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For shoulders, free weights involve too much wasted movement. Not so with cable exercises. Here are 4 that'll blast your delts into oblivion.

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The Fake Butt Phenomenon

From fitness celebrities to reality stars, augmented asses are everywhere. Here's how they do it and how to spot the pretenders.

Tip: A Back-Friendly Alternative to Bent-Over Rows

You need to be doing more horizontal pulls, but the standard barbell row may be doing more harm than good. Try this instead.

4 Exercises for a Thick Back

Do you turn sideways and disappear? Then you need to work on back thickness. Pull-ups alone won't do it either. Try these exercises.

A Lifter's Guide to Alcohol

What impact does drinking have on your physique and performance goals? How does alcohol affect testosterone, estrogen, HGH, and cortisol? The answers here.

Tip: Deadlift Daily to Get Stronger

Yes, you can deadlift almost every day, get stronger, and not get injured. Here's how.

Master the Reverse-Grip Bench Press

Don't be scared. The reverse-grip bench press can be safely used to hit new, pain-free PR’s. Here’s how.

The Case Against Trap Training

Your traps are puny, and it's probably because you train them directly with shrugs. Here's a better way build your yoke.

4 Simple Leg Workouts for Growth

They’re simple, but they’re not easy. Check out the workouts that’ll cure your flamingo legs.

Maximize Protein Synthesis

Building muscle boils down to getting on the right side of the protein synthesis balance sheet. Here's how to do it.

The Third-World Squat

You should be able to perform a strict rock-bottom squat, at least with bodyweight. Here’s why and how to achieve it.

Push-Ups, Face Pulls, and Shrugs

Screw the rotator cuff! That's right, screw it. When it comes to fixing shoulder pain, the the rotator cuff is over-hyped and gets way too much attention.

Tip: The GHD Sit-Up – Dangerous or Awesome?

This CrossFit favorite is getting more popular. Is it safe and effective? Well, it depends. Here's what you need to know.

Look Like a Bodybuilder, Perform Like an Athlete

Building muscle size, strength, and explosive power – as a single strategy – produces the absolute best gains, period! Here's how.

The Big 3 Lifts Suck For Size Gains

Sorry, but if you want to get maximally jacked, you need to do more than the squat, bench press, and deadlift. Here's why.

Lifter's Shoulder: The Cause & The Cure

Cancel that doctor's appointment. Take the self-assessment tests then try these treatments to fix your nagging pain.

Top 6 Challenge Workouts

It's time to see what you're really made of. These deceptively simple workouts build muscle, burn fat, and increase overall fitness... fast.

The Snatch Grip Deadlift

It's a fact: the exercises that make you hate life the most also tend to deliver the best results. If you're in serious need of a hamstring overhaul, then this article is a great (although painful) place to start.

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.

Real Men Train Their Glutes

Want a stronger, more powerful body? You need a strong butt. Glute-specific training isn't just for the girls. Here's your man-plan.

30 Minutes to Mass

Yes, you do have time to train... if you'll make a plan, shut up, and stop socializing. Follow these guidelines and check out the sample programs.

Abbreviated Brutality – The Workouts

These 4 training methods would kill most guys who think they need to spend two hours in the gym.

Honest Advice About Steroids

Thinking about using? Our experts have some heartfelt advice for you that you won't hear anywhere else.

The 7 Best Workouts for Fat Loss

Any fool can lose fat, but getting shredded while keeping or even building muscle takes know-how. Here's how to do it.

10 Things Every Lifter Should Be Able to Do

If strength, health, and longevity are what you're after, then you should be able to easily pass these tests. If not, you have work to do.