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The 8 Rules of Maximal Strength

Here's how to be the strongest person in your gym. The catch? You'll also have to be smart about your training. Follow these rules.

The Suicide Grip: Dangerous or Smart?

A thumbless grip is scary to lifters who don't know how to do it, but it can be used safely. In fact, it's better for your shoulders. Here's why.

Tip: The Inverse Squat

Squat backwards to build stability and strength. Here's how.

Tip: Reverse Your Romanian Deadlift

Use this exercise to ingrain a good hip hinge, make your lower back feel better, and build a bigger deadlift.

Tip: How to Make the Most Newbie Gains

New to lifting? Here are some common mistakes to avoid and a simple plan for getting strong.

Tip: A Backward Way to Build a Stronger Bench

Got a sticking point right off your chest? Having shoulder pain while benching? Erase that pain and weakness. Here's how.

Tip: Does Music Really Help You Train Harder?

We all think it does, but what does science say? And does the type of training you're doing change things? Info here.

Tip: Unilateral vs. Bilateral Training

Which is better? Here are the facts.

Tip: The Strangest Deadlift

Looks odd, but this classic lift's emphasis on cross-body loads will quickly bolster your core strength. Here's how to do it.

Stay Strong All Workout Long

Use this smart training method to ignite your CNS and blast through your workouts.

Superhuman Strength: How to Build It

Use more weight than your max and you'll get stronger, faster. Seem impossible? Here's how it's done.

Tip: Straps, Thick Grips, and 40-Second Wrist Curls

The pros and cons of straps, how to really train your grip and forearms, and more.

Tip: Sledgehammer Arm Training

To really build your forearms you need more than a few wrist curls. Add these sledgehammer exercises to your workouts.

Push and Drag Your Butt Into Shape

No other piece of equipment gives the same bang for your buck as the weight sled or Prowler. Here are five new ways to use it.

The 3 Stages of Real Strength Training

Getting strong requires brutality and smart volume management. Here are the three stages you must complete, along with simple workouts to follow.

The Reverse Method

Take it easier on your joints and blast through your sticking points with this technique. You'll wish you'd started doing it sooner.

Tip: The 3 Kinds of Grip Strength

Here's how to train all three types for maximal gains in hand strength and forearm size.

Tip: Hit the Right Squat Depth

Know the difference between partials, proper depth, and dreaded butt wink. Here's your guide.

The Primary Pattern Workout Plan

Train each of four primary lifting patterns every workout, then choose two optional exercises. Simple and effective. Here's how to set it up.

Tip: The 1.5 Method for Squats

Use this method to build your quads and improve the bottom position of your squat.

Tip: Two Tips for Perfect Deadlifts

These simple cues will make your deadlift feel awesome, keep you safer, and help you pull more weight.

Tip: How to Get More Gains on Back Day

Follow this simple rule and get better results from your pulling exercises.

Tip: Consistency Beats Intensity

When it comes to training or diet, consistency is key. Here's why and what to do if you have to miss a workout.

Bulletproof Your Lower Back

Want to build a strong, pain-free lower back? Here's your guide.

Tip: Pain vs. Discomfort vs. Progress

A smart lifter knows he has to get out of his comfort zone, but the wise lifter also knows to avoid pain. Here's the difference.