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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: The Deadlift & The Nervous System

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

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 Most Underrated Factor in Training

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

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.

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: Bicep Tears and Back Problems

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

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: 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.

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: 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: 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.

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: 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.

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: Fix That Butt Wink!

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

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: 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.

7 Gym Gadgets That Actually Work

We asked our pros and experts about their favorite workout tools and accessories. We got some surprising answers.

Tip: This Type of Workout Music is Best

Music can power your workout to new heights, but the wrong kind can trash your nervous system.

12 Little Changes For Big Gains

Get bigger, get leaner, and build strength without overhauling your whole dang life. Make these simple changes and tweaks.

Tip: Sorry, But You Can't Out-Eat Overtraining

Overtraining exists, and you can't out-eat it or out-sleep it. Most lifters have the wrong idea about what overtraining is. Here are the facts.

Tip: Two Lifts for Real Athletic Strength

Here's are two functional strength exercises that are actually functional for athletes and everyone else who occasionally gets off the couch.

Tip: Another Good Reason to Use a Spotter

Does having a spotter lead to better bench press performance, even if he doesn't touch the bar? Check out this fascinating new study.

A Strongman's Guide to Shoulder Health

Love lifting heavy? Then you either have some shoulder issues or you soon will. Follow these 5 steps to get them healthy and keep them healthy.