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The deadlift is used by both powerlifters and bodybuilders, but there are 8 important differences. Here are the answers to all your questions.

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Squats for Those Who Can't Squat

Busted-up veteran lifters often have to abandon the back squat. But they may not need to. Try these variations to keep the leg growth coming.

Tip: The Surefire Way to Build Biceps

Load up the lengthened position and finally pack on some size. Here's how.

Get Ripped. Get Walking.

This is not your mama's workout. Get to the nearest treadmill and incinerate fat while leaving muscle completely intact.

Dispelling the Glute Myth

Could it be that everything we thought we knew about glute training was ass-backwards?

Death to Small Quads

This workout plan will make jeans shopping a nightmare. Take a look.

The New 5x5

The 5x5 system has been around forever for a reason: it works. But it has its shortcoming. Let's make it even better.

Steroids in the Sand

In the booming fitness culture of Dubai, steroids are cool, pot is not, and good supplements are hard to find.

Tip: Best Deadlift For Leg Size & Back Health

Build bigger hammies with this back-friendly pulling variation.

The Texas Method

A proven strength training method to help you keep making progress after the newbie phase. Check it out.

Tip: Cardio Doesn't Work

Let's help put Jillian Michaels and others of her ilk out of work by pointing out a painful truth about cardio.

Built For Battle

A complete workout plan for inhuman strength, athletic power, and stand-out muscle.

4 Weeks To Bigger Legs

Leg training multiple times per week may be torture, but it delivers rapid gains in size and strength. Here's how to do it.

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.

The 10,000 Swing Kettlebell Workout

The ultimate combination of the most powerful kettlebell exercise and hardcore strength work. Get ready to be better... at everything!

Tip: A New Exercise for Total Shoulder Development

This exercise hits all three heads of the delts along with the rhomboids and lower traps. Can't beat that. Check it out.

The 8 Most Effective Training Splits

It's time for a new training split, one that better fits your goals and your schedule. Choose one of these 8 proven splits and get to work.

10 Rules for Building Muscle Without Getting Fat

Here are 10 strategies to help you do what was once thought to be impossible: growing muscle without growing your belly.

Tip: The Cure for Hip Tightness & Immobility

Back pain? Hip mobility issues? This quick fix is for you.

Tip: The Dumbest Exercise in Existence

It's the favorite exercise of bad personal trainers and people who don't look like they lift. Here's why you should avoid it.

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.

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: Fix Your Form, Build Bigger Triceps

Just about everyone screws up this arm exercise. Here's what they're doing wrong, and how to do it right.

Tip: Do This Before You Press Overhead

Most shoulder warm-ups are insufficient. Protect your shoulders with this simple drill.

The Ultimate Minimalist Training Plan

Don't have time to train 6 days a week for over an hour? Don't worry, you don't have to. Get in, get out, make gains. Here's how.