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You Don't Know How to Curl

Exactly how you perform a curl can mean the difference between having puny biceps and big biceps. Here's how to curl to double your rate of growth.

The 12 Minute Fix for Abs and Glutes

Work the core, glutes, and even shoulders together while burning loads of body fat in one excruciating exercise sequence.

Russian Strength-Skill: The Workouts

How to get big, strong, and lean using training methods inspired by manual labor and the Russian concept of strength-skill.

How Natural Is Natural Bodybuilding?

Our undercover pro exposes the truth about drug-free bodybuilding contests. Yes, it's as bad as you think.

Planned Brutality

There are plenty of ways to ratchet up the intensity of a set, like forced reps, Tom Platz iso-holds, and rest/pause sets, but you need to apply them in two-week waves.

Front Squat vs. Goblet Squat

Two anteriorly loaded squat variations, both with benefits and drawbacks. So which is best for you?

Escalating Density Training: Revisited

With EDT, sets and reps don't matter. Just pick two exercises, set your stopwatch, and get to work. Check it out.

Max Out on Squats Every Day

A closer look at the Broz Olympic Method. Check it out.

The Thyroid Handbook

In this handbook, I'll give you a rundown on thyroid function and a few related areas.

What Average Joes Don't Get About Lifting

Here's how to respond the next time some butthead says that he could look like you, too, if he had the time to work out all day.

Tip: Blow Up Your Performance

You breathe instinctively... but are you doing it optimally? Here's how to thrive through better breathing.

Tip: The Best Overall Bodyweight Leg Exercise

No gym? Here's a lower-body blaster you can do anywhere.

Tip: A Scary Effect of Too Much Protein

And no, it's got nothing to do with stupid stuff like your kidneys failing or calcium leaching out of your bones.

Tip: The Bodyweight Leg Extension

Pump up your quads, stretch your tight hammies, and work your abs too. No gym required.

Tip: The Simple Math of Rapid Fat Loss

Want to drop the chub quickly but still retain lean body mass? Grab your calculator and follow this formula.

The Best Muscle-Building Breakfast

People who want to build muscle and lose fat don't skip breakfast. But what are the best foods to eat? Here's what the experts suggest.

The Absolute Best Way to Build Hamstrings

Big strong hammies are rare, even though everyone trains them. Here's what they're doing wrong and how to really build them.

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Tip: Train the Chest for Explosiveness

If you thought the bench press was just for strength gains, think again.

QI: The Russian Training Secret

A rep is not a rep. Especially when you stretch it out 30 times longer than how it's normally done. Sounds crazy, but so are the gains you'll get from it. Check it out.

Push-Pull Training: The Next Generation

The push-pull training split has been building slabs of muscle for generations. But can it be improved? You bet. Here's how.

From 0 to 100: Know Your Percentages!

Each training percentage, from zero to 100% of your 1RM, has a distinct effect on speed, power, and hypertrophy. Here’s how to use that info wisely.

The Third-World Squat

You should be able to perform a strict rock-bottom squat, at least with bodyweight. Here’s why and how to achieve 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.

Westside for Skinny Bastards 1

Skinny? Interested in packing on muscle mass and having the strength to back it up? This program is for you.