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The Training Method That Does It All

Get strong like a powerlifter, jacked like a bodybuilder, and powerful like an athlete... at the same time. Try this.

Tip: Trap-Bar Deadlift – 1RM Standards

For real-world performance, here's how much athletic men and women should be able to lift.

Tip: How Much Should You Be Able to Front Squat?

For real-world performance and athleticism, how much should men and women be able to do for one rep? Answer here.

Top 10 Exercises for Real-World Athleticism

Are you strong and fit? Like, real-life strong and fit? Find out now with these exercises and strength standards.

5 Ways to Get Better in 5 Minutes or Less

Toss in a couple of these add-ins before, during, or after your workout to accelerate progress.

Fix Everything With One Brutal Exercise

Not just for strength and conditioning, loaded carries will make you suck less at all other movement. Here are the seven best variations.

Tip: The Best Overall Bodyweight Leg Exercise

No gym? Here's a lower-body blaster you can do anywhere.

Tip: Not the Same Boring Push-Up Challenges

Nothing new here? Wrong. Check out these two smart challenges for more advanced athletes.

Tip: Got Some Rope? Get to Work!

One exercise for back, traps, biceps, and more. Bonus: It's great for metabolic conditioning too.

Tip: The Smart Way to Hit Your Obliques

Do this instead of silly side bends.

Tip: Finish Hard, Burn Fat Faster

Add a little intensity to the end of your lifting workouts... without wrecking your recovery. Here's how.

Get Bigger, Feel Better: 7 Smart Exercises

There's no point in strength training if you're always hurt. Get jacked AND healthy with these joint-friendly lifts.

Tip: The Toughest Tempo Challenge

Build more muscle and spare your joints with intra-set tempo training. Here's how to do it.

Tip: One Forearm Exercise to Rule Them All

Build a crushing grip and big nasty forearms with this unique exercise. Here's how.

High-Rep Deadlifts Are Dead

All those benefits people think they're getting from high-rep deads? They're not. But there is something you can do to make those gains.

7 No-Barbell Strength Tests You Need To Pass

A one-rep max on the bench press only measures a fraction of your real strength. Can you pass this more complete list of tests?

16 Unstable Exercises That Actually Work

Unstable training has become a joke, but it's not ALL bad. The right kind can get you bigger and stronger. These exercises are worth doing.

6 Meathead Myths – Debunked

Many lifters still believe them. Do you? Find out here.

Tip: The Strength Test Real Lifters Can Pass

Are you strong? Like, really strong in a real-world kinda way? Take this test and find out.

Tip: 200 Pound Man, 100 Pound Dumbbell

Can you pass this strength test? All you'll need is a dumbbell that's 50 percent of your bodyweight.

Stop Stretching, Start Lifting

The right kind of lifting will increase mobility and flexibility better than stretching or goofy mobility drills. And you'll build muscle too. Check this out.

Tip: The Best Power and Conditioning Test

You need both anaerobic power and aerobic capacity to be a great lifter and athlete. Test them both with this simple challenge.

10 Training Blunders You Don't Want to Make

Make these common mistakes and you'll be small, weak, and injured instead of big and strong.