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Tip: Train the Brachialis First

The key to bigger arms? Hit the little muscle between the biceps and triceps first in your workout. Here's the best way to do it.

The Truth About Bulking

There's more to gaining muscle mass than lifting and pigging out. Don't fall for bulking advice that just makes you fat.

W-i-d-e-r, Real-Man Shoulders

A look back at bodybuilding history plus a great workout for your delts. Check it out.

Total Body Training

Let's cut the bullshit and get to the brass tacks. For decades, men built slabs of muscle with simple, three day-per-week training programs. They trained their whole bodies in one brief workout session and they grew big and strong. Scoff all you want, but tens of thousands of trainees can't be wrong.

Build Muscle at Home

Can't get to the gym because of the weather, a global pandemic, or a zombie uprising? Build muscle anyway with these moves.

The MATADOR Intermittent Diet

Lose the fat and keep the strength with this two-weeks on, two-weeks off plan. It's actually pretty easy. Check it out.

Tip: The Mineral That Treats Depression & Anxiety

If you're low in this mineral it could bring on the symptoms of depression or make them worse. Here's what you need to know.

The Simple Diet

Getting lean is simple, just not easy. Here are some uncomplicated rules to follow about food, cheat meals, and more.

The Bodybuilder's Guide to Blood Work

Doctors often think lifters are sick because their physicals and blood tests yield scary results. Here's how to protect yourself from false positives.

Natural Gains: The Proven Training Strategies

Here are some proven strategies for all-natty size and strength gains, and how to put them all together into a workout plan.

The 5 Most Effective Deadlift Alternatives

Whether you're working around an injury, need a break from deadlifting, or just hate the deadlift for some reason, try these proven alternatives.

Tip: Nail Your Upper Glutes

Train your maximus, but don't forget about your medius. Hit the upper glutes hard with this unique exercise variation.

Push-Ups: You're Doing Them Wrong!

A lot of people can't do one proper push-up. And YOU may be one of them. Here are the most common problems and how to fix 'em.

Carb Cycling That Actually Works

Carb cycling doesn't work the way you think it works. But it can be used to preserve strength, energy and muscle while losing fat. Here's how.

5/3/1 for Hardgainers

This specialized 5/3/1 template will put size on the most stubborn hardgainer. Just add food and effort.

The Two Best Exercises You've Never Tried

These brand new exercises will hit your lats, strengthen your shoulder girdle, and give you a great set of abs.

10 Secrets to Building Mass

Ten secrets, eight exercises, and one sweet three-day-a-week program to help you pile on muscle weight fast.

8/6/3 For Size and Strength

This coach dared to mess around with Jim Wendler’s 5/3/1 and tweak it for his athletes. Here’s what happened.

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.

Conditioning 101

You'll never be the last man standing if you're fat and out of shape. Here are eight ways to ramp up your conditioning while keeping your strength.

7 Surprising Tips for Bigger Arms

Arms stop growing years ago? Time to apply one of these tips!

The 7 Most Important Lifts

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

Tip: The Dumbbell Side Bend is for Dummies

This doesn't make biomechanical sense. Here's a better exercise that actually works.

Building a Bigger Yoke

Because nothing says "I am strong" quite like a monstrous set of traps and a beer keg for a neck.