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Ab Training Made Simple

You only need two or three exercises to build your abs. The trick is to choose the right exercises and breathe correctly while doing them. Here's how.

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  • Tip: The Shoulder Exercise You Haven't Tried

    Build your shoulders, spare your joints. Try this alternative to the standard overhead press.

    How Many Eggs Can You Safely Eat?

    Eggs are one of the cheapest and most nutritious whole foods you can buy and, contrary to what's commonly believed, one of the healthiest.

    Sprinting Towards Single Digit Body Fat

    The secret to dropping fat and building a great posterior chain may be just a few hundred meters away. Check out this plan.

    Tip: Fix Your Posture. Finally.

    You've heard the same advice for years, you've tried it, but you still slouch. Here's what'll finally help.

    Gold School: Triceps So Big...

    I'm thinking about great, big triceps. Triceps so thick that you'd have to rest them on a desk or chair to keep them from tiring your shoulders and elbows. What did these old-school guys do to get them?

    The 5 Best Exercises You Aren't Doing

    Get bigger and stronger. Here are the best exercises you've been missing out on.

    Tip: The Cure for Narrow Shoulders

    Modify a classic exercise to really add some width to your delts. Here's how.

    5 Myths About Fried Foods

    Frying can be a healthy way to prepare food. No, really. Here are the tricks you need to know.

    Tip: The Single-Leg Squat That Actually Works

    One-legged squats are challenging, but they don't seem to build much muscle. This one will, according to science.

    5/3/1: How to Build Pure Strength

    Jim Wendler's 5/3/1/ program promises slow and steady gains that will eventually turn you into the strongest guy in the gym. And it delivers, every time.

    Tip: Test Your Metabolic Manhood

    This challenging workout might just kill you. But what doesn't kill you... well, you know the rest.

    Tip: The Best Back Stretch You've Never Tried

    Heavy lifting is good. Compressing your spine every day is not so good. Here's how to decompress, feel better, and keep adding plates.

    The 4 Ugliest Romanian Deadlift Mistakes

    The RDL is awesome for posterior-chain strength. Fix these common mistakes and watch your gains skyrocket.

    The Texas Method

    A proven strength training method to help you keep making progress after the newbie phase. Check it out.

    The Full-Body Dumbbell Workout Program

    Got some dumbbells? Then you'll never miss a workout. Do this full-body plan every other day.

    Get Ripped. Get Walking.

    This is not your mama's workout. Get to the nearest treadmill and incinerate fat while leaving muscle completely intact.

    Conditioning When the Weather Stinks

    Being in shape isn't about sporting “ripped abz,” it's about being physically capable of being a man. Here's how to get there when the weather ain't cooperating.

    Tip: The Lift Everyone Loves to Hate

    Stop hating the sumo deadlift. Here's why it's awesome.

    Tip: Free Up Your Back Training

    Certain attachments allow for more natural movement patterns for better gains and fewer pains.

    Strength & Social Media: A Reality Check

    Are you big and strong? Not according to the dumpster fire that is social media. Here's how to REALLY evaluate your gains.

    Are You Strong?

    So you can squat 405 pounds and bench 315. Is that good? Does that make you strong? How do you compare to others? Find out if your lifts are decent, good, or great through Tim Henriques' handy little comparison chart.

    Full-Body Workouts of the Legends

    The full-body routines of guys like Gironda and Schwarzenegger work as well today as they did 40 or 50 years ago.

    The Simple Deadlift Program

    This once-per-week deadlift program will give you a 20-50 pound increase in 1RM over a 16-week period.