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John Meadows’ style of training is typically used by only very advanced lifters. Here’s how to make it work for you if you’re a mere mortal.

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The Glute-Ham Raise from A to Z

Did your lame gym finally get a GHR? Good! Here’s how to use it.

Screw Cardio! Four Complexes for a Shredded Physique

Get ripped fast with 9-minute workouts! Too bad most "fit" people will likely throw up on minute 8.

The Dark Side of Bodybuilding

Randy Roach, author of Muscle, Smoke & Mirrors, looks deep into the hidden corners of bodybuilding.

Want Big Arms? Stop Wasting Your Time!

You've spent 6 months trying to add a quarter inch to your arms. Dr Darden has just one question: “Why take 6 months to do it when you could do the same thing in 2 weeks?” Here's how...

Top Priority for Lower Traps

Everyone thinks about upper traps, but not lower. That's too bad because the lower traps are crucial for proper movement, strength, and symmetry. Here's how to train them.

Reg Park's 5x5 Program

The proven way to build both size and strength that’s been working since 1960. Here’s how to do it.

Anterior Core Training

Real core training, real simple. The best exercises and exercise progressions for your abs.

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  • The Gironda System

    Vince Gironda was a legendary bodybuilding coach, and you can still learn a lot from him today. Check this out.

    Tip: The Best Posterior Chain Exercise for Pros

    Are you pretty advanced? Try a few of these good morning variations.

    Tip: Save Your Knees Before You Squat

    Got knee problems? Do these three things to prevent the pain.

    Tip: Got Some Rope? Get to Work!

    One exercise for back, traps, biceps, and more. Bonus: It's great for metabolic conditioning too.

    The New 5x5

    The 5x5 system has been around forever for a reason: it works. But it has its shortcoming. Let's make it even better.

    Tip: 10 Fresh Ways to Build Your Hamstrings

    Build bigger, stronger hamstrings in four weeks.

    10 Game-Changer Biceps Exercises

    Just when you thought you'd tried everything, along comes a treasure trove of great new movements and workouts.

    50 Reps for Size

    Finishers aren't just for fat loss. They're for building muscle too. Try these five ultra-high rep moves for hypertrophy.

    The 7 Most Important Lifts

    Quick, name the seven most effective exercises. Got it? Now see if your list matches ours.

    Growth Explosion: The 30-10-30 Technique

    Three young athletes gained 14 pounds in 14 days using a new training technique. Here's exactly how they did it.

    Tip: Try This Weird Rep-Rest Scheme For Arms

    Doing an unorthodox number of reps and taking a really short rest period increased biceps growth by 100% during this study. Take a look.

    Question of Strength 52

    Is adrenal fatigue real? Is feeling the muscle more important than adding weight to the bar? Answers here.

    Make Any Workout Better, Instantly

    Here are six adjustments you can make to any workout program to make it more successful.

    5 Alternatives to a Painful Squat

    If squatting causes pain in your low back, knees, or shoulders, try one of these pain-free exercises that'll still get you big and strong.

    Tip: Get Harder Down There

    7 things that will give you better erections (and 2 things that won't).

    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: The Right and Wrong Way to Cable Crunch

    Wickedly effective ab exercise, if you're doing it correctly. You're probably not. Here's the definitive guide.