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    Mass Made Simple

    A heavy bar across your back and peanut butter sandwiches in your belly: it's time to build mass the Dan John way!

    The 13 Best Banded Exercises

    More tension, more gains. And that's where bands come in. Slap some more muscle on your body by adding bands to the basic lifts.

    5 Advanced Supplements Newbies Don't Deserve

    You don't need high-octane fuel or nitro if you're only driving a Prius. The same thing applies to newbie lifters and high-octane supplements.

    5/3/1 Beach Body Challenge

    A performance-based program that'll build your legs, traps, neck, shoulders, and forearms. Yes, you'll look awesome too.

    Take 4 Capsules for Muscle Gain and Fat Loss

    This substance approximates the effects of diet and exercise, even if you don't change your eating habits or go to the gym. Here's the science.

    3 Dumb Rules That Don't Apply Anymore

    Why high-rep barbell work, heavy machine work, and partials all have a place in your training... that is, if you want to grow.

    The Colorado Experiment: Fact or Fiction

    It's one of the greatest bodybuilding stories ever told. And people have been talking about it for over 40 years. But is it true? Here's the real story, written by a man who actually knows.

    The Simple Diet for Athletes

    You don't have to go on an extreme diet to lose fat and perform your best. These guidelines work for elite athletes and they'll work for you.

    Stop Doing Box Jumps Like a Jackass

    Box jumps are great for building athleticism and muscle. Trouble is, most people do them stupidly. Let's fix that.

    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.

    The Secret of Loaded Carries

    Add this to your workouts and you'll be bigger, leaner, and stronger. No BS, just results. Here are several ways to do it.

    The Reg Park Way To Serious Size And Strength

    Reg Park, the guy who inspired Arnold, knew how to build strength and symmetry. Here’s what we can still learn from him today.

    W-i-d-e-r, Real-Man Shoulders

    A look back at bodybuilding history plus a great workout for your delts. Check it out.

    Tip: Lessons from Mike Mentzer

    He was a controversial figure, but he taught us all to think outside the box.

    Tip: Viagra Is Great for Bodybuilders

    There are plenty of good reasons to use Viagra and its cousins, other than the obvious one.

    No-Weights Calf Training

    Calves are tough to grow. Take this simple test of strength, then use the no-machines workout provided to finally add some meat to yours.

    8/6/3 For Size and Strength

    This coach dared to mess around with Jim Wendler’s 5/3/1 and tweak it for his athletes. Here’s what happened.

    Is a 300-Pound Bench Rare?

    Is a 300-pound bench press as rare as a 21-year-old Swedish lingerie model who loves watching football and rough and tumble pillow fights with her twin sister?

    Rebuild Yourself with Complexes

    For a fat burning hit, a massive conditioning bang, and some appreciable muscle, do complexes. Here’s how.

    Stuff We Like – Personal Care 2

    Even serious lifters need to do a little grooming. Yes, even powerlifters. Here's some of our favorite stuff.

    Tip: End Pull-Up Humiliation

    Use a blend of bodyweight and weighted pull-ups to hit new PRs and build your upper body. Here's the complete program.

    30 Minutes to Mass

    Yes, you do have time to train... if you'll make a plan, shut up, and stop socializing. Follow these guidelines and check out the sample programs.

    Everyone Should Use Creatine

    Everyone should take creatine, even if their goal isn't to build mountains of muscle. Here's why and how to use it.

    Lifters Over 30 Need to Get Real

    You still have decades left in your training career, but you need to start doing these four things before it's too late.