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13 Set-Rep Schemes for Brand New Growth

Progress stalled? Change up your sets and reps to challenge yourself and grow. Here are the favorite schemes of our pros and experts.

8 Lessons From Glute Girls

Do selfie-obsessed fitness chicks hold the secret to building muscle? The glute girls do. Here are 8 things you can learn from them.

Single-Digit Bodyfat: Smash the Plateau

It's easy to go from fat to lean-ish, but fat loss can easily stall when your goal is to get truly shredded. Here are three things you need to know.

Tip: Should I Use Lifting Straps?

Some say straps lead to a weak grip so they never use them. Others use them for damn near everything. Here's the smart lifter's approach.

Tip: The Real Cause of Muscle Cramps

It's not dehydration. Here's the real problem and how to prevent 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.

The Ultimate Grip Strength Test

Take your strength to the next level with this simple 60-second challenge. Then, build a bone-crushing grip. Here's how.

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Tip: The Band Pull-Through

The cable pull-through is great for glutes, and it's a favorite for boosting squat and deadlift strength. Now try it with a band. Shoot for 100 reps at the end of leg day.

Tip: 12 Minutes of Singles

Set a timer and ramp up your deadlifting volume with Sadiv sets. Here's how.

8 Inconvenient Truths About Ab Training

Most of us know how to train a muscle, but most of it seems to get flushed down the toilet when it comes to abs. Here's what you need to know.

The 10-Minute Bench Press Solution

Recruit more muscle, build more muscle, and improve your pressing performance, all without pain. Here's how.

Conditioning for Muscle Mass

Metcon isn't just about fat loss. Without it, muscle growth and strength gains can grind to a halt. Really. Here's why and what to do about it.

Dips: You're Doing Them Wrong

Dips build tons of muscle and strength while also being therapeutic for the shoulders. Yes, really. Here are 13 tips to help you do them right.

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.

The Truth About Ass-to-Grass Squats

Some people say the only correct way to squat is ATG. And some people are a little smarter than that. Here's the truth.

The Truth About Barefoot Training

The barefoot-training trend started strong, but ended with armies of people with gimpy feet. They were on the right track, though. Here's what they did wrong.

The 3 Essential Workout Methods for Muscle

There are three training mechanisms that contribute to building muscle. You need to use all of them to grow. Here's how.

Weight Training for Endurance Addicts

Obsessed endurance athletes like triathloners need to pick up some heavy weights if they want to stay strong and injury-free. Here's how.

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.

Bigger, Better Glutes

The hip thrust is the go-to move for building athletic speed and power, in addition to building a great butt. Here’s how to do it. 

The Two Faces of Cortisol

Think you know all about the "evil" hormone cortisol? Chances are, you've got it all wrong. Here's the truth.

3 Things You Need to Unlearn

Body fat percentage, full body workouts, somatotypes. Are your ideas about these things holding back your progress?

The Best Forearm Exercise

Do you have the forearms of a ballerina? Here's a simple way to build a pair worthy of respect, admiration, and fear.

Dynamic Drop Sets For Size

Drop sets are as old as the barbell but they work. Here's a new and brutal way to perform this classic technique.