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The Best Damn Push-Ups Article, Period!

Think you know all there is to know about push-ups? Ha! We thought so too...until we read this.

12 Best Alternative Back & Chest Exercises

Don't let a crowded gym derail your workout. Here's what to do on back and chest day.

4 Reasons You've Got No Rear Delts

The rear delts are arguably the hardest muscle to isolate. Here are 4 things you can do to start feeling your delts, probably for the very first time.

Breast Implants For Girls Who Lift

Everything a weight-lifting woman ever wanted to know about breast implants but was afraid to ask.

A Strongman's Guide to Shoulder Health

Love lifting heavy? Then you either have some shoulder issues or you soon will. Follow these 5 steps to get them healthy and keep them healthy.

Painful Advice Every Lifter Needs to Hear

Listen up. The training and diet advice in this article will be tough to hear. It might even make you mad. But it will definitely make you better.

Tip: Nail Your Upper Glutes

Train your maximus, but don't forget about your medius. Hit the upper glutes hard with this unique exercise variation.

The Death of Women's Bodybuilding

More and more women are lifting weights, but women's pro bodybuilding is dying fast. Here's why, plus a frightening look at the cause of “man face.”

Bench Press Grip: The Magic Number

Use this simple math formula to find your perfect bench press grip, prevent injuries, and lift a lot more weight.

How Natural Is Natural Bodybuilding?

Our undercover pro exposes the truth about drug-free bodybuilding contests. Yes, it's as bad as you think.

Timed Carries for Traps, Arms & Core

Build a stronger grip, great abs, monstrous traps, and a serious set of arms with timed sets of heavy carries.

Serge Nubret Pump Training

In bodybuilding's Golden Age, few shone as brightly as Serge Nubret. Let's learn a thing or two from this recently departed legend.

Shredded in Six (Weeks, That is)

Forget those three-month diet plans. If you have six weeks and an ounce of discipline, you can get in awesome shape. Here’s how.

The Truth About Bulking

There's more to gaining muscle mass than lifting and pigging out. Don't fall for bulking advice that just makes you fat.

The Fake Butt Phenomenon

From fitness celebrities to reality stars, augmented asses are everywhere. Here's how they do it and how to spot the pretenders.

The Best Training Method You're Not Using

This training method adds volume and builds strength, size, and endurance while getting you ripped. It's also fun. Here's how to do it.

Tip: Train With Arnold's Golden Six

This full-body, three-days-per-week routine got The Oak started in bodybuilding. Check it out.

What You Don't Know About Training Delts

Science reveals some surprising tips on how to train the deltoids and create "3D" shoulders. Check them out.

No Off Days: 10 Awesome Ways to De-Load

The best athletes and lifters seldom take off days, not in the traditional sense at least. Here's how to take a break but stay awesome.

Lifter's Shoulder: The Cause & The Cure

Cancel that doctor's appointment. Take the self-assessment tests then try these treatments to fix your nagging pain.

Do-It-Yourself Myofascial Release

Burn your foam roller and give the tennis ball to the dog. You're going to learn how to fix sticky muscles and bust up adhesions using nothing but your hands.

8-Week Basic Strength Plan

Being stronger in the basic barbell lifts makes everything else you do in the gym easier. Here’s how to do it.

Mass Made Simple

A heavy bar across your back and peanut butter sandwiches in your belly: it's time to build mass the Dan John way!

Top Priority for Lower Traps

Everyone thinks about upper traps, but not lower. That's too bad because the lower traps are crucial for proper movement, strength, and symmetry. Here's how to train them.