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Perfect 10 Training

A training strategy that has you hitting your lagging body parts for ten sessions each week. Yes, it can be done, and it works. Check out the plan.

The Truth About EMS

Can you really zap on muscles, get abs, and boost athletic performance with EMS? Yes... and no. Here are the facts.

D is for Detox (and the Dummies Who Do It)

It might be true that the body sometimes needs some help to detoxify itself, but you can't do it with cleanses or enemas. Here's how you can.

Tip: 3 Steps to Preventing Wrist Pain

Heavy pressing can wreck your wrists. Here's how to avoid that.

Tip: Everyday Lateral Raises

Yes, trained correctly, you can do these shoulder wideners daily. Here's how.

Your Guide to Pre-Workout Supplements

Time to shed a little light on what's probably the most mysterious and diverse of all bodybuilding supplement categories.

High-Rep Deadlifts Are Dead

All those benefits people think they're getting from high-rep deads? They're not. But there is something you can do to make those gains.

Take 4 Capsules for Muscle Gain and Fat Loss

This substance approximates the effects of diet and exercise, even if you don't change your eating habits or go to the gym. Here's the science.

Tip: Eat This Before Bed and Stay Lean

Eating before bed may disrupt fat metabolism... but not if you eat this. Here's the new science.

The Best Squat You Haven't Tried

No squats, no gains. But you don't have to put a bar across your back to do them. Try this!

Tip: Foods and Supplements That Control Cortisol

Cortisol is necessary for bodybuilding, but too much at the wrong time can put the brakes on your gains. Here's how to take charge of it.

Tip: Two Back Muscles You're Missing

To build a topographic back, you need more than lat exercises. Here's what you're missing plus two exercises to target those muscles.

30 Minutes to Mass

Yes, you do have time to train... if you'll make a plan, shut up, and stop socializing. Follow these guidelines and check out the sample programs.

Tip: Stop Crying About Steroids

Insecure males scream about drugs anytime they see someone stronger, more muscular, or more dedicated than they are. Pathetic.

Tip: The Single Most Effective Fat Loss Strategy

Take 100 people and put them on a diet. Who will be most successful? The people who do this.

Is Lifting Safe for Kids?

For years, pediatric organizations made weight lifting seem like it was as bad for kids as eating Tide Pods. Here's the real scoop.

Abbreviated Brutality – The Workouts

These 4 training methods would kill most guys who think they need to spend two hours in the gym.

Muscle Up Top, Hustle Down Below

Want a bodybuilder upper body and a linebacker lower body? Here's your program.

Tip: Smashing an Overhead Press Plateau

Here's what to do when the barbell just refuses to go up.

The Final Word: Free Weights vs. Machines

Some say free weights are best. Some say machines are best. They're both being narrow-minded. Here's the real science.

How To Build Meaty Hamstrings

Are your hammies on the puny side even though you train them? Here's how to build them with science and sweat.

The Aggressive Diet for Natural Guys

How low in calories can you go to drop fat rapidly without losing muscle or tanking your testosterone levels? Here's the exact math you need.

Tip: The Dumbbell Side Bend is for Dummies

This doesn't make biomechanical sense. Here's a better exercise that actually works.

Leg Day in the Smith Machine

If you think the Smith machine isn't functional and doesn't build muscle, you're in for a surprise. Your legs are probably tiny too.