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The Five Elements

Fire, wood, earth, metal, water. What “type” are you when it comes to natural strength and the ability to build muscle? Find out here.

The Iron Cross for Bodybuilders

How to use this awesome gymnastic movement in a regular gym to build size and strength.

The Wave Loading Manifesto

Accelerate your strength development, increase your explosiveness, and boost your work capacity. Here’s how.

9 Ab Exercises for More Sex!

There's something special about a firm and flat midsection. Your abdominals attract attention like nothing else.

The Best Lesson You'll Ever Learn

It happens every time I write an article or give a workshop. Someone asks me, "So, uh, Dan, do you think I should do it five times a week or should I do it twice a day?" It doesn't matter what "it" is – one arm lifts, Tabata front squats, Olympic lifts–I always get the same perplexing response.

Eccentric-Base Training

When you think of science, the first thing that probably comes to mind is images of atrophied, goggle-wearing weaklings in white coats. Bulging muscles and inhuman strength are certainly not part of your mental image!

Hard Body Training

"Ms. Beast" tells how to develop a shapely, firm physique

The Sacked Back - Part 2

In this article I'll be focusing specifically on handling injuries to the lower back or lumbar region.

Yo, How Much Ya Bench?

The three-step plan for setting up for a bench press PR.

Abs on Trial

High intensity vs. volume training. Olympic lifting vs. powerlifting. High intensity cardio vs. low intensity cardio. The list of debates and disputes in this field goes on and on, and perhaps the most disputed area is abdominal training.

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  • 40 Movements for Rapid Strength - Part 3

    To get stronger, a lifter must discover his weak points, then work to bring them up. These exercises will help.

    SOB Training

    First, a lesson in muscle hypertrophy. Then, a training plan that takes all that science and puts it into a training plan that you can personalize to fit your needs. Check it out.

    Return of the Prodigal Son - Part 2

    We're going to zoom off into the stratosphere with some nutritional modalities and, for lack of a better word, treatments that are new, wild and downright exciting.

    The Sacked Back - Part 1

    It's the sound you never want to hear when weight training. Sometimes you feel it immediately; sometimes you sense something happen but it takes a few hours for the full impact to hit you. Either way you've injured your back. The big question is, what do you do?

    Return of the Prodigal Son - Part 1

    For several years, I was the Watson to Strength Coach Charles Poliquin's Sherlock Holmes. I chronicled his theories, revelations and discoveries. I like to think I played a small part in his success but in all probability, guys like Charles don't need any help; they get famous all on their own.

    7 Secrets to Rapid Recovery

    You get gains by balancing training stress and recovery. Here’s how to recover faster so you can train harder.

    Junk Training

    A Roundtable Discussion featuring Lonnie Lowery, PhD, John Davies and Mike Robertson

    The Lost Art of Hamstring Training

    Most people, even lifters, have weak hamstrings. Here’s why and how to get them bigger and stronger.

    Cardio Confusion

    Cardio steals your gains, bro! Or does it? Here’s what strength and power athletes really need to know.

    The Science of 10 x 3

    If you've spent most of your lifting career doing 3 sets of 10 reps, do the opposite and you'll see astounding new gains. Here's why and how to program it.

    Back Off and Grow!

    The Most Important Thing I Know About Training

    Customized Volume Training

    Personalize high volume training for your body type and get maximum gains in size and strength. Get the details here.

    Exercises You've Never Tried 13

    Thirteen interesting exercises you've probably never tried: new movements that'll break you out of your training rut and infuse some diversity into your workouts.

    The Cat's Lair 6

    What is it about Canada and great strength coaches? For some unknown reason, the Great White North produces some of the world's best coaches and trainers, with Charles Poliquin, Christian Thibaudeau, and Charlie Francis being just a few examples. Now, another young Canadian is beginning to climb into the ranks of the elite: John Paul Catanzaro.

    Bottoms Up Training

    It seems that in every family there's always a black sheep, someone who just doesn't quite fit in with the rest. It might be your crazy Aunt Sally who's run off and joined a cult, or maybe your family has its own cousin Eddie of National Lampoon "Vacation" fame.