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Bench Press Grip: The Magic Number

Use this simple math formula to find your perfect bench press grip, prevent injuries, and lift a lot more weight.

How Natural Is Natural Bodybuilding?

Our undercover pro exposes the truth about drug-free bodybuilding contests. Yes, it's as bad as you think.

Maximize Protein Synthesis

Building muscle boils down to getting on the right side of the protein synthesis balance sheet. Here's how to do it.

Tip: Make Room for Big-Bottomed Girls?

Bodybuilding has finally jumped the shark by starting a division for women with bikini-figure upper bodies and Kardashian-esque lower bodies.

Tip: Smashing an Overhead Press Plateau

Here's what to do when the barbell just refuses to go up.

The Truth About Pre-Bed Protein

Should you consume protein right before bed for more muscle growth? Or will it make you fat? Here's what the science says.

Tip: The Biggest Clown in the Gym

Are you a micro-repper? Don't be. Everyone is laughing at you.

Tip: Body Part Splits vs. Push-Pull

These are both popular and effective ways of organizing your workouts, but which is right for you? Find out here.

Tip: Keep Lifting Heavy When Dieting

Some people ditch the heavy weights and do tons of light reps when in a fat loss phase. That's a mistake. Here's why.

The 4 Best Ways to Lunge

The regular ol' forward lunge is actually the least effective. Check out these superior variations for leg strength.

Russian Strength-Skill: The Workouts

How to get big, strong, and lean using training methods inspired by manual labor and the Russian concept of strength-skill.

How Many Reps Should I Do?

When getting set to do an exercise, there are only two real decisions you need to make, “How Many Reps Should I Do?” and “How Close to Failure Should I Go?” Here’s your guide.

Built for Bad: Strength Circuits

Strength circuits provide the perfect balance of heavy loads, rep volume, and work density to produce the very best gains in strength, size, and leanness. Get the plan here.

Total Trap Training

Add slabs of muscle to your upper back and improve your presses with these unconventional trap exercises.

Tip: Stop Crying About Steroids

Insecure males scream about drugs anytime they see someone stronger, more muscular, or more dedicated than they are. Pathetic.

Tip: How to Read T Nation

We've been accused of offering conflicting information. Let's clear that up.

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.

5 Alternatives to a Painful Squat

If squatting causes pain in your low back, knees, or shoulders, try one of these pain-free exercises that'll still get you big and strong.

7 Tips for Long-Legged Lifters

Tall people generally have to work harder and longer to develop legs. Here's how to speed up the process.

Tip: Try Low to High Cable Flyes

Bring up your upper chest with this unique exercise. Here's how.

The Lifter's Guide to Sprinting

Sprinting leans you out while building you up. Here's your expert guide to working sprints into your training plan.

Lift Like a Monster, Look Like a Hero

Get stronger, build muscle, and increase performance, all with one challenging program. Check it out.

4 Methods To Boost Testosterone With Food

There are a lot of things out there zapping your testosterone levels. Here's how to fight back with food.

Lifter's Elbow: The Cause & The Cure

Three common things you probably do in the gym that will wreck your elbows, plus a few smart tricks that'll fix you right up.