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Tip: Steroids, Legality, and Liars

Have you ever used? Would you if bodybuilding drugs were legal? Check out what other fans said here.

Tip: The Wrong Way to Overhead Press

The dumbbell overhead press: you're doing it wrong. Here's why and how to fix it.

Overrated Muscle-Builders and Superior Alternatives

The best exercises for building muscle aren't always the most popular ones. Here are a few effective, yet underrated, moves for legs, arms, and chest.

Keto: You're Doing It Wrong

Are you sedentary, pre-diabetic, and overweight? Then why are you using a keto diet made for those folks? Here's how lifters should do it.

Testosterone Advantage Training

Small arms? You need testosterone and GH. No, not the illegal kind. The kind you get when you use this science-backed training split.

4 Ways to Get Strong on Everything

You don't need to train every movement to build overall strength. Just work on these four things to automatically improve every big lift.

Tip: This Can Stop Fat Loss

It's a common problem that can stall fat loss and wreck your health, even if your diet is in check.

The Ultimate Legs Program

The might just be the toughest leg specialization program you’ll ever do, but if you desperately need leg size it’s worth it.

Targeted Fat Mobilization

Spot reduction is a myth... except when it works. Here's how to target stubborn body fat stores with specialized training.

Tip: The Common Vitamin That Nixes Nervousness

The answer to jitters, sweaty palms, and rapid heartbeat is probably sitting in your supplement cabinet right now.

Tip: Jump for Gains

Denser muscle. Better squats and deadlifts. Sound good? Then you need to work jumps into your workouts. Here's how.

Tip: The 7 Deadly Sins of Personal Training

Here's a list of the worst practices of bad personal trainers, according to T Nation readers.

5 Back Training Myths You Probably Believe

You probably think a few of these myths are true... and that's hindering your back growth. Let's set the record straight.

Ribcage Expansion: Fact or Fiction?

Didn't it seem that the bodybuilders of yesteryear had bigger chests? (We're talking chest circumference here and not pec size, mind you.) Ellington thinks so and he knows why - it was all due to the all-but-lost art of ribcage expansion.

6 Weeks to Superhero

I've tried every way known to man to quickly put on a significant amount of muscle while simultaneously getting ripped to shreds. This is what I've found to be the absolute best method.

Tip: 3 Rep Ranges for Bigger Biceps

If you always do 3 sets of 10 for biceps, you're missing out on some serious arm growth. Here's a better plan.

How to Look Jacked in 3 Weeks

If you only had a few weeks to fine tune your physique and look your best for an event, what would you do? Here's what our pros said.

Tip: Glucose Monitoring for Fat Loss

Here's how out-of-range blood sugar can be affecting your ability get shredded.

Hepburn Solution for Strength and Power

A time-tested way to get strong from old-time weightlifter and strongman Doug Hepburn. Check it out.

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 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.

Dispelling the Glute Myth

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

Lift 3 Days a Week and Grow

No time to train six days per week? No worries. You can build muscle and increase strength with these intelligent and tough full-body workouts.

Hard Body Training for Women

Lean. Hard. Strong. These workouts combine explosive training, metcon, and a unique concept where you train the same muscles two days in a row.