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Tip: TUT – Does It Really Matter?

Is time under tension really important for hypertrophy? Let's take a deep dive into that topic.

Bodybuilder Abs, Athlete Core

There's a difference between ab training and core training. Here are some new exercises for both goals.

Balance Gut Bacteria. Get Leaner. Get Happier.

Gut bacteria contribute to your mood, your waistline, your overall health, and even the size of your nads. Here's how to make sure you have the right balance.

Russian Strength-Skill: The Workouts

How to get big, strong, and lean using training methods inspired by manual labor and the Russian concept of strength-skill.

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.

Is Lifting Safe for Kids?

For years, pediatric organizations made weight lifting seem like it was as bad for kids as eating Tide Pods. Here's the real scoop.

Lean vs. Shredded: The Cold Hard Truth

Getting lean is easy. Getting shredded is the hardest thing you'll ever do. Here are the 8 differences you need to know.

4 Tests Every Lifter Should Be Able to Pass

You should be able to pass these tests before you hit the bench, squat, do direct arm work, or add more ab exercises. Can you?

Lunges: You're Doing Them Wrong

There's a 90 percent chance you're doing lunges or split squats incorrectly. Here's where you're going wrong and how to do them right.

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.

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.

The 5 Best Exercises Ever

Here are the most effective exercises in the history of forever.

Lifter's Elbow: The Cause & The Cure

Three common things you probably do in the gym that will wreck your elbows, plus a few smart tricks that'll fix you right up.

Do-It-Yourself Myofascial Release

Burn your foam roller and give the tennis ball to the dog. You're going to learn how to fix sticky muscles and bust up adhesions using nothing but your hands.

Bigger, Better Glutes

The hip thrust is the go-to move for building athletic speed and power, in addition to building a great butt. Here’s how to do it. 

How to Build Bulletproof Shoulders

Build indestructable shoulders with landmine presses, unique overhead carry variations, and much more.

Nonstop Natural Gains: The Neuro Typing System

The future of training is here. Your neurological type determines what kind of workouts you should be doing for maximum results. Learn your type now.

Tip: The 5 Best Ab Exercises for Athletes

Build a strong core that not only looks good, but makes you a better athlete. Here's how.

4 Genetic Factors That Determine Your Success

You're a big dude with a barrel chest. Then why can that little guy who looks like a cast member of the Wizard of Oz remake outbench you?

4 Weeks to Big Arms

You can lie to yourself and say big arms aren't important to you. Or, you can follow this program for a month and finally build them.

6 Stupid Exercises That Need to Die

With apologies to CrossFit, the Marines, and even NASA, there are some exercises that are just plain dumb. Here they are.

The Bodybuilder's Guide to Blood Work

Doctors often think lifters are sick because their physicals and blood tests yield scary results. Here's how to protect yourself from false positives.

Simple But Brutal: The Workout Plan

Make it easier to build muscle by doing brutally hard things, like 20-rep squats. Here's your complete 6-week plan.

Keep Estrogen Under Control

If your estrogen levels are out of whack, it can ruin your body comp, your health, maybe even your life. Here's what you need to know.