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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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Back-Friendly Leg Training

Leg training should push you to your physical limits without crushing your back. Here's the smart way to make it happen.

Sodium, Your Secret Weapon

Here’s why athletes and bodybuilders need more, not less, sodium in their diets to ensure optimal health, performance, and even gains.

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.

Question of Power 2

Are big lifts best for delt size? Is the leg press worthless? And how do you avoid embarrassment at competitions? Answers here.

8 Minutes to Awesome

What would happen if you did push-ups and bodyweight squats every day?

Pyramid Method For Strength & Muscle

Pyramids are simple, logical, effective, and they just feel right. Here’s how to do them for best results.

The Secret of Loaded Carries

Add this to your workouts and you'll be bigger, leaner, and stronger. No BS, just results. Here are several ways to do it.

The Truth About Bodybuilding Genetics

Genetics do matter. But how much?

Advanced Glute Training

Everything you ever wanted to know about your glutes… and more. Check it out.

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.

Stuff We Like – Apparel 1

We tested and tortured these gym clothes and shoes for years. Here's what passed our tests and where to buy them.

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.

Tip: Sleep Hard, Play Harder

Get faster and display more power by getting the right amount of sleep. Here's the science.

Natural vs. Enhanced Lifters

Natties shouldn't train or eat like steroid users. And the reverse is true too. Here the 10 things they should do differently.

Tip: Replace the Upright Row

For most people, the upright row is a shoulder wrecker. Here's a better exercise.

The Best Squat You're Not Doing

This type of squat improves your form, saves your joints, and makes a great addition to your regular squatting.

Drink This, Not That!

The truth about milk, sports drinks, beer, almond milk, broth, coffee and tea, bottled water, and more.

Tip: Do You HAVE to Count Calories?

Maybe not, but you have to be very aware of your SHMEC. Here's what that means.

Tip: Feels Like Deca?

This amino acid metabolite gained a lot of press over the years and it's even been added to old-people meal replacement drinks, but does it work?

27 Eating Rules to Control Body Fat

Lots of diets can get you lean, but how do you keep body fat in check all year long without being on a diet? We ask our experts about their everyday strategies.

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.

The Ultimate Program for Body Comp Improvement

Tired of looking pretty much the same year after year? If you're ready to make radical changes in your body composition, start here.

What Overtraining Is and Isn't

Most people who use the word “overtraining” have no clue what it really means. Are you one of them? Here's everything you need to know.

Tip: Use Vinegar to Get Lean & Build Muscle

Vinegar helps optimize insulin sensitivity. Learn how it works and how much to use.