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Tip: Drop the Frankenstein Exercises

Trying to fit more work into less time has its advantages. But a mash-up of exercises will limit your gains. Here's what to do instead.

Tip: Use This Trick to Hit Squat Depth Every Time

If you can't hit proper depth, stop going up in weight. A squat is not a slight knee-bend or a curtsy. This clever trick will help you stop being lame.

Tip: Test Your Athleticism in 2 Minutes

Let's see how fit you really are. Take this quick test. And try not to puke.

Tip: Train Abs First

Impressive abs aren't just made in the kitchen. They're grown through intentional and regular hypertrophy training. Here's how to make sure that happens.

Tip: Total Body Training vs. Body Part Splits

Should you train a muscle group or two per day or your entire body? Here are the pros and cons of each method.

A New Way to Deadlift

Blast through your deadlift PR while building new mass on your upper back with Anderson deadlifts.

The Best Forearm Exercise

Do you have the forearms of a ballerina? Here's a simple way to build a pair worthy of respect, admiration, and fear.

The Strict Curl for Max Weight

You need to set PRs in the strict curl. Here's a program that'll have you curling train axles in no time.

40 Squat Workouts in 8 Weeks

To make fast gains in the squat you have to squat more frequently - a lot more frequently. Here's how to make it work.

Fake Strength: Stop Arching the Bench Press

Re-think the big arch for bench pressing. It doesn't create any real strength, and admit it: it's cheating. Here’s why.

5 by 5 by 5 in 25

The best workout is the one that delivers the greatest impact in the shortest time. If you're short on time but still want serious gains, try this one out.

Intensity Techniques to Make You Hurt

Just picking up heavy objects will only work for so long. Here's how to use reverse sets and reps, clusters, HIT, and other high-intensity methods properly.

6 Interesting Things About Strength

Some things you know about strength, some things you thought you knew, and some things you plain just don't know.

Is a 300-Pound Bench Rare?

Is a 300-pound bench press as rare as a 21-year-old Swedish lingerie model who loves watching football and rough and tumble pillow fights with her twin sister?

How I Benched 400

Hitting a 400-pound bench is a goal for many lifters, yet few ever get there. They need this article.

A Yearly Strength Plan

Tim Henriques' total was stuck at 1400 for over two years. The plan he outlines in this article got him up to 1600 in a relatively short time.

High Frequency vs. Low Frequency

Do you trash a muscle and let it grow for a week or smack it around a little more often? Here's the run-down on finding the right frequency for you.

12 Programs to Follow

Can't find a program that flips your skirt? Here are 12 workout templates just begging for you to take them out for a test drive.

The Belief Effect

Knowledge is power, but knowledge can also be limiting. Real progress occurs when you harness the power of the belief effect.

10 Weeks to Squat PRs

If your squat hasn't gone up since the Bush administration (doesn't matter which one), this program will have you setting some angry PR's.

My Favorite Lower Body Warm-up

Forget the 45-minute warm-up routines - here's how to get set for your next squat or deadlifting session with just a few moves.

Little Known, Controversial Deadlift Tips

Rolling the bar, keeping the chin up, and other tips towards getting a mighty big pull.

Timed Arm Blast

Forget about counting reps! Do your biceps and triceps sets for time instead!

The Definition of an Expert

Weak people shouldn't give out strength training advice, and other truisms from Coach Henriques' big book of knowledge.

Why the Bench Press is the Best Exercise

The hot new trend is to bash the bench press. But how do all the contenders stack up? The results will surprise you.