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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!

Tip: Cardio Doesn't Work

Let's help put Jillian Michaels and others of her ilk out of work by pointing out a painful truth about cardio.

9 Superior Exercises for Abs and Obliques

Think beyond the Pallof press and side plank. You want a strong, jacked core? Build it like this.

The Real Driver of Muscle Growth

A 6-month long study used experienced lifters to pinpoint what amount of volume would build the most muscle and strength. Here's what they found.

Tip: A New Exercise for Upper Back and Traps

Build some real beef back there. Here's how.

Abbreviated Brutality – The Workouts

These 4 training methods would kill most guys who think they need to spend two hours in the gym.

The Ultimate Shoulder Day

Delts are hard to grow... if you don't train them right. Here's a workout that'll maximize your overhead press and maximize your gains.

Tip: A Safer Alternative to Testosterone Replacement

This inexpensive drug dramatically increases testosterone and improves the testosterone/estrogen ratio with no side effects.

Tip: 4 Hip Adduction Exercises You Need

Prevent injuries and build complete lower-body strength with these moves.

Concurrent Training: The Ultimate Cardio Strategy

Get stronger and increase your work capacity and cardiovascular health at the same time. Here's your plan.

Tip: Viagra Is Great for Bodybuilders

There are plenty of good reasons to use Viagra and its cousins, other than the obvious one.

Tip: The Forgotten 6x6 Protocol

Gains stalled? Try this classic training method guaranteed to get you growing again.

Volume Training for Size & Strength

If your gains have stalled, it's probably because you're missing one thing in your workouts: volume. Here's how to intelligently add it.

Tip: Master the Standing Rollout

Not many people can do it. Too bad, it's one of the best core exercises out there. Here's how to work your way up to it in five steps.

Complete Guide to Big Biceps & Triceps

If this smart, brutal plan doesn't help you build your biceps and triceps, nothing will. Do it, then go buy some new T-shirts.

Post-Workout Nutrition is Dead

The time you spend in the gym will be wasted If you don't get the proper pre-workout and intra-workout nutrition. Here's what you need to know.

Tip: Know When to Use Lifting Straps

The strongest lifters use straps, but not all the time. Here's a guide to help you decide when, and when not, to use them.

A Lifter's Guide to Alcohol

What impact does drinking have on your physique and performance goals? How does alcohol affect testosterone, estrogen, HGH, and cortisol? The answers here.

The Top 10 Bodyweight Exercises

In the world of bodyweight strength training, the possibilities and challenges are truly limitless. Are you ready to take them on?

The Most Intelligent Way to Warm Up

For heavy lifting, drop the dumb warm-up sets and do ramp-ups instead. You'll get stronger, build more muscle and avoid injuries.

5 Reasons You Don't Look Like You Lift

How come some people go to the gym a lot but don't look like it? Probably because they're making these mistakes.

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 it. Here’s how.

How to Use Linear Periodization

Legendary lifters used linear progression to break records. It's time to revisit that proven method.

8/6/3 For Size and Strength

This coach dared to mess around with Jim Wendler’s 5/3/1 and tweak it for his athletes. Here’s what happened.