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Tip: The Optimal Amount of Time Off

Now we know exactly how much time we can take off between training and a strength competition. Check out the new science.

Tip: The Truth About Progressive Overload

Sure, try to add more weight to the bar, but understand that it has its limits, and it's not that great for building mass. Here's why.

Tip: Fix That Butt Wink!

Do you tuck your tail when you squat? Not good. Here’s how to fix it.

The 5 Most Dangerous Deadlift Mistakes

Why do smart lifters let their technique go haywire? Ego lifting? Unawareness? Here are the most common problems.

Tip: Your Hatred of the Smith Machine is Dumb

Pro bodybuilders, hot fitness chicks, strongmen, and even powerlifters sometimes use the Smith machine. Here's why.

Train Size, Then Strength: A 10-Week Program

Train for size for a few weeks and then strength. It works better for both goals. Here's why, along with a sample 10-week plan.

Tip: Why You Need a Cheap Stopwatch

Sure, your phone has a timer, but taking a stopwatch to the gym can help you ramp up training density without distractions. Here's how.

Tip: Stop Maxing Out for No Damn Reason

If you're not a powerlifter, or it's not the right time in your training cycle, then going for a PR is just plain dumb. Here's why.

Tip: Surprising New Research on Rep Ranges

If you train upper body with this specific rep range while working the lower body with another specific range, you'll make lots more progress.

Tip: No Need to Hate on Lifting Straps

Straps are used by pro bodybuilders, figure competitors, strongmen, and even powerlifters, so why the outrage? Here's how to use them wisely.

5 Alternatives to a Painful Squat

If squatting causes pain in your low back, knees, or shoulders, try one of these pain-free exercises that'll still get you big and strong.

Tip: Bicep Tears and Back Problems

Deadlifting with a mixed grip (one hand under, one hand over) is a mistake for most lifters.

Lifters Over 30 Need to Get Real

You still have decades left in your training career, but you need to start doing these four things before it's too late.

Better Than CrossFit and Powerlifting

Powerlifting has a total – the sum of its three lifts. CrossFit has a total too. But are they really the best tests of athleticism? Enter the Pendlay total.

Tip: Stop Bouncing Your Deadlifts

Most of the time you're just cheating yourself... and you look stupid. Here's why it completely trashes the training effect.

Tip: The Most Underrated Factor in Training

Spoiler alert: It's tempo. Here's how to manipulate it for hypertrophy, strength, and even fat loss.

Tip: The Fishing Rod and the Hitch

Don't make these two deadlifting errors. Here's what they look like and how to fix them.

Tip: The Deadlift & The Nervous System

Deadlifts are awesome, but they can also smash your CNS. Here's why and how to avoid it.

7 Ways to Scare Your Body Into Getting Stronger

You can't just keep slapping on more weight forever. Sooner or later, you have to use other methods to keep muscle growing. Here are the 7 best ways to do it.

Tip: Deadlift – Trunk Flexion vs. Hip Flexion

Hip flexion good. Trunk flexion bad. Here's why and what each looks like so you can make sure your form is correct.

The 5 Most Effective Deadlift Alternatives

Whether you're working around an injury, need a break from deadlifting, or just hate the deadlift for some reason, try these proven alternatives.

Tip: Go Heavy Without Going Heavy

For the experienced lifter, this effective training method allows you to build strength without all the risky 1RMs.

Lifters Need to Lift More Often

Hitting each muscle once per week works for newbies, but not for experienced lifters. Here's why and what to do about it.

Tip: Do More Reps for Real Life Strength

Here's why everyone needs to add some higher-rep sets to their workouts.

The Best Dumbbell Exercise You're Not Doing

Here are the best ways use to dumbbells for muscle growth, strength, and looking good naked.