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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.

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Leap Tall Buildings (and Build Traps of Steel)

An awesome program to boost your vertical, plus a twice-per-week specialization plan to build your puny traps.

6 Random Ways to Accelerate Your Training

6 ways to pack on muscle, from adjusting heel position to build freaky quads to slowing down rep speed for gargantuan biceps.

Death to Crunching

Ditch the traditional core exercises and try out a few of these athletic moves for stronger abs.

  • Abs
  • Massive Force

    This six-week program breaks some of the currently accepted rules for workout volume and duration. That's why you'll do more than 20 sets per workout and you'll train for 60 to 75 minutes.

    The Holistic Chest Blast

    Thibs is a sadistic SOB because he's always glad to bring more pain your way. This time the red glow of his laser sight is dancing around your chest and he's ready to pull the trigger.

    The Five Elements of Program Dominance

    Volume, frequency, density, intensity, and intensiveness. Here’s what you need to know about each to train right for your goals.

    The Evils of Fructose

    Everything you need to know about fructose and its affects on body composition.

    The Transformation of Gus Pacho

    Gus was 37 years old and had never been truly ripped. It was time to make it happen. Here’s what he did.

    3 Tape Measures of Progress

    Dan John wants to know if you're making progress. It seems the answer should be simple, but is it? Fortunately, the big guy offers up 3 unorthodox ways to gauge your answer. (Wait until you read about the "pencil test".)

    Question of Strength 44

    Q & A with one of the world's premier strength coaches.

    Beast Building - Part 3

    In the first two phases of the program, the focus was on strength and power. Now it’s time to hit the mirror muscles and get the look too.

    20 pounds in 20 weeks

    What to eat to help you pack on muscle, not fat, fast. Check out the plan.

    The Transformation of Bartl

    How one man kicked drugs, lost fat, built muscle and transformed his life.

    5 Things You're Missing

    Five things you should be doing – some in the gym, some at the dinner table – to help you reach your body comp goals.

    Combination Training

    Has Mike discovered the Holy Grail of training programs? Has he figured out a way to keep the body from adapting? Can he levitate just by using the power of his mind? Answers to these questions and more are contained herein.

    The Glute Tri-Set

    Charles Poliquin invented this glute tri-set for alpine skiers, but it works great for bodybuilding purposes, too. It's also a good routine if you're an ass model, but there aren't too many of those around.

    Soy: What's the Big Deal?

    Back in 1998, TC broke the story about the evils of soy, reporting how it might squelch Testosterone levels and even kill testicular cells. Have we found out more about soy? John Berardi and Ryan Andrews review the latest research.

    All Hardgainers are Not Created Equal

    A lot of lifters think that hardgainers rank right up there with Big Foot and Nessie on the believability scale. Writer Phillip Nation begs to differ. He thinks that true hardgainers exist and, more importantly, can be cured.

    Nutrition Quest 4

    In this column, Dr. Roussell answers your questions about fat burners and glucomannan.

    5 Lessons in Hardcore Cookin

    Learn how to make "Anabolic Eggs", "Full Frontal Frittatas", "Metabolic Pie", and "Beer Can Chicken". (Just don't go crazy and try that last recipe with a keg of beer and a whole cow.)

    Exercise Misconceptions - Part 2

    Finally, some ammo to use against those putzes who insist on benching with their feet in the air. Craig also makes the case that chin-ups are a better lat exercise than pull-ups. Let the arguments begin!

    Let's Get Nasty

    Add size to your frame by adding weight to the bar. Here are four methods to use.

    Exercise Misconceptions - Part 1

    Most personal trainers couldn't pour piss out of a boot if the instructions were printed on the heel, so when it comes to squats and deadlifts, their advice is usually dead wrong.