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Tip: GVT Isn't All It's Cracked Up To Be

Here's why traditional German Volume Training isn't optimal for most lifters, and what to do instead.

The X-Physique Program

Broad shoulders. Narrow waist. Powerful legs. Back all that up with real strength and you'll turn heads. Here's your plan.

The Top Ten Triceps Exercises

The best exercises for big, strong triceps. Are you using them? Check out this list.

The Shut Up Program

A simple workout plan for size and strength. Nothing fancy, just fast results.

9 Reasons Couples Should Work Out

You want harmony? You want love? You want great sex? Then get your partner to start working out with you.

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Tip: The 6-Way Delt Raise

Finish off your next shoulder workout with this exercise to really cap those delts.

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: Train Pull-Ups Like a Powerlifter

Speed work and band resistance are used by top powerlifters for the big three lifts. But they can also be used to improve your pull-ups. Here's how.

Full-Body Workouts of the Legends

The full-body routines of guys like Gironda and Schwarzenegger work as well today as they did 40 or 50 years ago.

Tip: The 30-Second Weakness Finder

Find your weaknesses in half a minute with this full-body scan. Then, of course, fix them! Here's how.

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: 5 Facts About Fat You MUST Remember

Don't forget the importance of fat. Here's what kind, and how much you need (minimum) for testosterone production.

The Double Rep Method for Fast Gains

This type of rest/pause training will test the limits of human endurance and will. Oh yeah, it'll also pack on muscle fast. Here’s how to do it.

Tip: Do Blitz Cycles for Abs

Here's how to program your ab workouts for better results.

Four Ways to Jack Up Insulin Sensitivity

Put your carbs to work with three proven methods for enhancing insulin sensitivity, plus one spankin' new idea straight from the cutting edge!

Tip: Do This Killer Exercise for Lats and Abs

Hit your arms and lats while building your abs. Here's how.

Tip: Take These 4 Rowing Challenges

Get your metcon on and have some "fun" too. Here's how.

The New 40-30-5 Method

Increase time under tension, create an enourmous pump, and make gains… if you can take the pain. Here's how.

Tip: Take This to Grow Muscle

In new studies, test subjects taking this legal supplement doubled their gains over a control group. Info here.

The Last 5 Pounds of Fat

When fat loss has stalled, should you cut more calories or spend more time at the gym? Maybe neither. Here's what often works best.

Rehab Gone Wrong

Foam rollers, lacrosse balls, back walking, kettlebells. Can these work as tools to fix tightness and pain? Not when you use them like this. Here's what works better.

8 Reasons to Marry a Fit Person

Fit people do it better. Marriage, that is. Here's why.

Advanced German Volume Training

One of the toughest muscle-building workouts of all time just got tougher. For experienced lifters only!

Not Dangerous! 4 Falsely Accused Exercises

We bet you've heard that these exercises are bad. Here's the truth, backed by science.