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When should you use tempo training and why? Mike Robertson answers these and other questions about this often-neglected component of strength and muscle building.

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Steroids for Dummies

Everything you ever wanted to know but was afraid to ask.

The Aggressive Diet for Natural Guys

How low in calories can you go to drop fat rapidly without losing muscle or tanking your testosterone levels? Here's the exact math you need.

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.

The Best Exercise for a Smaller Waist

These five vacuum exercises will narrow and tighten your waist by training the transverse abdominis.

Are You Strong?

So you can squat 405 pounds and bench 315. Is that good? Does that make you strong? How do you compare to others? Find out if your lifts are decent, good, or great through Tim Henriques' handy little comparison chart.

Tip: Shrink Your Prostate, Power Up Your Penis

A plant chemical proves to be as effective in shrinking the prostate as prescription drugs, but far safer. Bonus: It also treats erectile dysfunction.

Bodybuilding vs. Powerlifting Deadlift

The deadlift is used by both powerlifters and bodybuilders, but there are 8 important differences. Here are the answers to all your questions.

Inside the Muscles: Best Ab Exercises

After hooking himself up to a bunch of electrodes, the author discovers the best exercises for building a rock-solid midsection.

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  • 3 Reasons Your Calves Aren't Growing

    One less excuse for puny calves, one more exercise for growing them, and one more trick to beat them into submission.

    Inside the Muscles: Best Shoulders and Trap Exercises

    Twenty-five different shoulder and trap exercises were tested using EMG. Which ones are the best? Read this.

    Arnold's Agonist-Antagonist Training

    Train opposing muscle groups together, like Arnold did, and you'll build more muscle in less time while also developing muscular balance.

    The Planet Fitness Nightmare

    Planet Fitness markets itself as a “judgment free” gym for newbies, but what it really does is discourage results.

    5 Violent Core Exercises

    These athletic core exercises require some degree of powerful, explosive, or fast movement. Master them and get better at everything.

    Tip: Could This Be the Next Super Supplement?

    This new nutritional kid on the block could soon prove to rival curcumin in its broad range of effects.

    6 Reasons You Should Never Open a Gym

    Ever wonder what it'd be like to run a gym? Most lifters do. But don't let the fantasy fool you. It can be pretty terrible.

    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.

    10 Best Unilateral Exercises

    How to get stronger and balance out your monotonous diet of squats and deadlifts with single-leg movements.

    Building a Bigger Yoke

    Because nothing says "I am strong" quite like a monstrous set of traps and a beer keg for a neck.

    Breast Implants For Girls Who Lift

    Everything a weight-lifting woman ever wanted to know about breast implants but was afraid to ask.

    Myofibrillar Growth & Conditioning – The Program

    Use high-intensity repeat training (HIRT) to build striated muscle, boost athletic strength, and develop machine-like endurance.

    Bench More to Bench More

    Forget overtraining. One of the most effective ways to bench press more weight is to bench press more often.

    Kroc Rows 101

    A step by step guide to performing the most bad-ass upper back exercise in existence.

    Bulgarian Split Squats

    Can the foot-elevated split squat build legs as well as the squat? Before you answer, read this.

    Reawaken Your Rhomboids

    Fix these overlooked muscles and you’ll look better and be able to pull more weight. Here’s how.