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Only training heavy won't build much muscle. Only training light won't either. Here's a tough workout plan that leaves nothing out.

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The Best Way to Row, Period

Barbell rows are a staple for building a big back and an overall stronger body. And using an underhand grip makes them even better. Here's why.

The Hybrid Split

No workout program or weekly split is perfect for everybody of course, but this one comes pretty damn close. Take a look.

Tip: Creatine Grows Some Body Parts Faster

Amazingly, creatine works better for certain muscles than it does for others. Take a look at this new science.

Growth Factor Shoulder Training

Warning: This workout is gonna hurt. Get ready to use time under tension, multiple angles of attack, and a whole bunch of lactate.

Tip: The Real Cause of Depression

It's as much biological as it is mental. Here's a way to possibly fix it.

Simple But Brutal: The Workout Plan

Make it easier to build muscle by doing brutally hard things, like 20-rep squats. Here's your complete 6-week plan.

Tip: Do One Set for Arm Growth

Yes, just one set. One excruciating set that'll make your eyeballs pop out. Here's how to do it.

Russian Strength-Skill: The Workouts

How to get big, strong, and lean using training methods inspired by manual labor and the Russian concept of strength-skill.

Bench More to Bench More

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

7 Surprising Tips for Bigger Arms

Arms stop growing years ago? Time to apply one of these tips!

Tip: The Landmine Exercise You Need for Hammies

Blast your hamstrings and glutes with this new twist on the RDL.

The Complete Guide to Bulking and Cutting

Here's how to adjust your nutrition to match your training goal. It covers mass phases, fat loss phases, and maintenance phases.

Tip: A New Exercise for Total Shoulder Development

This exercise hits all three heads of the delts along with the rhomboids and lower traps. Can't beat that. Check it out.

Effective Training for Busy Men

Life has this annoying habit of interfering, but that doesn't mean training should get put on the back burner.

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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  • The Badass Deadlift Program

    Here's a devastatingly effective (and even fun) deadlift program that makes you want to run to the gym to try it out.

    The Complete Power Look Program

    The look of power cannot be faked. Here's how to build a body that has the "go" to back up the "show".

    You Should be Doing Face Pulls

    Fix your posture, build your rear delts, and heal your shoulders. Here’s how to do it.

    How to Look Freakin' Awesome

    Using simple formulas, Romaniello has come up with the clearest definition of “looking awesome” yet. You have to check this out to see where you stand!

    Tip: High-Dose TRT or Mild Steroid Cycle?

    Some docs are prescribing larger dosages of T for men with low test. But is this TRT or an actual steroid cycle? Is it safe? Info here.

    Tip: Get Ripped on the Rower

    The erg is the best fat burning machine in the gym, period. Here's how to use it right, plus three killer workouts to try.

    Honest Advice About Steroids

    Thinking about using? Our experts have some heartfelt advice for you that you won't hear anywhere else.

    The Most Intelligent Way to Warm Up

    For heavy lifting, drop the dumb warm-up sets and do ramp-ups instead. You'll get stronger, build more muscle and avoid injuries.

    Do You Really Need a Lifting Belt?

    If, when, and how to wear weight belts to get bigger and stronger. Four coaches weigh in.