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World's Simplest Training Template

Most lifters try to progress in strength, hypertrophy, stretching, and conditioning at the same time. Huge mistake! Here's a better way to, well, get better.

Tip: Think Small, Win Big

Here's why setting small goals in the gym leads to the biggest payoffs.

Tip: Test Your REAL Upper Body Strength

Two exercises are all you need to test out your upper body strength for sports performance. Check 'em out.

Tip: Test Your Lower Body Strength

Choose either the squat or deadlift and take this test. Do you measure up? Check it out.

Tip: Build Strength & Stamina with Rope Pulls

All you need is a rope and something heavy to pull to ramp up your conditioning. Check this out.

Tip: 2 Things Every Lifter Must Do to Improve

Some people can't escape the newbie phase. Others get stuck at the intermediate level. Both groups are making the same mistakes. Are you?

The Walk On

From walk-on to scholarship football player - a guide to achieving your dream, whatever it is.

The Virtual Squat Seminar

Everything you need to know about squatting heavy, from stance to hand position. Check it out.

The Virtual Bench Press Seminar

The first rule of fixing your bench press is admitting your bench sucks. The second rule is that you must read this article and learn about the set-up, grip, ascent, and descent.

The Best in Training

Jim Wendler lists the best in conditioning, getting stronger, assistance work, home gyms, and strength training books, along with torpedoing the “best” myths.

Strong, Fast, and Brutal

Learn good techniques in the four big lifts, then just let go and get aggressive.

Shoulder Rehab, Wendler Style

An effective shoulder rehab plan needs to be intelligent, slow, and methodical. Check out this one by Jim Wendler.

Passing the Lifting Torch

How to train young athletes to get stronger, get faster, and get ready for life. You may even learn a few things yourself. Check it out.

My Favorite Upper Body Lift

How Jim Wendler went from overhead pressing 95 pounds to 300 pounds.

Mentoring Wendler

Some of our greatest accomplishments are the result of good mentoring. Here’s who guided 5/3/1’s Jim Wendler.

From Average to Athlete

Are you a balanced athlete? Take a look at these tests, try a few, and see how you stack up.

Effective Training for Busy Men

Life has this annoying habit of interfering, but that doesn't mean training should get put on the back burner.

Do This, Not That

Add these variations to your strength training staples and kick start some new growth and athleticism.

Conditioning When the Weather Stinks

Being in shape isn't about sporting “ripped abz,” it's about being physically capable of being a man. Here's how to get there when the weather ain't cooperating.

Conditioning 101

You'll never be the last man standing if you're fat and out of shape. Here are eight ways to ramp up your conditioning while keeping your strength.

Building a Bigger Yoke

Because nothing says "I am strong" quite like a monstrous set of traps and a beer keg for a neck.

Boring But Big 3-Month Challenge

If you're not as strong as you look, you're a fake, a scam, a knuckle-dragging billboard for "all show and no go" syndrome. Here's your intervention.

Blood and Chalk 9

Training raw versus with gear, a strong grip, and the importance of hitting PR's even when your life's in the dumper. You got questions, the Hellraiser has answers.

Blood and Chalk 8

Bad Santa is back with a sleigh full of info on unilateral training, winning habits, and how to combine 5/3/1 with bodybuilding.

Blood and Chalk 7

Rack pulls, training injuries, big-time inspiration, and the difference between Metallica and real heavy metal? It must be Blood & Chalk time.