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When should you use tempo training and why? Mike Robertson answers these and other questions about this often-neglected component of strength and muscle building.

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Abbreviated Brutality – The Workouts

These 4 training methods would kill most guys who think they need to spend two hours in the gym.

Tip: Train With Arnold's Golden Six

This full-body, three-days-per-week routine got The Oak started in bodybuilding. Check it out.

The 4 Dumbest Ab Exercises

Those popular ab exercises you see in many workout programs are ineffective and injurious. Luckily, there are smarter alternatives.

Is a 300-Pound Bench Rare?

Is a 300-pound bench press as rare as a 21-year-old Swedish lingerie model who loves watching football and rough and tumble pillow fights with her twin sister?

Tip: 5 Ways to Crank Up the Curl

How to change the angle, offset the load, and increase TUT for bigger biceps.

The 4 Dumbest Things Beginners Do

Newbies often waste their first year or two of training. They should be taking advantage of this magical time. Here's what to avoid and what to do instead.

28 Days of Gains: A Realistic Case Study

How much muscle can a natural, experienced lifter gain in 4 weeks? Can he lose fat at the same time? This coach decided to find out.

Big Dead Bodybuilders

It takes extreme muscularity to make it to the top. And many bodybuilders take extreme measures to win... and even to get third place. Is it worth it?

Tip: Master the Standing Rollout

Not many people can do it. Too bad, it's one of the best core exercises out there. Here's how to work your way up to it in five steps.

How Natural Is Natural Bodybuilding?

Our undercover pro exposes the truth about drug-free bodybuilding contests. Yes, it's as bad as you think.

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.

Unilateral Movements Make You Weak

There's a term to describe the overzealous advocates of unilateral movements: small and weak. Here’s why.

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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    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.

    6 Heavy Duty Training Tactics

    The muscles. The mustache. The madness. Here's what you can still learn from Mike Mentzer's Heavy Duty training.

    Tip: Curcumin Makes Fat Cells Kill Themselves

    New research shows that curcumin prevents baby fat cells from becoming adults while also causing adult fat cells to commit suicide.

    Lean vs. Shredded: The Cold Hard Truth

    Getting lean is easy. Getting shredded is the hardest thing you'll ever do. Here are the 8 differences you need to know.

    Guaranteed Muscle Mass

    Need a simple, challenging plan to build some serious mass? Try these four proven training methods. Full workout program included!

    The Waterbury Method

    A unique program for size and strength that uses full-body workouts and a set/rep scheme you’ve probably never tried before. Check it out.

    Hypertrophy-Specific Training

    An Overview and Sample Program

    The Least Expensive Way to Boost Testosterone

    Train hard and you leech out important minerals involved in keeping T levels high and testicles happy. Here's how to fix that.

    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.

    7 Abused and Misused Training Methods

    Exercises are tools. You've got to know how to use them properly. Here's a list of commonly misused ones.

    Breast Implants For Girls Who Lift

    Everything a weight-lifting woman ever wanted to know about breast implants but was afraid to ask.