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Everyone needs to be doing face pulls. Period. Here are five new variations that'll boost shoulder health and muscle growth.

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Tip: Try Low to High Cable Flyes

Bring up your upper chest with this unique exercise. Here's how.

Build a Brick House Backside with RDLs

Romanian deadlifts (RDLs) work your entire posterior chain. But which version is best for you? How many sets and reps? Find out here.

4 Back Exercises You're Screwing Up

Even advanced lifters mess up these exercises. Fix these four common mistakes to build a bigger, stronger back. Here's how.

The Best Exercise for a Smaller Waist

These five vacuum exercises will narrow and tighten your waist by training the transverse abdominis.

6 Tips to Master the Sumo Deadlift

The sumo deadlift shortens the ROM, works the hips more, and is less stressful on the back than conventional deadlifts.

Are Heavy Kettlebell Swings Better Than Deadlifts?

Heavy kettlebell swings could be the best damn posterior chain exercise you're not doing, possibly even better than deadlifts! Here's why.

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.

The Waterbury Method

A unique program for size and strength that uses full-body workouts and a set/rep scheme you’ve probably never tried before. Check it out.

Total Body Training

Let's cut the bullshit and get to the brass tacks. For decades, men built slabs of muscle with simple, three day-per-week training programs. They trained their whole bodies in one brief workout session and they grew big and strong. Scoff all you want, but tens of thousands of trainees can't be wrong.

Tip: My Favorite Strength-Building Method

This never-fail training method will build strength fast. Check it out.

50 Reps for Size

Finishers aren't just for fat loss. They're for building muscle too. Try these five ultra-high rep moves for hypertrophy.

Tip: The Exercise To Do Before Deadlifting

Warm up with this simple move and you'll be able to deadlift more weight safely. Check it out.

The Two-Exercise Workout Plan for Size

Think you need tons of exercises? Nope. You just need to do the best lifts more frequently. Here's what they are and how to use them for size.

Tip: A Simple Way to Beat Belly Fat

Adjust your diet like this and you'll lose more abdominal fat and build more muscle, even if you keep calories the same.

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.

8 Great Rowing Variations

Meadows lists his top 8 rowing variations and ranks them according to compression, range of motion, and contraction.

Tip: The Viking Row Workout

Get shredded fast with this tough metabolic conditioning workout. Here's how to do it, if you dare.

How to Keep Muscle During a Layoff

Whether you're taking a planned break from training or you're struck by sickness or injury, there are plenty of things you can do to prevent muscle loss.

Bodybuilder Breaks World Squat Record

Pro bodybuilder Amit Sapir shattered the world record in the raw squat. Ten minutes later, he did it again. Here's how.

Squat the Fat Off

Use these workout finishers to lose fat, build your legs, and see how tough you really are.

Stop Doing Box Jumps Like a Jackass

Box jumps are great for building athleticism and muscle. Trouble is, most people do them stupidly. Let's fix that.

Total Athleticism: The Workout

Strong. Fast. Agile. Crank up your awesomeness with this simple, challenging workout strategy.

Guaranteed Muscle Mass

Need a simple, challenging plan to build some serious mass? Try these four proven training methods. Full workout program included!

Armor Building

Training is what toughens you up for what's to come. Here's how to build your armor before you need it.