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100 Rep Challenge

Most lifters need to push themselves more but just don't know how. They need guidance. They need a challenge. They need this article.

2012 in Review

Forget the crappy "things I learned" lists being spammed at you on Facebook. Here are some real lessons to help you.

3 Brutal Challenges for Strength & Stamina

Time to go outside and get ugly. Revive your inner warrior and do these three nasty strength and stamina drills once a week.

5 Ways to Get Stronger You Didn't Already Know

When the strength building basics stop working, you need real advice that works, not gimmicks. You need this article.

5/3/1 and Athletes

Sports specific training is a myth. Athletes need to be mobile, fast, and strong, and it starts by following the basic rules outlined here.

5/3/1 Beach Body Challenge

A performance-based program that'll build your legs, traps, neck, shoulders, and forearms. Yes, you'll look awesome too.

5/3/1 for Hardgainers

This specialized 5/3/1 template will put size on the most stubborn hardgainer. Just add food and effort.

5/3/1 Reloaded

Jim Wendler answers all your questions about his proven 5/3/1 training system. Check it out.

5/3/1 Rest Pause: A 6-Week Challenge

What happens when you combine a brutally hard hypertrophy system with one of the most successful strength templates ever invented? Check it out and see.

5/3/1: How to Build Pure Strength

Jim Wendler's 5/3/1/ program promises slow and steady gains that will eventually turn you into the strongest guy in the gym. And it delivers, every time.

6 Mistakes I Made - So You Don't Have To

Great advice regarding good mornings, triceps extensions, bench press with bands, switching exercises too often, and more.

6 Specialty Bars for Strength and Size

A conventional barbell is fine, but if that's all you use you're missing out on strength gains and a little novelty. Change your bar to improve your training.

7 Truths About Strength Training

Getting strong goes beyond lifting heavy. Here's what experienced lifters know that keeps them going long after most have quit.

A Letter to My Younger Self

What Jim Wendler would say to his teenaged self about training, conditioning, and life could be exactly what you need to hear right now.

A Letter to Young Jim Wendler

This hardcore advice about training and life for young Jim Wendler might just be the same advice you need to hear right now. So listen up, get fired up, and get to work!

Avoid the Enablers

The world is full of enablers that make you feel good about yourself while ultimately turning you into a sucky human being. Avoid these people like the plague.

Back to the Roots of Training

Keep it simple, but keep it hardcore. No gimmicks and no fluff. Clear out the clutter with these 12 principles, then get your butt into the squat rack.

Beyond 5/3/1 Program 1.1

I spent a ton of time developing this program and believe it stands as my best work, ever.

Beyond 5/3/1 Program 1.2

I spent a ton of time developing this program and believe it stands as my best work, ever.

Beyond 5/3/1 Program 1.3

I spent a ton of time developing this program and believe it stands as my best work, ever.

Beyond 5/3/1 Program 1.4

I spent a ton of time developing this program and believe it stands as my best work, ever.

Blood and Chalk 1

Elite Fitness System's own Devil's Advocate pulls out his pitchfork and stabs your questions about getting seriously strong.

Blood and Chalk 10

The Hellraiser returns to talk speed training, assistance work, chin-ups, and building a home gym that screams "Awesome."

Blood and Chalk 11

Wendler talks plyo, bands, chains, the safety squat bar, the thumbless grip, and taking accessory lifts to failure.

Blood and Chalk 2

The Hellraiser returns with answers about bands and chains, reverse hypers, assistance moves for the squat, mixed-grip lifting, and lots more topics.