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Tip: No Need to Wait So Long Between Workouts

New research says you don't have to wait 48 to 72 hours before working the same body parts again. Here's the science.

Regular Cardio Will Make You Fat

If you want to get leaner while building or preserving muscle, you've got to walk or sprint. There's no middle ground.

Tip: The Bodyweight Squat Test

There are a lot of strength tests out there, many unrealistic. But here's one that you and everyone else should be able to pass.

Tip: Simple vs. Systems vs. Science

Let's take a closer look at training science, bro-science, and the gurus who claim to know it all.

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Tip: Two Simple Ways to Build Bigger Biceps

Two simple adjustments will make your dumbbell curls much more effective. Check 'em out.

Tip: Work Glutes While Brushing Your Teeth

When your glutes won't activate during lower body exercises, they start to get soft and shapeless. Here's a simple way to keep them round and hard.

CrossFit and High-Rep Olympic Lifting

Are high-rep Oly lifts dangerous? Will they fail to make you strong? Here's what a variety of experts have to say.

Get Jacked, Not Skinny Fat

Most guys who try to get huge just end up getting fat. Or worse, skinny fat. Here's why that happens and how to prevent it.

The Truth About Ass-to-Grass Squats

Some people say the only correct way to squat is ATG. And some people are a little smarter than that. Here's the truth.

Thib's Quick Tricks

Magnum guns, bowling pin forearms, and a Herculean torso, all in one article.

Omega-7: The Lifter's Fatty Acid

Want to be leaner, healthier, and build more muscle? Get more Omega-7's in your diet. Here's why, plus the foods you need to eat.

Top 10 Deadlifting Mistakes and How to Fix Them

When a guy who can pull 800 pounds in his sleep talks deadlifting, you'd better listen up and take notes.

5 Realistic Tests of Strength

How much weight should you be able to lift? How many reps should you be able to do? Here are some guidelines for natural, non-mutant lifters.

30 Days to a Big Butt & Great Squat

Aggressive workouts lead to fast progress and monster gains. Here are three different 30-day challenges to bring up your glutes and your PRs.

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.

Tip: The Truth About Cortisol, DHEA, and Test

Does high stress really lead to low T? Here's the deep science.

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.

3 Days a Week is All You Need

Four rules to follow when you can only train 3 days per week, plus the 4 common mistakes to avoid. Sample plan included.

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Tip: Squeeze-The-Bar-In Bench Press

If chest size if your goal, don't use the common spread-the-bar-apart cue. Instead, squeeze the bar in. Here's why.

Tip: 20-Minute Bench & Chin-Up Challenge

Test your bench press, chin-up, and conditioning with this brutal (but smart) challenge. Check it out!

20 Pounds of "Hollywood" Muscle!

You see it happen all the time. An out-of-shape actor gets a part playing a superhero or action hero in a movie. A few months later, he's buff. You think, "Dammit, why can't I get into shape that fast?!"

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.

The Truth About Olympic Lifts

They can be a great tool for athletes and gym rats, as long as you know how to use them... and when to avoid them.

A Tried and True Bodybuilding Program Template

Want to design your own kick-ass training programs? All you need is the perfect template based on 20 years of trial and error.