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Upper-Back Training for Deadlifts

Your pull is only as strong as your weakest link, and for many, it's not the lower back that's holding you back.

Tip: The 5 Squat Commandments

How much should you be able to squat? That info and more here.

Tip: The 5 Deadlift Commandments

Pull a ton of weight off the floor... or at least a whole lot more than you do now. Follow these rules.

Tip: The 5 Bench Press Commandments

Blast up more weight... while using good, safe form. Here's how.

Tip: Take the 1-Minute Pull-Up Challenge

It's tougher than it sounds. Check out the details of the challenge here, then let us know how you do.

Tip: Do You Meet These 5 Fitness Standards?

Can you do all five of these things? You should be able to. Check the list.

Tip: 12 Minutes of Singles

Set a timer and ramp up your deadlifting volume with Sadiv sets. Here's how.

The Magic of Cluster Sets

A fresh look at a very old way to get big and strong. If you feel like you leave the gym not having worked hard enough, this method is for you.

The 600-Pound Deadlift Textbook

Ready to pull 600 off the floor? Here’s how one lifter did it and what he learned along the way.

Squat Right for Your Type

Don't freak out, but not everyone is built for barbell back squats. Luckily, there are plenty of hardcore alternatives.

Screw Exercise Variation!

How important is exercise variation really? According to this coach, not very. Check out his reasoning.

Reaching Your Potential in the Big 3

Everybody wants to add more wheels to their squat, bench, and deadlift. But sometimes it's the little things that trip us up. Give this a read and start hitting some PR's.

Practical Guide to GPP

General physical preparedness is the key to outstanding performance. Here's how to set-up a program that sets you up for success.

New Rules of the Overhead Press

Very few lifters know how to perform the overhead press correctly. Stand out from the crowd and learn to nail this sucker.

High Frequency Squatting

A bigger squat requires more squatting. Here's a unique way to squat frequently without burning out or breaking down.

Half-Pulls – Not Half-Assed

Here's a partial-range pulling program that will get your full deadlifts moving in the right direction.

Fit Enough to Fight

At some point, you may have to physically defend yourself or your loved ones. Are you bad enough to brawl?

Fillers: Pairing Strength with Mobility

Doing dozens of mobility drills is boring. Here's how tactically using just a few in between big lifts can make you bigger and stronger.

Do the Big Lifts Every Day

If it's important, do it every day. But how do you program the big lifts daily and not crash? Like this.

Deadlift Assistance 911

Some great unexpected exercises and techniques to pull your deadlift out of its hole.

Cobra Traps and Cannon Ball Delts

Jacked delts and traps are undeniably awesome to look at, and they help protect the shoulders from injury. Make yours bigger and stronger. Start here.

CAT, Plyo, and Board Presses

Compensatory acceleration, plyometrics, and board presses. Here’s how to use these tools for explosive bench pressing.

Building a Strong Neck

Whether you're an athlete or bodybuilder, you should be training your neck. Here's the smart way to do it.

Are You Ready to Overhead Press?

Four advanced ways to manipulate your reps for size and strength gains.

Accelerate Gains By Overreaching

The most radical gains of your life won't come by accident. For that, you need a gut full of ambition and a borderline crazy plan.