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The Cure for Ostrich Legs

Have your legs ever been compared to those of an ostrich? Keep reading and you'll gain the tools to cure your affliction.

Dirty Nutrition 1

Jonny Bowden pulls out his nutritional whipping stick and whomps on NO2 products, trans fats, and even poor ol' cows.

The Tao of the Iron

Why a skinny and long-dead martial artist named Bruce Lee continues to intrigue and influence the bodybuilding world.

Mythbusters 7

Dave Tate and others weigh-in on the difference between "compound movements" and "isolation movements" and the necessity of eating 6 times a day.

You Ain't Got No Meat

Okay Spunky, go to the mirror and take a peek at your backside. Careful, chances are the view back there is a mess. Chances are you ain't got no meat back there. That's right, no muscle, or very little.

Mythbusters 6

So you think you're hot stuff cuz you load up the leg press with 16 plates? Too bad that translates to about as much weight as your grandma can lift.

Advice You Don't Want to Hear 2

Tough, tough love from 7 coaches; stuff that will make you pull the pillow over your head and shout, "no, no, no!"

Cutting-Edge Muscle Science

Dr. Lowery white-knuckled his way around the country to get the first word about the research that could change the way you train.

Stronger Abs, Bigger Lifts

Good abs, along with looking purty, allow you to lift heavier weights and build bigger muscles. Here's how to make that core do more.

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  • Mythbusters 5

    New views on the myth of steroids, the myth of overtraining, and the myth that Swiss balls are for pussies.

    Eat Your Lungs Out While Getting Leaner

    Science writer Gary Taubes has a simple message: Everything you think you know about diet is wrong.

    Mythbusters 4

    Four top strength coaches reveal the truth about ab training, sprinting, rep ranges, and more.

    Bigger Muscles Through HFT

    A few cool tricks to help make High Frequency Training work for you.

    Five New Exercises

    Five new ways to build muscle, increase strength, improve conditioning, and impress the know-it-alls in your gym.

    Mythbusters 3

    Are hard gainers stuck with skinny calves and forearms? Is lower always better on squats? Answers to these questions and more in the latest installment of our series.

    Straight Talk About the Fitness Biz

    In part two of our interview, Alwyn Cosgrove talks about compliance, networking, and why aspiring actors should stay out of the fitness biz.

    So You Want to Be a Fitness Professional?

    In the first half of our two-part interview with Alwyn Cosgrove, the veteran coach talks about business, psychology, and the art of getting clients sore in all the right places.

    Question of Nutrition 7

    Dr. B reveals the ugly truth behind canola oil, along with discussions on the efficacy of rhodiola and whether there are any dietary aphrodisiacs.

    Functional Ab Training for Bodybuilders

    An ab routine that not only trains every function of the muscles, but also gets you ripped.

    Thank You for Guzzling Corn Syrup

    The high-fructose corn syrup people are telling you their product is the same as sugar, but they're lying mo-fo's.

    More Thoughts From the Weight-Room Floor

    A veteran lifter weighs in on building bigger arms, how to assess your weak points, and overcoming the tyranny of bad advice.

    4 Ways to Ramp Up Your Workout

    Stagnation is unacceptable. Revive your workouts and watch your muscle mass increase while your body fat decreases.

    Mythbusters 1

    The first installment of our new series demolishes old ideas about getting bigger and stronger, addressing imbalances, and preventing injuries.

    4 Hot Topics from The Beast

    Christian tackles the myth of overtraining, why gymnasts and Olympic lifters look the way they do, and how growth occurs in spurts.