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Reawaken Your Rhomboids

Fix these overlooked muscles and you’ll look better and be able to pull more weight. Here’s how.

Rebuild Yourself with Complexes

For a fat burning hit, a massive conditioning bang, and some appreciable muscle, do complexes. Here’s how.

Recovery Methods 101

Dan John's been dragging his calloused butt across Terra Firma for a relatively long time, but he only recently realized he'd been wasting a lot of time on assistance exercises and aerobics.

Test Your Grit: 3 Challenges

Shake up your workout and take one of these three tough challenges. Ask a friend to join you… or an enemy.

The "Best" Exercises

I'll have to admit that my mind was elsewhere. We were all sitting in the lounge at the Los Angeles Strength Seminar and everyone was drinking wonderful things like beer and bourbon, often together. One lovely young woman was drinking a wine spritzer. I can allow that, if you're a lovely young woman.

The 10 Commandments of Lifting

These straight-talking, common sense “commandments” ought to be emblazoned on the walls of every lifting facility in the world.

The 10,000 Swing Kettlebell Workout

The ultimate combination of the most powerful kettlebell exercise and hardcore strength work. Get ready to be better... at everything!

The 10,000 Swing Kettlebell Workout: Revisited

This brutal home workout set the internet on fire... and built a lot of calluses. Here are three new, slightly easier ways to do.

The 4 Pillars of Strength Training

Weight training wisdom from Dan John, blended with cool techniques and routines that will make you want to rush off to the gym.

The 40-Day Program

Most of you are too weak to put on muscle. Here's a simple 40-day program that will make you strong and buff.

The 40-Workout Strength Challenge

A simple workout program that will help you break multiple personal records in just 8 weeks. Guaranteed.

The 5 Jackasses of Fitness

Let's improve the fields of fitness and strength training. How? By calling out these five types of jackwagons.

The 5 Key Principles

Goal setting requires an ongoing assessment. Here's what lifters should know about making it from point A to point B.

The Best Lesson You'll Ever Learn

It happens every time I write an article or give a workshop. Someone asks me, "So, uh, Dan, do you think I should do it five times a week or should I do it twice a day?" It doesn't matter what "it" is – one arm lifts, Tabata front squats, Olympic lifts–I always get the same perplexing response.

The Best Training Method You're Not Using

This training method adds volume and builds strength, size, and endurance while getting you ripped. It's also fun. Here's how to do it.

The Big 5 of Getting Big

Sensei Dan John wallops you on the side of the head with 5 good doses of common sense to get you growing.

The Gable Method

Sometimes I think that I've been coaching and training so long that I just take for granted this thing called "experience". As an athlete, I always felt that w? wasted up to an hour of practice doing this thing called a "warm-up".

The History Of Dieting and Take Home Lessons

Moderation and Glazed Doughnuts

The Journey To Excellence

This week, one of the great mentors in my life died. He was Coach Ralph Maughan of Utah State, and he taught me one great lesson.

The Litvinov Workout

If you're interested in becoming leaner, faster, and more muscular, keep reading.

The Metabolic Swing

One simple exercise can help you build more power and athleticism than any other. Oh, and it'll get you ripped too. Here’s how to do it.

The More You Lift, the Worse You Look?

One of the ironies of bodybuilding is that the more some people work out, the worse they look. Whatever happened to grace, elegance, esthetics, and functionality?

The One Dumbbell Workout

What if you only had one dumbbell to train with? Actually, you’d get a great workout if you followed this plan. Check it out.

The Philosophy of Physical Capital

Why do so many lifters follow programs that fail to fit any of their equipment needs, exercise issues, volume or intensity issues, or personality? Dan John calls it the "Cinderella's Stepsister Syndrome." In other words, the shoe don't fit! Here's how to find the right shoe for you. Hopefully, it doesn't have a 6-inch clear plastic heel, you tramp, you.

The Problem with Hypertrophy Programs

The venerable one dishes out an intriguing prescription for adding intensity to standard hypertrophy programs.