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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.

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CrossFit and Steroids

A noted performance enhancing drug expert examines CrossFit and answers the controversial question: are top CrossFitters using PEDs?

The New High Frequency Training

Choose an exercise, do it daily, add a rep every day. Yes, it can be done. And yes, it will lead to shocking new muscle growth. Get the details here.

19 Squat & Deadlift Variations

Find the most effective variations of the squat and the deadlift to fit your body and your goals.

The Dragon Flag

Forget all these fancy core exercises. Here's an old-school classic that will hammer your core into submission.

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  • The Adrenal Fatigue Cure

    Think you have adrenal fatigue? Find out here, then learn how to fix it!

    The Five Principles of Radical Fat Loss

    Need to lose fat and lose it quickly? This is your guide. Check it out.

    The Modified 5x5 Squat Program

    The classic 5 x 5 set/rep scheme works. But here’s how to make it even better.

    Steroids for Dummies

    Everything you ever wanted to know but was afraid to ask.

    Tip: 14 Band Exercises for Bigger Lifts

    Prevent injuries, perform better athletically, and smash some PRs by adding a few of these moves to your next workout.

    Stuff We Like – Supplements 2

    Feel better, get healthier, and improve your erection health. Here's what we take and where to get it.

    Tip: The Pros & Cons of Band Training

    Resistance bands are here to stay, whether used alone or added to your big lifts. Here are the benefits and drawbacks.

    The Ultimate Shoulder Day

    Delts are hard to grow... if you don't train them right. Here's a workout that'll maximize your overhead press and maximize your gains.

    The Most Painful Way to Build Muscle

    Double muscle thickness? A new study showed that one training method may just be able to do it... if you can handle the pain.

    5/3/1 Beach Body Challenge

    A performance-based program that'll build your legs, traps, neck, shoulders, and forearms. Yes, you'll look awesome too.

    Deconstructing the Dumbbell Row

    Chances are, you're doing your dumbbell rows incorrectly and we're all laughing at you.

    Goblet Squats 101

    Is this the "single best lifting movement of all time" as Dan claims? You be the judge.

    Sprinting Towards Single Digit Body Fat

    The secret to dropping fat and building a great posterior chain may be just a few hundred meters away. Check out this plan.

    Baseball and Bad Men

    A roundtable discussion featuring Lou Schuler, TC, Chris Street and Jim Vigue

    All Muscle, No Iron

    Big arms, wide shoulders, strong abs, amazing athleticism. What can we learn from gymnasts about training? Find out here.

    If It Fits Your MICROS?

    You can lose fat with any diet that puts you in a caloric deficit. But at what cost? Here are the micronutrients you're missing.

    Tip: 10 Training Rules for Athletes

    Think you're an athlete? Want to be? Here's what will make you one.

    Abbreviated Brutality – The Workouts

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

    The Badass Deadlift Program

    Here's a devastatingly effective (and even fun) deadlift program that makes you want to run to the gym to try it out.

    The MATADOR Intermittent Diet

    Lose the fat and keep the strength with this two-weeks on, two-weeks off plan. It's actually pretty easy. Check it out.