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The 30 Second Mobility Cure

The quick drill will make you stronger, more flexible, and more resilient…instantly. Check it out.

Rippetoe Goes Off

Rip has a few questions for you about unilateral exercises, imbalances, exercise variety, and why you're such a wussy.

The Case Against Trap Training

Your traps are puny, and it's probably because you train them directly with shrugs. Here's a better way build your yoke.

Squat Like a Champion

Squats aren't for everyone, at least not right away. Here's how to systematically work your way up to squatting like a champion.

The Fallacy of High-Rep Olympic Lifting

High-rep Olympic lifting is rising in popularity largely do to CrossFit. But is it a smart way to train?

Strengthen Your "Secret" Deadlift Muscles

Pulling big weights requires getting strong in a lot of supporting muscles, starting with the upper and mid back.

Protein Will Not Make You Fat

Eat as much protein as you want and it won't turn to fat. In fact, a new study shows it almost all turns to muscle. Check it out.

The Best Forearm Exercise

Do you have the forearms of a ballerina? Here's a simple way to build a pair worthy of respect, admiration, and fear.

The Chin-Up Project

Gain an inch on your biceps while building a rock-solid upper body with simple chin-up progressions.

What's the Best Diet for Losing Fat?

What's best, a low carb, ketogenic diet, or one that's more balanced? Here’s what science has to say.

Beyond 5/3/1 Program 1.1

I spent a ton of time developing this program and believe it stands as my best work, ever.

19 Squat & Deadlift Variations

Find the most effective variations of the squat and the deadlift to fit your body and your goals.

Superhuman Planks

If you can do anything other than focus on not blacking out while performing a plank, you're doing it wrong.

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  • CrossFit: The Good, Bad, and the Ugly

    CrossFit is the greatest thing ever to happen to barbell training, except for all the awful parts of it.

    Paleo: The Good, Bad, and the Ugly

    A paleo diet will help the average person lose some fat, but is it optimal for lifters and athletes?

    The 10,000 Swing Kettlebell Workout

    The ultimate combination of the most powerful kettlebell exercise and hardcore strength work. Get ready to be better... at everything!

    7 Ways to Dominate the Pull-Up

    Build muscle and get gorilla strong with these unique chin-up and pull-up tips and exercise variations.

    Reverse 21s for Hypertrophy

    Warning: There will be blood. This technique will rapidly add mass your biceps, chest, back, delts, and legs.

    3 Things You Need to Unlearn

    Body fat percentage, full body workouts, somatotypes. Are your ideas about these things holding back your progress?

    CrossFit, Kevin Ogar, and Questions

    A CrossFit athlete severs his spine during a competition. Freak accident or something that could have been prevented?

    6 Challenges You Must Accept and Beat

    Think you're an alpha male? Here are some brutal challenges that might make you feel like a poodle. Wearing a pink bow.

    10 Secrets to Building Mass

    Ten secrets, eight exercises, and one sweet three-day-a-week program to help you pile on muscle weight fast.

    How to Fix CrossFit

    CrossFit hurts a lot of people, and the goal of exercise is to make you better, not worse. There's a simple fix, though.

    The Jogging Delusion

    Long distance running beats sitting on your butt, but it's absolutely inferior to weight training and HIIT on every front.

    The Truth About Squatting Deep

    Friends don't let friends squat high, but there's really no point in squatting any deeper than slightly below parallel. Here’s why.