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CrossFit and Steroids

A noted performance enhancing drug expert examines CrossFit and answers the controversial question: are top CrossFitters using PEDs?

The 5 Best Exercises Ever

Here are the most effective exercises in the history of forever.

The 4 Dumbest Forms of Cardio

The four most joint-destroying types of cardio, plus four safer alternatives that burn fat faster.

3 Reasons Your Calves Aren't Growing

One less excuse for puny calves, one more exercise for growing them, and one more trick to beat them into submission.

Supercharge Your Spine and Your Lifts

Do this simple test on your thoracic spine, apply the easy fixes, and watch as your chin-ups, pull-ups, and OH presses explode.

The Case Against Trap Training

Your traps are puny, and it's probably because you train them directly with shrugs. Here's a better way build your yoke.

2 Times a Week for Twice the Gains

You've heard of high-frequency strength training. But what about low frequency? Cut your gym time in half and still make gains. Here's how.

The Best Damn Push-Ups Article, Period!

Think you know all there is to know about push-ups? Ha! We thought so too...until we read this.

Heavier Weight, Less Time

It's not how many reps you do, or how heavy the load is that matters. What matters is how long the sets last.

Reg Park's 5x5 Program

The proven way to build both size and strength that’s been working since 1960. Here’s how to do it.

Inferno: My Week on DNP

I remember when I was still at University, earning my degree in English, and had to read <i>Dante's Inferno</i>. For anyone who isn't familiar with this story, it's about the author's three-day descent into Hell, guided by his greatest inspiration, the Latin poet Virgil.

5 Fat Loss Myths You Still Believe

These diet beliefs are still rampant online. Let's end that now.

Growth Explosion: The 30-10-30 Technique

Three young athletes gained 14 pounds in 14 days using a new training technique. Here's exactly how they did it.

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.

Tip: The Right and Wrong Way to Cable Crunch

Wickedly effective ab exercise, if you're doing it correctly. You're probably not. Here's the definitive guide.

Tip: You Need to Be Doing Ring Pull-Ups

Here's why, plus how to prevent the most common mistake.

The Cure for Puny Calves

Look down at your calves. Sad, huh? Don't worry, eight of our experts drop their best training tips here.

The Very Best Way to Build Your Chest

We asked both the pros and the PhDs for their top pec training methods. Their answers may just surprise you.

The 7 Best Workouts for Fat Loss

Any fool can lose fat, but getting shredded while keeping or even building muscle takes know-how. Here's how to do it.

Push-Ups: You're Doing Them Wrong!

A lot of people can't do one proper push-up. And YOU may be one of them. Here are the most common problems and how to fix 'em.

Iron Abs, Healthy Spine

Training abs shouldn't wreck your spine. Here's how to make your ab exercises safe and your core ridiculously strong.

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.

5/3/1 for Hardgainers

This specialized 5/3/1 template will put size on the most stubborn hardgainer. Just add food and effort.