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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 7 Gym Rules Never to Break

A lot of gyms are filled with annoying jackasses. Here's a little checklist to make sure you're not one of them.

The Badass Deadlift Program

Here's a devastatingly effective (and even fun) deadlift program that makes you want to run to the gym to try it out.

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 End of 3x10

Still doing three sets of ten on everything? There are better ways. Here's how to use varied sets for fast size gains or massive strength gains.

The Hub and Spoke Method

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

The Hybrid Split

No workout program or weekly split is perfect for everybody of course, but this one comes pretty damn close. Take a look.

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 Most Effective Exercises for Muscle Mass

Your goal is size. Do your exercises meet at least five of the six criteria here? If not, you're wasting time.

The Most Intelligent Way to Train

A training program is only as effective as your ability to recover from it. So smart lifters plan their workouts accordingly. Here's how.

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.

The Rest-Pause Technique

It's a simple training strategy, but oh-so effective. Charles has just one question: Why aren't you using it!?!

The Single Most Effective Workout Split

There are several ways to organize your training week, but one split is superior for the vast majority of lifters. Here it is.

The Specificity/Variability Paradox

To achieve a goal, you must train specifically for the task. But without variation you'll fizzle. Here's how to fix that problem.

The Top 10 Deadlift Myths

A good deal of what you know, or think you know, about the deadlift is wrong. See how your beliefs stack up to reality.

The Triple Progression System

Apply this simple progression to almost any exercise and experience steady increases in size and strength.

The Truth About Ass-to-Grass Squats

Some people say the only correct way to squat is ATG. And some people are a little smarter than that. Here's the truth.