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Big Back, Big Chest, Real Fast

Six days each week, do 100 push-ups and 50 pull-ups. Sounds simple and maybe a little crazy, but it works. Get the full plan here.

Tip: Low-T Men Are Angry and Moody

Testosterone gets blamed when some d-bag flies into a rage, but this study shows it's the low-T men you have to watch out for.

Tip: Full-Range Pull-Ups and Pulldowns Suck

Blasphemy? Not really. These full ROM exercises don't build your back optimally... unless you tweak the form. Here's how.

Tip: For Strength, Simplify Your Workout

To get strong, take the minimalist approach. Here's why.

Tip: Fix Tendons and Joints With This Protein

This inexpensive powder fixes injured tendons and repairs damaged knees far better than glucosamine and chondroitin.

Tip: 3 Reasons to Train Explosively

It's not just for athletes. Here's why and how to do it.

Question of Power 3

In this installment: No-BS warm-ups. How to keep muscle when dieting. How to train back with a bad back.

6 Weeks of Squatting Insanity

A radical, painful approach to a bigger, better squat and a body forged in iron.

The Get Lean Quick Scheme

A radical 7-day diet and workout plan guaranteed to kickstart fat loss.

Tip: How to Double the Gains from Pushdowns

Build those puny triceps with this advanced training method. Here's how.

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: Fire Up Your Shoulder Growth

Not genetically blessed in the delt department? Try this workout.

Myofibrillar Growth & Conditioning – The Program

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

The Best Damn Diet For Natural Lifters

Natural lifters shouldn't train like drug users, and they shouldn't diet like them either. Here's your dietary playbook, natties!

The Best Damn Workout Plan For Natural Lifters

Bodybuilding is full of programs used by "enhanced" lifters, but most people don't take drugs and can't get good results. This effective program is for them.

Push-Pull-Legs: The Ultimate Split

Training one body part per day is outdated, and full-body workouts don't always cut it. Push-pull-legs is superior for any goal. Here's why.

Tip: Keep Lifting Heavy When Dieting

Some people ditch the heavy weights and do tons of light reps when in a fat loss phase. That's a mistake. Here's why.

Tip: The Naughty Appetite Suppressant

This substance has a bad reputation, but it's relatively safe for mild metabolism boosts and appetite suppression.

Foam Rolling Facts and Fiction

Stop violating your foam roller! If you're going to use it, use it at the right time and for the right reason. Get the facts.

Tip: Get Ripped with Density Training

More work, less time. These circuits will get you shredded.

The “One Lift a Day” Program

The program is simple, the workouts are short, and the results are fantastic. The catch? It’s also brutally hard. Check it out.

The 5 Most Beneficial Exercises

The best exercise isn't the one that hurts the most, but the one that has the greatest benefit compared to its costs.

Mineral Mining for a Better Body

If your body is lacking a few key minerals, even your best muscle-building endeavors won't get you anywhere. Here’s what you need to know.

Tip: Your Feelings Don't Matter

Not feeling motivated? Here are three ways to snap out of it and throw some iron around.