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More Thoughts From the Weight-Room Floor

A veteran lifter weighs in on building bigger arms, how to assess your weak points, and overcoming the tyranny of bad advice.

Building a Powerful V-Shape

The look of a tiny waist and big-back is what makes heads turn. Build your upper body to achieve that look. Here's how.

Mythbusters 2

Are squats and deadlifts all you need to work your core? Is it "bad" to do static stretches before weight training? Answers to these questions and more.

The Seven Habits of Highly Defective Benchers

Seven bad benching habits that keep you weak, and how to get rid of them.

4 Ways to Ramp Up Your Workout

Stagnation is unacceptable. Revive your workouts and watch your muscle mass increase while your body fat decreases.

Steroids in the Sand

In the booming fitness culture of Dubai, steroids are cool, pot is not, and good supplements are hard to find.

Mythbusters 1

The first installment of our new series demolishes old ideas about getting bigger and stronger, addressing imbalances, and preventing injuries.

Is Sport-Specific Training a Myth?

Coach Mike explains why the exercises an athlete doesn't perform can have the biggest impact on his success in a training program.

4 Hot Topics from The Beast

Christian tackles the myth of overtraining, why gymnasts and Olympic lifters look the way they do, and how growth occurs in spurts.

Complete Core Training

An ab training article for people who do more than take mirror selfies.

  • Abs
  • Return of the Warrior Nerd

    Dr. Lowery comes out swinging against the high priests of high-carb diets and defends the honor of protein-loving meatheads.

    Lifts I Never Did, Used to Do, or Just Started Doing Again

    A veteran strength coach riffs on deadlifts, squats, rollouts, and why he'd rather not have to explain why his athletes get so many strange bruises.

    An Interview with Dave Tate

    The powerlifter and entrepreneur talks about bodybuilding, success, injuries, and what we can learn from kindergartners.

    8 More Power Foods

    Hope you didn't go food shopping yet, because you're about to make big-time changes to your grocery list.

    The Cardio Conundrum

    With all the cardio options out there, it's no wonder we're confused about the best way to incorporate it into our workouts! Coach Robertson summarizes the pros and cons of each variation and helps us with fat-burning program design.

    How Strong Are Your Abs, Really?

    Think your core strength is pretty good? Now's the time to find out. These two tests will tell you if your abs are strong or if they're a weak link.

  • Abs
  • Seven Keys to a Successful Body Transformation

    There are lots of ways to go from lumpy to lean, or skinny to studly, but all muscle makeovers have these common traits.

    What I Learned in 2008

    Cressey's 2008 lessons-learned include how to stay lean without really trying, loving the goniometer, how alcohol kills soft tissue quality, and lots more.

    Kettlebells Put to the Test

    What happens when a barbell guy devotes himself to kettlebells for eight weeks? More than he expected.

    Question of Nutrition 5

    What do belly measurements really tell you? How much water should you drink? Those answers and much more here.

    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.

    The Right Way to Stretch the Pecs

    Stretches to ensure chest/shoulder stability, health, AND performance. Check ‘em out.

    Question of Strength 48

    Q & A with one of the world's premier strength coaches.

    Facts, Fallacies of Corrective Exercise

    Doing squats on Bosu balls isn't functional. Neither is a lot of stuff you see people doing in the gym.