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Forget about trying to build pretty abs with crunches. Instead, build nasty-strong abs and they'll look great too. Here's how.

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  • The Absolute Best Way to Build Quads

    It's one of the toughest muscle groups to build. We ask 10 experts for their single best tip for building quads. Check out their answers.

    The 11 Best Ways to Build Shoulders

    Nothing changes the look of your physique more than well-developed shoulders. We ask our experts for their very best tips for capped delts.

    3 Ways to Build Muscle by Doing Cardio

    If cardio is causing you to lose gains, you're doing it wrong. Here's how to build your glutes, hamstrings and quads with conditioning work.

    16 Nasty Exercises You've Never Tried

    Break out of your training rut and get immediate results by adding a few of these to your next workout.

    Jumping Rope: From Beginner to Boxer

    Skipping rope torches fat and builds supreme conditioning. Here's how to master everything from the basic boxer skip to crossed double-unders.

    The Single Best Fat Loss Tip

    What's the most important fat-loss advice you need to hear? We asked 8 experts and pros. Their answers are surprising.

    10 Mistakes Women Make With Diets

    Here are the most common mistakes and how to fix them for long-term leanness and health.

    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.

    Big Dead Bodybuilders

    It takes extreme muscularity to make it to the top. And many bodybuilders take extreme measures to win... and even to get third place. Is it worth it?

    Tip: Avoid the Goal Vampires

    There are people in your life that want to suck out your energy and hold you back. Here's how to spot them and what to do about it.

    Tip: Do 100 Band Pull-Aparts

    Use this cheap little tool to build big healthy shoulders. Here's how.

    Keep Estrogen Under Control

    If your estrogen levels are out of whack, it can ruin your body comp, your health, maybe even your life. Here's what you need to know.

    Tip: Burn Until You're Big

    Good news: This hypertrophy training technique works fast. Bad news: It feels like your muscles are on fire. Try it if you dare.

    The Insulin Advantage

    Control insulin and you'll control exactly what your physique looks like. Here's how.

    Tip: Do Quarter Squats To Boost Athleticism

    Sounds like heresy, but a new study backs it up. Check this out.

    3 Stretches That Make Things Worse

    Everyone does these three stretches... and just about everyone is screwing them up. Are you?

    The Most Hated Machine in the Gym

    The Smith machine is used by bodybuilders, strongmen, and powerlifters. And they're bigger and stronger than you, hater. Maybe it's time you learn to use it right. Here's how.

    How to Train for Non-Stop Fat Loss

    Even if your diet is perfect, sometimes fat loss just comes to a halt. Why? Because you're overlooking one crucial thing in your training. Here it is.

    The Colorado Experiment: Fact or Fiction

    It's one of the greatest bodybuilding stories ever told. And people have been talking about it for over 40 years. But is it true? Here's the real story, written by a man who actually knows.

    10 Things Every Lifter Should Be Able to Do

    If strength, health, and longevity are what you're after, then you should be able to easily pass these tests. If not, you have work to do.

    Tip: Stop Disregarding the Importance of Sleep

    Lack of sleep makes you fatter and even leads to muscle loss, regardless of diet. Check this out.

    Tip: Discover the Single-Best Calf Exercise

    Looks odd, but it damn sure works. Check it out.

    10 Awesome Pull-Up Variations

    Challenge yourself, crush boredom, and build a capable upper body with these butt-kicking variations.