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The 7 Most Important Lifts

Quick, name the seven most effective exercises. Got it? Now see if your list matches ours.

Bench Press Right for Your Body Type

The bench press isn't a one-size-fits-all lift. You need to tailor it to your skeleton. Here are five ways to do it.

The Athletic Aesthetic Program

Lift like a beast, move like an athlete, look like a Greek god. Here's your plan.

The Top 10 Deadlift Myths

A good deal of what you know, or think you know, about the deadlift is wrong. See how your beliefs stack up to reality.

Tip: Toes Down When Squatting

Squats causing lower back pain? Here's why your toes might be the problem and what to do about it.

Question of Strength 53

Coaches and steroid users, the best trap exercises, Russian vs. American kettlebell swings, and box jumps for conditioning.

Question of Power 3

In this installment: No-BS warm-ups. How to keep muscle when dieting. How to train back with a bad back.

Myofibrillar Growth & Conditioning – The Program

Use high-intensity repeat training (HIRT) to build striated muscle, boost athletic strength, and develop machine-like endurance.

Tip: Deadlift Heavy, Protect Your Back

Three ways to pull heavier without wrecking your lower back. Try these proven strategies.

Tip: Use Isometrics to Boost Your Deadlift

Looks weird, works great! Here's how to do it.

30 Days of Deadlifts: 1-10

Lift heavier. Get stupid strong. Build mountains of muscle. In this series, Tony G. drops his best tips and cues for the world's most primal lift.

Tip: Master the Pause and the Slant

Improve your deadlift fast with these two tips.

Ask Us Anything 02

We field your questions about female testosterone usage, losing fat while getting strong, and making gains on a budget.

Tip: Mind-Muscle Connection and Your Goal

How important is putting your mind in your muscle for hypertrophy and strength work? Let's break it down.

Tip: Fixing the Turtleback Deadlift

Most lifters who round their backs are just too weak, but rounding can also be caused by a bad setup. Here's how to fix it.

Tip: A Really Bad Deadlift Habit

People think it improves hip drive and hits the glutes. What it really does is set you up for injury. Info here.

Tip: You Do Not Have Adrenal Fatigue

Adrenal fatigue probably isn't real, but the symptoms sure are. Here's what really happening.

Tip: The Leg Press and Real Strength

Can you build strength in the leg press, or is it nonfunctional? Coach Carter lays the smack down here.

Tip: 4 Strongman-Style Exercises You Need

Build all-over strength with these carry and push variations.

Deadlift More Weight Today, Safely

These smart tips will have you pulling heavier and staying safer almost immediately.

Question of Strength 52

Is adrenal fatigue real? Is feeling the muscle more important than adding weight to the bar? Answers here.

Tip: 5 Inhibit-Activate Supersets

How to grow lagging muscles and move better.

Question of Power 2

Are big lifts best for delt size? Is the leg press worthless? And how do you avoid embarrassment at competitions? Answers here.

Tip: Smashing an Overhead Press Plateau

Here's what to do when the barbell just refuses to go up.

Tip: In Defense of Higher-Rep Compound Exercises

Some coaches say to never do high reps with compound barbell movements. They're wrong. Here's why.