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Tip: 3 Exercises That Beat Boring Planks

Pretending to be a 2-by-4 is not an effective exercise. Do these 3 core movements instead and help make planks obsolete.

6 Convenient Foods For Muscle Growth

Eating for gains isn't as hard as you think. Add a few of these to your shopping cart.

The MATADOR Intermittent Diet

Lose the fat and keep the strength with this two-weeks on, two-weeks off plan. It's actually pretty easy. Check it out.

The Single Best Muscle-Building Method

A recent study shows that training to failure is the true key to muscle growth... regardless of the weight used. If your goal is size, this is a must-read.

The Not-So Scary Truth About Sweeteners

You've heard the scary stories. Now it's time to look at the actual science and unclench a little. Here's what you haven't heard.

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.

You Should be Doing Face Pulls

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

The Truth About Bodybuilding Genetics

Genetics do matter. But how much?

Inside the Muscles: Best Back and Biceps Exercises

After testing 45 different back and biceps exercises with EMG, here are the ones that came out on top.

The Bodyweight Workout for Big Guys

Big? Check! Strong? Check! Now it's time to move like an athlete, ramp up your conditioning, and feel incredible. Here's exactly how to do it.

The Absolute Best Way to Build Quads

It's one of the toughest muscle groups to build. We ask 10 experts for their single best tip for building quads. Check out their answers.

The Absolute Worst Fitness Trend

Our experts set fire to the dumbest, most annoying training and diet trends. Are you blindly following any of them?

Lunges: You're Doing Them Wrong

There's a 90 percent chance you're doing lunges or split squats incorrectly. Here's where you're going wrong and how to do them right.

Tip: Train the Same Muscle Two Days in a Row

For better gains, hit a muscle hard and heavy one day, then again the next day with lighter pump work. Here's why that works.

Predator Conditioning

Torch fat and retain muscle. Attack your conditioning like a predator. Don't run from it like prey.

The Best Way to Row, Period

Barbell rows are a staple for building a big back and an overall stronger body. And using an underhand grip makes them even better. Here's why.

5/3/1 Beach Body Challenge

A performance-based program that'll build your legs, traps, neck, shoulders, and forearms. Yes, you'll look awesome too.

8-Week Basic Strength Plan

Being stronger in the basic barbell lifts makes everything else you do in the gym easier. Here’s how to do it.

5 Ways To Make Face Pulls Even Better

Everyone needs to be doing face pulls. Period. Here are five new variations that'll boost shoulder health and muscle growth.

The Best Way to Keep Getting Stronger

Strength gains stalled out? Use this powerful progression method to build stronger muscles and tendons so you'll never plateau.

How to Burn Stubborn Body Fat

Eating less and exercising more isn't going to get rid of stubborn pockets of fat. Here's the smart way to blast those love handles and saddlebags.

Effective Training for Busy Men

Life has this annoying habit of interfering, but that doesn't mean training should get put on the back burner.

The Set / Rep Bible

If you're not sure what to do with your sets and reps, look no further. This plan has your workout laid out for you – no matter the goal.

Steroid Dieting

Your Guide to Losing Fat While "On"