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Tip: Surprising New Research on Rep Ranges

If you train upper body with this specific rep range while working the lower body with another specific range, you'll make lots more progress.

Tip: The Most Important Mealtime Strategy

Eat your meals this way and you'll be able to control your waistline better than ever before.

5 Alternatives to a Painful Squat

If squatting causes pain in your low back, knees, or shoulders, try one of these pain-free exercises that'll still get you big and strong.

The 5 Jackasses of Fitness

Let's improve the fields of fitness and strength training. How? By calling out these five types of jackwagons.

6 Best Exercises for Strength

You probably don't need dozens of movements to develop strength and size - you just need the six very best ones. This is all killer, no filler!

Tip: Squatting Misses This Leg Muscle

Squats rock, but they actually don't give you complete quad development. Here's what gets skipped and what exercise will fix it.

Tip: For Stronger Traps, Do THIS Instead of Shrugs

One exercise combined with a specific technique can be the key to increasing trap size and strength. Take a look.

Tip: Avoid This Pulldown & Pull-Up Mistake

Some people actually think this technique blunder is the correct form. They're wrong. Check it out.

5/3/1: How to Build Pure Strength

Jim Wendler's 5/3/1/ program promises slow and steady gains that will eventually turn you into the strongest guy in the gym. And it delivers, every time.

5 Exercises for Upper-Back Strength

Strengthening a handful of small, upper-back muscles through some deceptively hard exercises can pay big dividends.

Tip: No Need to Hate on Lifting Straps

Straps are used by pro bodybuilders, figure competitors, strongmen, and even powerlifters, so why the outrage? Here's how to use them wisely.

The Adrenal Fatigue Cure

Think you have adrenal fatigue? Find out here, then learn how to fix it!

The Best Damn Workout Plan For Natural Lifters

Bodybuilding is full of programs used by "enhanced" lifters, but most people don't take drugs and can't get good results. This effective program is for them.

The Texas Method

A proven strength training method to help you keep making progress after the newbie phase. Check it out.

Train Size, Then Strength: A 10-Week Program

Train for size for a few weeks and then strength. It works better for both goals. Here's why, along with a sample 10-week plan.

Shoulders Overhaul

Average shoulders are easy. Any lifting will make them look okay. But truly impressive shoulders are harder to get. You need this plan.

Five Habits of Defective Squatters

The five most common squatting mistakes and how to fix them.

Tip: Booze It Up, Get Healthy at the Same Time

New research shows that the world's most popular alcoholic drink has some surprising health benefits.

Total Core Training for Lifters

To train the core musculature properly, you need to do the right exercises at the right time. Here's your complete guide.

The Push-Pull Workout

The tried and true workout program that builds muscle, burns fat, and busts plateaus.

Natural vs. Enhanced Lifters

Natties shouldn't train or eat like steroid users. And the reverse is true too. Here the 10 things they should do differently.

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.

The One-Shake Diet

Keep it simple. Here's a realistic, economical, and easy way to get lean and fuel muscle growth without all the diet math.

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?” Here’s your guide.