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Tip: Deadlift Barefoot. Here's Why.

Want to get better results from big pulls? Take your shoes off. Here's why, plus info on "active vs. passive" foot.

Tip: Learn to Use a Weight Belt Correctly

Are you making this common mistake with your lifting belt? Find out here.

Tip: Do the Shin Box Drill Before Leg Day

Looks a little goofy, but it really gets you ready for heavy lower-body lifting. Check it out.

Tip: Fire Up the Lats to Deadlift Better

Getting the lats to engage is a game changer for a big deadlift. Try this training technique to make it happen.

13 Ways to Improve Your Deadlift, Fast!

These tips, cues, adjustments, and "tricks" will have you deadlifting more weight right away. Check 'em out.

Tip: Activate Your Glutes to Deadlift More

This simple drill will fire up your glutes and help you pull more weight. Check it out.

Tip: Build Your Back with Inverted Rows

It's not just for newbs. Here's how to turn this exercise into a muscle-building staple.

The Pros and Cons of Percentage Training

Many popular strength programs are based on percentages of your one rep max. Sometimes that's good. Sometimes it's bad. Here's why.

Tip: Get Stronger Using Paused Deadlifts

This will teach you to better use your lats and it'll increase time under tension for hypertrophy. Here's how to do it.

Tip: For Deadlifts, Put Your Armpits Over the Bar

This puts you in a safer, more efficient position for big pulls and new PRs. Here's why.

Exercise Variety Is Making You Weak

The idea of muscle confusion is largely misunderstood. You really don't need to keep the body guessing. Here's why, plus a better way to get strong.

Tip: Do Pull-Throughs for Stronger Squats and a Great Butt

Figure competitors and guys who squat 900 pounds have something in common. They use cable pull-throughs to build great posterior chains. Here's how.

Do Cardio, Keep Your Gains

HIIT isn't everything. Low-intensity, steady state cardio has its benefits. Done correctly, it can even help you make better progress under the bar. Here's how.

The 5 Worst Types of Trainers

Like any occupation, the fitness biz has its share of morons and downright delusional characters. Here's how to spot them.

6 Reasons Why You're Always Hurt

Injuries occur with any challenging form of training, but you don't have to invite them by making these six common mistakes.

Fix Your Knees, Get Bigger & Stronger

A "knee" article that covers box squats, American deadlifts, stretching too much, and avoiding mobility drills.

5 Reasons You're Not Getting Stronger

There's more to getting strong than just lifting heavy stuff. Here's how to keep the gains coming.

Master the Kettlebell Swing

Learn to hip hinge and you'll automatically get better at deadlifts, squats and your sport. The secret? You gotta swing a kettlebell.

How to Train For Power

To dominate the field of play or just kick some serious butt in the gym, you have to develop raw power. Here's how.

How Deep Should I Squat?

Not everyone was meant to squat deep, but a simple test will tell you how deep you can safely go. And if "butt wink" is a problem, there are easy ways to fix it.

Building a Superhuman Core

Meatheads say, "Just squat and deadlift, bro. That's all the core training you'll ever need." Too bad they're wrong.

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  • How to Do the Top 8 Back Exercises

    Do you disappear when you turn sideways? Then you need to train your back as hard as your arms.

    Lift Big by Bracing, Not Arching

    A simple tweak in technique, in addition to saving your spine, can add 20-40 pounds to your big lifts, instantly!

    Strengthen Your "Secret" Deadlift Muscles

    Pulling big weights requires getting strong in a lot of supporting muscles, starting with the upper and mid back.

    Pull-Throughs For Elite Strength

    Figure competitors and guys who squat 900 pounds have something in common. They use cable pull-throughs to build great posterior chains. Here's how.