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We all know building a muscular body takes time, but if you want to speed things up and kickstart some serious hypertrophy, you must make intelligent use of two core muscle-building concepts: absolute strength and absolute volume.

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Staying Power

How to use Strength-Endurance Training to be Stronger... Longer

Triple Threat

How to Build a 3-D Upper Body

Intolerable - Part 2

How to Repair Glucose Intolerance, Part 2

The Post-Workout Resurgence

How to get the most out of your post-workout nutrition to maximize recovery and gains.

The Eight Keys - Part 2

In this segment, Tate covers the strength portion of the Westside program.

The Cardio Roundtable - Part 2

Featuring Charles Staley, Christian Thibaudeau, Lonnie Lowery, PhD and Don Alessi

The Cardio Roundtable - Part 1

Featuring Charles Staley, Christian Thibaudeau, Lonnie Lowery, PhD and Don Alessi

Under the Big Iron

An interview with champion powerlifter Mike Miller

Hot-Rox FAQ

Answers to all your burning HOT-ROX questions!

Outlaw Strength and Conditioning

Improve strength, power, and cardiovascular conditioning with one program. Check it out.

Toothpicks to Timber

Five Exercises for Fierce Forearms!

Train For Your Frame

What's the quickest way to take your physique to the next level? Give up? Well, the answer depends on your calf insertion points. No, I'm not kidding!

Behind the Iron Curtain

Soviet Training "Secrets" to Spark New Muscle Growth

Booty Call

A Glute-Dominant Workout for Increased Strength

The Painful Seven

The 7 best hamstring exercises you can perform at a regular gym.

The Supercharger

A closer look at the supplement that can improve your mind, your muscles, and even your sex life!

Ab Training for Athletes and Babe Hounds

Become a better athlete by training your abs like this. Side effect: You’ll also look awesome. Check it out.

  • Abs
  • Glutamine: Destroying the Dogma - Part 1

    Does glutamine live up to the hype? Not really. Here’s why.

    3-2-1 Shoulders

    When it comes to weight training, the deltoids are unique.

    The Carbohydrate Roundtable - Part 1

    It's been nearly two years since Lonnie Lowery and I teamed up to get our macronutrient roundtable on. First, we invited Cy Willson to share in an interesting protein discussion.

    Exercises You've Never Tried 3

    If you train like everyone else in the gym, then you're probably not training very well. Try these little-known exercises, stand out, and make gains.

    Power Hungry

    A Conversation with Jimmy "The Iron Bull" Pellechia

    Hey, Balance This!

    What does having a “balanced diet” really mean? And is it even ideal for bodybuilders and athletes? Dr. Lowery looks at several popular approaches.

    Lean Eatin' – Part 2

    A calorie is not a calorie. A fat is not a fat. A carb is not a carb. A protein is not a protein. Here’s why.