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Are you tired of seeing all those idiots in the gym doing everything wrong? Are you tired of the laziness, the stupidity, the lack of backbone, and the careless disregard for everything you hold dear? Move over, so's Jeff Ingram.

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The Real “Core” Exercise

Strong core, strong body. But you need more than traditional ab exercises to get it. Try these out.

  • Abs
  • How to Design a Damn Good Program - Part 1

    The smart lifter’s guide to writing the best training program for his needs and goals. Check it out.

    The Serratus Crunch

    You multitaskers out there will love this movement as it allows you to work the rectus abdominis, the obliques, and the serratus at the same time. Too bad the rest of your life isn't as efficient.

    The Overhead Shrug

    Still doing ordinary shrugs for trapezius development? Ready to crank it up a notch, build some trap size, strengthen your thoracic erectors, and train your stinkin' core? Then add overhead shrugs to your program!

    A Simple Method for Improving Hamstrings

    They're one of the most difficult muscle groups to develop, but the cure to your underdeveloped hamstrings might lie in the answer to this question: "Which way do you point your toes during a leg curl?"

    7 Coaches Give Their Number 1 Tip

    We posed the following question to 7 coaches: "What one thing has made the biggest difference in your training when it comes to putting on muscle?" The answers varied enormously, but one of them might provide the clue you've been waiting for.

    Cooking the Power Foods - Part 1

    The healthiest stuff to eat can also be the tastiest stuff to eat. Check out these 6 meal ideas.

    Combos For Power and Size

    Combos consist of big-money lifts done in rapid succession. Do them right and you'll muscle up quick, along with building speed and power. Oh yeah, you'll also drop some blubber... assuming your heart doesn't explode.

    Total Strength Program

    Boost the big three lifts with supramaximal holds and this plan of action.

    Thibaudeau's Words of Wisdom

    We dug through the Author's Locker Room and found information gold in them-there hills. So with mule, shovel, and pick ax, we excavated the biggest, best nuggets from Thibaudeau mountain and melted them together to make this bright, shiny article.

    Building the Case for Hybrid Training

    Bodybuilding guru Scott Abel says that training for hypertrophy, size, thickness, density, and shape is not the same as strength training. If the question is how to gain unadulterated muscle mass, is hybrid training the answer?

    Blood on the Barbell: A Newbie's Story

    The biker put him through a workout that was decidedly unscientific, but it taught Darren a lesson about lifting. Hope you've got some equipment in the room because you're going to want to hit the weights right after you read this.

    The 125 Best Foods for Men

    We don't know what's better, the fact Biotest was finally recognized by the outside world for its quality, or that Tim Patterson agreed to a rare interview! We call it a coin toss.

    15 Things I Thought I Knew

    Mike used to like Functional Training. He used to think Mike Mentzer was kind of a bonehead. Now he's not so sure about the former or the latter, along with a whole lot of other things. If his current rate of "unlearning" continues, he soon won't know anything!

    Motivate Lagging Muscles

    Thibs lists five reasons why you're not growing (not including the fact that your workout consists of 5 minutes on the Thigh Master you found in your mom's closet). Oh yeah, he also gives some pretty cool quick fixes.

    Naturally Diesel

    Jimmy Smith attempts to bring logic, practicality, and good sense to the discipline of bodybuilding. No, really. We're not kidding. This lump actually thinks he can offset years of obfuscation. Oh well, whadda' ya' say we give him a chance?

    The 9 Keys to Productive Training

    So you spend maybe 5 or 6 hours a week in the gym. How much of that time is spent snapping towels or playing the soap dish game in the locker room? If you plan just a little and cut out the wasted time, you might actually build a decent physique.

    Carbohydrate Tolerance

    There's a term used to describe people who don't control their tolerance to carbohydrates. They're called fat people. Dave Barr is here to tell you how to make carbs work for you and not against you.

    Blood on the Barbell: Robertson

    As we read this article, we realized that while Mike Robertson had come up with a solid strength/powerlifting program, he'd also simultaneously come up with a pretty good bodybuilding program! Talk about multi-tasking!

    Limiting Factors

    Here are 5 reasons why you're still a weenie. There are probably a bunch more, but we didn't think your ego could handle that many at once.

    A Joint-by-Joint Approach to Training

    Think about training from a joint perspective and you’ll get better results from your workouts. Here’s how.

    Refined Physique Transformation

    Christian Thibaudeau's transformation from dud to stud put him on the map. Looking back, he'd do things a whole lot differently and a whole lot better. Check it out.

    The Super-Accumulation Program

    Most people shouldn't even try it. It's not for them. It very likely isn't for you. You can't handle it. Check it out anyway.

    Double Trouble Hypertrophy

    Most of us poor slobs have jobs so we don't have the luxury of doing two-a-days, but we figure since it's summer there are a bunch of feckless college students out there doing one bong hit after another who just might be able to take advantage of this program.