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Maybe All You Need Is Lifting

Warm-ups, mobility work, stretching, foam rolling, conditioning... do you even lift, bro? And do you really need all that stuff?
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The 1000-Rep Arm Workout

This program added two inches to Matt Kroc's arms... and they already measured 20 inches! Are you crazy enough to try it?
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4 Bench Press Lies

If your bench press numbers are stuck, it's probably because you've misinterpreted the good advice of geared lifters. Here's how to get unstuck.
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3 Reasons Your Calves Aren't Growing

One less excuse for puny calves, one more exercise for growing them, and one more trick to beat them into submission.
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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.
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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.
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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 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.
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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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10 Principles For Better Programming

The best training programs have ten principles in common. Is your lifting plan up to snuff?