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Jonny Bowden pulls out his nutritional whipping stick and whomps on NO2 products, trans fats, and even poor ol' cows.

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Sucker Punch: Alwyn Cosgrove

When you question a coach's values, you usually get some interesting answers, along with a fist in the eye.

Mythbusters 6

So you think you're hot stuff cuz you load up the leg press with 16 plates? Too bad that translates to about as much weight as your grandma can lift.

Bulletproof That Back

More ways to keep your back strong, healthy, and ready for more plates. Check it out.

Stronger Abs, Bigger Lifts

Good abs, along with looking purty, allow you to lift heavier weights and build bigger muscles. Here's how to make that core do more.

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  • Mythbusters 5

    New views on the myth of steroids, the myth of overtraining, and the myth that Swiss balls are for pussies.

    Eat Your Lungs Out While Getting Leaner

    Science writer Gary Taubes has a simple message: Everything you think you know about diet is wrong.

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    6-Week Bench Press Cure

    This is the United States of America. Like it or not, the bench press will always be the most popular exercise. Too bad everyone sucks at it.

    Lower Back Savers

    Hurt your shoulder? Big deal. Hurt your leg? Who cares? But hurt your back and your lifting days are on hiatus.

    7 Rules for Building Your Body

    Something you can do at home for five minutes that will add size to your chest and upper arms. That plus lots of other cool stuff. Check out the list.

    Thank You for Guzzling Corn Syrup

    The high-fructose corn syrup people are telling you their product is the same as sugar, but they're lying mo-fo's.

    The Omnibus Method

    A veteran coach borrows a page from Westside to create the Omnibus Method, a new template for hypertrophy training.

    More Thoughts From the Weight-Room Floor

    A veteran lifter weighs in on building bigger arms, how to assess your weak points, and overcoming the tyranny of bad advice.

    4 Ways to Ramp Up Your Workout

    Stagnation is unacceptable. Revive your workouts and watch your muscle mass increase while your body fat decreases.

    Complete Core Training

    An ab training article for people who do more than take mirror selfies.

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  • Lifts I Never Did, Used to Do, or Just Started Doing Again

    A veteran strength coach riffs on deadlifts, squats, rollouts, and why he'd rather not have to explain why his athletes get so many strange bruises.

    What I Learned in 2008

    Cressey's 2008 lessons-learned include how to stay lean without really trying, loving the goniometer, how alcohol kills soft tissue quality, and lots more.

    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.

    Hacking Your Strength Training

    Cut your time in the gym without compromising your results? It's a smarter and more effective approach to training.

    Facts, Fallacies of Corrective Exercise

    Doing squats on Bosu balls isn't functional. Neither is a lot of stuff you see people doing in the gym.

    Midrange Partials for the Best Pump of Your Life

    For the best pump of your life - and serious size and strength gains over time - you need to incorporate midrange partial reps.

    My 8 "Ah-Ha!" Moments

    Chris Shugart lists the 8 realizations that changed everything for him, physique-wise.

    Built for Show

    In this exclusive excerpt from his new book, Nate Green looks at the beliefs and behaviors that keep skinny guys skinny and fat guys fat.

    Fix That Weak Link!

    Regardless of whether your goal is to deadlift 1,000 pounds or to build a shredded Christmas tree, the principles are basically the same.

    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."