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Concurrent Training: The Ultimate Cardio Strategy

Get stronger and increase your work capacity and cardiovascular health at the same time. Here's your plan.

Squatter's Shoulder: The Cause & The Cure

Squats irritating your shoulders? Don't go to the doctor’s office yet. There's a reason it's happening and a way to fix it. 

Ditch The Barbell Bench Press

Good benchers often have rotten chest development. The problem? Barbell bench pressing. Here's how to fix it.

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.

Combat Psychology and Sports Performance

Use that thumping heart and that mad-dog-mean you feel to blast through any physical challenge.

Sodium, Your Secret Weapon

Here’s why athletes and bodybuilders need more, not less, sodium in their diets to ensure optimal health, performance, and even gains.

The Best Muscle-Building Breakfast

People who want to build muscle and lose fat don't skip breakfast. But what are the best foods to eat? Here's what the experts suggest.

Big Dead Bodybuilders

It takes extreme muscularity to make it to the top. And many bodybuilders take extreme measures to win... and even to get third place. Is it worth it?

Tip: Deadlift Daily to Get Stronger

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

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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  • Deadlift Assistance 911

    Some great unexpected exercises and techniques to pull your deadlift out of its hole.

    Inside the Muscles: Best Ab Exercises

    After hooking himself up to a bunch of electrodes, the author discovers the best exercises for building a rock-solid midsection.

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  • Tip: Pros and Cons of the Bro-Split

    It's not a bad way to organize your training week, but it has its drawbacks. Check 'em out.

    Tip: What 2 Weeks Off Really Does to Your Body

    Here's how that vacation will affect your size and strength.

    American Sniper Workout

    For his title role in American Sniper, Bradley Cooper gained 37 pounds of lean mass. Here's the exact workout and supplement plan he used to do it.

    Kroc Rows 101

    A step by step guide to performing the most bad-ass upper back exercise in existence.

    Steroid Dieting

    Your Guide to Losing Fat While "On"

    5 Things to Stop Doing in the Gym

    Many experienced lifters make these training mistakes. Do you?

    Tip: Train With Arnold's Golden Six

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

    Tip: Train the Same Muscle Two Days in a Row

    For better gains, hit a muscle hard and heavy one day, then again the next day with lighter pump work. Here's why that works.

    Ladies, 6 Reasons NOT To Compete

    Bodybuilding stages are booming with herds of women. Are you planning to be one of them? Before you go any further, read this.

    Tip: Do Heavy Squat Stand-Ups

    Bust plateaus and add more pounds to the bar with this simple technique. Check it out.

    The Complete Power Look Program

    The look of power cannot be faked. Here's how to build a body that has the "go" to back up the "show".

    Why Intermittent Fasting Fails Most People

    For a small number of people, IF works great. But for others it can completely backfire. Is it right for you? Here's what you need to know.