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Bodybuilding's Most Controversial Exercise

Back in the “Golden Age of Bodybuilding,” guys performed the now-forgotten pullover to build their upper bodies. Who says you can't go back?

Question of Strength 59

How should you warm up to hit your 1-rep max? How should you peak for a powerlifting meet? Get those answers here.

Primer 52: The Program

Completely reshape your body with this sophisticated and straightforward diet and training plan.

Tip: The Meal That Damages Metabolism

A new study shows why we may want to have more meals earlier in the day and cut them off long before bed. Here's the new science.

How Bodybuilders REALLY Get Ripped

Everyone knows pro bodybuilders use drugs to get huge, but what do they do to get shredded for competition? It's more extreme than you think. Check this out.

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.

Inside the Muscles: Best Leg, Glute, and Calf Exercises

After hooking himself up to a bunch of electrodes, the author discovers the best exercises for building monster legs.

Tip: The Oblique Exercise You Need

Want a midsection that's as hard as a tree trunk? Well, stop eating donuts. Also, do this rotation exercise.

10 Rules for Steroid-Free Lifters

Controversial lifting advice from a bodybuilding coach who ditched drugs and got a new perspective on what works and what doesn't.

Tip: The Simplest Strength Routine

If you're sick of programs that are tougher to figure out than Sudoku puzzles, here's one that's refreshingly easy to learn.

The Best Way to Build Traps

Nothing says strength and power like big traps. Sadly, most people are training them wrong. Here's the best advice from 13 top coaches.

Tip: Pre-Workout Crocodile Breathing

Practice this technique and correct your dysfunctional breathing patterns. Here's how to do it.

Tip: How to Supercharge Your Coffee

This common ingredient improves coffee's brain-sharpening properties while reducing its anxiety-producing effects.

The Simple Diet for Athletes

You don't have to go on an extreme diet to lose fat and perform your best. These guidelines work for elite athletes and they'll work for you.

Tip: Do the Nordic Ham Curl

One of the best hamstring exercises on the planet doesn't even require any equipment. Here's how to do it.

How to Keep Muscle During a Layoff

Whether you're taking a planned break from training or you're struck by sickness or injury, there are plenty of things you can do to prevent muscle loss.

Strengthen Your Strict Pull-Up

Want a better body? You need to get good at strict pull-ups. And that means no kipping.

6 Questions About Tempo Training

When should you use tempo training and why? Mike Robertson answers these and other questions about this often-neglected component of strength and muscle building.

Inside the Muscles: Best Ab Exercises

After hooking himself up to a bunch of electrodes, the author discovers the best exercises for building a rock-solid midsection.

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  • Inside the Muscles: Best Shoulders and Trap Exercises

    Twenty-five different shoulder and trap exercises were tested using EMG. Which ones are the best? Read this.

    37 Tips and Tales from Dave Tate

    Strength specialist Dave Tate talks about training, nutrition, supplements, and dumping oil on pizza in the quest to get big.

    Real Men Do Sissy Squats

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

    Hamstring Hammering: 6 New Exercises

    Get that hamstring hang you've always wanted. Here are some fresh lifts to try on your next leg day.

    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.