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Tip: Increase Insulin Sensitivity, Get Abs

Are you training your abs and eating clean yet still can't seem to uncover that six-pack? Here's what the problem could be and 5 ways to fix it.

Tip: Skinny Guys with Fat Guy Problems

Those naturally lean guys who can eat anything without getting fat are still at risk of killer diseases. Here's the common food that's causing it.

Tip: Testosterone Blood Tests Are Garbage

The President's total testosterone is 441. Does that mean anything? Here's what you don't know about T testing.

Tip: The Real Effects of Competition Dieting

Female competitors combine strict dieting with intense training to get ready for a show. Now science has looked at the consequences.

Real Life Training and Eating

It's as if some training and diet programs are designed for college kids on summer break. Here's how busy people with jobs and stuff should approach things.

8 Inconvenient Truths About Ab Training

Most of us know how to train a muscle, but most of it seems to get flushed down the toilet when it comes to abs. Here's what you need to know.

Tip: Eat Eggs This Way for More Muscle

Eggs eaten this way are 45% more effective in increasing protein synthesis.

The Countdown Method

If this “shock and awe” hypertrophy method doesn't stimulate some new gains in size and strength, then nothing will.

Tip: Does Music Really Help You Train Harder?

We all think it does, but what does science say? And does the type of training you're doing change things? Info here.

High-Pull for the Power Look

This single exercise will make you look more powerful and scary-looking in just a short amount of time. Here’s how to do it.

The 4 Toughest Push-Up and Pull-Up Workouts

These aren't just workouts, they're also strength and stamina tests. Grab your best friend or your worst enemy and see who comes out on top.

Tip: The Cold Hard Truth About Nutrition

Need to lose some body fat? Here's some tough love you need to hear.

Tip: The Workout Cure for Dad Bod

To fight that fat gut, what's better? More weight training or more cardio? Let's see what science says.

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.

These Coaches and Pros Are Pissed

We ask our experts a simple question: What's really grinding your gears right now in the fitness world? Check it out. They didn't hold back.

The Complete Guide to Bulking and Cutting

Here's how to adjust your nutrition to match your training goal. It covers mass phases, fat loss phases, and maintenance phases.

7 Dumb Things People Say About Nutrition

You probably hear these misguided remarks about nutrition every day. In fact, you may even be saying them yourself.

Tip: Unilateral vs. Bilateral Training

Which is better? Here are the facts.

Shoulders Overhaul

Average shoulders are easy. Any lifting will make them look okay. But truly impressive shoulders are harder to get. You need this plan.

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: 5 Reasons Lifters Need Olive Oil

Next to fish oil, olive oil is the true superstar of liquid fats. Here's why.

Tip: A Simple Way to Beat Belly Fat

Adjust your diet like this and you'll lose more abdominal fat and build more muscle, even if you keep calories the same.

Superhuman Strength: How to Build It

Use more weight than your max and you'll get stronger, faster. Seem impossible? Here's how it's done.

Tip: Use This to Make Zero-Carb Sandwiches

All the convenience of a sandwich without the carbs.