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Whether you're an athlete or bodybuilder, you should be training your neck. Here's the smart way to do it.

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The Return of German Volume Training

GVT works, if you can handle it. Here are the pros and cons.

Cure for Cowardly Calves

Mr. Efficient Exercise guy tells us that the research doesn't tell us jack about calf training. Here's the right way to do it.

Best of Quads

Five great exercises to hammer your quads. Some you know, some you don’t! Check ‘em out.

Real Men Do Sissy Squats

This forgotten squat exercise is still one of the best ways to build quads.

The Waterbury Method

A unique program for size and strength that uses full-body workouts and a set/rep scheme you’ve probably never tried before. Check it out.

The Truth About EMS

Can you really zap on muscles, get abs, and boost athletic performance with EMS? Yes... and no. Here are the facts.

Tip: The First Supplements to Buy

Gap supplements are essential. Here's why you need them.

The Bodyweight Workout for Big Guys

Big? Check! Strong? Check! Now it's time to move like an athlete, ramp up your conditioning, and feel incredible. Here's exactly how to do it.

The Cure for Puny Arms

Think you know everything about arm training? Think again. Check out these proven techniques for biceps, triceps, and forearms.

Tip: Do Pull-Ups Anywhere Like This

No pull-up bar? No problem. Try this.

The Truth About Waist Trainers

Figure and bikini competitors use them. Celebrities endorse them. But what's really happening to the body when squeems are used? Here's the nasty truth.

The Very Best Way to Build Your Chest

We asked both the pros and the PhDs for their top pec training methods. Their answers may just surprise you.

Tip: Dump the Seated Leg Extension, Do This Instead

Most standard leg exercises are "missing" a very important quad muscle. Here's how to target it to build stronger legs.

7 Ways to Hack Your Hip Hinge

The hip hinge is the single most-important movement pattern for squats and deadlifts. Can you even do them correctly?

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.

Armor Building

Training is what toughens you up for what's to come. Here's how to build your armor before you need it.

Mountain Dog Training for Intermediates

John Meadows’ style of training is typically used by only very advanced lifters. Here’s how to make it work for you if you’re a mere mortal.

Maximize Protein Synthesis

Building muscle boils down to getting on the right side of the protein synthesis balance sheet. Here's how to do it.

Building Fat Guy Calves

Fat guys have great calves. Here’s how to build them without the getting fat part.

All Muscle, No Iron

Big arms, wide shoulders, strong abs, amazing athleticism. What can we learn from gymnasts about training? Find out here.

High Intensity Versus High Volume

In the red corner, we have high intensity. In the blue corner, we have high volume.

Tip: The 50-Rep Leg Day Finisher

All you need is one dumbbell and a hefty amount of mental fortitude.

Tip: The Push-Up Variation You've Never Tried

Improve shoulder stability and athletic performance with this advanced push-up variation.

Tip: Science Reveals the Best Workout Split

Finally, a study that compares split routines with whole-body routines to show which one leads to more muscle.