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The Suicide Grip: Dangerous or Smart?

A thumbless grip is scary to lifters who don't know how to do it, but it can be used safely. In fact, it's better for your shoulders. Here's why.

Honest Advice About Marijuana

Is it okay for bodybuilders and athletes to use the devil's lettuce, or does it work against their goals? Here's what we think.

Athlete Lean, Athlete Strong

The fastest and most effective way to get ripped is to train like a power/speed athlete. Here's your complete program.

Grow, Ectomorph, Grow

Naturally skinny? Here's how to finally gain some shirt-stretching muscle.

Training Percentages Made Simple

Find your true 1 RM and use it to build even more strength. Here’s how.

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.

Tip: The Best Cardio Machine in the Gym

The treadmill is for newbies and grannies. Try this out to ramp up your conditioning. It'll even boost brain power. Really.

8 Minutes to Awesome

What would happen if you did push-ups and bodyweight squats every day?

Bulgarian Training Simplified

Bulgarian training works for top Olympic lifters. Here's how average guys and gals can make it work for bodybuilding and powerlifting.

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.

12 Truths About Bodybuilding Training

If your main goal is to build big muscles, this is a must read. Check it out.

10 Movements For Explosive Power

Explosive training doesn't mean endless sets of power cleans. Here are 10 ways to power-up.

The 1000-Rep Arm Workout

This program added two inches to Matt Kroc's arms... and they already measured 20 inches! Are you crazy enough to try it?

Big Bench Program for Strength and Size

The basics of benching, the fine points, and a solid 16-week program. Get it all here.

The 5 Most Effective Deadlift Alternatives

Whether you're working around an injury, need a break from deadlifting, or just hate the deadlift for some reason, try these proven alternatives.

Kettlebells Beat Dumbbells for Biceps

Training the biceps with kettlebells provides stimulation that dumbbells can't hope to duplicate. Here's how, plus 6 exercises to try out.

Tip: The Best Exercise for Body Hardness

Want to decrease fat and build muscle? Add this movement to your workouts.

6 Questions About Tempo Training

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.

Tip: 3 Reasons Trap Bar Deadlifts Are King

For non-powerlifters, trap bar deads beat the pants off the barbell variation. Here's why.

Tip: Open Up Your Hips

Neurologically locked hips can limit your lifting and athletic performance. Try these drills to feel better fast.

10 Secrets to Building Mass

Ten secrets, eight exercises, and one sweet three-day-a-week program to help you pile on muscle weight fast.

The Best Damn Cardio for Natural Lifters

Natural lifters shouldn't be doing the same workouts as juiced lifters – and that goes for cardio too! Here's what to do and what to avoid.

Tip: The Cure for Hip Tightness & Immobility

Back pain? Hip mobility issues? This quick fix is for you.

The Zercher Squat Complete Guide

The Zercher squat can pack muscle on quads and traps like nothing else. It'll also weed out the weaklings. Most people won't do them. Will you?