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Tip: The Deadlift Isn't Enough

Yes, the deadlift is awesome, but it's not so great for hypertrophy. Here's why, plus a better option for size gains.

Rack Hip Thrusts

Hips thrusts are ridiculous looking and uncomfortable. But they're also highly effective. Here's a better way to do them.

4 Movements For a Monster Deadlift

A weak deadlift is a sign of a weak body. Get your numbers up with these surefire variations. Here's exactly how to do them plus a workout program.

Tip: Are You Ready to Eat Bug Protein?

Protein powders made from insects are getting more popular. Here's what you need to know.

5 Lies About Lifting Weights

You hear these silly things every day, even from coaches and trainers. Here's where they're getting it wrong.

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 Z Press: Advanced Overhead Pressing

The Z Press is much harder than the overhead press and it will expose any weaknesses you might have. Here’s how to do it.

The 6 Unwritten Rules of the Gym

Are you the person in the gym that other people secretly hate? You are if you break these rules.

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Tip: The JM Press with SS Bar

This triceps exercise is popular in powerlifting circles. Make it even better by using a safety squat bar which acts as a form guide.

Tip: Give Barefoot Training Another Shot

Barefoot training and minimalist shoes were a big trend a few years ago, but everyone made one big mistake.

Tip: Stop Eating Like a Pro Bodybuilder

You know what's even worse than that? Paying them for their diet plans. Check this 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.

Insights & Alpha Male

Your hormone levels can take a hit from sports or hard training in general, but supplementation can fix that.

Dispelling the Glute Myth

Could it be that everything we thought we knew about glute training was ass-backwards?

Tip: Eat 4 Per Week to Improve Glucose Metabolism

This simple diet adjustment may reduce your risk of getting type-2 diabetes by 37 percent.

8 Rules for Fat Loss Training

A smart fat-loss plan involves prioritizing nutrition, rotating between different metabolic stressors, and using lactate and alactate training methods.

10 Things Every Lifter Should Try

What training strategies and exercises work best for you? Only you can figure that out. Here's a smart list to help you get started.

4 Weeks To Bigger Legs

Leg training multiple times per week may be torture, but it delivers rapid gains in size and strength. Here's how to do it.

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.

Shredded in 6 Days

How to quickly dump fat, water, and bloat for a photo shoot or special event.

Tip: How to Supercharge Your Coffee

This common ingredient improves coffee's brain-sharpening properties while reducing its anxiety-producing effects.

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Tip: The Bench & Chin-Up Warrior Challenge

If you like pressing and pulling more than jogging on a treadmill, give this a shot.

7 Ways to Fix Anterior Pelvic Tilt

Fix this common posture problem. Not only will you look better, but you'll get better results from training.

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.