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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?

How to Build a Stubborn-Ass Muscle

Got a hard-to-grow body part or weak muscle group? Here's how 7 of our experts brought theirs up.

Tip: Train the Same Muscle Two Days in a Row

For better gains, hit a muscle hard and heavy one day, then again the next day with lighter pump work. Here's why that works.

Build a Brick House Backside with RDLs

Romanian deadlifts (RDLs) work your entire posterior chain. But which version is best for you? How many sets and reps? Find out here.

10 Rules for Hardgainers

Tired of hearing "eat big to get big" by dopes who've always been big? Finally, some smart advice from someone who's been there.

Ditch The Barbell Bench Press

Good benchers often have rotten chest development. The problem? Barbell bench pressing. Here's how to fix it.

How to Use Linear Periodization

Legendary lifters used linear progression to break records. It's time to revisit that proven method.

5 Tips For A Bigger, Badder, Overhead Press

You don't have to go through life overhead pressing candy-ass weights. Here are 5 tips to get you moving some serious iron.

Build Your Own Sled

Think pulling a sled is child's play? Get off that motorized hamster wheel and start getting leaner, stronger, and healthier.

A Stretch Routine That's Actually Doable

Some of the biggest, strongest guys are also crazy flexible. Here's how you can get there.

Mountain Dog Arms

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

Big Back, Big Chest, Real Fast

Six days each week, do 100 push-ups and 50 pull-ups. Sounds simple and maybe a little crazy, but it works. Get the full plan here.

The Reg Park Way To Serious Size And Strength

Reg Park, the guy who inspired Arnold, knew how to build strength and symmetry. Here’s what we can still learn from him today.

The Small Calf Solution

Never take calf-building advice from guys with naturally huge calves. Instead, seek advice from the guy who had small calves but built them up. Get that advice here.

Bulk Up, Cut Up: Quads and Tri's

Thib, you have some impressive quads! Any secret leg training strategies you'd like to share with us?

Bigger by the Numbers

Your training shouldn't be random. Here's how to get it together, get stronger, and get growing again!

Stuff We Like – Equipment 3

Tough workouts require tough equipment. Here are some of our favorite accessories and where to get them.

Tip: The Thick Back Trick

Make your rows even more effective. All you need is a cheap little accessory... and you probably already have it.

The Missing Lower-Body Exercises for Strength

For complete strength and injury prevention, you need more than squats, deadlifts, and lunges. Add a few of these isolation exercises to your plan.

Tip: Bigger Forearms in 3 Minutes per Week

Do this quick routine once per week and you'll be shocked by your newfound gains.

Tip: Get Ripped on the Rower

The erg is the best fat burning machine in the gym, period. Here's how to use it right, plus three killer workouts to try.

Tip: How to Increase Your Sex Drive

A new study says we've been looking for libido in all the wrong places. Here's the truth about testosterone, estrogen and sex drive.

Tip: The Deep Lunge Test

Test your hips for tightness before leg day, then do this drill to make them feel great.

The Very Best Way to Build Your Chest

We asked both the pros and the PhDs for their top pec training methods. Their answers may just surprise you.