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10 Forgotten Tips for Smarter Lifting

Mike Robertson wants to remind you to do some of the great stuff you used to, but may have forgotten about.

10 Iron Game Lessons

The whole point of this article is for me to discuss the top ten things I've learned about training.

10 Reasons You're Still Jacked Up

This is going to be the best training year ever, only you're so jacked up you can barely go number two without having a troop of Boy Scouts lower you onto the toilet seat. Lifter, heal thyself!

10 Tips for Flawless Squattin'

You've heard it a thousand times. To get big and strong, you gotta' squat. But are you are doing it right? Check out these tips.

15 Ways to Foam Roll

Fifteen foam rolling techniques that'll get you ready for the gym much better than stretching.

18 Tips for Bulletproof Knees

Here’s how to fix your achy knees, prevent injury, and keep the squats coming. Check it out.

21st Century Core Training

A chiseled midsection. A strong, functional core. Who says you can't train for both? Here’s how to do it.

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  • 21st Century Core Training 1

    Everything you need to know to develop a strong, powerful core.

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  • 28 Things I'm Learning

    In four months I'll be a whopping 28 years old. I know a thing or two about training and all that goes into it, but I also respect the fact that there's a hell of a lot I don't know enough about, and other topics I need to know something about that I'm not even aware of!

    4 Reasons Why You're Not Making Progress

    Training slumps are inevitable. But there’s a reason they happen. Here’s what’s causing yours, and what to do about it.

    4 Reasons You're Not Lean

    Believe it or not, only one of these is about your crappy diet. Check out all the tips here.

    5 Reasons Your Program Isn't Working

    Most so-called workout programs suck. It's time to choose a goal, pick a plan, and stick to it for at least 12 weeks.

    5 Simple Tips for Bigger Tugs

    Cool ways to drive up your deadlift numbers, fast.

    5 Strategies to Train Around Upper Body Pain

    Getting banged up in the gym doesn't have to cost you all your gains. Here's your plan for when something hurts but training isn’t completely off the table.

    5 Tips for Bigger Deadlifts

    Great little-discussed deadlift tips like "weld your spine," "ribs down," and "push the knees out."

    6 Best Exercises for Strength

    You probably don't need dozens of movements to develop strength and size - you just need the six very best ones. This is all killer, no filler!

    6 Keys to Killer Workouts

    Ever had one of those days where you just couldn't get into the flow of your workout? Or worse yet, you don't even make it to the gym? It's happened to all of us before. The mind is willing, but the body just isn't ready (or vice versa).

    6 Questions About Tempo Training

    When should you use tempo training and why? Mike Robertson answers these and other questions about this often-neglected component of strength and muscle building.

    6 Tricks for a Sexy Squat

    How to improve your squat form and hit a new PR, even if you have bad levers.

    7 Reasons Everyone Should do a Powerlifting Meet

    Stepping onto the platform reveals a lot more than just how strong you are. Here’s why you should consider entering a powerlifting meet.

    7 Steps to Better Workouts

    Write over a thousand training programs and you'll have a good idea of what gets results and what doesn't. Compare your own program to this list to see how you stack up.

    9 Strategies to Train Around Lower Body Pain

    Keeping the tibia vertical, increasing hip flexor length, step-ups, and other novel tricks to fix those bum knees.

    Back On Track

    How many Mondays have you been to the gym, anxiously awaiting your chest workout, only to find that you have to wait 45 minutes just to get on a bench? It seems that every guy in the gym trains his chest on Monday; it's a foregone conclusion.

    Blood on the Barbell: Robertson

    As we read this article, we realized that while Mike Robertson had come up with a solid strength/powerlifting program, he'd also simultaneously come up with a pretty good bodybuilding program! Talk about multi-tasking!

    Bodybuilding for Powerlifters

    Six things you can learn from bodybuilders, even if your goal is to just get strong on three lifts.