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Sport, Not Beauty Pageant

Our undercover IFBB pro dishes the dirt on what really goes on behind the scenes of professional bodybuilding competitions. In this installment, he tackles the questionable judging criteria.

Tip: 14 Band Exercises for Bigger Lifts

Prevent injuries, perform better athletically, and smash some PRs by adding a few of these moves to your next workout.

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.

Tip: Drink Coffee to Boost Your Metabolism

How to wisely use coffee to speed fat loss, increase performance, and dull cravings.

10 Most Annoying People in the Gym

They're rude, creepy, and sometimes just plain obnoxious. The question is, are you one of them?

The 4 Most Damaging Types of Training

Bodybuilding, powerlifting, CrossFit, running: Which one will mess you up the most and how can you prevent it?

Conditioning 101

You'll never be the last man standing if you're fat and out of shape. Here are eight ways to ramp up your conditioning while keeping your strength.

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.

Training Percentages Made Simple

Find your true 1 RM and use it to build even more strength. Here’s how.

Tip: For Better Pecs, Do This

To really build your chest, pay attention to what your shoulders are doing. Here's why.

Growth Explosion: The 30-10-30 Technique

Three young athletes gained 14 pounds in 14 days using a new training technique. Here's exactly how they did it.

Natural Gains: The Proven Training Strategies

Here are some proven strategies for all-natty size and strength gains, and how to put them all together into a workout plan.

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Tip: Rack Deadlift With Bands

Build your upper back and lats while strengthening the lockout on your conventional deadlifts.

6 Questions About Tempo Training

When should you use tempo training and why? Mike Robertson answers these and other questions about this often-neglected component of strength and muscle building.

Rock-Hard Glutes, Strong Hamstrings

Lunges aren't just for quads. There are several knee-friendly variations that'll pack muscle onto your butt and hams. Here they are.

Built For Battle

A complete workout plan for inhuman strength, athletic power, and stand-out muscle.

10 Best Unilateral Exercises

How to get stronger and balance out your monotonous diet of squats and deadlifts with single-leg movements.

Steroids for Dummies

Everything you ever wanted to know but was afraid to ask.

Building a Bigger Yoke

Because nothing says "I am strong" quite like a monstrous set of traps and a beer keg for a neck.

Tip: Do the Russian Fighter Pull-Up Program

This simple plan involves "sneaking up" on reps in the pull-up. It just takes a few minutes per day. Check it out.

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.

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Tip: How to Do Bi-Phasic Stretching

This is a hybrid of dynamic stretching and static stretching. Great for recovery. Check it out.

Tip: Test Your Athleticism in 2 Minutes

Let's see how fit you really are. Take this quick test. And try not to puke.

Ditch The Barbell Bench Press

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