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Meat and Cancer

The research is questionable, but even if there is a link between meat and cancer there are 8 things you can do to prevent the risks. Check 'em out.

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Tip: To Build Big Delts, Train Multiple Angles

The big lifts are foundational, but isolation and time under tension are crucial for shoulder size. Here's how to do it.

The 40-Day Program

Most of you are too weak to put on muscle. Here's a simple 40-day program that will make you strong and buff.

Shoulder Savers - Part 3

Two-thirds of lifters will have some sort of shoulder problem during their training career. Nine tips to help you avoid being one of them.

Glutes Gone Wild

Whatta' ya' know? There appears to be more than one glute guy around here. Here's how to build a stare-worthy caboose without messing up your lower back.

Bodybuilding vs. Powerlifting Deadlift

The deadlift is used by both powerlifters and bodybuilders, but there are 8 important differences. Here are the answers to all your questions.

Tip: Keep Testosterone Levels High to Live Longer

Low T is associated with a higher death rate. It also makes you fat. Here's why you should pay attention to testosterone levels.

8 Weeks to Monster Shoulders

Two training experts come together to design a great shoulder-building program. Check it out.

Top 10 Deadlifting Mistakes and How to Fix Them

When a guy who can pull 800 pounds in his sleep talks deadlifting, you'd better listen up and take notes.

Big. Scary. Delts.

If you want to grow your delts, you've got to train them often. But you've also got to be smart about how you do it.

Mastering the Deadlift - Part 3

The complete guide to dominating the deadlift, from shoe selection to advanced training techniques.

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.

Shoulder Savers - Part 1

How to build strong and healthy shoulders.

Tip: Do This 5 Minute Pull-Up Workout Twice a Week

Set a timer for five minutes and do as many pull-ups as you can. Here's why and how to program it.

Heal that Hunchback!

Many lifters develop a head-forward, kyphotic posture. Add in computers and gaming and this can lead to trouble. Here’s how to fix it.

The Third-World Squat

You should be able to perform a strict rock-bottom squat, at least with bodyweight. Here’s why and how to achieve it.

The New Science of Time Under Tension

To get big, you have load up a muscle for 30-60 seconds per set, right? Well, maybe, but there are other ways. Check out the latest science.

The Layer System

Build muscle and get brutally strong using only one exercise per day. Get the complete 8-week training program here.

Tip: Do a Deep Bodyweight Squat Daily

Want to retain athletic functioning and mobility for life? All you need is 30 seconds a day. Here's what to do.

Growth Factor Shoulder Training

Warning: This workout is gonna hurt. Get ready to use time under tension, multiple angles of attack, and a whole bunch of lactate.

Shoulder Savers - Part 2

Eight more ways to protect your shoulders so you can keep lifting hard and heavy. Check ‘em out.

Tip: Make the Face Pull a Staple Exercise

Got bad posture or a permanent slouch? Do the face pull. Here's why and how to do it.

How to Build 50 Pounds of Muscle in 12 Months

DC training works. Never heard of it? Here’s what it is and how to do it.

How Many Carbs Do You Need?

Are you matching your carb intake to your activity level, metabolic condition, and goal? You should be.

German Volume Training 2000

German Volume Training worked great, but it had some drawbacks. Check out the updated version of this famously brutal training plan.