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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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  • 19 Squat & Deadlift Variations

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

    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.

    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.

    The Chin-Up Project

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

    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.

    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.

    Strengthen Your "Secret" Deadlift Muscles

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

    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?

    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 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.

    Rippetoe Goes Off

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

    The 30 Second Mobility Cure

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

    Westside Wisdom

    The godfather of powerlifting talks about Max Effort, Dynamic Effort, explosiveness, box squats, and more!

    Master the Squat

    900-pound squatter Dave Tate shows you how to smash your squat plateau... if you can handle it.

    Fake Strength: Stop Arching the Bench Press

    Re-think the big arch for bench pressing. It doesn't create any real strength, and admit it: it's cheating. Here’s why.

    15 Lessons From Deadlifting 500 Pounds

    Great. Another article that makes you question everything you're doing. Oh well, at least there are plenty of tips that we can start using right away.

    Rippetoe Throws Down

    The difference between exercising and training… and why you need to know it.

    One Movement for Ultimate Back Hypertrophy

    This might just be the best back-building exercise you’ve never tried. Check it out.

    Take Your Deadlift From Suck to Sick

    Everybody loves the deadlift, yet so few lifters can pull respectable weight. This article has a few lesser-known tips to help change all that.

    How to Get to 20 Chin-Ups

    Lots of guys can pump out 20. Of course, their range of motion is so short, it looks more like they're convulsing than actually doing legitimate chin-ups. Here's how to change that.

    6 Coaches Weigh in on Pull-Ups

    You know you should be doing pull-ups. But what's the best way to attack them? Six of our coaches tell you what works for them.

    5 Tips for Bigger Deadlifts

    Great little-discussed deadlift tips like "weld your spine," "ribs down," and "push the knees out."

    12 Weeks to Ridiculous Wheels

    A squat-based training plan guaranteed to make your legs not only bigger but stronger too.

    The Squat 4 Times Per Week Experiment

    A strength coach decides to throw the rules out the window and do high-frequency squatting. Here’s what happened.