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Carb Cycling for Fat Loss

Think carb cycling is too damn complicated for real men to follow? Coach Henriques' plan is as simple as it is effective.

Mountain Dog Arms

Want bigger arms? There are four keys things to remember when it comes to training them. Check ‘em out here.

Tip: The Row That'll Change Back Day Forever

You've never seen this one before. Here's how to do it for a solid back and core.

You (Probably) Don't Need to Train Arms

Many lifters don't need direct biceps and triceps work. Some need a little. Some need a lot. Here's how to know what's best for your body and your goals.

The 5 Biggest Fat Loss Mistakes

Even experienced lifters make these mistakes. Here's what to do instead, plus a complete three-phase diet and training plan.

The "Can't-Believe-It's-a-Diet" Diet

An easy, week-long diet to quickly drop the pounds you've gained from your social isolation.

Adamantium Abs: 6 Core Exercises You Need

Use these moves to build real-world core strength. Or, you know, just do them because abs look awesome. Whatever.

Tip: How to Increase Androgen Receptor Density

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

Expert Advice for the Over-40 Lifter

What happens to the after-40 lifter? Does this milestone mean you have to train like a grandpa? Not necessarily. But here's what will lengthen your lifting life.

5 Ways To Make Face Pulls Even Better

Everyone needs to be doing face pulls. Period. Here are five new variations that'll boost shoulder health and muscle growth.

Today's Lifters Are Snowflakes

The modern lifter is being a pantywaist... and he doesn't even realize it. He needs a kick in the butt. Here it is.

The Truth About Waist Trainers

Figure and bikini competitors use them. Celebrities endorse them. But what's really happening to the body when squeems are used? Here's the nasty truth.

One Exercise for Total Shoulder Health

No shoulder gains? Are they always hurting? Do this exercise once per day.

Tip: Drink This for Stronger Erections

A juice that builds a better boner? Here's the hard science.

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.

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Tip: Do the Hand-Release Push-Up

If your goals include building a big chest, developing power, and improving your bench press, this is the superior way to do push-ups.

The Simple Carb Cycling Diet

Traditional carb cycling requires a calculator, a food scale, and an advanced degree in mathematics. There's a much simpler way. Here's how.

Tip: Pull Before You Push and Pull More Often

You need more than a 1:1 ratio of pushing and pulling exercises. Here's why, plus some smart strategies to keep you balanced.

Tip: Train Biceps Every Damn Day for Fast Growth

Sounds crazy, but it works if you use this smart training strategy. Check it out.

5 Things We Can Learn From Arnold About Building Muscle

Back before he was governing the state and impregnating the hired help, Arnold Schwarzenegger was way ahead of his time as a bodybuilder.

Is Your Ab Workout Making You Look Fat?

Many people, especially women, believe that deadlifts and squats can make them look blocky. False. But the wrong kind of ab training can!

Turkish Get Ups Make You Awesome

Ready for a challenge? The Turkish Get Up will take your stability, core strength, and mobility to the next level.

How to Increase Your Pull-Up Power

High-rep pull-ups are cool, but you'll stagnate and bang yourself up if you keep chasing volume. Instead concentrate on adding weight.

CrossFit: The Good, Bad, and the Ugly

CrossFit is the greatest thing ever to happen to barbell training, except for all the awful parts of it.