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An old drug and a new supplement can help to activate AMPK, which may cause cancer cells to starve themselves. Info here.

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Docs on Gear

We interview several doctors who use steroids recreationally. Surprised? You really shouldn’t be. Check out the eye-opening interview.

Tip: Go Slow, Hold, and Explode

Eccentric-isometric training blends together three different training stimuli to bludgeon your muscles. Here's how it's done.

DeFranco Agile 8

A simple warm-up routine that’s helped powerlifters, meatheads, and other anti-mobility dudes feel better and progress faster in their workouts with fewer injuries. Check it out.

Tip: 4 Questions You Need to Ask Yourself

Your honest answers to these questions are more important to your lifting success than any specific program or diet. Check 'em out.

The Effects of Mild Cycles

Some men use tiny doses of testosterone for hormone replacement therapy. Others use massive amounts for bodybuilding. But what are the effects of “light” cycles? Here's the science.

Big, Thick, Chunky Ab Training

Abs aren't really made in the kitchen... unless that's where you train. You have to build them like any other muscle. Here's how.

Lifting 3 Days a Week Is Best

Training three days a week allows for greater frequency, better recovery, and better compliance. Here's why it works and how to build a program.

Know Your Ratios, Destroy Weaknesses

Strength ratios reveal weaknesses. And weaknesses must be destroyed, whether you're a bodybuilder, Olympic lifter or football player.

Tip: Use Cluster Sets for Size & Strength

Cluster sets have always been great for strength gains. Here's a new twist on them that'll maximize hypertrophy too.

The Farmer's Walk Cure

This simple loaded carry will get you bigger, stronger, and leaner. Here's how to do it right and work it into your training plan.

Hypertrophy-Specific Training

An Overview and Sample Program

Tip: A Cheap, Simple Stack for Healing Injuries

Combine these two kitchen staples to increase collagen synthesis by 100% in as little as one hour.

Full-Body Workouts of the Legends

The full-body routines of guys like Gironda and Schwarzenegger work as well today as they did 40 or 50 years ago.

How to be a Social Media Fitness Star

Here's how to give advice on the internet, find your tribe, thwart trolls, and keep your soul intact.

Tip: The Perfect Number of Sets for Growth

Don't do more sets and reps than you need to. All it does is eat into your recovery and slow down gains. Details here.

The Hybrid Athlete Program

Want to build strength, size, and athleticism with one training program? All you need is this plan.

7 Reasons You're Stuck at Medium

This is the advice someone would give you if he were brutally honest and didn't give a damn about your feelings. Wear your cup.

Beyond 5/3/1 Program 1.1

I spent a ton of time developing this program and believe it stands as my best work, ever.

The Best Damn Cortisol Article Ever

It's been called the stress hormone, the belly fat hormone, and the thief of gains. But it doesn't have to be any of those. Here's how to control it.

How To Make Any Diet Work

If you've tried and failed to get lean, you need a different approach. Here's how to really get ripped, whatever diet you choose.

The Top 5 Supplements for Hardcore Health

Add years to your life. Add life to your years. Oh, and improve your sex life too with these proven health supplements.

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.

Unleash Your Testosterone!

Is a lot of your natural testosterone bound up in your body, unable to be used? Probably. Here's exactly how to free it up.

The Hard Body Workout Plan

How do you get shredded while maintaining muscle mass, strength, and athleticism? With these two training methods.