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The Perfect Carb for Lifters

White rice (not brown) is the ultimate grain for athletes and lifters.

Tip: Two Ways to Build a Lagging Muscle

Take your weakest muscle group and turn it into your strongest with these strategies.

Tip: Don't Train Like a Pro Bodybuilder, Dummy

Sure, the pros can provide inspiration, but here are 4 things natural lifters need to know.

An Interview with the Blond Bomber

Dave Draper, the best bodybuilder to never win Mr. Olympia, expounds on the agony and ecstasy of a life spent lifting.

Tip: Grow Thicker Muscle Fibers

This natural compound improves insulin sensitivity, manages testosterone and estrogen, and makes muscle fibers grow.

Fat Loss & High-Protein Breakfast

Skipping meals doesn't give you a leg up on fat loss. And skipping breakfast can make you fatter.

Tip: Prepare Your Hamstrings for Sprinting

Think you're ready to sprint? Don't be so sure. Toughen up your hamstrings first. Here's how.

Strong Athlete, Zero Injuries

Eight ways to train safely and effectively.

Tip: The 1-Second Organic Test

There's a simple way to tell if the fruits or vegetables you're buying are chemical-free. Here it is.

Tip: The Right Way to Lift for Fat Loss

It's not what you think. Keep burning calories after your workout is done with this counterintuitive training method.

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.

Body-Part Splits Are Dead

They work for newbies and drug-aided pros, but for the rest of us, body-part splits rob us of growth. Here's what to do instead.

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: A Better Way to Bench For Short Lifters

Under 5'8"? Make the bench press safer and more effective by adding a couple of plates under your feet.

8 Injections That Heal Injuries

The needle is better than the knife. Here are the latest scientific advances in healing joint, tendon, and muscle injuries.

10 Things Every Lifter Should Be Able to Do

If strength, health, and longevity are what you're after, then you should be able to easily pass these tests. If not, you have work to do.

5 Ways To Lose Fat While Building Muscle

You want to build muscle but also need to drop some fat? Here are five tricky ways to get it done.

Tip: A New Exercise for an Athletic Butt

Build a strong and powerful backside with this unique exercise that won't leave you sore for days.

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.

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.

The Absolute Best Way to Build Hamstrings

Big strong hammies are rare, even though everyone trains them. Here's what they're doing wrong and how to really build them.

The Push-Pull Workout

The tried and true workout program that builds muscle, burns fat, and busts plateaus.

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: The Biggest Clown in the Gym

Are you a micro-repper? Don't be. Everyone is laughing at you.