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Tip: Do No-Carb Cardio in the Morning

Don't do your cardio fully fasted, but avoid carbs. You'll protect muscle and burn more fat.

Tip: Do Harder, Fewer Reps for Great Abs

Recruit more muscle by tensing hard before every rep of an ab exercise.

Strength Training Tricks: What Works?

There are tricks and cues that supposedly increase strength in the squat, bench, and deadlift. Some work, some don't. Here's the truth.

The NPGL: America's Newest Sport?

Scoot over, CrossFit. Competitive fitness is on the rise. Could it become America's new team sport? You decide.

Why Training Stops Working and How to Fix It

Have you become nonresponsive to lifting? It can happen. Here's how to cure the problem and get your body responding again.

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Mark Dugdale "I Go to War!" Video

Check out Mark Dugdale in the new Biotest commercial, and let us know what you think.

Omega-7: The Lifter's Fatty Acid

Want to be leaner, healthier, and build more muscle? Get more Omega-7's in your diet. Here's why, plus the foods you need to eat.

Is Powerlifting Hurting Bodybuilding?

The influence of powerlifting has both helped and hindered those training for size. Here's how to find the perfect balance.

Log Your Training Like a Boss

If you're not recording your workouts, you're wasting your time. Here are the essentials your training journal needs to contain.

4 Training & Diet Arguments: Resolved!

The scientific facts about machines vs. free weights, calorie quality vs. quantity, hard work vs. genetics, and high volume vs. heavy weight.

The Deload is Dead

Forget taking a deload week. You can rest when you're dead. Scheduled contrast weeks are far superior.

The Truth About Alkaline Diets

There's a trendy diet that claims your favorite foods are too acidic and causing a host of problems, including muscle loss. Here's the real science.

Stimulants & Explosive Performance

Stimulants can really get you amped up for a tough workout, but do they have other effects as well? Dr. Lowery hooked himself up to fancy lab equipment to find out.

Does CrossFit Lead to Injury?

CrossFit claims that the NSCA is out to get them. Is it a conspiracy or does CrossFit just enjoy bullying people?

6 Ways to Bring the Pain

Increase time under tension and trigger new muscle growth with these six lethal combinations of compound and static exercises.

Hellfire Reps

A simple technique that forces you to use better form and full range of motion. It'll burn like heck, but you'll like the results!

The Toughest Way to Do a Set

One rep, three phases. This overload method will not only challenge you, it'll pack muscle on your weakest body parts, fast!

The 10 Rules of the Ancestral Athlete

To perform like a high-tech ass-kicking machine you sometimes need to look to the past, remove the clutter and simplify.

Training Hard vs. Training Smart

Are you a geek or a meathead? There's a sweet spot to be found between training hard and training smart. In that sweet spot lies success.

How I Finally Got Muscle to Grow - Phase 2

It takes more than heavy weights to hypertrophy muscle. Add an insane volume phase if you want insane amounts of muscle.

Which Wolf Are You Feeding?

Are you scanning the world for excuses or opportunities? Read this, get your act together, and reach your goals.

The Motivation Secret

When you've got the right goals in your training (and life), all the little things take care of themselves.

Lessons from Football

Grinders win, greatness is planned, and your attitude determines everything. Works in the NFL and it'll work for you.

Identify Weak Points and Destroy Them

To reach your training goals, you first have to identify the "kingpins" that are holding you back, then remove them.