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Single-Leg Training

Sick and tired of all this single-leg training stuff? Coach Robertson feels your pain.

Long Live the Overhead Press

Overhead pressing is great but it’s not for everyone. You need to be qualified to press. Find out if you are here.

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.

Simple Strength - Phase 2

Coach Mike lays out the second phase of his easy-to-follow plan to increase your strength to record levels in a few short months.

Simple Strength - Phase 1

Mike Robertson offers an easy-to-follow, completely laid out plan to increase your strength over the period of a few short months.

The Truth about Training Frequency

How often should you train for maximal results? It depends on a few things, and this article breaks them down for you.

Gettin' MASSive With Food

Some time-honored and battle-tested ideas for packing on the muscle meat, along with some incredibly calorie-dense food and shake recipes.

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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  • Quick Fixes to Common Training Injuries

    Because you can't build a good body while you're hurt, we asked <i>Testosterone's</i> resident anatomy guys Cressey and Robertson how they'd fix four common training injuries.

    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.

    Old School Tempo Training For More Muscle

    Tried and true tempo training may be just what you need to reignite muscular gains.

    Exercise Progressions for Bigger Pulls

    Slow down there, Hoss; you can't start pulling heavy weights from the get-go. Let us show you the proper progressions to make your deadlift truly worthwhile.

    Five Reasons You're Still Skinny

    Listen up, Twiggy. Drop the Bruce Lee comic book you're reading and pull up a chair. You're about to get the skinny on gaining muscle.

    Five Habits of Defective Squatters

    The five most common squatting mistakes and how to fix them.

    Complete Core Training

    An ab training article for people who do more than take mirror selfies.

  • Abs
  • The Cardio Conundrum

    With all the cardio options out there, it's no wonder we're confused about the best way to incorporate it into our workouts! Coach Robertson summarizes the pros and cons of each variation and helps us with fat-burning program design.

    Facts, Fallacies of Corrective Exercise

    Doing squats on Bosu balls isn't functional. Neither is a lot of stuff you see people doing in the gym.

    Fix That Weak Link!

    Regardless of whether your goal is to deadlift 1,000 pounds or to build a shredded Christmas tree, the principles are basically the same.

    My 5 "Ah-Ha" Moments

    As a young man in the iron game, Mike was surrounded by people who drank the pro-bodybuilder Kool-Aid. He never squatted ('cause it hurts your knees) and never deadlifted. Now he knows better.

    Top Priority for Lower Traps

    Everyone thinks about upper traps, but not lower. That's too bad because the lower traps are crucial for proper movement, strength, and symmetry. Here's how to train them.

    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!

    The Mobility-Stability Continuum

    There's a difference between mobility and stability. Mobility is the ability to produce a desired movement, while stability is the ability to resist an undesired movement. Knowing the difference is the key to performance.

    Row Right

    Girls may hate to see you leave, but if you've got a broad back, they'll love to watch you go. (Course it helps if you've got a nice ass, too, but that's a whole 'nother article.) Mike Robertson is here to troubleshoot your rowing.

    Olympic vs. Powerlifting Squats

    You need to know the differences and use the one that’s right for you. A must-read for squat freaks.

    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!