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5 Exercises for Upper-Back Strength

Strengthening a handful of small, upper-back muscles through some deceptively hard exercises can pay big dividends.

6 Ball-Busting Finishers

If your idea of conditioning is doing some treadmill "work," then try these high-octane fat-burning finishers.

Explode Your Deadlift

The difference between a stalled deadlift and a new PR is explosiveness. Here's how to start pulling like a pro.

The 5/2 Fat-Loss Diet for Lifters

Eat normally five days a week and eat a reduced-calorie diet on two non-consecutive days. What could be easier?

Are Bulgarian Squats Superior to Regular Squats?

Could the Bulgarian squat be better than the King of Exercises? Ben Bruno makes his case.

3 Ways to Target the Quads

To get bigger and stronger quadriceps, you have to hit them like a freight train. Use these smart tactics to focus in on them.

Fake Strength: Stop Arching the Bench Press

Re-think the big arch for bench pressing. It doesn't create any real strength, and admit it: it's cheating. Here’s why.

Do Pain Pills Impair Muscle Growth?

Does your favorite NSAIDs impair muscle development? And do the benefits outweigh the risks? Here’s the science.

Man Up and Military Press

Put the damn bar over your head. Easy enough, but not many people actually do it today. Here’s why they need to be doing it.

Barbell Rows for Batwings

The author looks at some of the finer points of the greatest barbell back builder of all time, along with providing some variations.

Glutes Gone Wild

Whatta' ya' know? There appears to be more than one glute guy around here. Here's how to build a stare-worthy caboose without messing up your lower back.

The Walk On

From walk-on to scholarship football player - a guide to achieving your dream, whatever it is.

Shoulders and Triceps Blast

A 6-week routine filled with heavy weights, drop sets, and 100-rep muscle burners. You ready?

Muscle Specific Hypertrophy: Biceps, Back, and Lower Body

Don't read this unless you want to get bummed out about how you've been training the wrong grips, rep ranges, and exercises for your biceps, your back, and your entire lower body.

Mountain Dog Training for Intermediates

John Meadows’ style of training is typically used by only very advanced lifters. Here’s how to make it work for you if you’re a mere mortal.

Bulgarian Split Squats

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

5 High-Calorie Breakfasts for More Muscle

Roussell says getting big begins at breakfast. Give these bulking breakfasts a try and start filling out your shirtsleeves.

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?

Bulletproof Your Body

Common weaknesses and imbalances and how to fix them.

8-Week Basic Strength Plan

Being stronger in the basic barbell lifts makes everything else you do in the gym easier. Here’s how to do it.

Nutsack-Rated Nutrition 2

A deeper look at the great hormones-in-milk scare and much more.

DeFranco Prowler Training

That which does not kill us makes us stronger... and faster, and bigger, and a hell of a lot tougher. Here’s how to use a pushing sled to get it all.

12 Hamstrings Exercises for Hardasses

Only doing deadlifts and leg curls for your hamstrings? You're missing out on some killer exercises that'll quickly add muscle and power.

Best of Quads

Five great exercises to hammer your quads. Some you know, some you don’t! Check ‘em out.