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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.

Arnold's Agonist-Antagonist Training

Train opposing muscle groups together, like Arnold did, and you'll build more muscle in less time while also developing muscular balance.

Bodybuilding vs. Powerlifting Deadlift

The deadlift is used by both powerlifters and bodybuilders, but there are 8 important differences. Here are the answers to all your questions.

Bulgarian Training Simplified

Bulgarian training works for top Olympic lifters. Here's how average guys and gals can make it work for bodybuilding and powerlifting.

Inside the Muscles: Best Ab Exercises

After hooking himself up to a bunch of electrodes, the author discovers the best exercises for building a rock-solid midsection.

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  • Tip: The PPL Training Split

    If your goal is hypertrophy, this is one of the smartest splits to follow. Here's why and how to set it up.

    Tip: Eat Potato Chips, Stay Lean. Here's How.

    Turn this cheat food into an every-day food. Get the ridiculously easy recipe here.

    22 Proven Rep Schemes

    Want to build pure brute strength? How about unadulterated muscular size? Maybe both? Here are the best set/rep schemes for your goal.

    The Trap Bar Deadlift

    The trap bar is one of the most versatile pieces of equipment in the gym. Here’s why and how to put it to work.

    The Ultimate Cardio Solution: Disclosed

    The fastest fat loss possible. The most muscle retention possible. Let's do it.

    Tip: The Bodyweight Superset for Big Arms

    Ditch the weights and build some real size. Sounds crazy, but this superset should be the foundation of your biceps and triceps training.

    4 Biggest Lies of The Biggest Loser

    It's a show about fitness that keeps people dumb and in the dark about getting fit. Here's the big fat truth about The Biggest Loser.

    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.

    Deadlifts: Which Type is Best For You?

    Everyone has a favorite deadlift - the one they're strongest at. Here's how to figure out which one you should be doing.

    Tip: Train the Same Muscle Two Days in a Row

    For better gains, hit a muscle hard and heavy one day, then again the next day with lighter pump work. Here's why that works.

    Breast Implants For Girls Who Lift

    Everything a weight-lifting woman ever wanted to know about breast implants but was afraid to ask.

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    Tip: The Landmine Complex

    Ramp up your conditioning with this tough complex. Do 10 reps of: squat-to-presses, single-arm presses, single-leg RDLs, single-arm rows, and reverse lunges.

    6 Weeks to Superhero

    I've tried every way known to man to quickly put on a significant amount of muscle while simultaneously getting ripped to shreds. This is what I've found to be the absolute best method.

    The Anti-Bodybuilding Hypertrophy Program

    Get back to bodybuilding's roots and build muscle using old-school strongmen techniques.

    The 7 Most Important Lifts

    Quick, name the seven most effective exercises. Got it? Now see if your list matches ours.

    The Complete Guide to Bulking and Cutting

    Here's how to adjust your nutrition to match your training goal. It covers mass phases, fat loss phases, and maintenance phases.

    8 Great Rowing Variations

    Meadows lists his top 8 rowing variations and ranks them according to compression, range of motion, and contraction.

    Training Percentages Made Simple

    Find your true 1 RM and use it to build even more strength. Here’s how.

    8-Week Basic Strength Plan

    Being stronger in the basic barbell lifts makes everything else you do in the gym easier. Here’s how to do it.