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Many pro bodybuilders look pregnant. It's like they've got a six pack stretched over a keg. How does this happen? That question, answered.

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Tip: A New Way to Build Your Hammies and Glutes

Take an old exercise, add a new tool, and blow up your posterior chain. Here's how.

Tip: Lifters Shouldn't Go Keto

Ketogenic diets might work for endurance athletes, but lifters might want to look elsewhere for a diet. Here's why.

10 Great Things About Lifting Weights

If your friends and family don't understand why you spend all that time in the gym, send them this.

5 Things Big Strong Guys Do

Here are five habits of highly effective lifters that you should adopt. Or just keep sucking. It's up to you.

The Last 10 Pounds

If you can almost see your abs, but not quite, this plan is for you. Warning: It’s tough!

5 Redundant Exercises You Just Don't Need

Many popular exercises work the same muscles the exact same way. That's a waste of your time. Here's what to avoid and what to do instead.

Leg Curls 2.0

Here's how to modify the leg curl with some innovative movements that will build a strong posterior chain and a rock-solid ass to match.

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Tip: Partial ROM vs. Full ROM Triceps Extensions

In one study, partial range of motion skull crushers triggered almost twice the muscle growth as full range of motion.

Tip: Use Isometric Holds to Master Pull-Ups

You should be able to do pull-ups with as much weight (including bodyweight) as you can bench press. If not, this will help.

From Beginner to Badass: 5 Strategies

All a newbie has to do is keep adding weight to the bar... at first. But if he wants to graduate to badass, he'll need these five tools.

Tip: Low-Carb Diets and Cortisol

Long-term low-carb dieting leads to chronically elevated cortisol levels. Not good. Here's how to avoid it.

Samurai Strategies for Strength 1

What every lifter and athlete can learn from samurai philosophy.

Tip: Control Insulin with Food

Insulin is your frenemy. Here are some easy ways to make it work for you instead of against you.

Tip: To Get Bigger, Get Stronger

You understand progressive overload, but are you really using it? Check this 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.

The Push-Pull Workout

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

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.

Leaky Gut: Food, Pain, and Digestion

It's a mysterious condition that plagues many fit people, but some doctors don't even think it's real. Here's what you need to know.

Tip: This Ingredient Boosts T in Men and Women

This herb works through different mechanisms to benefit both sexes. Here's the science.

6 Truths About Squats

Should you squat butt to calves? High bar or low bar? What about elevating the heels? Foot placement? Tempo? It's all here in this article.

Tip: Better Barbell Rowing

What to do before you ever lift the bar, plus some great advice about form.

America Loves Steroids

Despite the draconian laws and the alleged health risks, steroid use continues to rise in America. But here's what you don't know.

Tip: The One Exercise You Need to Do More Often

It improves posture, shoulder health, and much more. Check it out.

Are You Strong?

So you can squat 405 pounds and bench 315. Is that good? Does that make you strong? How do you compare to others? Find out if your lifts are decent, good, or great through Tim Henriques' handy little comparison chart.