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The 5 Key Principles

Goal setting requires an ongoing assessment. Here's what lifters should know about making it from point A to point B.

3 Steps to Getting Your Girl to Train

There's nothing sexier than a fit, confident, strong woman. Here's how to turn your cardio queen into a T Vixen.

Why I Train

Why do we hit the weights day after day to get stronger or build more muscle? Here are three reasons you can probably relate to.

7 Overlooked Habits of Very Successful Lifters

The proper use of back-off sets, the truth about going to failure, and 5 other rarely discussed habits of great lifters.

Iron Evolution: Reflections – Part 2

Dave Tate talks about injuries, nutrition, technique, peri-workout nutrition, and in general, busting your balls in the gym.

Iron Evolution: Reflections – Part 1

The next phase in Dave's iron evolution is helping others, and he's starting with you.

The Belief Effect

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

Figuring Out Your Life and Lifting Goals

How combining the threads of training, career, and family can make for a full, fit life.

Mentoring Wendler

Some of our greatest accomplishments are the result of good mentoring. Here’s who guided 5/3/1’s Jim Wendler.

Iron Evolution – Phase 9

Thirty years of iron work ends at the top of the mountain - with the Mountain Dog.

The Walk On

From walk-on to scholarship football player - a guide to achieving your dream, whatever it is.

Get Your Mind Right!

Your brain determines your success as much as your muscles. Here's how to make sure that blob of gray matter doesn't get the best of you.

Going From Point A to Point B

Figuring out what point B is, the problems with goal setting, and realistic body fat percentages.

Iron Evolution – Phase 8

How does a broken-down powerlifter turn himself into a jacked-up bodybuilder? He gets help from three top coaches.

Iron Evolution – Phase 7

When Dave Tate retired from powerlifting, he was a physical wreck. So he took matters into his own hands and came up with an unorthodox cure.

Weekend Training for the Busy Guy

Here's a basic, balls-out program that works around the busy guy’s life.

Iron Evolution – Phase 6

What you need to know about the Maximum Effort Method, Dynamic Effort Method, Repetition Method, and putting them all together.

40 Years of Insight - Part 2

From fat loss to strength to motivation, this iconic strength coach shares his wisdom on success, in the gym and out.

Choices

What every lifter should know about personal responsibility, the greatest factor for success, and the benefits of adversity.

40 Years of Insight - Part 1

Twenty things you need to know to get stronger, train smarter, and lift for the long haul.

4 Sure-Fire Ways To Kill Progress

Not sure why you’re still not jacked? Here’s your answer… and how to fight it.

Respect The Iron Way

Use the iron to cut through the chaos of life. Here's the deal.

Iron Evolution – Phase 5

A step-by-step approach to setting new PRs in the squat, bench, and deadlift.

Iron Evolution – Phase 4

Most of you don't have what it takes to train at Westside. But it's not your body that will break down, it's your mind. Here’s why.

How to Stay Motivated

Even the most hardcore lifters experience low motivation. Here's how to get back on track.