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How I Was Finally Able to Get Shredded Without Losing My Strength

I'm just going to be upfront and honest. The process of getting strong enough to lift Thor's Mjolnir hammer but also shredded enough to turn heads ...

Why Low Volume, Mixed-Intensity Training Can Get You Strong Fast

Along with volume, the load is arguably the most important strength training programming variable. Although high-intensity loads are undoubtedly ef...

Great Glutes Exercises You've Never Tried: Side-Banded Split Squats

I get asked about training the glutes more than anything else. We all know the classic exercises and have done them over and over. Deadlifts, Squa...

Great Glute Exercises You've Never Tried: Mini Band Jumps

I get asked about training the glutes more than anything else. We all know the classic exercises and have done them over and over. Deadlifts, Squa...

Create Better Supersets With These 5 Tips

Supersets are a popular training tool used by elite athletes and average lifters alike to maximize the efficiency of their training sessions. But l...

Why Classic Pyramid Sets Suck for Strength Gains (and What to Do Instead)

Spend five minutes reading about lifting weights online and you can't help but come across something called "pyramid" training. As the name implies, y...

The Unique Push-Up Variation That Will Help You Pack on Muscle and Strength

Push-Ups are a staple in the realm of fitness. They've been around long before the birth of iron barbells. Men and women alike have been utilizing ...

When Are Athletes 'Strong Enough'?

How strong do you need to be? If you're an athlete who's been seriously training for any length of time, this is a question that might've come acro...

Are You Training Hard Enough? Answer These 4 Questions to Find Out

One of my biggest fears is that I am wasting time. I hate the idea that what I'm doing at a given moment is not driving me closer to my goals. E...

'Back-Off Sets' Are Scientifically Proven to Build Muscle Faster

Lifting heavy weights is how you get strong. We all know that. However, since the adaptations caused by low-rep strength work are largely neural...

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