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The Missing Half of Your Deadlift

Everybody focuses on pulling the bar off the floor, but the most important factor is how you lower it. Here's why.

Lifter's Elbow: The Cause & The Cure

Three common things you probably do in the gym that will wreck your elbows, plus a few smart tricks that'll fix you right up.

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.

Question of Strength 56

Unstick your bench press, see how trap bar deadlifts compare to conventional deads, and get the facts on fat burners. It's all here.

Myofibrillar Growth & Conditioning – The Program

Use high-intensity repeat training (HIRT) to build striated muscle, boost athletic strength, and develop machine-like endurance.

The 5 Most Effective Deadlift Alternatives

Whether you're working around an injury, need a break from deadlifting, or just hate the deadlift for some reason, try these proven alternatives.

Tip: Deadlift Daily to Get Stronger

Yes, you can deadlift almost every day, get stronger, and not get injured. Here's how.

10 Great Things About Lifting Weights

If your friends and family don't understand why you spend all that time in the gym, send them this.

Honest Advice About Marijuana

Is it okay for bodybuilders and athletes to use the devil's lettuce, or does it work against their goals? Here's what we think.

Breast Implants For Girls Who Lift

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

Bodybuilding vs. Powerlifting Deadlift

The deadlift is used by both powerlifters and bodybuilders, but there are 8 important differences. Here are the answers to all your questions.

Bigger, Better Glutes

The hip thrust is the go-to move for building athletic speed and power, in addition to building a great butt. Here’s how to do it. 

Reawaken Your Rhomboids

Fix these overlooked muscles and you’ll look better and be able to pull more weight. Here’s how.

A Simple Program for Complex Results

If you want to build muscle as fast as humanly possible, here's a complete A-Z program to help you do just that.

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.

The Hybrid Split

No workout program or weekly split is perfect for everybody of course, but this one comes pretty damn close. Take a look.

Oil Bags: Rise of the Idiots

You've seen their ridiculous photos. Now it's time you heard the truth about how and why they do it.

Screw Cardio! Four Complexes for a Shredded Physique

Get ripped fast with 9-minute workouts! Too bad most "fit" people will likely throw up on minute 8.

3 Lessons From Bodybuilding Legend Bill Pearl

Bill Pearl is widely acknowledged as the first thinking man's bodybuilder. Here are three things you can learn from him about building muscle.

7 Ways to Fix Anterior Pelvic Tilt

Fix this common posture problem. Not only will you look better, but you'll get better results from training.

Arnold's Agonist-Antagonist Training

Train opposing muscle groups together, like Arnold did, and you'll build more muscle in less time while also developing muscular balance.

The Carb Cycling Codex

Cutting body fat doesn't have to mean cutting out the carbs. Get shredded with this carb cycling approach and hang on to more muscle in the process.

6 Ball-Busting Finishers

If your idea of conditioning is doing some treadmill "work," then try these high-octane fat-burning finishers.

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.