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    You Don't Know Jack About Your Back

    A muscle-numbing routine for the most spectacular, but often most-neglected body part.

    Pushing Back

    A female powerlifter offers lessons in dedication, perseverance, and the mysterious ways the iron seduces all of us.

    G-Flux Redux

    Dr. Berardi goes long, showing you how to flick the metabolic switch to get bigger, stronger, and leaner while eating more food than you do now, including a sample workout system and photographic case study of a very hot G-Fluxer.

    Massive Force

    This six-week program breaks some of the currently accepted rules for workout volume and duration. That's why you'll do more than 20 sets per workout and you'll train for 60 to 75 minutes.

    New Tools of Torture

    Thibs thinks you're looking kind of small lately. Says your girlfriend's been bad-mouthing your physique, too. Fortunately, he's taken pity on you and come up with some new movements for you to try.

    22 More Random Thoughts

    Eric describes how doing the YMCA song can help shoulder stability, why "your balls still suck," the right way to do a push-up, and how to do a DB Overhead Reverse Lunge.

    3 Simple Tips That Work

    Using dead stop movements to blow past a sticking point; how ab work has nothing to do with building a six-pack; and how you should blow-torch the treadmill and burn fat in a way that works.

    Question of Strength 46

    Q & A with one of the world's premier strength coaches.

    Caveman Speaks

    One of the best-built posters on our forums opens up about training, nutrition, and steroids in this honest, wide-ranging interview.

    Question of Nutrition 2

    The truth about bulking diets, fasting, food allergies and more.

    My 5 "Ah-Ha" Moments

    As a young man in the iron game, Mike was surrounded by people who drank the pro-bodybuilder Kool-Aid. He never squatted ('cause it hurts your knees) and never deadlifted. Now he knows better.

    Total-Body Arm Training

    Bodybuilding veteran Scott Abel (pictured) has a radical plan to turn arm day into the best fat-burning workout of the week.

    The Five Elements of Program Dominance

    Volume, frequency, density, intensity, and intensiveness. Here’s what you need to know about each to train right for your goals.

    3 Reasons to Lift Explosively

    If this list can't convince you to include at least a bit of fast lifting in your routine, you might want to seek professional help to discuss why you're avoiding maximum success.

    The New Rules of Rest

    Unbeknownst to most, rest periods are a critical part of defining the body you want, and there's actually a science behind it, too.

    Making Gains With Pain

    You're doing your mobility drills and foam-roller work, but you're still in pain. If that sounds like you, maybe you need "muscle activation training."

    Question of Nutrition 1

    Dr. Bowden answers questions about glycemic load, food and zits, fiber as a fat-loss supplement, the super spice turmeric, and more. Check it out.

    Get Off the Treadmill and Get Metabolic!

    Rachel Cosgrove's back with a metabolic circuit program that'll melt that fat off faster than any treadmill ever could.

    Stupid Things Young Guys Do in the Gym

    Ten mistakes younger guys make in the gym.. and yeah, some older guys too. And some women.

    Stripping Fat With Metabolic Pairings

    Drastically increase fat use for fuel by increasing energy expenditure and stimulating the release of free-fatty acids. Here’s how.

    The Final Nail in the Cardio Coffin

    Steady state cardio will stall your fat loss. Reclaim your metabolism and get leaner by burying your inner cardio-queen.

    5 More Common Technique Mistakes

    Faulty lunges, squats, and stretches can make you worse off than you were before entering the gym. Check these out before it's too late.

    Secrets of Plateau-Busting Nutrition

    Pay attention to the details of your nutrition regime and watch your body respond. Here’s what to do.