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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 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.

The Cure for Puny Calves

Look down at your calves. Sad, huh? Don't worry, eight of our experts drop their best training tips here.

Jumping Rope: From Beginner to Boxer

Skipping rope torches fat and builds supreme conditioning. Here's how to master everything from the basic boxer skip to crossed double-unders.

Creatine: Scam or Staple?

Creatine has been around forever, but you don't hear much about it these days. Does it even work? Should you be taking it? Here's what you need to know.

What Overtraining Is and Isn't

Most people who use the word “overtraining” have no clue what it really means. Are you one of them? Here's everything you need to know.

Tip: Do the French Press for Triceps

It's a classic exercise, but most people are doing it wrong. Here's how to do it right.

Tip: Do Band Pull-Aparts

Here are three ways to do this exercise that'll build your back, make your shoulders feel good, and even boost your bench press.

The 5 Most Painful Ways to Build Muscle

Enjoy pain? Increasing metabolic stress is the single most overlooked aspect of training for size. Try these torturous techniques.

The 1 Rep Max is Dead

Unless you're a competitive lifter, there's little reason to do one rep maxes. In fact, a 2RM or 3RM actually works better for building strength. Here's why.

What You Don't Know About Your Thyroid

Everything you ever wanted to know about the thyroid, from testing to drugs to the foods you need to eat for optimal function.

How to Build Bulletproof Shoulders

Build indestructable shoulders with landmine presses, unique overhead carry variations, and much more.

The Best Exercises. Period.

The absolute best movements for fat loss, maximum power, chest development, overall strength, and more.

The Belt and the Deadlift

Chances are you're using the wrong belt when you deadlift. Worse yet, you may not even know why or how to use it.

A Strong Case For the Rounded Back Deadlift

Always pull with a neutral spine. Well, maybe not always. Info here.

Kroc Rows 101

A step by step guide to performing the most bad-ass upper back exercise in existence.

Shoulder Training: The Mountain Dog Way

The shoulders make the physique, they say. Here’s how to finally get yours bigger and stronger.

More Reps, Bigger Legs

High-rep leg training isn't for everyone - just the guys who want to be the biggest, strongest mofos in the weight room.

How to Design a Damn Good Program - Part 1

The smart lifter’s guide to writing the best training program for his needs and goals. Check it out.

The Thyroid Handbook

In this handbook, I'll give you a rundown on thyroid function and a few related areas.

Tip: The Air Squat That Just Might Kill You

Think bodyweight squats are too easy for you? This one will floor a guy who can squat 500 pounds. Check it out.

The Politically Incorrect Truth About Obesity

The only way beat obesity is to accept some painful truths, then take action. Here are the uncomfortable facts, PC culture be damned.

5 Fat Loss Myths You Still Believe

These diet beliefs are still rampant online. Let's end that now.

Tip: 14 Band Exercises for Bigger Lifts

Prevent injuries, perform better athletically, and smash some PRs by adding a few of these moves to your next workout.