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In part two of our interview, Alwyn Cosgrove talks about compliance, networking, and why aspiring actors should stay out of the fitness biz.

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So You Want to Be a Fitness Professional?

In the first half of our two-part interview with Alwyn Cosgrove, the veteran coach talks about business, psychology, and the art of getting clients sore in all the right places.

The Omnibus Method

A veteran coach borrows a page from Westside to create the Omnibus Method, a new template for hypertrophy training.

More Thoughts From the Weight-Room Floor

A veteran lifter weighs in on building bigger arms, how to assess your weak points, and overcoming the tyranny of bad advice.

Building a Powerful V-Shape

The look of a tiny waist and big-back is what makes heads turn. Build your upper body to achieve that look. Here's how.

Stuff You Should Be Doing, But Aren't

It’s the nagging stuff you probably know you need to do. You just haven’t been TOLD to do it yet. Start here, then get to work.

Mythbusters 2

Are squats and deadlifts all you need to work your core? Is it "bad" to do static stretches before weight training? Answers to these questions and more.

Get Big Without Getting Fat

Yes, it really is possible to do a “clean bulk,” getting bigger and stronger while eating healthy foods and staying lean. Here’s how.

The Delt Triad

The perfect way to torch your delts in the shortest time possible.

The Seven Habits of Highly Defective Benchers

Seven bad benching habits that keep you weak, and how to get rid of them.

An Interview with the Blond Bomber

Dave Draper, the best bodybuilder to never win Mr. Olympia, expounds on the agony and ecstasy of a life spent lifting.

Steroids in the Sand

In the booming fitness culture of Dubai, steroids are cool, pot is not, and good supplements are hard to find.

Mythbusters 1

The first installment of our new series demolishes old ideas about getting bigger and stronger, addressing imbalances, and preventing injuries.

Is Sport-Specific Training a Myth?

Coach Mike explains why the exercises an athlete doesn't perform can have the biggest impact on his success in a training program.

4 Hot Topics from The Beast

Christian tackles the myth of overtraining, why gymnasts and Olympic lifters look the way they do, and how growth occurs in spurts.

Complete Core Training

An ab training article for people who do more than take mirror selfies.

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  • Question of Nutrition 6

    Dr. Bowden gives you the real truth about saturated fats, honey, fake health foods, coffee and much more.

    Return of the Warrior Nerd

    Dr. Lowery comes out swinging against the high priests of high-carb diets and defends the honor of protein-loving meatheads.

    Lifts I Never Did, Used to Do, or Just Started Doing Again

    A veteran strength coach riffs on deadlifts, squats, rollouts, and why he'd rather not have to explain why his athletes get so many strange bruises.

    An Interview with Dave Tate

    The powerlifter and entrepreneur talks about bodybuilding, success, injuries, and what we can learn from kindergartners.

    What I Learned in 2008

    Cressey's 2008 lessons-learned include how to stay lean without really trying, loving the goniometer, how alcohol kills soft tissue quality, and lots more.

    Joint-Friendly Training

    Coach Nick has new ways to build strength and size for the lifter with wounded knees, shell-shocked shoulders, or a balky back.

    Counting Your Reps for More Muscle

    Three exercises, 25 total reps with a 4-6RM. Don’t worry about sets, rest periods, or even reps per round. Do it. Here’s how and why.

    Question of Strength 48

    Q & A with one of the world's premier strength coaches.

    Facts, Fallacies of Corrective Exercise

    Doing squats on Bosu balls isn't functional. Neither is a lot of stuff you see people doing in the gym.