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These 3 Exercises Are a Waste of Time

These exercises really don't work, and some even lead to injury. Here's why, plus some more effective alternatives.

The Politically Incorrect Truth About Obesity

The only way beat obesity is to accept some painful truths, then take action. Here are the uncomfortable facts, PC culture be damned.

Kroc Rows 101

A step by step guide to performing the most bad-ass upper back exercise in existence.

The Simple Deadlift Program

This once-per-week deadlift program will give you a 20-50 pound increase in 1RM over a 16-week period.

A Tried and True Bodybuilding Program Template

Want to design your own kick-ass training programs? All you need is the perfect template based on 20 years of trial and error.

Tip: Bench Pressing vs. Real-Life

Here's why the bench press falls short for athletes, and what to do instead.

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: How to Dump the Bar When Things Go Wrong

Training alone? Here's how to bail out of the back squat, front squat, bench press, and split squat.

The Best Barbell Exercise You're Not Doing

What's the most effective barbell movement that most people never use? We asked our experts. You've gotta try these!

Tip: Do This First Thing in the AM

Your life may depend on doing one simple thing as soon as you wake up in the morning, especially if you're over 40.

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.

Boring But Big 3-Month Challenge

If you're not as strong as you look, you're a fake, a scam, a knuckle-dragging billboard for "all show and no go" syndrome. Here's your intervention.

Body Disrupters: 4 Ways to Activate New Growth

Tired of plateaus? Don't start from scratch with a new workout plan. Here's how to stimulate new muscle growth... starting now.

The Best Damn Strength Plan For Natural Lifters

If you're a natural lifter doing the workouts of drugged lifters, you're going to be disappointed. Build maximal strength the natural way. Here's how.

The X-Physique Program

Broad shoulders. Narrow waist. Powerful legs. Back all that up with real strength and you'll turn heads. Here's your plan.

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.

Tip: Fix Your Hips, Fix Your Back Pain

Take this test to check your mobility, then learn how to fix it if there's a problem.

The Legal Performance Enhancer

Increase work capacity, stimulate protein synthesis, and reduce catabolism. And say goodbye to the hardgainer label.

10 Daily Habits of Healthy Lifters

Train hard. Eat right. But what else? It's those little things that can add up to major progress. Here's what our experts are doing.

The 8 Most Effective Training Splits

It's time for a new training split, one that better fits your goals and your schedule. Choose one of these 8 proven splits and get to work.

4 Weeks To Bigger Legs

Leg training multiple times per week may be torture, but it delivers rapid gains in size and strength. Here's how to do it.

Skinny Guy Builds 55 Pounds of Muscle

Former skinny-guy Justin Negrete tells you how he built over 55 pounds of pure muscle with T Nation and Biotest.

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.

The Push-Pull Workout

The tried and true workout program that builds muscle, burns fat, and busts plateaus.