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The Secret Strength Weapon

The dominatrix phenomenon. The dead fish factor. The irradiation principle. Here's what all that means and how it relates to building scary strength.

5 Redundant Exercises You Just Don't Need

Many popular exercises work the same muscles the exact same way. That's a waste of your time. Here's what to avoid and what to do instead.

The Squat: 10 Damn Good Tips

Squats aren't all that simple, but these recommendations are. Get under the bar and squat right with these tips.

Tip: Get Sore, Not Sad

Training helps with depression. But what happens when you stop training? Are men and women affected differently? Here's the science.

28 Days of Gains: A Realistic Case Study

How much muscle can a natural, experienced lifter gain in 4 weeks? Can he lose fat at the same time? This coach decided to find out.

Tip: The Top 3 Training Splits

Hitting each muscle group twice per week is perfect for most lifters. But how do you organize your training? Try these three splits.

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.

Row Every Day: The Thick Back Solution

Do you disappear when you turn sideways? Then you need to do a row exercise every time you hit the gym. Here's your specialization plan.

Tip: The Missing Biceps Exercise

To maximize arm size, you need to add this biceps movement to your program.

Expert Advice for the Over-40 Lifter

What happens to the after-40 lifter? Does this milestone mean you have to train like a grandpa? Not necessarily. But here's what will lengthen your lifting life.

Tip: The Best Squat Variation You're Not Using

Build your legs, boost your regular squat, and work around injuries with this butt-busting variation.

Tip: The Most Underrated Factor in Training

Spoiler alert: It's tempo. Here's how to manipulate it for hypertrophy, strength, and even fat loss.

5 Alternatives to a Painful Squat

If squatting causes pain in your low back, knees, or shoulders, try one of these pain-free exercises that'll still get you big and strong.

Tip: Sorry, But You Can't Out-Eat Overtraining

Overtraining exists, and you can't out-eat it or out-sleep it. Most lifters have the wrong idea about what overtraining is. Here are the facts.

Tip: Take This Forgotten Vitamin for Heart Health

It's about the only thing that can fight a newly discovered enemy of your heart.

The Two-Exercise Workout Plan for Size

Think you need tons of exercises? Nope. You just need to do the best lifts more frequently. Here's what they are and how to use them for size.

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Tip: Vertical Pallof Press

Think of this exercise as a kind of standing ab rollout. Great for overall core strength.

8 Ways to Do Cardio Without Hating Life

No need to dread cardio. Just find a more enjoyable way to do it. Try one of these less-sucky, highly-effective options.

Tip: The Complete Guide to Ab Wheel Rollouts

There are two correct ways to do this exercise, then there's the way most people do it. Know the difference.

The Best Way to Build Your Butt

What's the best way to build strong glutes that also make every jaw in the gym drop? We ask the experts.

The Ultimate Program for Body Comp Improvement

Tired of looking pretty much the same year after year? If you're ready to make radical changes in your body composition, start here.

Tip: Are You Strong Enough to Build Muscle?

Whether you're a newbie or an advanced bodybuilder, here's why you need to reinforce your strength base.

8 Things You're Not Supposed to Do... That Work

Sometimes the rules need to be rewritten. Here are eight supposedly wrong things that work great for these experts.

Ditch the Barbell for Big, Healthy Shoulders

Overhead barbell presses can restrict joint mobility and mess up your shoulders. Here are five one-arm alternatives that work better.