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The Bodybuilder's Guide to Blood Work

Doctors often think lifters are sick because their physicals and blood tests yield scary results. Here's how to protect yourself from false positives.

Spot Reduction is Real

You’ve heard wrong. You CAN target fatty areas of the body. Here’s how.

Tip: Get Harder Down There

7 things that will give you better erections (and 2 things that won't).

The Best Training Method You're Not Using

This training method adds volume and builds strength, size, and endurance while getting you ripped. It's also fun. Here's how to do it.

Kroc Rows 101

A step by step guide to performing the most bad-ass upper back exercise in existence.

Mountain Dog Training for Intermediates

John Meadows’ style of training is typically used by only very advanced lifters. Here’s how to make it work for you if you’re a mere mortal.

DeFranco's Training Rules for Washed-up Meatheads

Attention all meatheads over 30: it's time to break out the rulebook for gaining muscle and unleashing your inner-athlete.

Sodium, Your Secret Weapon

Here’s why athletes and bodybuilders need more, not less, sodium in their diets to ensure optimal health, performance, and even gains.

Optimized Volume Training

High volume training for muscle growth that will also get you stronger. Sounds good? Get the full program here.

Tip: How to Squat For a Better Butt

The squat isn't the best exercise for glutes, unless you tweak it to focus on glute activation. Here's what to do and what NOT to do.

Tip: The Complete Neck and Shoulder Solution

Achy neck? Messed up shoulders? This can help.

Tip: The Simplest Strength Routine

If you're sick of programs that are tougher to figure out than Sudoku puzzles, here's one that's refreshingly easy to learn.

The MATADOR Intermittent Diet

Lose the fat and keep the strength with this two-weeks on, two-weeks off plan. It's actually pretty easy. Check it out.

Honest Advice About Steroids

Thinking about using? Our experts have some heartfelt advice for you that you won't hear anywhere else.

The Ultimate Guide to Landmine Presses

You don't do the angled barbell press? You will. Here are 8 ways to do it that are sure to become staples of your training program.

Tip: Know When to Use Lifting Straps

The strongest lifters use straps, but not all the time. Here's a guide to help you decide when, and when not, to use them.

5 Reasons Your Program Isn't Working

Most so-called workout programs suck. It's time to choose a goal, pick a plan, and stick to it for at least 12 weeks.

The Push Press

Everything you need to know about the push press.

Are Heavy Kettlebell Swings Better Than Deadlifts?

Heavy kettlebell swings could be the best damn posterior chain exercise you're not doing, possibly even better than deadlifts! Here's why.

The Carb Cycling Codex

Cutting body fat doesn't have to mean cutting out the carbs. Get shredded with this carb cycling approach and hang on to more muscle in the process.

The Periodization Bible - Part 1

Everything you ever wanted to know about advanced periodization for strength training.

4 Reasons You've Got No Rear Delts

The rear delts are arguably the hardest muscle to isolate. Here are 4 things you can do to start feeling your delts, probably for the very first time.

Tip: How to Increase Androgen Receptor Density

Finally, science figures out the real reason why some guys are hardgainers and others are muscle monsters.

8 Lessons From Glute Girls

Do selfie-obsessed fitness chicks hold the secret to building muscle? The glute girls do. Here are 8 things you can learn from them.