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Women in Ground Combat

Is political correctness weakening the military? Here are the politically incorrect facts about strength, performance, and women in battle.

Big Brother is Watching You Squat

Trainers get certified and acquire clients by getting results. But the state may soon force them to get licensed and train clients differently.

Deconstructing the Deadlift

There's more to proper deadlifting than "grip it and rip it." You're about to get your PhD in pulling.

Athletes, Bad Coaches, and Steroids

Athletes take steroids to get strong. Is it because today's strength coaches have neglected to get them strong with proper training?

Squat Mechanics: A Deep Analysis

It's time to finally fix your squat. Here's an in-depth look at squat mechanics from the author of Starting Strength.

CrossFit and Functional Training

Heavy barbell training is the best way to build strength. And everything about sports performance gets better when you're stronger.

Strength Training for Women

Women can often get away with sloppy technique, but should strive for perfection anyway.

The Current State of S&C Coaching

Strength & conditioning coaches are a dime a dozen, and most aren't worth that. Why has the field devolved? Let's find out.

The Problem with "Exercise Science"

Want to become a strength coach or high-level trainer? Most of today's programs will only help you become a miseducated rep-counter making minimum wage at Planet Fitness.

The Belt and the Deadlift

Chances are you're using the wrong belt when you deadlift. Worse yet, you may not even know why or how to use it.

CrossFit: The Good, Bad, and the Ugly

CrossFit is the greatest thing ever to happen to barbell training, except for all the awful parts of it.

The Fallacy of High-Rep Olympic Lifting

High-rep Olympic lifting is rising in popularity largely do to CrossFit. But is it a smart way to train?

Rippetoe Goes Off

Rip has a few questions for you about unilateral exercises, imbalances, exercise variety, and why you're such a wussy.

Rippetoe Throws Down

You Crossfitters? You core trainers? You unilateral trainers? You're not training. You're just exercising, and you're never going to get any better than you are today.

Conditioning is a Sham

In almost any circumstance, except marathon running, you're better off training strength than you are training conditioning.

Get Your Press Up!

600-pound benchers may be forgiven for not focusing on the press. Your narrow ass, on the other hand, has no excuses.

Ignorant When it Comes to Deadlifts?

It's okay that you don't know how to deadlift if you were never taught properly. But if you still don't know after reading this article, that's a different story.

The Biggest Training Fallacy of All

There's a big difference between training and just exercising. Do you know what it is? We'll give you a clue: it has to do with adaptation.

When it Comes to Squats, Easier Doesn't Work

There are easier, more fun ways to squat than below parallel. Trouble is, they don't work.

A Cold Slap in the Newbie Face

Give this article to the newbie you've taken under your wing. He may not listen to you when it comes to recovery and growth tactics, but if he won't listen to Rippetoe, wash your hands of the little SOB.

Proper Back Position for Power

One simple adjustment in your lower back position could allow you to start smashing personal records immediately.

Who Wants to Be a Novice? You Do.

Being a novice is a beautiful thing if you want to add strength and muscle to your frame at a shocking rate. Here's a program that will help you do just that.

The Texas Method

A proven strength training method to help you keep making progress after the newbie phase. Check it out.