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The Mirror Hypothesis

We lifters love the mirror, but are we better off without it? You decide.

The Most Important Lesson From Lifting

Strong muscles are awesome, but weight training can teach you lessons that go far beyond the gym. Here they are.

The New Alphabet of Manliness

A collection of the most masculine terms, phrases, concepts, and miscellaneous tidbits. But read it at your own risk because it may make you spontaneously grow a beard.

The Planet Fitness Nightmare

Planet Fitness markets itself as a “judgment free” gym for newbies, but what it really does is discourage results.

The Problem with “Exercise Science”

Want to become a strength coach or high-level trainer? Most of today's programs will only help you become a miseducated rep-counter making minimum wage at Planet Fitness.

The Single Worst Exercise

Do you use any of these silly, injurious, worthless exercises? Read this before your next workout.

The Steroid-Marijuana Paradox

Weed hysteria is subsiding and full legality is looming. Are steroids next? They should be. Here's why.

These Coaches and Pros Are Pissed

We ask our experts a simple question: What's really grinding your gears right now in the fitness world? Check it out. They didn't hold back.

Tip: 5 Ways to Make Bodybuilding Better

Why competitive bodybuilding is in trouble and how to actually fix it.

Tip: 9 Annoying Things in the Fitness Community

Love fitness, love lifting, but feel free to hate these nine things. Coach Carter sure does.

Tip: Are You Dedicated or Disturbed?

Training hard is awesome. Controlling your diet to get the body you want is awesome. But things can get out of hand fast. Here's how.

Tip: Dear Dumb People, Stop Giving Advice

Internet fitness celebrities give some of the worst training and diet advice. Are they dumb or just crooked?

Tip: Do Steroids Make You Ignorant?

These are the drawbacks most people never talk about. So let's talk about them. Read this before you hit the needle.

Tip: Don't Be a Gym Creeper

Are you the resident d-bag in your gym? Find out here.

Tip: Don't Be a Gym Marker

It's inconsiderate and everyone thinks you're a wanker. Here's why.

Tip: Drop the Fat, Chase Relative Strength

Don't settle for being fat and strong. Here's why relative strength should be one of your goals.

Tip: Fake Natties Are Unethical Losers

Time to call out those punks who can't handle playing by the rules.

Tip: Fitness Gone Too Far

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

Tip: It's Lifting. Not a Nursery Rhyme.

Train insane or remain the same? Makes a catchy slogan, but it's ultimately a dumb idea. Here's why.

Tip: Joe Weider Killed My Gains

The Father of Bodybuilding, as he called himself, did a lot of great things for weightlifting, but he also lead a lot of people astray.

Tip: No Pain, All Gain

Pain vs. discomfort in the gym. Here's why you better know the difference.

Tip: Obey the Mirror Rule

Most gyms have mirrors, but did you know there are some unwritten rules about them? Learn them here

Tip: Real Experts vs. Self-Proclaimed Experts

Looking for a training or diet coach? Here's how to pick a good one and spot the fakers.

Tip: Should You Do a Show?

Ready to get nearly naked and step onto the competitive stage? Probably not. Here's why.

Tip: Stop Being Needy and Self-Obsessed

Your need to inspire others is lame, ego-driven, and delusional. Here's why, snowflake.