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Tip: The 4 Single-Leg Exercises You Need

Improve your strength, performance, and overall physique with these moves.

All Muscle, No Iron

Big arms, wide shoulders, strong abs, amazing athleticism. What can we learn from gymnasts about training? Find out here.

Tip: 6 More Reasons to Avoid Soy

Most lifters have already removed soy protein from their diets. Need a few more reasons to keep it out? Here ya go.

Tip: The 4 Things That Trigger Muscle Growth

Sadly, many lifters only know about a couple of these. Here's a quick hypertrophy refresher course.

Tip: The Best Bench Press for Chest Development

Looks scary, but it's the best way to bench if your goal is chest size.

Tip: Make This Healthy Gainer Shake

It's body-building, not belly-building. Here's a convenient shake that'll fuel your gains without wrecking your health.

A Cold Slap in the Newbie Face

For novice lifters, the focus on staying extremely lean ruins their progress. Here’s what those little weak guys need to accept if they want to become big strong guys.

Tip: Two Vegetables That Grow Muscle

Research shows these veggies deactivate the muscle growth inhibitor, myostatin. Check out the science.

Train Like a Man!

Choose high-tension exercises for high-testosterone results.

The Problem With Heavy Weights

Sounds like blasphemy, but chasing numbers on the bar can sometimes wreck your gains. Here's why, plus four ways to fix the problem.

The Rebirth of HIT

Classic muscle and bodybuilding lessons from Dr. Ellington Darden. Get 'em here.

High Frequency Squatting

A bigger squat requires more squatting. Here's a unique way to squat frequently without burning out or breaking down.

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.

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Tip: Weight-Plate Chop

Try this cross-body exercise to fill in your strength gaps and perform better athletically.

One Movement for Ultimate Back Hypertrophy

This might just be the best back-building exercise you’ve never tried. Check it out.

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.

Ordinary Muscle

Powerlifting's version of Clark Kent shows you how to develop superhuman strength.

Fear is Good

Fear is the single best predictor of weightlifting success - not the absence of fear, but actually experiencing it.

An Unnamed Single Leg Gem of an Exercise

There's no universally recognized name for this exercise, but we think it should be called “That movement that makes my quads bark like a dog.”

Push-Pull-Legs: The Ultimate Split

Training one body part per day is outdated, and full-body workouts don't always cut it. Push-pull-legs is superior for any goal. Here's why.

Tip: The Right Overhead Press for You

Not everyone is ready for the barbell. Are you? Find out here and double check your form.

The Food Combo That Makes You Fat

Certain foods will dramatically impact whether or not fat is stored or burned. In fact, they'll totally change how your brain works and disrupt your metabolism.

Hamstrings Times Two

Building impressive hamstrings requires specialization and good training methodology. Here’s what you need to know.

The 500 Rep Shoulder Workout

Change the look of your physique in 12 workouts with this insane (but intelligently designed) delt specialization plan.