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The 5 Most Painful Ways to Build Muscle

Enjoy pain? Increasing metabolic stress is the single most overlooked aspect of training for size. Try these torturous techniques.

Stretching is Dead: A Better Method

Regular stretching and mobility drills have nothing on this. Stretch with weights and you'll not only increase mobility, you'll get stronger. Here's how.

The Cure for Fat Guts & Flat Butts

It's not just about looking sexy. Bellies that stick out and glutes that don't are signs of other problems. Here's how to fix them.

4 Minutes to Core Strength

All you need to build strong, powerful abs is "The Pillar Killer" – a mechanical drop set built around a series of core-specific movements. Check it out.

The Posture Cure

What's the point of training if you're always hunched over and hiding your gains? Straighten up to look as strong as you actually are. Here's how.

The 4 Most Abused Words in Fitness

You hear these words all the time, but do you even know what they really mean? It's time to stop it with the nerdy buzzwords and go back to basics. Start here.

The 4 Most Common Injuries for Lifters

Nothing kills your gains like a lifting injury. Here are the four injuries you're most likely to get and how to prevent them.

Kelly Starrett, Mobility, and CrossFit

Kelly Starrett is a physical therapist and expert on movement and injury prevention. Here's his take on the current state and future of CrossFit.

Squat Depth: The Final Answer

Stop listening to uneducated jackasses when it comes to squat depth. You can figure out what's best for your anatomy with these tests. Here's how.

The 4 Most Useless Rehab Methods

Foam rolling, stretching, kinesio tape, and icing after an injury have all been pretty much debunked. Here's what you should do instead.

How to Prevent CrossFit Injuries

Injuries are progress-killers, and CrossFitters are racking them up. The best way to stop them is to prevent them. Here's how.

Squatter's Shoulder: The Cause & The Cure

Squats irritating your shoulders? Don't go to the doctor’s office yet. There's a reason it's happening and a way to fix it. 

How to Lift Forever: 5 Mandatory Exercises

Love lifting? Want to keep doing it for life? Then you need to balance your workouts and fix your posture with these five exercises.

4 Gym Gadgets That Are Wasting Your Time

Are you using any of these overhyped fitness gadgets? If so, should you be? Probably not.

A Doctor's View of CrossFit

CrossFit attracts just as many participants as critics. Dr. Stuart McGill gives us his perspective on the pros, cons, and future of CrossFit.

Lifter's Shoulder: The Cause & The Cure

Cancel that doctor's appointment. Take the self-assessment tests then try these treatments to fix your nagging pain.

The Core Training Reality Check

Let's bust three ab training myths, test for real abdominal strength, and learn the best way to build a strong, athletic core.

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  • 3 Keys to a Big, Injury-Free Bench Press

    Lift big-ass weights without pain using these three very advanced techniques.

    4 Gym Machines That Need To Die

    These machines are injurious, dysfunctional, or based on downright fraud. Luckily, there are some very effective alternatives.

    Lifter's Elbow: The Cause & The Cure

    Three common things you probably do in the gym that will wreck your elbows, plus a few smart tricks that'll fix you right up.

    The Most Intelligent Way to Warm Up

    For heavy lifting, drop the dumb warm-up sets and do ramp-ups instead. You'll get stronger, build more muscle and avoid injuries.

    Cardio for Strong People

    Forget boring, strength-sapping forms of cardio. These treadmill and bike finishers will burn fat and increase athleticism in just 4-12 minutes.

    The 4 Dumbest Ab Exercises

    Those popular ab exercises you see in many workout programs are ineffective and injurious. Luckily, there are smarter alternatives.

    Weight Training for Endurance Addicts

    Obsessed endurance athletes like triathloners need to pick up some heavy weights if they want to stay strong and injury-free. Here's how.

    The 3 Worst Types of Conditioning

    These popular conditioning exercises can damage tendons, ligaments, and joints. Here are the worst offenders, plus some safer alternatives.