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The Absolute Best Way to Build Quads

It's one of the toughest muscle groups to build. We ask 10 experts for their single best tip for building quads. Check out their answers.

Fasted Cardio Eats Muscle

When most people diet and train for fat loss, they lose a lot of muscle too. That's dumb and totally unnecessary. Here's how to avoid it.

Tip: Build Wider Delts in 30 Seconds

Attack the hard-to-grow medial delts like this to build broader shoulders.

Staggered Ab Training

Finally, an ab training program that's excuse proof! No more throwing in a couple of pathetic, obligatory crunches at the end of a workout. And the answer was staring you in the face the whole time.

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  • The Truth About Bread

    Bread is nutritious, delicious, and, well, confusing. It can be a great food or a horrible food. Should YOU be eating it? Read this.

    The Single Best Fat Loss Tip

    What's the most important fat-loss advice you need to hear? We asked 8 experts and pros. Their answers are surprising.

    The Tendonitis Cure

    Nagging joint pain - everyone deals with it at some point. But don't think a little time off is going to cure it. Be proactive to get long-term relief. Here's how.

    Tip: One Question Every Lifter Must Answer

    If you want to get bigger, stronger, or leaner, one question must be asked. Answer honestly and you'll make more progress. Take a look.

    Cold Temps For A Hot Body

    Increase synthesis of brown fat, the production of fat-burning hormones, and even increase muscle mass. How? Get cold. Check this out.

    Tip: Avoid These Organic Foods

    Some organic foods are worth the extra money... and some definitely aren't. Here's what you need to know.

    Powerlifting for Bodybuilders

    What can bodybuilders learn from powerlifters? A lot actually. Here are 6 examples.

    6 Mistakes Experienced Lifters Make

    You're not the lifter you think you are if you're still making these mistakes.

    Big Bad Bench

    To bench big you have to have a plan. And if you've gone beyond beginner status that plan will have to be strategic. Start with this.

    Tip: Take This at Night and Reduce Cortisol

    You're probably already using it. Just make sure to use it at the right time.

    The 1-6 Principle

    Like training hard and heavy? You’ll love this classic training plan that uses heavy loads to potentiate the nervous system for great hypertrophy.

    4 Things You Don't Know About TRT

    Testosterone replacement therapy is getting more common, but there's still a lot of ignorance out there. Let's smash it.

    The 6 Laws of Lifting

    If your gains in strength or size have come to a halt, you're probably breaking one of these time-tested training principles. Find out here.

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    Tip: Try the Triple Kettlebell Push-Up

    Thirty push-ups in three different positions. Can you hang?

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    Tip: Warm-Up With Multi-Directional Plate Lunges

    This warm-up drill will make your hips and joints feel awesome and it'll prepare your muscles for the big lifts.

    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.

    4 Scary New Ways to Squat

    When you live in a dangerous world you sometimes need to train in a "dangerous" manner to be ready for it.

    Tip: A New Exercise for Total Shoulder Development

    This exercise hits all three heads of the delts along with the rhomboids and lower traps. Can't beat that. Check it out.

    Why Training Stops Working and How to Fix It

    Have you become nonresponsive to lifting? It can happen. Here's how to cure the problem and get your body responding again.

    Abs on Trial

    High intensity vs. volume training. Olympic lifting vs. powerlifting. High intensity cardio vs. low intensity cardio. The list of debates and disputes in this field goes on and on, and perhaps the most disputed area is abdominal training.

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