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Tip: Cutting Phase 101

Use these quick guidelines for protein, carb, and fat intake the next time you're trying to get down to 10% body fat or less.

The 10 Best Ways to Build Your Back

Most people get back training all wrong. We asked our experts to give us their best training tips and tricks. Are you missing any of these moves?

Keep Kicking Ass After 40

Everything you need to know about training, diet, and supplements to help you keep kicking butt after age 40.

Push-Ups for Real Strength

You need to do more push-ups. And you need to start doing them right for once. Here's what you need to know.

7 Tips for Long-Legged Lifters

Tall people generally have to work harder and longer to develop legs. Here's how to speed up the process.

4 Myths About Female Glute Training

There's a right way and a wrong way to build your butt. Here's how to develop the perfect glute-ham tie-in.

Tip: Don't Use a Mixed Grip When Deadlifting

If you always used a mixed grip when deadlifting, you'll get injured. Instead, master the hook grip. Here's how.

Pull-Ups: You're Doing Them Wrong

Think you're good at pull-ups because you can do a lot of them or strap on extra weight? Think again. Here's how to really do them for best results.

10 Rules for Hardgainers

Tired of hearing "eat big to get big" by dopes who've always been big? Finally, some smart advice from someone who's been there.

Is Your Ab Workout Making You Look Fat?

Many people, especially women, believe that deadlifts and squats can make them look blocky. False. But the wrong kind of ab training can!

Russian Strength-Skill: The Workouts

How to get big, strong, and lean using training methods inspired by manual labor and the Russian concept of strength-skill.

5 High-Calorie Breakfasts for More Muscle

Roussell says getting big begins at breakfast. Give these bulking breakfasts a try and start filling out your shirtsleeves.

How Tall Guys Get Jacked

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

Peary Rader's Old-School Training

The most effective muscle-building programs might also be the simplest. How simple? Try one exercise.

Top Priority for Lower Traps

Everyone thinks about upper traps, but not lower. That's too bad because the lower traps are crucial for proper movement, strength, and symmetry. Here's how to train them.

Sodium, Your Secret Weapon

Here’s why athletes and bodybuilders need more, not less, sodium in their diets to ensure optimal health, performance, and even gains.

The Third-World Squat

You should be able to perform a strict rock-bottom squat, at least with bodyweight. Here’s why and how to achieve it.

The Anabolic Pulse

Use this high-tech supplement for protein pulsing, for post-workout recovery, and to prevent muscle loss during dieting or fasting.

Tip: Another Jaw-Dropping Benefit of Creatine

It seems there's no limit to what this inexpensive supplement can do for you, performance-wise and health-wise.

9 Underrated Exercises You Need

Stop missing out. Build a leaner, stronger, more jacked physique with this list of underused moves.

Tip: Make Room for Big-Bottomed Girls?

Bodybuilding has finally jumped the shark by starting a division for women with bikini-figure upper bodies and Kardashian-esque lower bodies.

Tip: 4 Hip Adduction Exercises You Need

Prevent injuries and build complete lower-body strength with these moves.

Tip: The Butt Muscle You're Missing

Strengthen this part of your glutes and you'll improve your squats and deadlifts. You might even relieve some lower back pain.

The Truth About Pre-Bed Protein

Should you consume protein right before bed for more muscle growth? Or will it make you fat? Here's what the science says.