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Figuring Out Your Life and Lifting Goals

How combining the threads of training, career, and family can make for a full, fit life.

Foam Rollers Are For Wimps!

All hail a smarter, more effective, more efficient, and decidedly manlier approach to corrective exercise.

Four Challenges to Light Your Fire!

Four routines from Dan John that will keep your puke bucket filled to the brim.

Get Your "Push" Back

There's a whole lot more to pushing than the standard bench press. Check out these powerful push exercises.

Goal Setting for Hard Asses

Achieve your goals or eat Alpo!

Goals and Toilet Seats

On our way to Montana for the National Weight Pentathlon, my wife Tiffini and I pulled over for a break. It's a beautiful drive, but I drink a lot of coffee and I'm 49, so we have to pull over for a lot of "breaks."

Goblet Squats 101

Is this the "single best lifting movement of all time" as Dan claims? You be the judge.

Going From Point A to Point B

Figuring out what point B is, the problems with goal setting, and realistic body fat percentages.

High-Performance, No BS Correctives

Perform better with corrective work focusing on the five basic human movements, tonic and phasic muscles, and regressions.

How I Really Train

So how does a strength training legend actually train, day in, day out? We asked coach Dan John. Here’s what he had to say.

How to Build Anaconda Strength

Want to deadlift more, squat more, and become a stronger, more athletic human being? Then you gotta build some anaconda strength. Here's how.

How to Get Better at Anything

Teach yourself to eat more vegetables, do more pull-ups, lift more weight, or anything else you think you should be doing. Here's how.

How to Improve Your Fitness Literacy

More wisdom about life and lifting from Testosterone Nation's sage.

How to Increase Your Pull-Up Power

High-rep pull-ups are cool, but you'll stagnate and bang yourself up if you keep chasing volume. Instead concentrate on adding weight.

How to Train for Non-Stop Fat Loss

Even if your diet is perfect, sometimes fat loss just comes to a halt. Why? Because you're overlooking one crucial thing in your training. Here it is.

I Hate Medium

For someone who wants to lose fat, Dan can't imagine a more perfect week: Two days of locking down nutrition, two days of lifting, and a total of eight minutes getting the system to burn fat.

Insights & Alpha Male

Your hormone levels can take a hit from sports or hard training in general, but supplementation can fix that.

Lessons From Southwood

Three days of serious lifting per week and four crucial exercises will turn you into a warrior. Here’s the plan.

Mass Made Simple

A heavy bar across your back and peanut butter sandwiches in your belly: it's time to build mass the Dan John way!

Maximal Fat Loss, Minimal Equipment

Combine minimal equipment and tons of groundwork for brutally effective fat-loss exercise combinations. Here’s how.

More New Techniques You've Never Tried

Dan's secret weight loss stack, a new five-toed rehab tool, and a novel, one-rep-at-a-time method for hypertrophy.

My "Secret" Coaching Methods

So, Mike sat in my front room after a six hour drive from Las Vegas to Salt Lake City and asked a simple question: "Dan, why do people ask you to coach them?"

Nautilus, Crossfit, and "HiHi"

Dan John is Testosterone's Yoda, wise as hell but with better skin and a heckuva' lot higher PR in the snatch than the original. However, our Yoda has had his share of Yodas to learn from. Read here as he shares his most valuable weight-lifting lessons.

New Associations, New Muscle

Lots of the usual solid folksy wisdom from Dan John, but in addition, this article contained so many great training ideas that we dropped what we were doing and ran straight to the gym to try them. (Sorry Ma, we'll fix your dialysis machine tomorrow.)

Real Life Training and Eating

It's as if some training and diet programs are designed for college kids on summer break. Here's how busy people with jobs and stuff should approach things.