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The Very Best Way to Build Your Chest

We asked both the pros and the PhDs for their top pec training methods. Their answers may just surprise you.

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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  • The Warrior Diet

    Every once in a while, I'll run into someone with a new idea about how to train or eat that's so contradictory to everything I think I know that I'll want to close my eyes, plug my ears, and bury my head in the pillow so I don't have to listen. After all, I'm just getting comfortable with what I think I know. I don't like having my world shaken up any more than necessary.

    Tip: The PPL Training Split

    If your goal is hypertrophy, this is one of the smartest splits to follow. Here's why and how to set it up.

    Bench More to Bench More

    Forget overtraining. One of the most effective ways to bench press more weight is to bench press more often.

    2 Times a Week for Twice the Gains

    You've heard of high-frequency strength training. But what about low frequency? Cut your gym time in half and still make gains. Here's how.

    Inside the Muscles: Best Leg, Glute, and Calf Exercises

    After hooking himself up to a bunch of electrodes, the author discovers the best exercises for building monster legs.

    Tip: Get Them Off Their Fat Little Butts

    Here's an easy way to get slothful kids to do a little exercise while subtly introducing them to resistance training.

    Tip: Pros and Cons of the Bro-Split

    It's not a bad way to organize your training week, but it has its drawbacks. Check 'em out.

    Tip: 4 Convenient Foods You Should Be Eating

    Make losing fat and building muscle a little easier and a little tastier. Toss these foods into your shopping cart.

    Training Percentages Made Simple

    Find your true 1 RM and use it to build even more strength. Here’s how.

    Inside the Muscles: Best Shoulders and Trap Exercises

    Twenty-five different shoulder and trap exercises were tested using EMG. Which ones are the best? Read this.

    Gyno: Everything You Need to Know

    What is gynecomastia? What causes it, how can you prevent it, and what can you do if you already have it? Answers here.

    The Ultimate Bodyweight Challenge

    Fire up your athleticism. Build your shoulders. Get a bulletproof core. And do it all while having some fun. Here's how.

    Tip: The Snack That Shrinks Love Handles

    Snack on these in the late afternoon and lose fat around your waist. Really. Check out the science.

    The Cure for Weak Glutes

    Can you pass these tests of glute activation and strength? If not, we'll show you how to get those babies firing.

    The 6-Week Sprinting Solution

    An interval training program that will radically alter your conditioning, increase endurance and power, and help you drop body fat. Get it here.

    The Athletic Aesthetic Program

    Lift like a beast, move like an athlete, look like a Greek god. Here's your plan.

    The Ultimate Minimalist Training Plan

    Don't have time to train 6 days a week for over an hour? Don't worry, you don't have to. Get in, get out, make gains. Here's how.

    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.

    American Sniper Workout

    For his title role in American Sniper, Bradley Cooper gained 37 pounds of lean mass. Here's the exact workout and supplement plan he used to do it.

    Get 20% Better Results From Testosterone

    Are you on doctor-prescribed testosterone replacement therapy (TRT)? If so, there's a new, healthier, and more effective way to use it. Here's how.