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Tip: Make These Blueberry & Yogurt Cookies

It's possible to be lean and still eat food that tastes good. Try these high-protein cookies. Easy recipe here.

8/6/3 For Size and Strength

This coach dared to mess around with Jim Wendler’s 5/3/1 and tweak it for his athletes. Here’s what happened.

2 Weeks to Shredded

Need to look your absolute best but only have two weeks to do it? We've got the perfect plan for you. Check this out.

Tip: Isolate with Fisherman Rows

Here's a better way to do dumbbell rows.

The Ultimate Program for Body Comp Improvement

Tired of looking pretty much the same year after year? If you're ready to make radical changes in your body composition, start here.

Deconstructing the Deadlift

There's more to proper deadlifting than "grip it and rip it." You're about to get your PhD in pulling.

The Flat Butt Fix

Want stronger, rounder, sexier glutes? Then give them their own day in the gym. Here's how to get it done.

Total Core Training for Lifters

To train the core musculature properly, you need to do the right exercises at the right time. Here's your complete guide.

CrossFit and Steroids

A noted performance enhancing drug expert examines CrossFit and answers the controversial question: are top CrossFitters using PEDs?

The Z Press: Advanced Overhead Pressing

The Z Press is much harder than the overhead press and it will expose any weaknesses you might have. Here’s how to do it.

Man Up and Military Press

Put the damn bar over your head. Easy enough, but not many people actually do it today. Here’s why they need to be doing it.

Westside for Skinny Bastards 1

Skinny? Interested in packing on muscle mass and having the strength to back it up? This program is for you.

Boost Testosterone, Control Estrogen – Naturally

This healthy plant extract raises testosterone and lowers estrogen, along with making muscle fibers grow thicker. Here's how.

28 Days of Gains: A Realistic Case Study

How much muscle can a natural, experienced lifter gain in 4 weeks? Can he lose fat at the same time? This coach decided to find out.

The Ultimate Grip Strength Test

Take your strength to the next level with this simple 60-second challenge. Then, build a bone-crushing grip. Here's how.

A Lifter's Guide to Alcohol

What impact does drinking have on your physique and performance goals? How does alcohol affect testosterone, estrogen, HGH, and cortisol? The answers here.

Tip: Deadlift Daily to Get Stronger

Yes, you can deadlift almost every day, get stronger, and not get injured. Here's how.

Inside the Muscles: Best Ab Exercises

After hooking himself up to a bunch of electrodes, the author discovers the best exercises for building a rock-solid midsection.

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  • Tip: Squat Day? Do This First

    This little trick will make your squat feel strong, smooth, and stable. Check it out.

    Tip: High-Dose TRT or Mild Steroid Cycle?

    Some docs are prescribing larger dosages of T for men with low test. But is this TRT or an actual steroid cycle? Is it safe? Info here.

    Everyone Should Use Creatine

    Everyone should take creatine, even if their goal isn't to build mountains of muscle. Here's why and how to use it.

    The Best Way to Build Your Butt

    What's the best way to build strong glutes that also make every jaw in the gym drop? We ask the experts.

    The 6 Foundational Movement Patterns

    To build strength and muscle, as well as avoid injuries, you must train all six patterns. Does your program include them all?

    Volume Training for Size & Strength

    If your gains have stalled, it's probably because you're missing one thing in your workouts: volume. Here's how to intelligently add it.