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Ignorant When it Comes to Deadlifts?

It's okay that you don't know how to deadlift if you were never taught properly. But if you still don't know after reading this article, that's a different story.

The 2 Most Anabolic Hours of The Day

Want gains? Fuel, protect, and reload muscle immediately prior to, during, and immediately after training. Here’s how.

Tip: Do One Set for Arm Growth

Yes, just one set. One excruciating set that'll make your eyeballs pop out. Here's how to do it.

How to Train for Fighting

Are you trying to throw a punch or are you playing patty cake? Here's how to develop raw, devastating power.

Relax... Women Prefer Low-Cortisol Men

Studies show that women prefer men with high testosterone, but there’s more to the story. Check this out.

Tip: Balance Your Hormones With the Right Veggies

Eat enough of the right vegetables and they'll help you balance your estrogen levels, which can help prevent cancer. Here's what to eat.

Interval Training on the Rowing Ergometer

The rowing machine may be the best conditioning tool out there for strength athletes. Here's how to use it.

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.

Tip: Trigger New Triceps Growth

Tag this onto the end of arm day and you'll get the best pump of your life... and stimulate new muscle growth.

Secrets of Plateau-Busting Nutrition

Pay attention to the details of your nutrition regime and watch your body respond. Here’s what to do.

The Truth About Metabolic Damage

"Eat less, exercise more" is common advice, but it can backfire and wreck your metabolism. Here's how to diagnose it and fix it.

Get Your Press Up!

600-pound benchers may be forgiven for not focusing on the press. Your narrow ass, on the other hand, has no excuses. Here’s why you need to do it.

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: A Back-Friendly Alternative to Bent-Over Rows

You need to be doing more horizontal pulls, but the standard barbell row may be doing more harm than good. Try this instead.

Tip: Find Your Perfect Squat Depth

Use the test here to find out how low you can go and how wide or narrow your feet should be.

Supplements vs. Whole Foods

Where does healthy, muscle-building nutrition really come from, the garden or the supplement bottle? The answer may surprise you.

The Evils of Fructose

Everything you need to know about fructose and its affects on body composition.

The Two Best Exercises You've Never Tried

These brand new exercises will hit your lats, strengthen your shoulder girdle, and give you a great set of abs.

The 6 Laws of Lifting

If your gains in strength or size have come to a halt, you're probably breaking one of these time-tested training principles. Find out here.

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.

7 Ways to Get Jacked With Olympic Lifts

Olympic lifting isn't meant to pack on tons of muscle. But there is a way to train the O-lifts and build muscle at the same time. Here's how.

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.

Balance Gut Bacteria. Get Leaner. Get Happier.

Gut bacteria contribute to your mood, your waistline, your overall health, and even the size of your nads. Here's how to make sure you have the right balance.

Five Exercises You Should Stop Doing... Forever!

Five popular exercises that may be doing you more harm than good. Check out the list.