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Where Food Fails Us

You probably have micronutrient deficiencies that mess with your T levels, your sleep, your mood, and more. Here's how to fix them.

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: What Powerlifters Can Learn From Bodybuilders

When strength athletes occasionally train like bodybuilders, they get even stronger and decrease the chance of injuries. Here's how.

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: Two Exercises for a Thick Neck

Having a strong neck is a big part of being yoked. Try these exercises, no specialty machine required.

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: Top to Bottom Trap Building

Shrugs are good, but this exercise is better for all-around trap hypertrophy.

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 the Bad Girl Machine

Can strength athletes actually benefit from the adductor and abductor machine? Here's what you need to know.

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 Strength Athlete's Mistake

This common error makes it harder to set squat and deadlift PR's, and it may even leave you injured.

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 Purpose of the Leg Press

Some coaches say the leg press is useless. They're wrong. Here's why.