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Tip: Choose a Better Big Three

Not a competitive powerlifter? Then stop training like one. Here's why and what to do instead.

Tip: Build Gigantic Forearms With This Move

It's the same move as what you'd do with a wrist roller... but without the wrist roller. Check it out!

Tip: Build Pecs with the Hex Press

This shoulder-friendly exercise will light up your chest in a whole new way. Take a look.

How Not to Warm Up

Five warm-up routines and stretches that do more harm than good, plus some better ideas.

The Power Look

How to build powerful traps that perform as good as they look.

Finding Your Big 3 Lifts

Powerlifters have to bench, squat, and deadlift. But what if you just want to impress the ladies when your clothes come off?

The Happy Powder

Low energy? No motivation? Lack of focus? Feeling mentally or physically run down? There's a supplement for that.

Tip: The Squat You Should Be Doing

All types of squats have their benefits, but this one might just be the best all-around variation.

The Best Damn Cardio for Natural Lifters

Natural lifters shouldn't be doing the same workouts as juiced lifters – and that goes for cardio too! Here's what to do and what to avoid.

Tip: How to Develop an Adonis Belt

Here's how to build the sexiest muscle there is.

The Most Dangerous Gym Equipment of All Time

Here's are the four riskiest pieces of equipment in your gym, plus what you can do to stay out of the ER.

5/3/1: How to Build Pure Strength

Jim Wendler's 5/3/1/ program promises slow and steady gains that will eventually turn you into the strongest guy in the gym. And it delivers, every time.

Rip Away the Fat, Not the Muscle

Stop overcomplicating it. Get back to basics with these four simple guidelines and get shredded fast.

Tip: The Pro-Hormone Vitamin

Taking this vitamin is more like using hormone replacement therapy, only without a prescription. Here's the science.

The Best Damn Workout Plan For Natural Lifters

Bodybuilding is full of programs used by "enhanced" lifters, but most people don't take drugs and can't get good results. This effective program is for them.

The Big 3 Lifts Suck For Size Gains

Sorry, but if you want to get maximally jacked, you need to do more than the squat, bench press, and deadlift. Here's why.

The 5 Fakest Health Food Claims

You're too smart to fall for these bogus claims. Or are you? Here's the real story behind those "health food" labels.

Tip: Loaded Carries, Crowded Gyms

Torch your whole body with this space-saving farmer's walk.

The Best Damn Cardio Article - Period

A small amount of cardio is okay if you enjoy it, but it's really not necessary for fat loss. Here’s a better way.

Tip: A New Way to Widen Your Shoulders

Combine these two effective lateral raise variations and be ready to go up a T-shirt size.

Push-Pull-Legs: The Ultimate Split

Training one body part per day is outdated, and full-body workouts don't always cut it. Push-pull-legs is superior for any goal. Here's why.

Tip: The Most Appetite-Suppressing Training Split

Trying to tighten up your diet and lose fat? Here's how to organize your lifting workouts, according to science.

27 Eating Rules to Control Body Fat

Lots of diets can get you lean, but how do you keep body fat in check all year long without being on a diet? We ask our experts about their everyday strategies.

Tip: 35 Unbroken Push-Ups... or You Suck

Can you do it? Can you do it with good form? Here's why you need to be able to, plus an awesome bodyweight challenge.