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Overload Your Delts for Explosive Growth

Overload is the training stress the body must adapt to. It’s the driving force of muscle growth. Get it in your training to make gains.

Diamond Calves and Old School Exercises

A novel calf routine plus a selection of old-school total-body exercises.

Solutions to Lifting Problems

Eric tells you what to do if your knee, shoulder, or back hurts, but you still want to work out.

Fix That Weak Link!

Regardless of whether your goal is to deadlift 1,000 pounds or to build a shredded Christmas tree, the principles are basically the same.

6 Random Ways to Accelerate Your Training

6 ways to pack on muscle, from adjusting heel position to build freaky quads to slowing down rep speed for gargantuan biceps.

You Don't Know Jack About Your Back

A muscle-numbing routine for the most spectacular, but often most-neglected body part.

Beef Up Your Body Composition

Muscle insulin sensitivity, lifting tempo, and how to use control days to maximize your mass phase.

Question of Nutrition 1

Dr. Bowden answers questions about glycemic load, food and zits, fiber as a fat-loss supplement, the super spice turmeric, and more. Check it out.

My Five Ah-Ha! Moments

Tim's "Ah-Ha" moments have to do with the superiority of supersets over combination exercises, working abs first, the proper way to gain weight, debunking the stability ball myth, and a nifty little trick to make sure you're squatting low enough.

Maximal Force

You finished boozing it up over the holiday? Good. Cuz it's time to put what's left of your brain matter to use in understanding the nervous system and how utilizing it can make you stronger and better lookin'.

5 Things You're Missing

Five things you should be doing – some in the gym, some at the dinner table – to help you reach your body comp goals.

The Proactive Patient

Maybe you're not injured and you don't plan on being injured. (Ha!) Regardless, this article contains secrets to the weightlifting universe that will help you understand how the body works and, as they say, knowledge is power.

Grass-Fed Beef Recipes for a Healthy, Hard Body

Five healthy recipes you gotta try.

Combination Training

Has Mike discovered the Holy Grail of training programs? Has he figured out a way to keep the body from adapting? Can he levitate just by using the power of his mind? Answers to these questions and more are contained herein.

Creating a Training Effect When You're Injured

You may be hurt, but it doesn't mean you can't train. Tony Gentilcore tells you how to work out, scream a lot, and still get a training effect while you're injured.

Superfood Super Recipes

It's hard to work fruits and vegetables into your diet, especially vegetables. It's not like you can add spinach or broccoli sprouts to muffins, cheesecakes, and pancakes... or can you?

The Round-Up Interviews: Dave Tate

Big Dave Tate is a powerlifting icon and a successful businessman. He's also the least politically correct man in weightlifting and always a sure bet to scorch somebody's eardrums.

The Glute Tri-Set

Charles Poliquin invented this glute tri-set for alpine skiers, but it works great for bodybuilding purposes, too. It's also a good routine if you're an ass model, but there aren't too many of those around.

Soy: What's the Big Deal?

Back in 1998, TC broke the story about the evils of soy, reporting how it might squelch Testosterone levels and even kill testicular cells. Have we found out more about soy? John Berardi and Ryan Andrews review the latest research.

Up for a Quickie?

Christian serves up 3 innovative methods for taking your gains to new heights - one for biceps, one for arms in general, and a Bizarro World method that involves doing the opposite of everything you now do.

Stealing From the Pros: Back Training

Sure all the pros are roided out to their mutant gills. That doesn't mean we can't still learn some incredibly valuable back-training tips by observing how the big bastards train.

5 Common Technique Mistakes

How to fix the most common mistakes with rows, squats, bench presses and more.

The Deadlift Walk

Here's the latest exercise to make you curse us: Imagine doing a heavy deadlift and then going for a stroll. Okay, that doesn't exactly describe the Deadlift Walk, but it comes close.

Big Jim's Plateau-Busting Surge Routine

We love the workouts that make you ache, the ones that make you shake your fist at the heavens above. This one involves doing one-rep maxes with 60-second negatives, followed by some nice drop sets.