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You don't need ab exercises, just squat and deadlift, right? Wrong! Turns out the studies were misinterpreted. Here's what really hits your core.
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    The Most Intelligent Way to Warm Up

    For heavy lifting, drop the dumb warm-up sets and do ramp-ups instead. You'll get stronger, build more muscle and avoid injuries.

    Ditch The Barbell Bench Press

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

    5 New Strategies for Fat Loss

    Here are five training and diet tips to help you lose the fat, keep the muscle, and make some jaws drop.

    7 Ways to Build Stubborn Muscles

    Got a lagging body part? Here's how to force it to get bigger and stronger, whether it likes it or not.

    How to Train Through Injuries

    Smart lifters never stop training, even when injured. Here's how to recover as quickly as possible and come back even stronger.

    Fast Abs: 4 Fat-Burning Finishers

    Get your abs back fast with one simple diet tip and four grueling fat-burning finishers performed a few times per week.

    Calories: Should You Be Counting?

    For some, counting calories and macros is a valuable tool. For others, it can become an obsessive habit that derails their long-term progress. Here are the pros and cons of counting.

    The 185 Rep Squat Workout

    Climb out of that training rut and challenge your muscles and mental fortitude with these old-school squat workouts.

    5/3/1 and Reactive Pump Hypertrophy

    Two killer training programs. Two beastly coaches. But which plan will work best for your goals?

    The Jogging Delusion

    Long distance running beats sitting on your butt, but it's absolutely inferior to weight training and HIIT on every front.

    The Truth About Metabolic Damage

    "Eat less, exercise more" is common advice, but it can backfire and wreck your metabolism. Here's how to diagnose it and fix it.

    Plates Work Better Than Kettlebells

    No kettlebells? No problem! Here’s how to do the best kettlebell exercises with plates. They may even work better.

    Master the Floor Press

    The bench press may be everyone's favorite upper body barbell exercise, but its shorter-ranged cousin could be even better.

    How I Finally Got Muscle to Grow - Phase 1

    I love lifting heavy, but you need a lot more than that to develop the muscular hypertrophy of a bodybuilder.

    10 Best Unilateral Exercises

    How to get stronger and balance out your monotonous diet of squats and deadlifts with single-leg movements.

    Vision Quest

    The more challenging the situation we overcome, the greater our stature. The demon you swallow gives you its power. Eat up.

    Eat Big and Gain Nothing But Muscle

    What you eat will either be used by muscle or stored as fat. It's called nutrient partitioning. Here's how to optimize it.

    Interval Training on the Rowing Ergometer

    The rowing machine may be the best conditioning tool out there for strength athletes. Here's how to use it.

    High-Pull for the Power Look

    This single exercise will make you look more powerful and scary-looking in just a short amount of time. Here’s how to do it.

    You Should be Doing Face Pulls

    Fix your posture, build your rear delts, and heal your shoulders. Here’s how to do it.

    An Explosive Squat Is a Bigger Squat

    12-week squat program that's all about through-the-roof explosiveness.

    Complexes: Different, Harder, and Better

    More ways to strip off the fat while building some size and strength along the way.

    My Favorite Lower Body Warm-up

    Forget the 45-minute warm-up routines - here's how to get set for your next squat or deadlifting session with just a few moves.

    7 Shoulder-Friendly Pressing Variations

    Here are 7 ways to build heroic pecs without making your shoulders beg for mercy.