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If your size and strength gains have stalled out, it's because you made things too complex. It's time to get back to basics and get strong... using only 4 reps.
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How to Train For Power

To dominate the field of play or just kick some serious butt in the gym, you have to develop raw power. Here's how.
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Do-It-Yourself Myofascial Release

Burn your foam roller and give the tennis ball to the dog. You're going to learn how to fix sticky muscles and bust up adhesions using nothing but your hands.
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9 Tips for Dedicated Lifters

Ten years of lifting will give you knowledge. But Dan John has been lifting for almost 50. That will give you wisdom. Here are his best tips.
Jelena

Hard Body Training for Women

Lean. Hard. Strong. These workouts combine explosive training, metcon, and a unique concept where you train the same muscles two days in a row.
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4 Exercises for Big Arms & Hard Abs

Four multi-tasking exercises that work the arms, hit the core, and vacuum the midsection all at the same time.
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Olympic Shoes or Chucks for Squats?

Will putting on a pair of Olympic lifting shoes kick up your squat by 20 pounds, or are you better off wearing Chucks?
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Cold Temps For A Hot Body

Sleeping in a cool room, taking cold showers, and wearing an ice vest can increase synthesis of brown fat, production of fat-burning hormones, and even increase muscle mass.
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7 Things to Steal From Competitors

Get a body that reflects your hard work by picking up a few tips from bodybuilders, figure athletes, and other physique competitors.
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How To Tell When a Trainer Sucks

Nowadays it seems like every third person is a trainer or coach of some kind. It's time we held some of these lugnuts accountable.
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Full-Blown Trap Training

Standard shrugs are for newbies, and they actually don't build the traps all that well. Here's how to really grow some monster traps.
Crossfit-guys

CrossFitters Aren't Athletes

Are bodybuilders or CrossFitters athletes? Are bodybuilding and CrossFit even sports? You might not like the answers.
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The 915 Workout Program

A program built around the three powerlifts that will make you 15% stronger and 7 pounds bigger in just 9 weeks.
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The Female Low-Testosterone Epidemic

Millions of women between the ages of 18 and 59 exhibit low testosterone levels, resulting in a rotten sex drive, low energy, and difficulty in putting on muscle or burning fat.
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How Many Reps Should I Do?

When getting set to do an exercise, there are only two real decisions you need to make: "How Many Reps Should I Do?" and "How Close to Failure Should I Go?"
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6 Combo Exercises for Upper Body Mass

Pack muscle on your chest, back, delts and arms in half the time with these challenging combination exercises and finishers.
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Mobility Drills and Foam Rollers Suck

Forget warming up with dance moves. Instead, improve stability and range of motion with just a barbell and a dip belt.
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Barbells Behind Bars

The author was sentenced to 10 years in prison. He started lifting to build up his self-esteem and, more importantly, to protect his ass from getting shanked.
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8 Rules for Fat Loss Training

A smart fat-loss plan involves prioritizing nutrition, rotating between different metabolic stressors, and using lactate and alactate training methods.
Jalena

Top 6 Challenge Workouts

It's time to see what you're really made of. These deceptively simple workouts build muscle, burn fat, and increase overall fitness... fast.
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Bodybuilder Goes CrossFit

Powerlifter, Olympic lifter, and bodybuilder Christian Thibaudeau became a CrossFit athlete for three months. Here are the lessons he learned.
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Total Body Strength

Use irradiated tension with front squats, planks, lateral raises, and split squats to build full body strength and testicular fortitude.
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How Natural Is Natural Bodybuilding?

Our undercover pro exposes the truth about drug-free bodybuilding contests. Yes, it's as bad as you think.
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5 Insane Biceps and Triceps Workouts

Do a different one of these extremely high-volume finishers every fourth day and you won't need to do any additional biceps or triceps training.
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A Lifter's Guide to Alcohol

What impact does drinking have on your physique and performance goals? How does alcohol affect testosterone, estrogen, HGH, and cortisol? The answers here.