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The Real “Core” Exercise

Strong core, strong body. But you need more than traditional ab exercises to get it. Try these out.

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  • The Bodybuilder's Diet Coach

    If you're a top-level competitive bodybuilder and you're serious about getting your diet right, you go to Justin Harris. He'll help you – provided he's not busy fine-tuning his own 265-pound frame in preparation for an upcoming contest.

    Lean and Mean Cookin'

    How to eat right, get full, and woo women.

    12 Truths About Bodybuilding Training

    If your main goal is to build big muscles, this is a must read. Check it out.

    Hybrid Training: The Prequel

    Scot Abel is a bodybuilding anarchist. He doesn't believe in tempo training, pre-determined rest intervals, back-off weeks, or the fact we have elves in the basement that make Metabolic Drive. What he does believe in is pretty cool, though.

    Cooking the Power Foods - Part 1

    The healthiest stuff to eat can also be the tastiest stuff to eat. Check out these 6 meal ideas.

    The New Low-Carb Guru

    Dr. Jeff Volek is one of the leading "new school" researchers in the areas of nutrition, resistance training, lipid metabolism, and endocrinology. He also knows more about low-carb dieting than just about anyone else on the planet.

    Thibaudeau's Words of Wisdom

    We dug through the Author's Locker Room and found information gold in them-there hills. So with mule, shovel, and pick ax, we excavated the biggest, best nuggets from Thibaudeau mountain and melted them together to make this bright, shiny article.

    The Drag Curl

    Break out of your training rut and build some new biceps mass with the drag curl! It's not easy, you'll look like a gimp doing it, and you'll have to use sissy resistance. What more could you ask for in an exercise?

    Building the Case for Hybrid Training

    Bodybuilding guru Scott Abel says that training for hypertrophy, size, thickness, density, and shape is not the same as strength training. If the question is how to gain unadulterated muscle mass, is hybrid training the answer?

    Nutrition For Newbies

    Ten basic, but often ignored, eating guidelines guaranteed to improve your body composition and fuel your workouts.

    Fast to Big

    Everyone thought mixing peanut butter with chocolate was crazy, but it turned out it was more than right. Now, Chad wants to mix light load training with heavy training because it's the quickest way to pack on muscle. Genius, or just another peanut-butter cup wannabe? You decide.

    Top 9 Bodybuilding Recipes

    Eating to be lean and muscular doesn't mean forfeiting flavor. And these aren't your typical bodybuilder recipes. Here's how to make food so good you don't even know it's healthy. Get the recipes.

    Motivate Lagging Muscles

    Thibs lists five reasons why you're not growing (not including the fact that your workout consists of 5 minutes on the Thigh Master you found in your mom's closet). Oh yeah, he also gives some pretty cool quick fixes.

    Naturally Diesel

    Jimmy Smith attempts to bring logic, practicality, and good sense to the discipline of bodybuilding. No, really. We're not kidding. This lump actually thinks he can offset years of obfuscation. Oh well, whadda' ya' say we give him a chance?

    Stimulate More Muscle Growth

    If you understand your opponent, you can manipulate him and win the battle. Similarly, if you understand why weight lifting builds muscles, you can control those babies and make them do your bidding. Muscle Master Christian tells you how.

    The 9 Keys to Productive Training

    So you spend maybe 5 or 6 hours a week in the gym. How much of that time is spent snapping towels or playing the soap dish game in the locker room? If you plan just a little and cut out the wasted time, you might actually build a decent physique.

    Carbohydrate Tolerance

    There's a term used to describe people who don't control their tolerance to carbohydrates. They're called fat people. Dave Barr is here to tell you how to make carbs work for you and not against you.

    Blood on the Barbell: Robertson

    As we read this article, we realized that while Mike Robertson had come up with a solid strength/powerlifting program, he'd also simultaneously come up with a pretty good bodybuilding program! Talk about multi-tasking!

    New Associations, New Muscle

    Lots of the usual solid folksy wisdom from Dan John, but in addition, this article contained so many great training ideas that we dropped what we were doing and ran straight to the gym to try them. (Sorry Ma, we'll fix your dialysis machine tomorrow.)

    Limiting Factors

    Here are 5 reasons why you're still a weenie. There are probably a bunch more, but we didn't think your ego could handle that many at once.

    Mastering the Deadlift - Part 3

    The complete guide to dominating the deadlift, from shoe selection to advanced training techniques.

    Double Trouble Hypertrophy

    Most of us poor slobs have jobs so we don't have the luxury of doing two-a-days, but we figure since it's summer there are a bunch of feckless college students out there doing one bong hit after another who just might be able to take advantage of this program.

    6 New Exercises For New Muscle!

    More exercises from Christian that you probably never tried before. Each is terrifically effective and each is guaranteed to make your fellow gym rats assume youre some sort of mad scientist slash exercise physiologist.