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The 1 Rep Max is Dead

Unless you're a competitive lifter, there's little reason to do one rep maxes. In fact, a 2RM or 3RM actually works better for building strength. Here's why.

The 10-Minute Bench Press Solution

Recruit more muscle, build more muscle, and improve your pressing performance, all without pain. Here's how.

The 2-Second Pause for Big Gains

Pausing for 2 seconds during certain exercises can lead to big improvements in strength and performance. Here’s why, and how to do it.

The 4 Paths To Strength

There's more than one way to build nasty strength, but you always have to be smart about max effort training and exercise variety. Here's your guide.

The 5 Biggest Deadlift Fails

Weak off the floor? Can't lock it out? Puny grip? Here's how to find your weak points and strengthen them for bigger, smoother PRs.

The 5 Most Dangerous Deadlift Mistakes

Why do smart lifters let their technique go haywire? Ego lifting? Unawareness? Here are the most common problems.

The 5 Most Worthless Exercises of All Time

Most exercises have value if you do them correctly. But not these. Hope you're not doing any of them.

The 7 Best Workouts for Fat Loss

Any fool can lose fat, but getting shredded while keeping or even building muscle takes know-how. Here's how to do it.

The 7 New Rules of Lifting

Stop burning out, being weak, and wasting time. Follow these proven training principles and keep the progress coming.

The 915 Workout Program

A program built around the three powerlifts that will make you 15% stronger and 7 pounds bigger in just 9 weeks.

The Beast Evolves

Coach Thibaudeau has always been strong. Here's how he got ripped. Get his 14 week plan here.

The Beast Rants, You Learn

Instead of my usual Q & A column this month, I'm going to get a few things off my chest. Don't worry though, it won't simply be the ranting of a dieting bodybuilder; you'll probably learn a few helpful things along the way, too!

The Best Damn Strength Plan For Natural Lifters

If you're a natural lifter doing the workouts of drugged lifters, you're going to be disappointed. Build maximal strength the natural way. Here's how.

The Best Damn Workout Plan For Natural Lifters

Bodybuilding is full of programs used by "enhanced" lifters, but most people don't take drugs and can't get good results. This effective program is for them.

The Best Damn Workout Plan for Natural Lifters, Part 2

Not using drugs? Then stop training like someone who is. Here's how to milk your training for all its worth when taking the natural route.

The Best Exercises. Period.

The absolute best movements for fat loss, maximum power, chest development, overall strength, and more.

The Best Grips for the Big Lifts

Knowing which grip to use with the deadlift, overhead press, jerk, and bench press will make you stronger and injury free.

The Best Reps

Four smart rep schemes you can apply to almost any workout.

The Best Way to Keep Getting Stronger

Strength gains stalled out? Use this powerful progression method to build stronger muscles and tendons so you'll never plateau.

The Big Back Stack

How to Build a Huge, Complete Back

The Biggest Training Lie

Most trainers insist that you change your program every 4 weeks. This is complete and utter BS.

The Carb Cycling Codex

Cutting body fat doesn't have to mean cutting out the carbs. Get shredded with this carb cycling approach and hang on to more muscle in the process.

The Complete Power Look Program

The look of power cannot be faked. Here's how to build a body that has the "go" to back up the "show".

The Constant Tension Alternate Curl

There are 3 ways to simulate growth: Inflict structural damage, increase neural activation, or prevent blood and oxygen from entering the muscle during a set. Few exercises do all three, but the constant tension alternate curl does.

The Cure for Puny Arms

Think you know everything about arm training? Think again. Check out these proven techniques for biceps, triceps, and forearms.