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Tip: A Simple Way to Build Upper-Body Power

Increase power and build muscle with this Olympic-lifting variation. Check it out.

Fix Everything With One Brutal Exercise

Not just for strength and conditioning, loaded carries will make you suck less at all other movement. Here are the seven best variations.

Tip: How to Test and Fix Your Hips

Try this drill to find out where your hips are tightest, then get them mobile!

27 Reasons To Be Big

Warning: This is hilarious powerlifter humor and probably offensive to hyper-sensitive weak people.

Tip: Prepare Your Shoulders for Heavy Lifting

Use this quick drill to loosen up your shoulders and increase blood flow before a tough workout.

Tip: A New Reason to Take Creatine

There are many good reasons to take creatine. Here's a new one that's pretty darn exciting.

The Happy Powder

Low energy? No motivation? Lack of focus? Feeling mentally or physically run down? There's a supplement for that.

Ugly Ab Training

Forget about trying to build pretty abs with crunches. Instead, build nasty-strong abs and they'll look great too. Here's how.

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  • Inside the Muscles: Best Shoulders and Trap Exercises

    Twenty-five different shoulder and trap exercises were tested using EMG. Which ones are the best? Read this.

    Tip: 50 Reps for a Bigger Back

    Here's how to use the 10-1 method to build a barn-door back.

    Tip: Hammer Your Glutes (Better)

    You might already be doing hip thrusts, but you probably haven't tried these killer variations.

    4 Pull-Ups You've Never Even Seen

    Using a band for assisted pull-ups? Stop. It doesn't work well. Here are four better choices even advanced lifters will love.

    5/3/1: How to Build Pure Strength

    Jim Wendler's 5/3/1/ program promises slow and steady gains that will eventually turn you into the strongest guy in the gym. And it delivers, every time.

    How to Look as Pumped as Possible

    Getting ready to step on stage? Or do you just want to see how pumped you can get for the 'gram? Here's what to do.

    Coconut Oil: Health Food or Heart Killer?

    Coconut oil went from superfood to serious concern for the American Heart Association. They say it clogs the arteries. Are they right? Here's the real story.

    The Best Damn Cortisol Article Ever

    It's been called the stress hormone, the belly fat hormone, and the thief of gains. But it doesn't have to be any of those. Here's how to control it.

    The Perfect Carb for Lifters

    White rice (not brown) is the ultimate grain for athletes and lifters.

    4 Reasons You're Not Lean

    Believe it or not, only one of these is about your crappy diet. Check out all the tips here.

    The Best Damn Workout Plan For Natural Lifters

    Bodybuilding is full of programs used by "enhanced" lifters, but most people don't take drugs and can't get good results. This effective program is for them.

    Squatting from Head to Toe

    Everything you ever needed to know about the box squat and how to use it. Check this out.

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    Tip: The Bodybuilder's Olympic Lift

    The muscle snatch is the best Olympic-style lift for those who just want to get bigger and stronger. It's also easy to learn. Here's how to do it.

    The Full-Body Dumbbell Workout Program

    Got some dumbbells? Then you'll never miss a workout. Do this full-body plan every other day.

    8 Laws of Strength Training

    You don't have to do every little thing right to get big and strong. You just have to follow these 8 laws to the letter.

    Tip: The Training Method That Improves Everything

    Muscle gains? Check. Fat loss? Check. Strength gains? Check. These types of workouts can do it all. Check 'em out.