most Important Training Discoveries

Try any one of these powerful training epiphanies. It may be what markedly improves your performance and physique.

My, That's A Nice Snatch You Have... 1

In the first installment of this article, I discussed the various benefits of the snatch and I also hinted at the large number of possible snatch variations.

My, That's A Nice Snatch You Have... 2

In this final installment, I'll cover some of the variations in more detail and I'll also be providing a training cycle that features the snatch as an "anchor" movement.

P90X and Muscle Confusion: The Truth

You may not be doing P90X, but plenty of your schmuck friends are. Let them read this and save them from mediocrity.

Periodization That Works

If you're a true musclehead like I am, you've probably read (or heard) a lot about periodization, either from classic textbooks by East-European sports training and weightlifting authorities (including the classic texts by Tudor Bompa), or by researching the subject online.

Powerlifting: The Good, Bad and Ugly

The sport of powerlifting is awesome, except for all the not-so-awesome parts. Here are the pros and cons you need to know.

Pulling Your Chain For Massive Gains!

Ever notice how two supposedly inviolate principles of resistance training are basically contradictory?

Quality Has a Quantity All Its Own

Training to failure... is it really necessary?

Stack-10 Training

Choose a big lift that needs work. Apply the Stack-10 plan. Smash plateaus and pack on new muscle in 6 workouts. Here's how.

Staley Strategies: The A-B Split

When I look at all the questions that people send me, one of the more common themes I notice is confusion around the topic of putting together your weekly training cycle. So for my first edition of <i>The Staley Strategies</i>, I thought I'd elaborate on one of my all-time favorite strategies (this one being a tactic, technically speaking): the A-B split.

The 21-Day Itch – Never be Bored Again!

If you've been training as long as I have, I'm sure you can relate to feeling a bit stale and uninspired with your workouts at times.

The 5 Bad Habits of Weak Lifters

Sometimes success involves studying the habits of unsuccessful people and then doing the opposite. Here are five of their bad training habits.

The 5 Most Beneficial Exercises

The best exercise isn't the one that hurts the most, but the one that has the greatest benefit compared to its costs.

The 6 Most Overrated Exercises Ever

Just because everyone does them doesn't mean they're optimal for you. It's time we reevaluate these 6 popular movements.

The Bodybuilder-Powerlifter Hybrid

Bodybuilders are all show and no go. Powerlifters are fat. Rather than stereotype, a good lifter needs to be both a bodybuilder and a powerlifter.

The Deload is Dead

Forget taking a deload week. You can rest when you're dead. Scheduled contrast weeks are far superior.

The EDT Arm Specialization Mesocycle

One Inch in One Month (Oh, and Yes, It WILL Hurt!)

The Hub and Spoke Method

A new way to organize your workouts to quickly boost a lagging lift or stubborn muscle group.

The Jogging Delusion

Long distance running beats sitting on your butt, but it's absolutely inferior to weight training and HIIT on every front.

The Motivation Secret

When you've got the right goals in your training (and life), all the little things take care of themselves.

The Novelty Workout

While variety is good – even necessary – too much of it derails your progress. Here’s what you need to know.

The Olympic Lifts Are Overrated

Are you doing Olympic lifts to get bigger, stronger, and more explosive? You're probably wasting your time. Here's why.

The Primary Pattern Workout Plan

Train each of four primary lifting patterns every workout, then choose two optional exercises. Simple and effective. Here's how to set it up.

The Real Reason You're Not Making Gains

This is either going to make you feel better or feel worse about your training progress. Either way, you'll learn something valuable.