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Big Dead Bodybuilders

It takes extreme muscularity to make it to the top. And many bodybuilders take extreme measures to win... and even to get third place. Is it worth it?

The Most Hated Machine in the Gym

The Smith machine is used by bodybuilders, strongmen, and powerlifters. And they're bigger and stronger than you, hater. Maybe it's time you learn to use it right. Here's how.

Tip: Do Straight-Arm Pulldowns For Lats

Nail the lats and enhance your V-taper with this exercise. Check it out.

Tip: Do Spoto Presses to Boost Your Bench Press

Do you get stuck at the bottom in your bench press PR attempts? This exercise will help. Check it out.

Barbell Rows for Batwings

The author looks at some of the finer points of the greatest barbell back builder of all time, along with providing some variations.

How Tall Guys Get Jacked

The rules of size training change a bit for tall lifters. Check out these lifting guidelines for lanky guys.

Baseball and Bad Men

A roundtable discussion featuring Lou Schuler, TC, Chris Street and Jim Vigue

The Waterbury Method

A unique program for size and strength that uses full-body workouts and a set/rep scheme you’ve probably never tried before. Check it out.

Tip: Trap-Bar Deadlift – 1RM Standards

For real-world performance, here's how much athletic men and women should be able to lift.

Tip: Zero-Effort Fat Loss

Eat this tasty, inexpensive, and supremely nutritious food a few times a week and the fat loss will take care of itself.

The Best Damn Cardio for Natural Lifters

Natural lifters shouldn't be doing the same workouts as juiced lifters – and that goes for cardio too! Here's what to do and what to avoid.

Your Guide To Heavy-Light Training

You don't have to choose between looking great and performing well. Achieve both goals with this training plan.

11 Damn Good Deadlift Tips

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

Tip: The Hamstring Exercise That Beats Leg Curls

The lying leg curl is great, but it gets boring. Plus, this can work better.

The Lost Training Method

From squats to Olympic lifts, this "forgotten" type of training has helped shatter PRs and even world records. Check it out.

The Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Chronic inflammation is the cause of virtually every disease, including the disease of fatness. Here's how to fix the problem and get healthy.

Tip: Don't Fear the Behind the Neck Press

“But it'll cause injuries!” Will it? Will it really? Here's the part you're missing.

Ladies, 6 Reasons NOT To Compete

Bodybuilding stages are booming with herds of women. Are you planning to be one of them? Before you go any further, read this.

The New Science of Time Under Tension

To get big, you have load up a muscle for 30-60 seconds per set, right? Well, maybe, but there are other ways. Check out the latest science.

How to Build Your Own Training Program

Train on your own terms! You should know how to write your own training programs without depending on anyone else. Here's how to do it.

How To Do One-Arm Pull-Ups

You know you want to be able to crank out a few. Here's your complete guide to mastering one of the most respected bodyweight exercises.

The Big 3 Lifts Suck For Size Gains

Sorry, but if you want to get maximally jacked, you need to do more than the squat, bench press, and deadlift. Here's why.

Stop Doing Box Jumps Like a Jackass

Box jumps are great for building athleticism and muscle. Trouble is, most people do them stupidly. Let's fix that.

6 Challenges You Must Accept and Beat

Think you're an alpha male? Here are some brutal challenges that might make you feel like a poodle. Wearing a pink bow.