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Gruesome Tales from the Garage

Horrible setbacks can happen when you're pursuing strength. Are these stories horrific, or are they inspiring?

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.

Quantifying the Farmer's Walk

The farmer's walk is as old school as it gets – just grab a pair of heavy weights and walk! But with just a few technical tweaks, you can take the farmer's walk to the next level of safety and effectiveness.

Get That Squat Up!

Leg presses and extensions will build the legs, but if you want to be a masterful squatter you need to get under the bar. Follow this plan.

Muscle-Ups

Bench presses? Chin-ups? Push presses? Those are all great, but this gymnastics staple is worth mastering too. Here’s why and how to do it.

Time to Up Your Pull-Ups

You need to be able to do multiple pull-ups with your own body weight. Not there yet? This should help.

12 Tips to Tune the Nervous System

The nervous system is powerful and mysterious. Here are some practical tips for getting charged up or chilled out.

Optimizing the Overhead Squat

Should you be doing the overhead squat? If so, how? Here’s what you need to know.

Strength Training: College Edition

The best years are often the college years. If you follow a smart training program like this one, they can also be your best muscle-building years.

Texas Hold 'em Autoregulation

Know when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em. Here's how to figure out when you need to pull back before you gamble your gains away.

Practical Guide to GPP

General physical preparedness is the key to outstanding performance. Here's how to set-up a program that sets you up for success.

5 Surefire Steps to Setting Goals

Here's a fast and effective way to get on the path to success.

Sandbags For Strength

Forget the fancy training tools. This dirty sucker is as basic and effective as they come.

Weightlifting Versus Powerlifting

Whether you're new to lifting or a seasoned strength trainer looking to take up competition, understanding the difference is critical.

Blood and Chalk 11

Wendler talks plyo, bands, chains, the safety squat bar, the thumbless grip, and taking accessory lifts to failure.

Max Strength, Minimal Equipment

Here's a Westside-influenced strength-building program to make you maximally strong while using minimal toys.

Why You Need More Strength

Speed training or maximal training? What's the difference and why is knowing the difference important?

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.

Chains for Speed, Strength, and Power

Use chains just once and actually see the results in the very same training session. Here’s how.

Bulgarian Split Squats

Can the foot-elevated split squat build legs as well as the squat? Before you answer, read this.

5 Great Lessons

Some coaches are so good that their peers sing their praises. Here's what Coach Boyle thinks you should know about Dan John.

40 Years of Insight - Part 1

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

The Volume Ladder Smart Bomb

Muscle growth must be forced. If this cousin to German Volume Training doesn’t help you pack on size, take up jogging.

2 Times a Week for Twice the Gains

You've heard of high-frequency strength training. But what about low frequency? Cut your gym time in half and still make gains. Here's how.