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6 Specialty Bars for Strength and Size

A conventional barbell is fine, but if that's all you use you're missing out on strength gains and a little novelty. Change your bar to improve your training.

When it Comes to Squats, Easier Doesn't Work

There are easier, more fun ways to squat than below parallel. Trouble is, they don't work.

The 40-Day Program

Most of you are too weak to put on muscle. Here's a simple 40-day program that will make you strong and buff.

Deadlift Diagnosis

Yes, folks, I'm a deadlift-aholic. I don't just want to pull; I want to pull every minute of every day for the rest of my life.

Steroids for Bodybuilding

A practical guide to physique enhancement with pharmaceuticals

Train Size, Then Strength: A 10-Week Program

Train for size for a few weeks and then strength. It works better for both goals. Here's why, along with a sample 10-week 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.

10 Mistakes Women Make in the Gym

Women get curves by building muscle. They show those curves by losing body fat. Why then are they doing everything to make both those things so damn hard?

The Very Best Way to Build Triceps

So, you want to stretch out your sleeves? The problem is, you can't have big arms without big triceps. Here's exactly what will help you build them.

What You Don't Know About Training Delts

Science reveals some surprising tips on how to train the deltoids and create "3D" shoulders. Check them out.

5 Exercises for Upper-Back Strength

Strengthening a handful of small, upper-back muscles through some deceptively hard exercises can pay big dividends.

Are Heavy Kettlebell Swings Better Than Deadlifts?

Heavy kettlebell swings could be the best damn posterior chain exercise you're not doing, possibly even better than deadlifts! Here's why.

Advanced Glute Training

Everything you ever wanted to know about your glutes… and more. Check it out.

30 Days to a Big Butt & Great Squat

Aggressive workouts lead to fast progress and monster gains. Here are three different 30-day challenges to bring up your glutes and your PRs.

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.

The Simple Diet for Athletes

You don't have to go on an extreme diet to lose fat and perform your best. These guidelines work for elite athletes and they'll work for you.

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.

CrossFit and Steroids

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

The 5 People Every Lifter Needs to Avoid

There are five types of people out there who will ruin your progress in the gym. Here they are, plus five great people you need in your crew.

Fat Shame Yourself

Are you fat? Maybe you should be shamed. But don't let some jerk do it to you. Do it yourself, then do something about it.

Fake Strength: Stop Arching the Bench Press

Re-think the big arch for bench pressing. It doesn't create any real strength, and admit it: it's cheating. Here’s why.

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.

Top Priority for Lower Traps

Everyone thinks about upper traps, but not lower. That's too bad because the lower traps are crucial for proper movement, strength, and symmetry. Here's how to train them.

Steroids for Dummies

Everything you ever wanted to know but was afraid to ask.