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Reeves Deadlift: The Classic Lift Upgraded

A new look at the forgotten movement that played a big part in creating one of history's most admired bodies.

Tip: The Overhead Press Test

Can you pass it? Here are the rules.

Big Back, Big Chest, Real Fast

Six days each week, do 100 push-ups and 50 pull-ups. Sounds simple and maybe a little crazy, but it works. Get the full plan here.

Total Trap Training

Add slabs of muscle to your upper back and improve your presses with these unconventional trap exercises.

Tip: The T-Shirt Bench Press

Set a new PR on the bench press by preparing for it with this ego-crushing technique.

The Easiest Exercise With the Most Benefits

Get leaner, end back pain, recover faster from monster workouts, and even get a little smarter. Here's how.

The Big 3 Lifts Suck For Size Gains

Sorry, but if you want to get maximally jacked, you need to do more than the squat, bench press, and deadlift. Here's why.

Everyone Should Use Creatine

Everyone should take creatine, even if their goal isn't to build mountains of muscle. Here's why and how to use it.

Gironda's 8x8 Training

This classic bodybuilding program does what most programs can’t: it allows you to build muscle and lose some fat at the same time. Check it out.

Tip: Improve Your Bench Press With This Spray

Sounds crazy, but many top strength athletes are starting to do it. Check this out.

7 Truths About Strength Training

Getting strong goes beyond lifting heavy. Here's what experienced lifters know that keeps them going long after most have quit.

Tip: Squat Like a CAT

Use this training method to perfect your technique and build explosiveness out of the hole.

Tip: Stop Training Slow

Some lifters actually believe in lifting light weights as slow as possible to failure. They're small and weak. Here's why.

Tip: A Hidden Cause of Low T

Several things can cause low testosterone, but here's one most people don't know about.

Tip: Take This at Night and Reduce Cortisol

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

High Frequency vs. Low Frequency

Do you trash a muscle and let it grow for a week or smack it around a little more often? Here's the run-down on finding the right frequency for you.

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.

The 4 Most Common Injuries for Lifters

Nothing kills your gains like a lifting injury. Here are the four injuries you're most likely to get and how to prevent them.

Natural Gains: The Proven Training Strategies

Here are some proven strategies for all-natty size and strength gains, and how to put them all together into a workout plan.

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Tip: Bent Over Lateral Raise, Back Extension Machine

This targets the glutes, hamstrings, postural muscles and, of course, the rear delts.

Steroids: What Pro Bodybuilders Are Really Using

An inside look into the drug use of a real IFBB pro bodybuilder.

The Best Damn Workout Plan for Natural Lifters, Part 2

Not using drugs? Then stop training like someone who is. Here's how to milk your training for all its worth when taking the natural route.

4 Crazy Ways to Squat More Weight

These brutal squat progressions will help you set a new PR fast. Just make sure your spleen doesn't pop out and fly across the room. Check 'em out.

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.