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10 Challenging New Ways to Chin-up and Row

Masochistic new variations of the chin-up and row to smash your plateaus and build a brick-wall back.

Heavy Ab Training

Being lean isn't enough. You must choose the right kind of training and go heavy for hypertrophied, punch-proof abs.

Fascinating Facts About Sleep

When you go to sleep, some pretty amazing things start to happen. You may be surprised.

4-Week Radical Re-Inflation Plan

Rapid changes in body composition require extreme approaches. This program isn't easy. But for putting on size fast, it's crazy smart.

HLC: The Ultimate Workout Finisher

Ready to shed some body fat? Try hybrid locomotion complexes. Here’s how to do them.

5 Heavy Lifts To Increase Mobility

Think you need to spend more time stretching? You don’t. Here’s how to make gains while gaining mobility.

The 5 Key Principles

Goal setting requires an ongoing assessment. Here's what lifters should know about making it from point A to point B.

Omega-6 vs Omega-3 Who Cares

Do you really need to worry about the ratio between omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids? Here’s what science has to say.

6 Coaches Weigh in on Chest Training

What’s the best way to build your chest? The experts reveal their most powerful tips.

4 Gadgets to Amplify Upper Body Mass

Barbells and dumbbells reign supreme, but here are four other gadgets that deserve some attention.

Lessons from The Dead Zone: The Bench

The dead zone is when injuries and frustrations mount. It can last a decade, but getting through it may be what gives you the biggest gains of your life. Here’s what to do.

7 Overlooked Habits of Very Successful Lifters

The proper use of back-off sets, the truth about going to failure, and 5 other rarely discussed habits of great lifters.

Give Your Back a Raise

You need a strong lower back to move serious weight and not get injured. Here are some cool exercises to help get you there.

5 Old School Methods for New Muscle

Big is good, but big and proportioned is better. Here's how to grow while keeping your physique's fine lines in check.

Cobra Traps and Cannon Ball Delts

Jacked delts and traps are undeniably awesome to look at, and they help protect the shoulders from injury. Make yours bigger and stronger. Start here.

Demolish Your Genetic Limits

Building muscle gets tougher to do as you reach your genetic limit. Here are 5 simple ways to expand your muscle growth potential.

7 Squat Tips from Coach Nick

Best squat stance, high-bar versus low-bar, contrast training, 7/4/7 squats, and much more from Nick T.

Dropping the A-Bomb on Your Waistline

Getting lean is a heck of a lot easier when you take advantage of this lioplytic smart bomb. Here’s how to do it.

Big Without Strong is Nothing

The road to a massive body that sports its own zip code begins with simply getting stronger. Here's a minimalist approach to getting maximal results.

Radical Methods of Injury Rehabilitation

Forget everything your gym teacher taught you about rehabbing an injury. Here are some controversial approaches to healing fast, starting from the bottom up.

5 Simple Tips for Bigger Tugs

Cool ways to drive up your deadlift numbers, fast.

Time to Up Your Pull-Ups

You need to be able to do multiple pull-ups with your own body weight. Not there yet? This should help.

Texas Hold 'em Autoregulation

Know when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em. Here's how to figure out when you need to pull back before you gamble your gains away.

4 Reasons Why You're Not Making Progress

Training slumps are inevitable. But there’s a reason they happen. Here’s what’s causing yours, and what to do about it.