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Uncomplicated Barbell Strength

Want to boost your big three? Use CAT squats, T-shirt benches, and paused deads. Here's how.

Traps Are the New Abs

Every skinny, weak guy has abs. Big deal. Traps are the true sign of strength. Here's how to make yours huge.

Tip: Your Shrugs Are Too Heavy

Set your ego aside, use better technique, and build traps so big they impair your hearing. Here's how.

Tip: Your Hatred of the Smith Machine is Dumb

Pro bodybuilders, hot fitness chicks, strongmen, and even powerlifters sometimes use the Smith machine. Here's why.

Tip: You're Still Too Fat

Don't worry, I was too. What I needed was some tough love. Here's what worked for me.

Tip: Why Your Rear Delts Suck

It's a common problem. Here's how to fix it.

Tip: When You Should and Shouldn't Bulk or Cut

Here's a handy set of guidelines to help lifters find the balance between too dang skinny and too dang fat.

Tip: Use Conditioning to Build Muscle

Hey meathead, if you're not accustomed to raising your heart rate, get started with one of these options.

Tip: Upgrade Your Hip Thrust

Strong glutes make your whole body stronger. Also, having a nice butt is, well, nice. Try this twist on the now-classic hip thrust.

Tip: Triple Down on Biceps Growth

Combine a loaded stretch, slow negatives, and a vicious mechanical drop set to trigger biceps growth multiple ways. Here's how.

Tip: The Weirdest Way to Leg Press

Weird? Yes. Effective? Also yes. Check this out.

Tip: The Very Best Way to Row

There are two ways to row: super strict or super cheated. Both are incorrect! Here's how to actually row right for gains.

Tip: The Truth About Progressive Overload

Sure, try to add more weight to the bar, but understand that it has its limits, and it's not that great for building mass. Here's why.

Tip: The Total Back Exercise

If you want a big back and a scary deadlift, this should be a staple in your lifting program. Check it out.

Tip: The T-Shirt Bench Press

Set a new PR on the bench press by preparing for it with this ego-crushing technique.

Tip: The Straight-Fire Glute Exercise

Yeah, these are gonna burn. But in a good way that builds your butt.

Tip: The Sad Truth About the Bench Press

The world's favorite chest exercise isn't that great at building the pecs. Here's why, plus some better exercise choices.

Tip: The Recovery Intrusive Deadlift

Yes, do deadlifts. But program them wisely or you'll crash and burn. Here's why and what to do about it.

Tip: The Other Exercise You Need to Bench Big

If your goal is a big bench press, this exercise is essential. Check it out.

Tip: The Only Real Fat Loss Workout

What's the best training plan for getting shredded? Okay, you asked for it.

Tip: The Most Common Bench Press Mistake

If you're not a powerlifter, should you be testing your bench press 1RM often? Here's the answer.

Tip: The Most Brutal Smith Machine Exercise

Want big, nasty quads? Do this exercise. Is it functional? Yes, it functions to build big, nasty quads.

Tip: The Math Formula for Big Biceps

Once you're past the newbie stage, try this barbell curling strategy to trigger new arm hypertrophy.

Tip: The Leg Press and Real Strength

Can you build strength in the leg press, or is it nonfunctional? Coach Carter lays the smack down here.

Tip: The Jiggle Test

Here's how to know whether or not you could benefit from a cheat meal or refeed during your fat-loss diet.