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10 Secrets to Building Mass

Ten secrets, eight exercises, and one sweet three-day-a-week program to help you pile on muscle weight fast.

10 Simple Tips to Get More Mass

Dan John knows why you're still skinny: you just don't get it, or at least don't have the tools. Here's ten mass-gaining essentials for your toolbox.

10 Things Every Lifter Should Be Able to Do

If strength, health, and longevity are what you're after, then you should be able to easily pass these tests. If not, you have work to do.

2 Times a Week for Twice the Gains

You've heard of high-frequency strength training. But what about low frequency? Cut your gym time in half and still make gains. Here's how.

3 Simple Tips That Work

Using dead stop movements to blow past a sticking point; how ab work has nothing to do with building a six-pack; and how you should blow-torch the treadmill and burn fat in a way that works.

3 Tape Measures of Progress

Dan John wants to know if you're making progress. It seems the answer should be simple, but is it? Fortunately, the big guy offers up 3 unorthodox ways to gauge your answer. (Wait until you read about the "pencil test".)

4 Ways to Fire Up Work Capacity

Roll like a martial artist, do loaded sprints, and use complexes wisely to build all-around athleticism and strength.

40 Years of Insight - Part 1

Twenty things you need to know to get stronger, train smarter, and lift for the long haul.

40 Years of Insight - Part 2

From fat loss to strength to motivation, this iconic strength coach shares his wisdom on success, in the gym and out.

5 Fitness Terms That Need to Die

Fitness pros have bastardized some simple concepts, either in an attempt to show off or because they're ignorant. It ends here.

5 Reasons You Don't Look Like You Lift

How come some people go to the gym a lot but don't look like it? Probably because they're making these mistakes.

5 Simple Ways to Get Stronger

You can make strength training really complicated or you can make it really simple. Let's keep it simple and get wicked strong.

6 Challenges You Must Accept and Beat

Think you're an alpha male? Here are some brutal challenges that might make you feel like a poodle. Wearing a pink bow.

9 Great Ideas to Improve Your Workouts

How to get the most out of rep schemes, your workouts, and your programming.

9 Tips for Dedicated Lifters

Ten years of lifting will give you knowledge. But Dan John has been lifting for almost 50. That will give you wisdom. Here are his best tips.

A Novel Approach to Rest Periods

A 2-kilogram discuss traveled 140 feet through the air and landed in Dan John's skull. After that, he "rested" for five months. Now he has some interesting ideas about rest periods in general.

Armor Building

Training is what toughens you up for what's to come. Here's how to build your armor before you need it.

Band of Meatheads

Want to be more and do more? You'll get there faster with friends than you would by going at it alone. Here’s why community is essential in training.

Best Ways to Audit Your Program

All training programs should have a simple audit. It’s time to look under the hood and see what’s missing.

Blood on the Barbell: Dan John

Blood on the Barbell is our new series describing workouts to do when your woman left you, your momma' don't love you, and even your dog doesn't care much for you. This time, Dan John brings the hurt and the healin'.

Build the Perfect Home Gym

Sick of working out with guys who curl in the squat rack? It's time to build your own 24-hour fitness facility. Here's how.

Dan John's Top 10 Tips

This legendary strength coach shares wisdom on lifting, living, and learning. Apply it all and you'll perform better than you ever have.

Do This, Not That!

Honest, hardcore advice about diet and training that just might hurt your feelings. Check it out.

Does H.I.T. Training Get You Into Heaven?

H.I.T As Seen Through The Eyes Of A Religious Studies Professor

Eat Like a Warrior King

Enter the No-Tofu Zone! Real nutrition advice for iron athletes.