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Your badassery is about to take a back seat.

I’ve written a lot on about different ways I like to take the ego out of lifting. I’ve let you know how getting brutally strong may get you hurt, why you need to stop maxing out, and why you need to earn training “rights” you may be taking for granted. What do all these have in common? Taking things down a notch and focusing more on the weak links in your chain, rather than testing that chain with the amount of weight you can lift.

The more you do them, the less you need them

Any trainer worth his salt will say the big compound movements like squats, deadlifts, and overhead presses deserve an important place in your program. They deliver the most dividends for strength development, calorie burning, fat loss, and even carry over into hypertrophy (size gains).

Do you experience pain and/or discomfort when doing traditional barbell shoulder press? These 5 alternatives and modifications may be exactly what you need!

I consider the barbell strict press to be a staple in upper body development. And I’ll say it – it one-ups the bench press as far as functional application and testimony to true strength goes.

It's time to chase some better movements

For years, lifters have treated the “big 3” lifts – squat, deadlift, and bench press – as if they’re sacred. Just like the powerlifters, bro.

Thinking about changing up your workout routine? Not sure if it's the right time? Read this article to learn when the best time to program hop is.

The training game has evolved by leaps and bounds over the years, but one thing has made for constant contention amongst its professionals…

The trx is a unique muscle building tool that is underutilized due to a lot of people not really knowing how to use it. Learn the basics with this article.

Whether your goal is conditioning, stability, or to have great finishers to your bodybuilding workouts, the TRX is a tool that many people forget about.

You've been told all your life to lift with perfect form - but what if cheat reps could lead to more muscle? They can - but you have to use them correctly.

The textbooks don’t lie. You’re severely risking injury if you don’t pay attention to good technique and form when moving weights.