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Westside for Skinny Bastards 1

Skinny? Interested in packing on muscle mass and having the strength to back it up? This program is for you.

Tip: Fix the Two Most Common Deadlift Mistakes

These two exercise variations work fast to help you deadlift more weight without getting banged up.

6 Heavy Duty Training Tactics

The muscles. The mustache. The madness. Here's what you can still learn from Mike Mentzer's Heavy Duty training.

4 Reasons You've Got No Rear Delts

The rear delts are arguably the hardest muscle to isolate. Here are 4 things you can do to start feeling your delts, probably for the very first time.

Tip: The Simplest Strength Routine

If you're sick of programs that are tougher to figure out than Sudoku puzzles, here's one that's refreshingly easy to learn.

Tip: Train Biceps Every Damn Day for Fast Growth

Sounds crazy, but it works if you use this smart training strategy. Check it out.

The New High Frequency Training

Choose an exercise, do it daily, add a rep every day. Yes, it can be done. And yes, it will lead to shocking new muscle growth. Get the details here.

The Glute-Ham Raise from A to Z

Did your lame gym finally get a GHR? Good! Here’s how to use it.

Sodium, Your Secret Weapon

Here’s why athletes and bodybuilders need more, not less, sodium in their diets to ensure optimal health, performance, and even gains.

Built For Battle

A complete workout plan for inhuman strength, athletic power, and stand-out muscle.

The 5 Laws of Metabolism

Understand these laws and you'll have an easier time losing fat, building muscle, and staying healthy and happy for life.

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?

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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  • A Musclehead's Guide to Alcohol

    How does alcohol affect your muscle building and fat loss goals? Find out here.

    Tip: The Right and Wrong Way to Cable Crunch

    Wickedly effective ab exercise, if you're doing it correctly. You're probably not. Here's the definitive guide.

    8 Injections That Heal Injuries

    The needle is better than the knife. Here are the latest scientific advances in healing joint, tendon, and muscle injuries.

    Tip: Drink This for Stronger Erections

    A juice that builds a better boner? Here's the hard science.

    The Insulin Advantage

    Control insulin and you'll control exactly what your physique looks like. Here's how.

    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.

    Ditch The Barbell Bench Press

    Good benchers often have rotten chest development. The problem? Barbell bench pressing. Here's how to fix it.

    The Chin-Up Project

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

    Serge Nubret Pump Training

    In bodybuilding's Golden Age, few shone as brightly as Serge Nubret. Let's learn a thing or two from this recently departed legend.

    Top Priority for Lower Traps

    Everyone thinks about upper traps, but not lower. That's too bad because the lower traps are crucial for proper movement, strength, and symmetry. Here's how to train them.

    The Set / Rep Bible

    If you're not sure what to do with your sets and reps, look no further. This plan has your workout laid out for you – no matter the goal.