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Enormous and Strong Legs: The Mountain Dog Way

Most lifters are lacking in the leg department. Why? Because the type of training you have to do for leg growth is brutal. Here’s how to get it done.

12 Hamstrings Exercises for Hardasses

Only doing deadlifts and leg curls for your hamstrings? You're missing out on some killer exercises that'll quickly add muscle and power.

Tip: Make Your Own Protein Bars!

Use this easy recipe to whip up your own portable protein. No oven required.

Heart Health: 5 Strategies You Don't Know

Given the prevalence of heart problems with young people – even young athletes – it's time to start giving the heart a little love. Here's how.

Merry Christmas, Bob

Time to spread some holiday cheer. Or, in this case, a little hardcore motivation.

5 Best Loading Schemes for Size & Strength

Want size? Want strength? How about both? Find the right loading scheme for your goal here.

Stop Taking Multivitamins!

Multivitamins don't work. But there are 19 things that do help you live longer, look better, and perform optimally. Here they are.

Stop Squatting and Deadlifting So Damn Much

Sure, the big 3 lifts are great, but experienced lifters need to stop chasing numbers for a while and fix their weak links. Here's why and how to do it.

10 Mistakes Women Make in the Gym

Women get curves by building muscle. They show those curves by losing body fat. Why then are they doing everything to make both those things so damn hard?

The Neuro Type Workouts

What does your neuro type tell you about how you should train for jaw-dropping gains? Just everything. Learn your type and get the workouts here.

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Tip: The Walking Lunge for Quads, Hams, and Glutes

Fix the most common problems and learn to perform it the right way to target the muscles you most want to improve.

Tip: Replace the Leg Extension

There's a better exercise to target your quads. Check it out.

Tip: Know When to Use Lifting Straps

The strongest lifters use straps, but not all the time. Here's a guide to help you decide when, and when not, to use them.

The Perfect Carb for Lifters

White rice (not brown) is the ultimate grain for athletes and lifters.

The Truth About Ass-to-Grass Squats

Some people say the only correct way to squat is ATG. And some people are a little smarter than that. Here's the truth.

How to Increase Your Pull-Up Power

High-rep pull-ups are cool, but you'll stagnate and bang yourself up if you keep chasing volume. Instead concentrate on adding weight.

8/6/3 For Size and Strength

This coach dared to mess around with Jim Wendler’s 5/3/1 and tweak it for his athletes. Here’s what happened.

Six New Tabata Workouts for Fast Fat Loss

Fat loss workouts don't have to be drawn out and boring. In fact, the best ones last only four minutes.

The Beast Evolves

Coach Thibaudeau has always been strong. Here's how he got ripped. Get his 14 week plan here.

11 Damn Good Deadlift Tips

Master the deadlift. Here's the best advice from several top coaches and experts.

Bulletproof Your Lower Back

Want to build a strong, pain-free lower back? Here's your guide.

Volume Training for Size & Strength

If your gains have stalled, it's probably because you're missing one thing in your workouts: volume. Here's how to intelligently add it.

The Tendonitis Cure

Nagging joint pain - everyone deals with it at some point. But don't think a little time off is going to cure it. Be proactive to get long-term relief. Here's how.

Building a Biceps Peak

Can you really add a peak to your biceps? Well, you can certainly add some new size if you train the long head. Here’s how.