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Tip: Do Rack Pull-Ups for Bigger Lats

It looks like you're "cheating" but doing your pull-ups this way has several advantages. Take a look.

Build Your Chest Without Bench Presses

Everyone wants a muscular chest. So why are they doing heavy barbell bench presses? There's a better way.

Loose Skin: The Facts

Have you lost some fat? Awesome. But are you now stuck with some loose, sagging skin? Here's everything you need to know.

Enormous and Strong Legs: The Mountain Dog Way

Most lifters are lacking in the leg department. Why? Because the type of training you have to do for leg growth is brutal. Here’s how to get it done.

Top 5 Exercises for Real World Performance

Functional training doesn't mean doing silly circus tricks with baby weights. Here are five functional exercises that actually work.

Tip: Train Your Strong Side First

Correct strength imbalances and bring up your weak points by using this counterintuitive training method. Check it out.

6 Ball-Busting Finishers

If your idea of conditioning is doing some treadmill "work," then try these high-octane fat-burning finishers.

19 Squat & Deadlift Variations

Find the most effective variations of the squat and the deadlift to fit your body and your goals.

Little Known, Controversial Deadlift Tips

Rolling the bar, keeping the chin up, and other tips towards getting a mighty big pull.

Dave Tate Talks Bulking and Cutting

Tate's here to school you on the finer points of bulking and cutting. Get the details on getting jacked and shredded.

Tip: Know How Many Carbs You Need

Lifters and athletes can handle more carbs, even when trying to lose fat. Check out these guidelines.

4 Things You Can Learn from Strongmen

Strongman competitions are a lot like life. You need to be tough mentally and physically. Check out these lessons from the trenches.

15 Cool Nutrition Tips

Fifteen topics that will help you build a bigger, leaner, healthier body and live a better life. Check ‘em out.

How to Get to 20 Chin-Ups

Lots of guys can pump out 20. Of course, their range of motion is so short, it looks more like they're convulsing than actually doing legitimate chin-ups. Here's how to change that.

The Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Chronic inflammation is the cause of virtually every disease, including the disease of fatness. Here's how to fix the problem and get healthy.

Does Your "Fat Math" Add Up?

Fat is back on the menu, but the amount and kind you eat matters. Fix your health and improve your body comp. Get your fat facts straightened out here.

Turn Rest Days Into Growth Days

You're thinking about off days all wrong. And that wrong thinking is the reason you're dissatisfied with your progress in the gym. Here's how to get growing again.

Tip: The Russian Special Forces Challenge

They wore body armor. You can just use a belt to add weight. Here's how to do it.

Look Like a Bodybuilder, Perform Like an Athlete

Building muscle size, strength, and explosive power – as a single strategy – produces the absolute best gains, period! Here's how.

Grip Training for the Deadlift

Andy Bolton, he of the 1008-pound deadlift, reveals how he built up his grip for the deadlifting task at hand.

The Stage System

One training system to rule them all? Whether your goal is strength, size, or athletic speed, this method will take you to the next level.

Tip: Stop Doing Excess Cardio

If you "have to" do tons of cardio to stay lean, your diet sucks. Here's a little realty check.

Tip: Fire Up Your Glutes With This Exercise

This is like a concentration curl for your butt. Here's how to do it.

Quantifying the Farmer's Walk

The farmer's walk is as old school as it gets – just grab a pair of heavy weights and walk! But with just a few technical tweaks, you can take the farmer's walk to the next level of safety and effectiveness.