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Tip: Ramp Up the Rollout

Here's how to make this gadget work even better. Warning: It's gonna hurt.

10 Rules for Steroid-Free Lifters

Controversial lifting advice from a bodybuilding coach who ditched drugs and got a new perspective on what works and what doesn't.

Thick and Wide: The Back Solution

Here's how to get a thick, wide back... and why what you're doing now is probably holding back your gains.

3 Days a Week is All You Need

Four rules to follow when you can only train 3 days per week, plus the 4 common mistakes to avoid. Sample plan included.

Tip: A Quick Guide to HCG

Is doctor-prescribed HCG monotherapy better than testosterone replacement therapy? Here's what you need to know.

Tip: Do the Russian Fighter Pull-Up Program

This simple plan involves "sneaking up" on reps in the pull-up. It just takes a few minutes per day. Check it out.

Pull-Ups Vs. Chin-Ups

We look to science to find out which exercise reins supreme for lats, traps, and biceps. Bonus: Two cool tricks to get better results with both.

The Best Set and Rep Scheme for Your Goal

What's the best set and rep scheme to get big? What about to get strong? How about to get faster? Here's your answer.

Question of Strength 59

How should you warm up to hit your 1-rep max? How should you peak for a powerlifting meet? Get those answers here.

The Simple Diet for Athletes

You don't have to go on an extreme diet to lose fat and perform your best. These guidelines work for elite athletes and they'll work for you.

How to Keep Muscle During a Layoff

Whether you're taking a planned break from training or you're struck by sickness or injury, there are plenty of things you can do to prevent muscle loss.

Cure for Cowardly Calves

Mr. Efficient Exercise guy tells us that the research doesn't tell us jack about calf training. Here's the right way to do it.

Real Men Do Sissy Squats

This forgotten squat exercise is still one of the best ways to build quads.

Nasty Ab Training

Want abs? It's time to crank up the resistance, extend the TUT, and add a proven bodybuilding technique to your workouts. Try these moves!

Growth Explosion: The 30-10-30 Technique

Three young athletes gained 14 pounds in 14 days using a new training technique. Here's exactly how they did it.

Ask Us Anything 03

Testosterone injection strategies, beating cravings, the best exercises, calf training, and the steroid controversy.

Tip: Test Your Athleticism in 2 Minutes

Let's see how fit you really are. Take this quick test. And try not to puke.

Tip: Improve Your Mobility on Squats & Deadlifts

If your heels come up during squats or you have low back pain during deadlifts, this clever trick will fix you right up.

How Bodybuilders REALLY Get Ripped

Everyone knows pro bodybuilders use drugs to get huge, but what do they do to get shredded for competition? It's more extreme than you think. Check this out.

Tip: Do the Nordic Ham Curl

One of the best hamstring exercises on the planet doesn't even require any equipment. Here's how to do it.

Beyond 5/3/1 Program 1.1

I spent a ton of time developing this program and believe it stands as my best work, ever.

Growth Hormone: Fact and Fiction

The mainstream media would have you believe that hGH is the holy grail of ergogenics, but is it?

Hamstring Hammering: 6 New Exercises

Get that hamstring hang you've always wanted. Here are some fresh lifts to try on your next leg day.

The Best Damn Diet For Natural Lifters

Natural lifters shouldn't train like drug users, and they shouldn't diet like them either. Here's your dietary playbook, natties!