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10 Great Things About Lifting Weights

If your friends and family don't understand why you spend all that time in the gym, send them this.

10 Most Annoying People in the Gym

They're rude, creepy, and sometimes just plain obnoxious. The question is, are you one of them?

15 Tips for Success

The older and wiser you get, the more you start to realize there are certain "universalities" common to successful outcomes in all of life's endeavors. These realizations are as certain as the law of gravity, albeit less obvious. You should know and understand these common threads because they make success less random and more predictable.

25 Reasons Why it's Great to be Skinny

I've spent most of my life as a skinny bastard. It took more than two decades of lifting to get my body mass index up to a mirror-friendly 26.

4 Biggest Lies of The Biggest Loser

It's a show about fitness that keeps people dumb and in the dark about getting fit. Here's the big fat truth about The Biggest Loser.

4 Politically Correct Fitness Lies

Let's cut the crap and talk about how touchy-feely fitness advice actually works the opposite of how people expect. Consider this your trigger warning.

4 Things You Can Learn from Strongmen

Strongman competitions are a lot like life. You need to be tough mentally and physically. Check out these lessons from the trenches.

5 Secrets of the Relentless

Call them obsessed if you want, but you also have to call them successful. Here's how the relentless get results.

A Letter to Young Jim Wendler

This hardcore advice about training and life for young Jim Wendler might just be the same advice you need to hear right now. So listen up, get fired up, and get to work!

A Way of Life

The gym isn't an escape from life's problems, but a way of solving them. A strong body makes for a strong person. Challenge yourself, test yourself, and grow.

Action Offends The Inactive

A funny thing happens when you try to better yourself: other people try to stop you. Here’s why and how to deal with them.

Adversity Makes Us Stronger

Like it or not, the truth is that successful people just work harder than less successful people. So drop the excuses, stop blaming others, and get to work. Here’s some motivation.

An Open Letter to CrossFit HQ

A sports medicine physician who worked at the CrossFit Games has some pointed advice for CrossFit HQ. Check it out.

Are You Tough?

The first step to achieving your goal is to stop acting like a self-entitled sissy and get tough. This will put things into perspective for you.

Avoid the Enablers

The world is full of enablers that make you feel good about yourself while ultimately turning you into a sucky human being. Avoid these people like the plague.

Back to the Roots of Training

Keep it simple, but keep it hardcore. No gimmicks and no fluff. Clear out the clutter with these 12 principles, then get your butt into the squat rack.

Beware the Master Debater

The newest internet expert disregards in-the-trenches wisdom from big, successful lifters and coaches. He's great at debating, but not so great at building muscle. Do you even lift, bro?

Blood on the Barbell: A Newbie's Story

The biker put him through a workout that was decidedly unscientific, but it taught Darren a lesson about lifting. Hope you've got some equipment in the room because you're going to want to hit the weights right after you read this.

CrossFit and Steroids

A noted performance enhancing drug expert examines CrossFit and answers the controversial question: are top CrossFitters using PEDs?

Dieting: A Rant

Have you ever had to go out to eat with a group of people while you're on a strict diet? Dave Tate feels your pain.

Don't Be the Strongest Weakling

Being the strongest guy at Planet Fitness is like being the leanest kid at fat camp. If you want to push your limits, surround yourself with people who are ahead of you in the game.

Embrace the Suck

If you never find yourself in the suck, then you aren't trying hard enough to accomplish anything. Every worthwhile goal is found on the other side of the suck. And there's only one way to reach it: get mad, dig deep, and fight.

Fear is Good

Fear is the single best predictor of weightlifting success - not the absence of fear, but actually experiencing it.

Find Your Fight

What are you fighting for? Why do you do this? Answer that question and all this training and diet stuff will get easier and more rewarding.

Goal Setting for Hard Asses

Achieve your goals or eat Alpo!