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5/3/1 Beach Body Challenge

A performance-based program that'll build your legs, traps, neck, shoulders, and forearms. Yes, you'll look awesome too.

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.

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.

Tip: This Plank Isn't For Pantywaists

Got two minutes? Drop to the floor and try this challenge!

Tip: The End of Shoulder Pain

Here's an easy way to balance your training and avoid shoulder pain and injuries.

Hamstring Hammering: 6 New Exercises

Get that hamstring hang you've always wanted. Here are some fresh lifts to try on your next leg day.

7 Things No One Tells You Before You Start Lifting

If you knew these seven things about lifting or bodybuilding beforehand, would you even bother walking into a gym? Take a look.

Tip: Does T Nation Endorse Steroids?

Some people think we're promoting steroids. Are they right? Here's the answer.

Tip: Make Your Core Work More Effective

Name your favorite ab exercise performed on the floor. Got it? Now, here's a clever way to make it even better.

The Badass Deadlift Program

Here's a devastatingly effective (and even fun) deadlift program that makes you want to run to the gym to try it out.

Tip: How to Increase Androgen Receptor Density

Finally, science figures out the real reason why some guys are hardgainers and others are muscle monsters.

Tip: The Most Overrated Dietary Oil

The benefits of this health-food darling are way overblown. Here's what you need to know.

The Bodyweight Workout for Big Guys

Big? Check! Strong? Check! Now it's time to move like an athlete, ramp up your conditioning, and feel incredible. Here's exactly how to do it.

The Complete Guide to Bulking and Cutting

Here's how to adjust your nutrition to match your training goal. It covers mass phases, fat loss phases, and maintenance phases.

Tip: What 2 Weeks Off Really Does to Your Body

Here's how that vacation will affect your size and strength.

10 Mistakes Women Make With Diets

Here are the most common mistakes and how to fix them for long-term leanness and health.

8 Laws of Strength Training

You don't have to do every little thing right to get big and strong. You just have to follow these 8 laws to the letter.

Tip: Dump the Seated Leg Extension, Do This Instead

Most standard leg exercises are "missing" a very important quad muscle. Here's how to target it to build stronger legs.

Tip: Train the Brachialis First

The key to bigger arms? Hit the little muscle between the biceps and triceps first in your workout. Here's the best way to do it.

Tip: Don't Use a Mixed Grip When Deadlifting

If you always used a mixed grip when deadlifting, you'll get injured. Instead, master the hook grip. Here's how.

100 Reps to Ripped

Sets of 50-100 reps, performed with a minimum number of pauses, can be used to break plateaus, build muscle, or burn fat. Here's how.

Hard Body Training for Women

Lean. Hard. Strong. These workouts combine explosive training, metcon, and a unique concept where you train the same muscles two days in a row.

10 Secrets to Building Mass

Ten secrets, eight exercises, and one sweet three-day-a-week program to help you pile on muscle weight fast.

Big Bench Program for Strength and Size

The basics of benching, the fine points, and a solid 16-week program. Get it all here.