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Natural Gains: The Proven Training Strategies

Here are some proven strategies for all-natty size and strength gains, and how to put them all together into a workout plan.

Lean vs. Shredded: The Cold Hard Truth

Getting lean is easy. Getting shredded is the hardest thing you'll ever do. Here are the 8 differences you need to know.

Pull-Ups Vs. Chin-Ups

We look to science to find out which exercise reins supreme for lats, traps, and biceps. Bonus: Two cool tricks to get better results with both.

The 40-Workout Strength Challenge

A simple workout program that will help you break multiple personal records in just 8 weeks. Guaranteed.

Traps Are the New Abs

Every skinny, weak guy has abs. Big deal. Traps are the true sign of strength. Here's how to make yours huge.

The Hormone Cycle and Female Lifters

If women understand their hormone cycles, they can plan their workouts to get stronger and lose more fat. Here's how.

Do-It-Yourself Myofascial Release

Burn your foam roller and give the tennis ball to the dog. You're going to learn how to fix sticky muscles and bust up adhesions using nothing but your hands.

More Muscle in 10 Minutes A Day

With just a kettlebell and a home pull-up bar you can easily increase your training frequency and pack on some new muscle. Here’s how.

6 Challenges You Must Accept and Beat

Think you're an alpha male? Here are some brutal challenges that might make you feel like a poodle. Wearing a pink bow.

8/6/3 For Size and Strength

This coach dared to mess around with Jim Wendler’s 5/3/1 and tweak it for his athletes. Here’s what happened.

The Best Forearm Exercise

Do you have the forearms of a ballerina? Here's a simple way to build a pair worthy of respect, admiration, and fear.

4 Weeks To A Bigger Chest

You want pumped-up pecs that you can balance a bottle of pilsner on in just 4 weeks? Get ready to train chest heavy, hard, and frequently.

Conditioning 101

You'll never be the last man standing if you're fat and out of shape. Here are eight ways to ramp up your conditioning while keeping your strength.

Bulgarian Split Squats

Can the foot-elevated split squat build legs as well as the squat? Before you answer, read this.

Building a Big, Freaky Back

Hardcore advice on building a strong back that stands out in a crowd.

10 Reasons Bodybuilders Are Bigger Than Powerlifters

They both lifts weights. They both train hard. They both use drugs at the pro levels. So why are bodybuilders more jacked than powerlifters?

Reawaken Your Rhomboids

Fix these overlooked muscles and you’ll look better and be able to pull more weight. Here’s how.

Top Priority for Lower Traps

Everyone thinks about upper traps, but not lower. That's too bad because the lower traps are crucial for proper movement, strength, and symmetry. Here's how to train them.

Soft Tissue Work for Tough Guys

Think foam rolling hurts? Try using a tennis ball on trigger points. Here’s how.

5 Fun Workouts for Work Capacity

Do more work and recover from it easily. Build your work capacity and become more useful, in the gym and out. Here's how.

Tip: The Coffee for Lifters Only

It tastes amazing, it fuels muscle growth, and it makes your overworked joints feel better. Here's how to whip up a steaming cup.

The Best Cable Exercises You're Not Doing

For strength and size gains, you need some cable work. Here are eleven cable exercises you've probably never even tried.

The 5 Most Effective Deadlift Alternatives

Whether you're working around an injury, need a break from deadlifting, or just hate the deadlift for some reason, try these proven alternatives.

The Ultimate Program for Body Comp Improvement

Tired of looking pretty much the same year after year? If you're ready to make radical changes in your body composition, start here.