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10 Great Things About Lifting Weights

If your friends and family don't understand why you spend all that time in the gym, send them this.

Tip: Do This Before Squats and Deadlifts

Here's how to activate your glutes and increase performance in all your lower-body work, even sprints.

Tip: A New Way to Build Your Hammies and Glutes

Take an old exercise, add a new tool, and blow up your posterior chain. Here's how.

9 Fake Health Foods

It's easy to spot foods that make you fat and unhealthy, right? Not always. Some health foods are dirty fakers. Check out this list.

5 Things Big Strong Guys Do

Here are five habits of highly effective lifters that you should adopt. Or just keep sucking. It's up to you.

Fail: Pro Bodybuilding and Big Guts

Many pro bodybuilders look pregnant. It's like they've got a six pack stretched over a keg. How does this happen? That question, answered.

The 1 Rep Max is Dead

Unless you're a competitive lifter, there's little reason to do one rep maxes. In fact, a 2RM or 3RM actually works better for building strength. Here's why.

Tip: Use Isometric Holds to Master Pull-Ups

You should be able to do pull-ups with as much weight (including bodyweight) as you can bench press. If not, this will help.

5 Redundant Exercises You Just Don't Need

Many popular exercises work the same muscles the exact same way. That's a waste of your time. Here's what to avoid and what to do instead.

Tip: Lifters Shouldn't Go Keto

Ketogenic diets might work for endurance athletes, but lifters might want to look elsewhere for a diet. Here's why.

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.

Mineral Mining for a Better Body

If your body is lacking a few key minerals, even your best muscle-building endeavors won't get you anywhere. Here’s what you need to know.

5 Grip & Forearm Exercises That Actually Work

Build a crushing grip and add a new slab of muscle to your forearms. Here are 5 exercises you've never seen before to help you do it.

Why CrossFit Girls Are Stronger Than You

Many CrossFit women can do 200-pound clean & jerks and they have six-packs without dieting. Sound like you? Probably not. Here's why.

The Squat: 10 Damn Good Tips

Squats aren't all that simple, but these recommendations are. Get under the bar and squat right with these tips.

Big Dead Bodybuilders

It takes extreme muscularity to make it to the top. And many bodybuilders take extreme measures to win... and even to get third place. Is it worth it?

The Most Dangerous Nutrition Myth

It's something most of us fall prey to every day, but it can wipe out the benefits of exercise and worse, ruin our health.

Tip: Learn to Feel the Muscle Working

If you don't feel the muscle, you're wasting your time. Here's how to develop that skill for size or strength gains.

Tip: The Naughty Appetite Suppressant

This substance has a bad reputation, but it's relatively safe for mild metabolism boosts and appetite suppression.

Tip: Better Barbell Rowing

What to do before you ever lift the bar, plus some great advice about form.

The 6 Skills of Intuitive Eating

You don't have to follow a strict diet to get lean. You don't have to follow a diet at all. Here's how to eat intuitively for the best results.

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.

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Tip: Partial ROM vs. Full ROM Triceps Extensions

In one study, partial range of motion skull crushers triggered almost twice the muscle growth as full range of motion.