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20 Ways to Train Smarter

Get better results for every major body part and big lift with these innovative exercise hacks.

5/3/1 Beach Body Challenge

A performance-based program that'll build your legs, traps, neck, shoulders, and forearms. Yes, you'll look awesome too.

The Planet Fitness Nightmare

Planet Fitness markets itself as a “judgment free” gym for newbies, but what it really does is discourage results.

Kipping Pull-Ups: The Truth

Is the kipping pull-up a legit movement or an exercise abomination? You may be surprised.

The Deadlift's Dirty Secret

Olympic weight plates force everyone to deadlift 8.75 inches off the floor. Guess what? That may not fit your body type.

The Best Exercise for a Smaller Waist

These five vacuum exercises will narrow and tighten your waist by training the transverse abdominis.

5 Reasons Why You Should Never Compete

So you want to compete in bodybuilding, huh? Read this first so you don't embarrass yourself.

The Bodybuilder-Powerlifter Hybrid

Bodybuilders are all show and no go. Powerlifters are fat. Rather than stereotype, a good lifter needs to be both a bodybuilder and a powerlifter.

The 4 Most Damaging Types of Training

Bodybuilding, powerlifting, CrossFit, running: Which one will mess you up the most and how can you prevent it?

9 Training Concepts That Suck

Bodybuilding and strength training have hundreds of rules you need to follow to make progress. Trouble is, many of them suck. Break them.

13 Exercises That'll Floor You

Kneeling exercises challenge the abs, power up the hams and glutes, and allow you to do overhead presses without blowing out your spine.

The 12 Most Powerful Athletes

No golfers or marathoners on this list of the world's greatest athletes. No, this is ranking of the freakishly powerful.

Beating the CrossFit Drug Test

Plenty of athletes cheat, but surely not CrossFit Games competitors. After all, it's drug tested so they can't take PEDs, right? (Wrong.)

The Current State of S&C Coaching

Strength & conditioning coaches are a dime a dozen, and most aren't worth that. Why has the field devolved? Let's find out.

5 Reasons You Don't Look Like You Lift

How come some people go to the gym a lot but don't look like it? Probably because they're making these mistakes.

The 1000-Rep Arm Workout

This program added two inches to Matt Kroc's arms... and they already measured 20 inches! Are you crazy enough to try it?

4 Bench Press Lies

If your bench press numbers are stuck, it's probably because you've misinterpreted the good advice of geared lifters. Here's how to get unstuck.

3 Reasons Your Calves Aren't Growing

One less excuse for puny calves, one more exercise for growing them, and one more trick to beat them into submission.

Do-It-Yourself Myofascial Release

Burn your foam roller and give the tennis ball to the dog. You're going to learn how to fix sticky muscles and bust up adhesions using nothing but your hands.

9 Tips for Dedicated Lifters

Ten years of lifting will give you knowledge. But Dan John has been lifting for almost 50. That will give you wisdom. Here are his best tips.

Hard Body Training for Women

Lean. Hard. Strong. These workouts combine explosive training, metcon, and a unique concept where you train the same muscles two days in a row.

7 Things to Steal From Competitors

Get a body that reflects your hard work by picking up a few tips from bodybuilders, figure athletes, and other physique competitors.

How To Tell When a Trainer Sucks

Nowadays it seems like every third person is a trainer or coach of some kind. It's time we held some of these lugnuts accountable.

CrossFitters Aren't Athletes

Are bodybuilders or CrossFitters athletes? Are bodybuilding and CrossFit even sports? You might not like the answers.

The 915 Workout Program

A program built around the three powerlifts that will make you 15% stronger and 7 pounds bigger in just 9 weeks.