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A Simple Program for Complex Results

If you want to build muscle as fast as humanly possible, here's a complete A-Z program to help you do just that.

30 Days of Shoulders: 11-20

Shoulders are hard to keep healthy when you're trying to get them big and strong. Fix that now with these tips.

DeFranco Agile 8

A simple warm-up routine that’s helped powerlifters, meatheads, and other anti-mobility dudes feel better and progress faster in their workouts with fewer injuries. Check it out.

15 Lessons From Deadlifting 500 Pounds

Great. Another article that makes you question everything you're doing. Oh well, at least there are plenty of tips that we can start using right away.

Big Arms in 8 Workouts

Here's a brutal workout that'll build noticeable size on your biceps and triceps in just one month. Guaranteed.

The Effects of Mild Cycles

Some men use tiny doses of testosterone for hormone replacement therapy. Others use massive amounts for bodybuilding. But what are the effects of “light” cycles? Here's the science.

The Real Driver of Muscle Growth

A 6-month long study used experienced lifters to pinpoint what amount of volume would build the most muscle and strength. Here's what they found.

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.

The 1000-Rep Arm Workout

This program added two inches to Matt Kroc's arms... and they already measured 20 inches! Are you crazy enough to try it?

2-A-Day Training for Radical Gains

If you goal is size, it’s hard to beat twice-per-day training. But you have to be smart about it. Here’s your guide.

Tip: The Best Deadlift for Glutes

Scientists wire up a bunch of lifters to see which type of deadlift is best for working the glutes and hamstrings. Here are the results.

Tip: The Perfect Number of Sets for Growth

Don't do more sets and reps than you need to. All it does is eat into your recovery and slow down gains. Details here.

Protein Facts You Better Know!

You don't know crap about protein! Or maybe you do. See if you can sort the facts from the myths. Most people can't.

The Best Damn Diet For Natural Lifters

Natural lifters shouldn't train like drug users, and they shouldn't diet like them either. Here's your dietary playbook, natties!

The Hard Body Workout Plan

How do you get shredded while maintaining muscle mass, strength, and athleticism? With these two training methods.

Know Your Ratios, Destroy Weaknesses

Strength ratios reveal weaknesses. And weaknesses must be destroyed, whether you're a bodybuilder, Olympic lifter or football player.

Tip: The Pull-Up That Builds Your Whole Back

This exercise might be too tough for you, but even just a few reps will fire up your upper back and lats. Take a look.

Tip: Should You Bench With Your Feet Up?

A new study says you should bench with your legs up for maximum muscle fiber recruitment, but are they right?

Total-Body Training

A simple but smart plan that blends old-school basics with new-school periodization.

Tip: The PPL Training Split

If your goal is hypertrophy, this is one of the smartest splits to follow. Here's why and how to set it up.

Tip: The Not-So-Pretty Truth About Gym Motivation

Here's how your personal demons can make you better.

Get Ripped. Get Walking.

This is not your mama's workout. Get to the nearest treadmill and incinerate fat while leaving muscle completely intact.

Keep Kicking Ass After 40

Everything you need to know about training, diet, and supplements to help you keep kicking butt after age 40.

Inside the Muscles: Best Chest and Triceps Exercises

Twenty different chest and triceps are put to the EMG test. Here’s which ones came on on top.