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6 Ball-Busting Finishers

If your idea of conditioning is doing some treadmill "work," then try these high-octane fat-burning finishers.

DeFranco Agile 8

A simple warm-up routine that’s helped powerlifters, meatheads, and other anti-mobility dudes feel better and progress faster in their workouts with fewer injuries. Check it out.

Conditioning When the Weather Stinks

Being in shape isn't about sporting “ripped abz,” it's about being physically capable of being a man. Here's how to get there when the weather ain't cooperating.

Do Pain Pills Impair Muscle Growth?

Does your favorite NSAIDs impair muscle development? And do the benefits outweigh the risks? Here’s the science.

Bench More to Bench More

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

Accumulate, Intensify, Dominate

Chest on Monday, back on Tuesday, etc., isn't programming. Here's how to design a program for effective long-term results.

Glutes Gone Wild

Whatta' ya' know? There appears to be more than one glute guy around here. Here's how to build a stare-worthy caboose without messing up your lower back.

Armor Building

Training is what toughens you up for what's to come. Here's how to build your armor before you need it.

Mountain Dog Training for Intermediates

John Meadows’ style of training is typically used by only very advanced lifters. Here’s how to make it work for you if you’re a mere mortal.

Gironda's 8x8 Training

This classic bodybuilding program does what most programs can’t: it allows you to build muscle and lose some fat at the same time. Check it out.

10 Reasons Bodybuilders Are Bigger Than Powerlifters

They both lifts weights. They both train hard. They both use drugs at the pro levels. So why are bodybuilders more jacked than powerlifters?

Bulletproof Your Body

Common weaknesses and imbalances and how to fix them.

8-Week Basic Strength Plan

Being stronger in the basic barbell lifts makes everything else you do in the gym easier. Here’s how to do it.

Building a Strong Neck

Whether you're an athlete or bodybuilder, you should be training your neck. Here's the smart way to do it.

Nutsack-Rated Nutrition 2

A deeper look at the great hormones-in-milk scare and much more.

The Green Faces Diet

Meat and veggies: it's what most effective diets have in common. Here's how to make it work for you.

The Russian Approach to Size and Strength

Strength coach JP Catanzaro goes behind the former Iron Curtain for a periodized approach to unprecedented levels of size and strength.

3 Kick-Ass Programs For a Better Bench

Everybody wants a bench press that gets noticed. Here are three sure-fire programs to get you pushing some serious iron, fast.

DeFranco's Training Rules for Washed-up Meatheads

Attention all meatheads over 30: it's time to break out the rulebook for gaining muscle and unleashing your inner-athlete.

A Musclehead's Guide to Alcohol

How does alcohol affect your muscle building and fat loss goals? Find out here.

Top Priority for Lower Traps

Everyone thinks about upper traps, but not lower. That's too bad because the lower traps are crucial for proper movement, strength, and symmetry. Here's how to train them.

The 125 Best Foods for Men

We don't know what's better, the fact Biotest was finally recognized by the outside world for its quality, or that Tim Patterson agreed to a rare interview! We call it a coin toss.

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.

The Truth About Bulking

There's more to gaining muscle mass than lifting and pigging out. Don't fall for bulking advice that just makes you fat.