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Workout Du Jour 3

If you don't do what's best for your body, you're the one who comes up on the short end.

Workout Du Jour 2

Researchers Jar Physiology World With Evidence of Other Hamstring Movements.

Workout Du Jour 1

It occurred to us that our website didn't really contain any workouts. I mean, if you, the loyal reader, just wanted to log on and pull out a new workout, you couldn't do it. You'd probably have to resort to pulling out a copy of Ironman or something (shudder).

Work, Rest, Play, Pray: Explained

Dan John explains how to live the perfect life, inside the gym and outside the gym.

Women Shouldn't Train Like Men

Sure, women should lift weights and avoid excess cardio, just like men. But there are some differences when it comes to training, programming, and injury prevention.

Women in Ground Combat

Is political correctness weakening the military? Here are the politically incorrect facts about strength, performance, and women in battle.

Wolves in Sheep's Clothing

The Truth about "Legal Steroids"

Winning the IT Band War

If you really care about your lifespan as a lifter, you should pay a bit more attention to your IT band.

Why Your Knees Perform Like Aging Water Fowl

Knee pain got you walking real funny-like? Here's what to do and what NOT to do.

Why You're Not Losing Fat

Lowered your calories? Training harder? Then why is your body fighting back? Here's what's working against you and how to fix it.

Why You're (Mostly) Wrong About CrossFit

Does CrossFit still chap your hide? Before you continue broadcasting its problems, you should know where you're getting it wrong. Get the facts here.

Why You Need More Strength

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

Why You Aren't Getting Bigger

Eating more and training more can get you pretty far. But if you’ve stopped making progress, it’s time to reassess and do things differently. Here’s what may be putting your gains on hold.

Why Women Should Train Harder Than Men

Women not only need to train harder than men, their physiology makes it so they can. Here's what every female lifter needs to know.

Why Training Stops Working and How to Fix It

Have you become nonresponsive to lifting? It can happen. Here's how to cure the problem and get your body responding again.

Why the Bench Press is the Best Exercise

For the goals of improved strength, more muscle size, better athletic function, and even general fitness, the bench press is the best exercise. Here’s why.

Why Periodization Doesn't Work

Unfortunately, your old "what do ya wanna work today?" spur of the moment type training works a whole lot better than anything the Soviet Ministry Of Sport managed to cook up behind the Iron Curtain back in the 50's and 60's. Charles Staley explains why.

Why Lurch Won't Grow

You're good at pushing cars out of the snow. You can punch somebody's lights out pretty easily. Yep, life's pretty easy for tall guys... until they get to the gym.

Why Intermittent Fasting Fails Most People

For a small number of people, IF works great. But for others it can completely backfire. Is it right for you? Here's what you need to know.

Why I Train

Why do we hit the weights day after day to get stronger or build more muscle? Here are three reasons you can probably relate to.

Why I Love the Smith Machine

Everyone says the Smith machine is awful, but a lot of bodybuilders use it… and they’re bigger than you. Here’s why it’s not so bad and how to use it wisely.

Why Everyone Hates Personal Trainers

An open letter to all those crappy personal trainers who make the rest of the fitness industry look bad.

Why CrossFit Girls Are Stronger Than You

Many CrossFit women can do 200-pound clean & jerks and they have six-packs without dieting. Sound like you? Probably not. Here's why.

Who Wants to Be a Novice? You Do.

Being a novice is a beautiful thing if you want to add strength and muscle to your frame at a shocking rate. Here's a program that will help you do just that.

Who Cares if It Looks Weird?

One of the world's most successful and respected bodybuilding coaches sounds off on training techniques, excessive drug use, and what it means to coach with a capital C.