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CrossFit for Meatheads

Make gains while getting leaner. Here's exactly what to do every day for the next three weeks.

Tip: What 2 Weeks Off Really Does to Your Body

Here's how that vacation will affect your size and strength.

The Best Squat You're Not Doing

This type of squat improves your form, saves your joints, and makes a great addition to your regular squatting.

Total Core Training for Lifters

To train the core musculature properly, you need to do the right exercises at the right time. Here's your complete guide.

Tip: Eat This Way to Stop Achy Knees

Researchers discover that a simple dietary manipulation can reduce knee inflammation, improve knee functionality, and lessen pain.

Build Your Abs With a Barbell

Eight challenging ways to build your abs and boost core strength. All you need is a barbell and a high pain tolerance.

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  • The Single Best Muscle-Building Method

    A recent study shows that training to failure is the true key to muscle growth... regardless of the weight used. If your goal is size, this is a must-read.

    Pull-Ups Vs. Chin-Ups

    We look to science to find out which exercise reins supreme for lats, traps, and biceps. Bonus: Two cool tricks to get better results with both.

    6 Ball-Busting Finishers

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

    Tip: Soylent Is Way Stupid

    The favorite meal replacement of the techies and hipsters may be a meal, but it sure as hell isn't a nutritious one.

    Top 20 Herbs & Spices for Super Health

    Add these to your foods to lose fat, fight disease, control stress and more.

    Push-Ups: You're Doing Them Wrong!

    A lot of people can't do one proper push-up. And YOU may be one of them. Here are the most common problems and how to fix 'em.

    The Simple Diet for Athletes

    You don't have to go on an extreme diet to lose fat and perform your best. These guidelines work for elite athletes and they'll work for you.

    Destroying Fat

    It takes more than just “eating less and exercising more” to reach single-digit body fat. Check out these advanced fat loss strategies.

    The New 40-30-5 Method

    Increase time under tension, create an enourmous pump, and make gains… if you can take the pain. Here's how.

    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.

    A Quick Guide to Perfect Dips

    The best chest exercise isn't the bench press. It's the dip. Here's how to do it right for big pecs, strong triceps, and healthy shoulders.

    The 915 Workout Program

    A program built around the three powerlifts that will make you 15% stronger and 7 pounds bigger in just 9 weeks.

    Growth Hormone: Fact and Fiction

    The mainstream media would have you believe that hGH is the holy grail of ergogenics, but is it?

    6 Muscle-Building Myths: Debunked!

    You can't possibly still believe this stuff... oh wait, you do. Here's the truth about muscle gains and fat loss. Understand the science to upgrade your physique.

    Tip: Master the Standing Rollout

    Not many people can do it. Too bad, it's one of the best core exercises out there. Here's how to work your way up to it in five steps.

    Carb Cycling That Actually Works

    Carb cycling doesn't work the way you think it works. But it can be used to preserve strength, energy and muscle while losing fat. Here's how.

    Deconstructing the Deadlift

    There's more to proper deadlifting than "grip it and rip it." You're about to get your PhD in pulling.

    Building a Strong Neck

    Whether you're an athlete or bodybuilder, you should be training your neck. Here's the smart way to do it.