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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 Bodyweight-Only Burner

Hit the floor and train your core, lats, and delts. You'll even get some conditioning work in.

No Weights, Big Wheels

Drop your regular leg-day workout and try this for 8 weeks. If you can take the pain, your quads, hams, and glutes will explode. In a good way.

The Chin-Up Project

Gain an inch on your biceps while building a rock-solid upper body with simple chin-up progressions.

Advanced German Volume Training

One of the toughest muscle-building workouts of all time just got tougher. For experienced lifters only!

10 Rules for Building Muscle Without Getting Fat

Here are 10 strategies to help you do what was once thought to be impossible: growing muscle without growing your belly.

Steroids: What Pro Bodybuilders Are Really Using

An inside look into the drug use of a real IFBB pro bodybuilder.

Yoga-Plex: The Very Best Mobility Exercise

The problem with mobility exercises? There are hundreds of them! Ain't got time for that? Here's the ONE move lifters need.

Tip: Unlock New Overhead Strength

Free up your upper back and shoulders and you'll unlock your overhead pressing strength. Here's how.

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?

Tip: Realistic Gains After 40

How much muscle can an advanced, natural lifter gain in middle age? Here are the facts.

Tip: The PPL Training Split

If your goal is hypertrophy, this is one of the smartest splits to follow. Here's why and how to set it up.

The Zercher Squat Complete Guide

The Zercher squat can pack muscle on quads and traps like nothing else. It'll also weed out the weaklings. Most people won't do them. Will you?

3 Days a Week is All You Need

Four rules to follow when you can only train 3 days per week, plus the 4 common mistakes to avoid. Sample plan included.

Fasted Cardio Eats Muscle

When most people diet and train for fat loss, they lose a lot of muscle too. That's dumb and totally unnecessary. Here's how to avoid it.

5 Reasons You Don't Look Like You Lift

How come some people go to the gym a lot but don't look like it? Probably because they're making these mistakes.

The Push-Pull Workout

The tried and true workout program that builds muscle, burns fat, and busts plateaus.

13 Set-Rep Schemes for Brand New Growth

Progress stalled? Change up your sets and reps to challenge yourself and grow. Here are the favorite schemes of our pros and experts.

Tip: Avoid These Waist-Widening Exercises

Is your ab training causing you to develop "Ninja Turtle Belly" and a blocky waist? Here's what to avoid.

Building a Superhuman Core

Meatheads say, “Just squat and deadlift, bro. That's all the core training you'll ever need.” Too bad they're wrong.

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  • DeFranco Agile 8

    A simple warm-up routine that’s helped powerlifters, meatheads, and other anti-mobility dudes feel better and progress faster in their workouts with fewer injuries. Check it out.

    The Texas Method

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

    Fear of Muscle: What Women Need to Know

    Are you a woman who's afraid of growing too muscular? Do you know a woman who is? Read this and alleviate that fear.

    Tip: 3 Reasons Trap Bar Deadlifts Are King

    For non-powerlifters, trap bar deads beat the pants off the barbell variation. Here's why.