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How to Burn Stubborn Body Fat

Eating less and exercising more isn't going to get rid of stubborn pockets of fat. Here's the smart way to blast those love handles and saddlebags.

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.

Can Vegetarians Build Muscle?

What happens when a lifelong meathead goes veg for a bulking cycle? John Berardi, Ph.D., is about to find out.

The New Rules of Over-40 Lifting

Everything most young coaches tell you about over-40 training is wrong. Here's why and what to do instead.

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.

High-Pull for the Power Look

This single exercise will make you look more powerful and scary-looking in just a short amount of time. Here’s how to do it.

Practical Guide to GPP

General physical preparedness is the key to outstanding performance. Here's how to set-up a program that sets you up for success.

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.

Natural vs. Enhanced Lifters

Natties shouldn't train or eat like steroid users. And the reverse is true too. Here the 10 things they should do differently.

Tip: Two Things That Beat Coffee for Workouts

Tired before your workout? These two things may be better than caffeine for optimizing exercise performance.

The Single Best Fat Loss Tip

What's the most important fat-loss advice you need to hear? We asked 8 experts and pros. Their answers are surprising.

7 Ways to Fix Anterior Pelvic Tilt

Fix this common posture problem. Not only will you look better, but you'll get better results from training.

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.

7 Surprising Tips for Bigger Arms

Arms stop growing years ago? Time to apply one of these tips!

Tailor-Made Nutrition - Part 1

Design your own nutrition plan made just for your body and your goals. Here’s how.

D is for Detox (and the Dummies Who Do It)

It might be true that the body sometimes needs some help to detoxify itself, but you can't do it with cleanses or enemas. Here's how you can.

4 Reasons You've Got No Rear Delts

The rear delts are arguably the hardest muscle to isolate. Here are 4 things you can do to start feeling your delts, probably for the very first time.

How To Build Meaty Hamstrings

Are your hammies on the puny side even though you train them? Here's how to build them with science and sweat.

6 Reasons You Should Never Open a Gym

Ever wonder what it'd be like to run a gym? Most lifters do. But don't let the fantasy fool you. It can be pretty terrible.

The 10 Most Overrated Workouts and Diets

We ask our experts what training method or diet trend is the most overrated. They don't hold back. Let the butt-hurt begin.

How to Keep Muscle During a Layoff

Whether you're taking a planned break from training or you're struck by sickness or injury, there are plenty of things you can do to prevent muscle loss.

3 Reasons Your Calves Aren't Growing

One less excuse for puny calves, one more exercise for growing them, and one more trick to beat them into submission.

Muscle Specific Hypertrophy: Chest, Triceps, and Shoulders

Understanding the science of sets, reps, and muscle-specific fiber composition will make you sound smarter. Going to the gym and applying that knowledge will make you bigger.

The Return of German Volume Training

GVT works, if you can handle it. Here are the pros and cons.