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12 Hamstrings Exercises for Hardasses

Only doing deadlifts and leg curls for your hamstrings? You're missing out on some killer exercises that'll quickly add muscle and power.

Primer 52: The Program

Completely reshape your body with this sophisticated and straightforward diet and training plan.

The Suicide Grip: Dangerous or Smart?

A thumbless grip is scary to lifters who don't know how to do it, but it can be used safely. In fact, it's better for your shoulders. Here's why.

Tip: The Forgotten Way to Build Legs

It used to be the rule for building big quads, but today most people haven't heard of it. Let's change that.

Tip: Twice-A-Day Training for Maximum Results

If you can find the time, hitting two workouts in one day can bring major results... if it's planned properly. Here's how to do it.

Tip: Try the Ultimate Chill Pill

This natural adaptogen has been shown to reduce excess cortisol caused by mental stress and hard training. Take a look.

Six New Tabata Workouts for Fast Fat Loss

Fat loss workouts don't have to be drawn out and boring. In fact, the best ones last only four minutes.

Tip: How To Meet Women At The Gym

Want to make a connection and not come off as a creeper? You'll need some guidelines written by a woman. Here they are.

Tip: Take This to Stay Lean After Dieting

The fat starts to creep back on after a diet, but this supplement will go a long way in helping your body resist that fat.

Bulletproof Your Lower Back

Want to build a strong, pain-free lower back? Here's your guide.

The Colorado Experiment: Fact or Fiction

It's one of the greatest bodybuilding stories ever told. And people have been talking about it for over 40 years. But is it true? Here's the real story, written by a man who actually knows.

Master the Floor Press

The bench press may be everyone's favorite upper body barbell exercise, but its shorter-ranged cousin could be even better.

A 6-Week Squat, Bench, or Deadlift Program

A simple, foolproof program to boost up your big lifts in just six weeks. Check it out.

Total-Body Training

A simple but smart plan that blends old-school basics with new-school periodization.

Stuff We Like – Apparel 1

We tested and tortured these gym clothes and shoes for years. Here's what passed our tests and where to buy them.

Concurrent Training: The Ultimate Cardio Strategy

Get stronger and increase your work capacity and cardiovascular health at the same time. Here's your plan.

Tip: A Back-Friendly Alternative to Bent-Over Rows

You need to be doing more horizontal pulls, but the standard barbell row may be doing more harm than good. Try this instead.

The Cure for Weak Glutes

Can you pass these tests of glute activation and strength? If not, we'll show you how to get those babies firing.

The Most Intelligent Way to Warm Up

For heavy lifting, drop the dumb warm-up sets and do ramp-ups instead. You'll get stronger, build more muscle and avoid injuries.

10 Best Unilateral Exercises

How to get stronger and balance out your monotonous diet of squats and deadlifts with single-leg movements.

Muscle Specific Hypertrophy: Biceps, Back, and Lower Body

Don't read this unless you want to get bummed out about how you've been training the wrong grips, rep ranges, and exercises for your biceps, your back, and your entire lower body.

Myofibrillar Growth & Conditioning – The Program

Use high-intensity repeat training (HIRT) to build striated muscle, boost athletic strength, and develop machine-like endurance.

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.

The New Science of Time Under Tension

To get big, you have load up a muscle for 30-60 seconds per set, right? Well, maybe, but there are other ways. Check out the latest science.