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If you're a lifter with back problems you'll want to read this. If you're a lifter without back problems you'll still want to read this.

Shoulder Savers - Part 1

How to build strong and healthy shoulders.

Shoulder Savers - Part 2

Eight more ways to protect your shoulders so you can keep lifting hard and heavy. Check ‘em out.

The Joint Health Checklist

In 1993, the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academy of Sciences introduced the Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs), a set of four reference values for nutritional intakes:

Shoulder Savers - Part 3

Two-thirds of lifters will have some sort of shoulder problem during their training career. Nine tips to help you avoid being one of them.

40 Random Thoughts

Like everyone else, I've had my role models and mentors who've looked out for me. My mother has taught high school English for over 20 years, so I owe a lot of my writing success to her. My father taught me to tie a tie and to remember to check the oil in my car. My brother, the accountant, is always a phone call away if I need financial advice.

The Misunderstood Strength Coach

The strength and conditioning field is like no other. Coaches have bitter enemies and die-hard devotees – and sometimes a person will qualify as both depending on the day of the week. There are insane egos and there are humble, incredibly bright coaches who go unnoticed. Finally, there are a lot of coaches who people really don't get.

13 Tips for Mighty Elbows and Wrists

It’s difficult to lift hard and heavy when your elbows and wrists feel jacked up. Here’s how to keep them strong and healthy.

The Truth About Leg Extensions

The popular leg exercise goes under the microscope!

Lats: Not Just for Pulldowns!

Strengthening your lats can lead to bigger deadlifts, faster sprints, and much more. Here’s what you need to know.

The 10 Rules of Corrective Lifting

Sure, this article is about a sometimes boring, often unsexy topic: injury prevention. But unlike most articles on the subject, this one contains plenty of info that'll help any lifter, regardless of whether his joints are bulletproof or not.

7 Simple Analogies

Eric Cressey is like a Swiss cheese in a sea of Gorgonzola... oh, forget it. We were trying to come up with an analogy that was at least half as good as the training analogies Eric uses in this article, but we failed. Luckily, Eric was spot on.

Are You Doing Stupid Stuff in the Gym?

A little analysis is always good. But there's a point at which more won't make you stronger, and may lead to a lot of wasted gym time. Here's why.

Mastering the Deadlift - Part 1

The complete guide to dominating the deadlift, from shoe selection to advanced training techniques.

Mastering the Deadlift - Part 2

The complete guide to dominating the deadlift, from shoe selection to advanced training techniques.

Mastering the Deadlift - Part 3

The complete guide to dominating the deadlift, from shoe selection to advanced training techniques.

The Prehab Deload

No matter your age, it's a safe bet that you're occasionally banged up from lifting huge amounts of weight. That's okay, but you need to to do a "prehab deload" one week out of every four.

It Looked Good on Paper

Certain things look good on paper, but most don't pan out. For instance, Eric Cressey thinks wave loading is a bunch of hooey, as are weight gain powders and, believe it or not, the notion that external rotation movements are a cure all.

4 Ways To Stay On Track

Life getting in the way of your gains? Keep making progress with these strategies.

5 Common Technique Mistakes

How to fix the most common mistakes with rows, squats, bench presses and more.

5 Programming Strategies for Quick Results

Training ideas that’ll improve your squat, bench press, and even your abs.

The Proactive Patient

Maybe you're not injured and you don't plan on being injured. (Ha!) Regardless, this article contains secrets to the weightlifting universe that will help you understand how the body works and, as they say, knowledge is power.

6 Mistakes: Fitting Round Pegs into Square Holes

It's not always a good idea to do deep squats, overhead presses, or dips, and why is it that fat-bastard bicyclists wear Spandex shorts anyhow? The answers to these mysteries and more in today's article.

5 More Common Technique Mistakes

Faulty lunges, squats, and stretches can make you worse off than you were before entering the gym. Check these out before it's too late.

22 More Random Thoughts

Eric describes how doing the YMCA song can help shoulder stability, why "your balls still suck," the right way to do a push-up, and how to do a DB Overhead Reverse Lunge.