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Tailor-Made Nutrition - Part 1

Design your own nutrition plan made just for your body and your goals. Here’s how.

Steroids for Dummies

Everything you ever wanted to know but was afraid to ask.

Trans Athletes: The Death Of Women's Sports

In an effort to be trans-inclusive, sports federations are forcing women off of the winner's podium. Their rules are anti-female. Here's why.

The Simple Plan For Stubborn Body Fat

Nearly every trainer will say that you can't spot reduce. Well, maybe THEY can't. But here's what stubborn body fat actually is, and how to lose it.

The Single Best Muscle-Building Method

A recent study shows that training to failure is the true key to muscle growth... regardless of the weight used. If your goal is size, this is a must-read.

4 Reasons You Suck at Building Mass

If you're small and weak, this is either going hurt your feelings or help you get bigger and stronger. Your choice. Check it out.

The Hierarchy of Fat Loss

Strapped for time? That doesn't mean you can't lose fat. Prioritize your training to burn fat rapidly. Here's how.

Baseball and Bad Men

A roundtable discussion featuring Lou Schuler, TC, Chris Street and Jim Vigue

The “One Lift a Day” Program

The program is simple, the workouts are short, and the results are fantastic. The catch? It’s also brutally hard. Check it out.

Tip: Don't Do This After Lifting Weights

Most people feel compelled to do this after they're done lifting, but it can negate the effects of their workouts.

Tip: The Bodyweight Leg Extension

Pump up your quads, stretch your tight hammies, and work your abs too. No gym required.

Tip: The Exercise That Fixes Everything

It's the lift nobody does but everybody needs.

Tip: The Top TRX Exercises for Muscle Growth

Suspension exercises for hypertrophy? Yes. Give these a shot.

Tip: Pop Your Sacrum to Squat Better

Your glutes won't fire properly if your sacrum is out of alignment. Try this and save a trip to the chiropractor.

Tip: Steroids vs. Your Heart

People always assumed steroids could mess with your heart, but were they right? Here's the new research.

5 Ways To Make Face Pulls Even Better

Everyone needs to be doing face pulls. Period. Here are five new variations that'll boost shoulder health and muscle growth.

8 Great Rowing Variations

Meadows lists his top 8 rowing variations and ranks them according to compression, range of motion, and contraction.

The Case Against Trap Training

Your traps are puny, and it's probably because you train them directly with shrugs. Here's a better way build your yoke.

GVT Revisited

Can simply employing German Volume Training on a couple of exercises a week be the key to muscle building?

Hypertrophy-Specific Training

An Overview and Sample Program

Thibaudeau's Simple Fat Loss Strategies

Ready to get lean but not ready to count every calorie? Here are three things you can start doing today.

The Truth About Pre-Bed Protein

Should you consume protein right before bed for more muscle growth? Or will it make you fat? Here's what the science says.

Tip: Do 20 Reps Of This Before Benching

Do this simple exercise often to fix your posture and make your shoulders feel awesome when you go heavy.

5 Best Loading Schemes for Size & Strength

Want size? Want strength? How about both? Find the right loading scheme for your goal here.