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10 Strength Tips From a Legend

Doug Hepburn was the first man to bench 500 pounds, drug-free. His old school strength advice still stands up. Check it out.

Thib's Quick Tricks

Magnum guns, bowling pin forearms, and a Herculean torso, all in one article.

The Proactive Patient

Maybe you're not injured and you don't plan on being injured. (Ha!) Regardless, this article contains secrets to the weightlifting universe that will help you understand how the body works and, as they say, knowledge is power.

Beast Building – Part 2

The second phase of a three-month plan designed for those who want to get bigger and have the power and strength to back it up.

The 4 Stages of Mental Mastery

How to use neurolinguistic programming to reach your physique goals.

Grass-Fed Beef Recipes for a Healthy, Hard Body

Five healthy recipes you gotta try.

Partial Overhead Press

Some call it the ultimate triceps movement, others call it, "that exercise that hurts the top of my head and makes me see birdies." Either way, you ought to be doing Partial Overhead Presses.

Creating a Training Effect When You're Injured

You may be hurt, but it doesn't mean you can't train. Tony Gentilcore tells you how to work out, scream a lot, and still get a training effect while you're injured.

Superfood Super Recipes

It's hard to work fruits and vegetables into your diet, especially vegetables. It's not like you can add spinach or broccoli sprouts to muffins, cheesecakes, and pancakes... or can you?

Question of Strength 43

Q & A with one of the world's premier strength coaches.

The 200 Rep Challenge

Need to shock your muscles into new growth? Need to make that personal trainer with the oversized head and youth-sized Under Armour shirt drop his favorite baby blue dumbbell on his toe? Then this killer workout is for you.

How Not to Warm Up

Five warm-up routines and stretches that do more harm than good, plus some better ideas.

Beast Building - Part 1

The first installment of a three-part series that'll turn you into a thick, dense, and rugged beast in three short months.

Good Sh!t

Today's menu includes Low-Carb Red and Green Pizza, Baked Stuffed Apples, Baja Fish Tacos, and Pina Colada Protein Shakes. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone who looks crappy without a shirt on.

Violent Variations - Part 4

We can always count on Christian to give us some great new movements that, in addition to spurring new muscle growth, will elicit bewildered stares from all the ACE certified trainers in the gym.

The Glute Tri-Set

Charles Poliquin invented this glute tri-set for alpine skiers, but it works great for bodybuilding purposes, too. It's also a good routine if you're an ass model, but there aren't too many of those around.

5 Programming Strategies for Quick Results

Training ideas that’ll improve your squat, bench press, and even your abs.

28 Days, 14 Missions, 1 Ripped Physique

Chris Shugart is giving you 14 missions to accomplish in 28 days. We will disavow any knowledge of your actions should you or any of your IM Force fail to get ripped. This post will self-destruct in 10 seconds.

The Importance of Bodyweight Training

Do you need a 1:1 ratio of bodyweight exercises and weighted exercises? This coach thinks so. Here’s why and what to do.

Soy: What's the Big Deal?

Back in 1998, TC broke the story about the evils of soy, reporting how it might squelch Testosterone levels and even kill testicular cells. Have we found out more about soy? John Berardi and Ryan Andrews review the latest research.

Cosgrove's Five Ah-Ha! Moments

Every good trainer has that moment of clarity when something he thought was true is brought into question. Alwyn calls these mini-epiphanies "Ah-ha" moments. Here are five "Ah-ha" moments that might just change the way you think, too.

Up for a Quickie?

Christian serves up 3 innovative methods for taking your gains to new heights - one for biceps, one for arms in general, and a Bizarro World method that involves doing the opposite of everything you now do.

Gironda Perfect Curl

Bodybuilding legend Vince Gironda called it the "perfect curl". Christian Thibaudeau says it may be the best biceps-building exercise ever. With street cred like that, you just gotta' try it!

All Hardgainers are Not Created Equal

A lot of lifters think that hardgainers rank right up there with Big Foot and Nessie on the believability scale. Writer Phillip Nation begs to differ. He thinks that true hardgainers exist and, more importantly, can be cured.