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The Best Damn High Volume Workout Plan for Natties

Not on steroids? Grow anyway with this smart training approach.

The Athletic Aesthetic Program

Lift like a beast, move like an athlete, look like a Greek god. Here's your plan.

Tip: The Verdict on the Impossible Burger

Science has finally made a realistic alternative to meat patties, but does this stuff hold up to scrutiny? Here's the real scoop.

3 Days a Week is All You Need

Four rules to follow when you can only train 3 days per week, plus the 4 common mistakes to avoid. Sample plan included.

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.

Bad Back, Big Muscles

Nagging back pain is no excuse to get fat and weak. Here's how to keep training hard while your back heals up.

4 Myths About Female Glute Training

There's a right way and a wrong way to build your butt. Here's how to develop the perfect glute-ham tie-in.

Squatter's Shoulder: The Cause & The Cure

Squats irritating your shoulders? Don't go to the doctor’s office yet. There's a reason it's happening and a way to fix it. 

The 4 Dumbest Ab Exercises

Those popular ab exercises you see in many workout programs are ineffective and injurious. Luckily, there are smarter alternatives.

22 Proven Rep Schemes

Want to build pure brute strength? How about unadulterated muscular size? Maybe both? Here are the best set/rep schemes for your goal.

Heavy Deadlifting 101

Sumo or conventional stance? Mixed, overhand or hook grip? And what's the best way to program it? You have deadlift questions, Matt Kroc has answers.

6 Tips to Master the Sumo Deadlift

The sumo deadlift shortens the ROM, works the hips more, and is less stressful on the back than conventional deadlifts.

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.

14 Tips For a Successful Year

Fourteen training, programming, and diet tips to make this your best year yet.

Train Your Calves Every Day

Got calves? Probably not. That's because you have to work them every day to get them to grow.

Training Percentages Made Simple

Find your true 1 RM and use it to build even more strength. Here’s how.

Conditioning is a Sham

According to Rippetoe, you're better off training strength than you are training conditioning. Here’s why.

10 Weeks to Squat PRs

If your squat hasn't gone up since the Clinton administration, this program will help you finally set some new PR's.

Shoulders and Triceps Blast

A 6-week routine filled with heavy weights, drop sets, and 100-rep muscle burners. You ready?

7 Principles of Exercise Selection

If you're not as strong or as jacked as you want to be, there's probably a very simple reason for it: You're doing the wrong exercises. Check this out.

Gironda's 8x8 Training

This classic bodybuilding program does what most programs can’t: it allows you to build muscle and lose some fat at the same time. Check it out.

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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  • Destroying Fat

    It takes more than just “eating less and exercising more” to reach single-digit body fat. Check out these advanced fat loss strategies.

    The Truth About Bulking

    There's more to gaining muscle mass than lifting and pigging out. Don't fall for bulking advice that just makes you fat.