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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.

Cardio: The Strength and Muscle Killer?

Does doing cardio after a lifting workout really rob your gains? Here's what science has to say.

The 7 Best Workouts for Fat Loss

Any fool can lose fat, but getting shredded while keeping or even building muscle takes know-how. Here's how to do it.

Tip: 2 Forms of Cardio That Build Muscle

Here are two ways to get your metcon on that'll also help with muscle gains. Coach Bruno (and Kate Upton) show you how it's done.

Balance Gut Bacteria. Get Leaner. Get Happier.

Gut bacteria contribute to your mood, your waistline, your overall health, and even the size of your nads. Here's how to make sure you have the right balance.

Tip: What Alcoholics Can Teach You About Diet

Want to lose fat and, more importantly, stay lean for life? Here's what you can learn from alcoholics.

Tip: Are Your Estrogen Levels Too High or Too Low?

Here are the signs to look for and how to get tested.

Tip: Stop Doing the Standing Hamstring Stretch

This popular stretch can do more harm than good. Here's why, plus a much better alternative.

Tip: The Training Method That Improves Everything

Muscle gains? Check. Fat loss? Check. Strength gains? Check. These types of workouts can do it all. Check 'em out.

Push-Ups: You're Doing Them Wrong!

A lot of people can't do one proper push-up. And YOU may be one of them. Here are the most common problems and how to fix 'em.

Regular Cardio Will Make You Fat

If you want to get leaner while building or preserving muscle, you've got to walk or sprint. There's no middle ground.

Tip: Avoid This Pulldown & Pull-Up Mistake

Some people actually think this technique blunder is the correct form. They're wrong. Check it out.

Dump the Slump

Fix your rounded back to feel, move, and look better. Here are three exercises that'll help.

Tip: Do the Russian Fighter Pull-Up Program

This simple plan involves "sneaking up" on reps in the pull-up. It just takes a few minutes per day. Check it out.

The Two-Second Muscle Builder

Leave your ego in the locker room, use this tough training method, and makes some real gains. Here's how.

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.

Tip: Do Straight-Arm Pulldowns For Lats

Nail the lats and enhance your V-taper with this exercise. Check it out.

5 Signs You're About to Get Hurt

Are you on your way to becoming a broken down lifter? Here are the signs to watch out for and how to intervene.

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.

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: 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.

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.

Tip: Do These 3 Heavy Movements or Stay Weak

Deadlifts, overhead presses, and farmer's walks are the most important exercises. Here's why.

The Cure for Fat Guts & Flat Butts

It's not just about looking sexy. Bellies that stick out and glutes that don't are signs of other problems. Here's how to fix them.