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6 Combo Exercises for Upper Body Mass

Pack muscle on your chest, back, delts and arms in half the time with these challenging combination exercises and finishers.

Mobility Drills and Foam Rollers Suck

Ok, they don’t totally suck, but there are other ways to improve stability and range of motion. All you need is a bar and a dip belt. Check this out.

Barbells Behind Bars

The author was sentenced to 10 years in prison. He started lifting to build up his self-esteem and, more importantly, to protect his ass from getting shanked.

Top 6 Challenge Workouts

It's time to see what you're really made of. These deceptively simple workouts build muscle, burn fat, and increase overall fitness... fast.

Total Body Strength

Use irradiated tension with front squats, planks, lateral raises, and split squats to build full body strength and testicular fortitude.

10 Principles For Better Programming

The best training programs have ten principles in common. Is your lifting plan up to snuff?

Fast Abs: 4 Fat-Burning Finishers

Get your abs back fast with one simple diet tip and four grueling fat-burning finishers performed a few times per week.

The Toughest Way to Do a Set

One rep, three phases. This overload method will not only challenge you, it'll pack muscle on your weakest body parts, fast!

The Not-So Ugly Truth About Gluten

Tens of thousands of people gave up gluten and started feeling better, only it's starting to look like it wasn't gluten that was causing the problems.

CrossFit and Starting Strength

Most training programs will deliver results, but are those the results you really want? Let's look at two popular methodologies.

7 Mind Hacks for Gym Dominance

Once your physical skills are well-developed, psychology may be the greatest weapon in your arsenal. Check out these tips.

The Daily Squat Cure

A single "squat day" isn't going to cut it anymore. Bring up your Olympic lifts by starting every workout with squats. Here’s how.

The Case for Broscience

If you're disregarding the advice of an experienced lifter in favor of the latest study, you may be doing yourself a disservice. And you definitely look like a punk.

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.

Burn Reps for Anabolic Growth

To extend time under tension and trigger key anabolic responses, do “burn reps” at the end of a set until you have nothing left in the tank.

5-4-3-2-1 Shoulder Workout

A shoulder workout that uses unique movements based on almost every conceivable training stimulus.

The 10 Rules of the Ancestral Athlete

To perform like a high-tech ass-kicking machine you sometimes need to look to the past, remove the clutter and simplify.

Isometric Exercises That Work!

Isometric training works for building muscle, but you've probably been doing it all wrong. Here's how to get real results with isometrics.

Cardio Kills

Endurance training may make you leaner, but it'll eat up muscle, damage your cardiovascular system, elevate cortisol, put you in an acidic state, and might just kill you.

Olympic Lifting For Bodybuilders

Dozens of top bodybuilders, including Arnold, have used Olympic lifting to build their physiques. So why haven't you? It could be just what you need.

Carbohydrate Customized Diet

Why drop your carbs crazy low if you don't have to? If your insulin sensitivity is good, and it probably is, you can eat more carbs than you think.

Calories: Should You Be Counting?

For some, counting calories and macros is a valuable tool. For others, it can become an obsessive habit that derails their long-term progress. Here are the pros and cons of counting.

Powerlifting: The Good, Bad and Ugly

The sport of powerlifting is awesome, except for all the not-so-awesome parts. Here are the pros and cons you need to know.

4 Cracks in Your Programming

Too often, advanced lifters allow small errors to slip through the cracks of an otherwise tight program. Here's how to fix them.