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How to Build Your Own Training Program

Train on your own terms! You should know how to write your own training programs without depending on anyone else. Here's how to do it.

How to Deadlift Over 700 Pounds

Eager to pull big numbers? You're more likely to make mistakes that'll bring your max down. Here's what to do... and what not to do.

How to Stay Strong When Dieting

Do you lose muscle and get weak when you're trying to get lean? It doesn't have to be that way. Follow these smart guidelines

IIFYM: The Good, Bad, and the Ugly

Is this a good nutrition strategy or the latest eating disorder disguised as a diet? Here's what they aren't telling you.

Ketosis: A Reality Check

On one side of the keto debate, you have the glassy-eyed cultish fans. On the other side, bread-scarfing haters. Who's right? Here are the facts.

Kill the Dumb Diets

What makes you fat? Insulin? The quality of food you eat? Or is it just calories in, calories out? Here's where most so-called diet gurus go wrong.

Leg Day in the Smith Machine

If you think the Smith machine isn't functional and doesn't build muscle, you're in for a surprise. Your legs are probably tiny too.

Leverage-Disadvantage Squat Plan

To build up your squat, ignore things you're good at and spend time doing things that make you downright uncomfortable.

Nailing the Overhead Press

Successful overhead pressers lift with violence and hate. Here's all the technique cues you need to add to that aggression, plus a complete overhead press program.

No Weights, Big Wheels

Drop your regular leg-day workout and try this for 8 weeks. If you can take the pain, your quads, hams, and glutes will explode. In a good way.

Primer 4: Big, Bad, Basic Workouts

If your size and strength gains have stalled out, it's because you made things too complex. It's time to get back to basics and get strong... using only 4 reps.

Push-Pull-Legs: The Ultimate Split

Training one body part per day is outdated, and full-body workouts don't always cut it. Push-pull-legs is superior for any goal. Here's why.

Question of Power 1

In his new column, Coach Carter tackles glute building for dudes, deadlift frequency, lat work for big guys, and benching for non-powerlifters.

Sex Appeal, Fitness, and Fat Shaming

Is our standard of beauty too harsh? Is leanness unfairly prized? Here's what science and history have to say about fitness, fatness, and our preferences.

Simple But Brutal: The Workout Plan

Make it easier to build muscle by doing brutally hard things, like 20-rep squats. Here's your complete 6-week plan.

The 10-6-10 Method for Size

To really grow, you have to do concentric, eccentric, and even isometric reps. Here's a training method that combines all three in one set.

The 16:8 Fasting Diet

There are a ton of different ways to fast. Here's one that's not too painful and will get you shredded fast.

The 30-Day Bro Diet

The traditional bodybuilding diet looks bland to the general public, but here's why you should try it at least once.

The 4 Dumbest Things Beginners Do

Newbies often waste their first year or two of training. They should be taking advantage of this magical time. Here's what to avoid and what to do instead.

The 5 Best Warm-Ups for Big Lifts

Prime your body to lift heavier, lift harder, and do it all safely. Here's how strong lifters get it done.

The 500 Rep Shoulder Workout

Change the look of your physique in 12 workouts with this insane (but intelligently designed) delt specialization plan.

The 6 Skills of Intuitive Eating

You don't have to follow a strict diet to get lean. You don't have to follow a diet at all. Here's how to eat intuitively for the best results.

The 8 Rules of Maximal Strength

Here's how to be the strongest person in your gym. The catch? You'll also have to be smart about your training. Follow these rules.

The Anti-Inflammation Toolkit

Inflammation is damaging our health and impeding our training. Here's how to douse the flames.

The Big 3 Lifts Suck For Size Gains

Sorry, but if you want to get maximally jacked, you need to do more than the squat, bench press, and deadlift. Here's why.