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Back Squats Vs. Box Squats

The box squat doesn't get all that much respect, but in this match-up, it's the Rocky Balboa of the squat world.

The Bulking Diet Delusion

No male needs to get above 12% body fat to gain muscle at an optimal rate. Seven reasons why a dirty bulk will wreck your body over the long haul.

In Defense of CrossFit

For all its flaws, CrossFit has done wonders for fitness. It's time we give credit where credit is due, even if CrossFitters are kinda annoying.

P90X and Muscle Confusion: The Truth

You may not be doing P90X, but plenty of your schmuck friends are. Let them read this and save them from mediocrity.

The Death of Steady State Cardio

Endurance work makes you soft and weak. Steady state cardio, as a fat loss tool, should be buried. Metabolic interval training or HIIT is far superior.

Building a Superhuman Core

Meatheads say, “Just squat and deadlift, bro. That's all the core training you'll ever need.” Too bad they're wrong.

  • Abs
  • The Best Exercises. Period.

    The absolute best movements for fat loss, maximum power, chest development, overall strength, and more.

    The Belt and the Deadlift

    Chances are you're using the wrong belt when you deadlift. Worse yet, you may not even know why or how to use it.

    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.

    The Jogging Delusion

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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    CrossFit, Kevin Ogar, and Questions

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

    3 Things You Need to Unlearn

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

    Reverse 21s for Hypertrophy

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

    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.

    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!

    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?

    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.

    Superhuman Planks

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

  • Abs
  • 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.