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Advanced Core Training, Minimal Equipment

Want a strong core and great abs? You'll have to progress beyond basic crunches and planks. Here's how to do it at home.

Tip: A New Exercise for Big Shoulders

Build your delts AND keep them healthy with this challenging new exercise.

Tip: Avoid These Vitamins Before and After Training

Certain vitamins might seem like a good idea for recovery, but they can do more harm than good. Here's what to avoid.

Tip: The Right Reverse Lunge

Press fast forward on your leg growth. Just choose the right lunge variation for your goals. Here's how.

3 Powerhouse Exercises Better Than Benching

Got a puny chest? Bench pressing more weight won't be what builds it. If your pecs have stopped growing, here's what to do.

Fit Pants Podcast 2

CrossFit with guns, a supplement ingredient quiz (with prizes), and the delicious food that keeps you full for hours.

The Best Training Tool for Triceps

Hitting the triceps like this provides stimulation that dumbbells can't duplicate. Here's how, plus 6 exercises to try out.

Tip: 6 Butt Exercises You Gotta Try

If you're only doing squats, deads, and lunges for hip and glute strength, you're leaving gains on the table. Try these.

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: Don't Train Like a Pro Bodybuilder, Dummy

Sure, the pros can provide inspiration, but here are 4 things natural lifters need to know.

Tip: The Ultimate Hammer Curl

Make these three changes to how you do your hammer curls and you'll see new growth fast. Check it out.

Tip: Sweet Potato Protein Brownies

Mind-blowing brownies that won't blow your diet. Easy recipe here!

The 10,000 Swing Kettlebell Workout

The ultimate combination of the most powerful kettlebell exercise and hardcore strength work. Get ready to be better... at everything!

The Essential 8 Mobility Drills

Finally, a warm-up routine that even people who hate warming up can handle! This short series of drills will not only make you feel better, but the increased mobility you'll gain will help you make unprecedented gains in the gym.

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.

Tip: Bench Press 500 Reps in 11 Minutes

It's time to test your mettle and your muscles. Take the Vigneault Challenge. Here's how.

22 Proven Rep Schemes

Want to build pure brute strength? How about unadulterated muscular size? Maybe both? Here are the best set/rep schemes for your goal.

No Weights, Big Wheels

Drop your regular leg-day workout and try this for 8 weeks. If you can take the pain, your quads, hams, and glutes will explode. In a good way.

The 8 Most Effective Training Splits

It's time for a new training split, one that better fits your goals and your schedule. Choose one of these 8 proven splits and get to work.

The Simple Deadlift Program

This once-per-week deadlift program will give you a 20-50 pound increase in 1RM over a 16-week period.

Tip: 3 Proven Habits That Keep the Fat Off

Losing fat is simple. Staying lean is difficult. Only about 10 percent of people are able to do it. Here's what they have in common.

The Full-Body Dumbbell Workout Program

Got some dumbbells? Then you'll never miss a workout. Do this full-body plan every other day.

The Hard Body Workout Plan

How do you get shredded while maintaining muscle mass, strength, and athleticism? With these two training methods.

Tip: 5 New-to-You Exercises for Legs & Glutes

Single-leg work in this plane is missing from most workout plans. Don't leave it out of yours. Here's what to do.