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4 Weeks To Bigger Legs

Leg training multiple times per week may be torture, but it delivers rapid gains in size and strength. Here's how to do it.

The V-Taper Workout and Diet Plan

Which physique turns heads the most? A big upper body that tapers at the waist: the V-taper. Here's the formula for getting one.

2-A-Day Training for Radical Gains

If you goal is size, it’s hard to beat twice-per-day training. But you have to be smart about it. Here’s your guide.

4 Strength Tests You Have to Pass

Are you strong on the big barbell lifts? Great! Now take these strength-stability tests to see if you're about to get hurt.

Full-Body Workouts of the Legends

The full-body routines of guys like Gironda and Schwarzenegger work as well today as they did 40 or 50 years ago.

Big, Thick, Chunky Ab Training

Abs aren't really made in the kitchen... unless that's where you train. You have to build them like any other muscle. Here's how.

Tip: Grow Your Quads by 12 Percent in 2 Weeks

A new study shows how you can use ordinary elastic knee wraps to build your legs like never before.

10 Reasons Bodybuilders Are Bigger Than Powerlifters

They both lifts weights. They both train hard. They both use drugs at the pro levels. So why are bodybuilders more jacked than powerlifters?

Tip: The 1-Mile Fitness Test For Lifters Only

Every lifter should be able to pass this simple test. If not, you have some work to do. Check it out.

Tip: What Erections Tell You About Your Health

Boners are a better predictor of future health than smoking, high blood pressure, or diabetes. Here's why.

The Effects of Mild Cycles

Some men use tiny doses of testosterone for hormone replacement therapy. Others use massive amounts for bodybuilding. But what are the effects of “light” cycles? Here's the science.

The 5 Biggest Fat Loss Mistakes

Even experienced lifters make these mistakes. Here's what to do instead, plus a complete three-phase diet and training plan.

Gyno: Everything You Need to Know

What is gynecomastia? What causes it, how can you prevent it, and what can you do if you already have it? Answers here.

Tip: The Goblet Squat Test

If you can pass this test, move to heavy barbell squats. If not, you have some work to do first.

Tip: The Upper-Body Exercise You're Missing

Add this to your training and boost your upper-body strength, core strength, and even your bench press PR.

The Colorado Experiment: Fact or Fiction

It's one of the greatest bodybuilding stories ever told. And people have been talking about it for over 40 years. But is it true? Here's the real story, written by a man who actually knows.

DeFranco Agile 8

A simple warm-up routine that’s helped powerlifters, meatheads, and other anti-mobility dudes feel better and progress faster in their workouts with fewer injuries. Check it out.

The Chin-Up Project

Gain an inch on your biceps while building a rock-solid upper body with simple chin-up progressions.

Tip: The Diet That Makes You Feel Like Crap

Even smart people sometimes make this nutrition mistake when trying to lose fat.

The Single Most Effective Workout Split

There are several ways to organize your training week, but one split is superior for the vast majority of lifters. Here it is.

8 Reasons Kids Should Lift Weights

Team sports kill individuality and fail to build self-worth. Weightlifting, however, can prevent your kid from going over to the dark side. Here's why.

Stuff We Like – Equipment 3

Tough workouts require tough equipment. Here are some of our favorite accessories and where to get them.

The Warrior Diet

Every once in a while, I'll run into someone with a new idea about how to train or eat that's so contradictory to everything I think I know that I'll want to close my eyes, plug my ears, and bury my head in the pillow so I don't have to listen. After all, I'm just getting comfortable with what I think I know. I don't like having my world shaken up any more than necessary.

Forget PRs. First Own the Weight!

Here's how to master a weight before you even think about going heavier. You'll build more strength, more size, and avoid injury.