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Tip: Cheat Meals – A Rant

When do you get a cheat meal when dieting? When you deserve one. And you probably don't deserve one yet. Here's why.

Tip: Slow Down, Get Huge

Lower slowly to fix your form and up your gains. Here's why.

Tip: Bodyweight, Grip Width, and Bench Press

Here are two tips guaranteed to boost your bench press.

The Smart Lifter's Guide to Recovery Weeks

Deloads are often misused. They can accelerate your gains, but they can also derail them. Here's how to make a better plan.

Tip: Protein, Carbs, and Fat: Simplified

Want to get ripped? Narrow down your diet to single-macro dominant foods. Here's why and some food suggestions.

Tip: 4 Hacks for Gettin' Lean or Gettin' Huge

Simple strategies for controlling your food intake when you're cutting or packing in the extra calories for mass gains.

Tip: Stop Maxing Out for No Damn Reason

If you're not a powerlifter, or it's not the right time in your training cycle, then going for a PR is just plain dumb. Here's why.

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: Are You Training or Doing Tricks?

Maybe they think it's functional. Maybe they think it's innovative. Maybe they just need attention. Whatever. This trend has to stop.

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: How to Look Good for the Ladies

You really want to know? Paul Carter has some life advice for you, and also some bodybuilding advice.

Tip: The Only Real Fat Loss Workout

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

Tip: Should I Bulk or Cut First?

Every lifter asks this question.

Tip: How Much Protein Should I Eat?

Common question. Here are some guidelines for lifters.

Hardcore Answers to Newbie Questions

Protein intake, bulking and cutting, catching the eyes of the ladies, and more.

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: Fitness Gone Too Far

When does lifting, dieting, and competition go from healthy to detrimental? Well, here are a few signs.

The Ultimate Program for Body Comp Improvement

Tired of looking pretty much the same year after year? If you're ready to make radical changes in your body composition, start here.

Tip: Body-Build to Keep Strength Gains Coming

Hypertrophy training should always be a part of your plan, even if your primary goal is strength. Here's why.

Tip: For Maximal Strength, Periodize Your Training

Only newbies can bring up every lift at the same time. Once you get stronger, you'll have to get smarter. Here's how.

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: Find Your Every-Day Max

Use your EDM as the foundation for planning your workouts. Here's why.

Tip: Attack the Bar Violently

Build strength and set new personal records using compensatory acceleration training. Here's how.

Tip: The Biggest Mistake Lifters Make

If your main goal right now is to build strength, avoid this common mistake.

Tip: 4 Technique Fixers for Strength Gains

There's nothing dumber than trying to get stronger without first getting your technique right. Follow these handy guidelines.