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Mythbusters 1

The first installment of our new series demolishes old ideas about getting bigger and stronger, addressing imbalances, and preventing injuries.

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Is Sport-Specific Training a Myth?

Coach Mike explains why the exercises an athlete doesn't perform can have the biggest impact on his success in a training program.

Complete Core Training

An ab training article for people who do more than take mirror selfies.

  • Abs
  • Question of Nutrition 6

    Dr. Bowden gives you the real truth about saturated fats, honey, fake health foods, coffee and much more.

    Return of the Warrior Nerd

    Dr. Lowery comes out swinging against the high priests of high-carb diets and defends the honor of protein-loving meatheads.

    The Cardio Conundrum

    With all the cardio options out there, it's no wonder we're confused about the best way to incorporate it into our workouts! Coach Robertson summarizes the pros and cons of each variation and helps us with fat-burning program design.

    What I Learned in 2008

    Cressey's 2008 lessons-learned include how to stay lean without really trying, loving the goniometer, how alcohol kills soft tissue quality, and lots more.

    Joint-Friendly Training

    Coach Nick has new ways to build strength and size for the lifter with wounded knees, shell-shocked shoulders, or a balky back.

    Heavier Weight, Less Time

    It's not how many reps you do, or how heavy the load is that matters. What matters is how long the sets last.

    Question of Nutrition 5

    What do belly measurements really tell you? How much water should you drink? Those answers and much more here.

    Overload Your Delts for Explosive Growth

    Overload is the training stress the body must adapt to. It’s the driving force of muscle growth. Get it in your training to make gains.

    Facts, Fallacies of Corrective Exercise

    Doing squats on Bosu balls isn't functional. Neither is a lot of stuff you see people doing in the gym.

    Midrange Partials for the Best Pump of Your Life

    For the best pump of your life - and serious size and strength gains over time - you need to incorporate midrange partial reps.

    Question of Nutrition 4

    Does diet soda make you fat? Is chia better than flax? Will tuna make your mercury rise? Dr. Bowden has the answers.

    The American Dream, on Steroids

    Director Chris Bell talks about Bigger Stronger Faster, the documentary that dares to ask why we condemn steroids while celebrating the accomplishments of those who use them.

    Question of Strength 47

    Q & A with one of the world's premier strength coaches.

    Solutions to Lifting Problems

    Eric tells you what to do if your knee, shoulder, or back hurts, but you still want to work out.

    Fix That Weak Link!

    Regardless of whether your goal is to deadlift 1,000 pounds or to build a shredded Christmas tree, the principles are basically the same.

    Muscle on a Budget 2

    The economy is ailing, but that's no reason to quit your gym membership and eat out of dumpsters.

    Who Cares if It Looks Weird?

    One of the world's most successful and respected bodybuilding coaches sounds off on training techniques, excessive drug use, and what it means to coach with a capital C.

    Pushing Back

    A female powerlifter offers lessons in dedication, perseverance, and the mysterious ways the iron seduces all of us.

    New Tools of Torture

    Thibs thinks you're looking kind of small lately. Says your girlfriend's been bad-mouthing your physique, too. Fortunately, he's taken pity on you and come up with some new movements for you to try.

    22 More Random Thoughts

    Eric describes how doing the YMCA song can help shoulder stability, why "your balls still suck," the right way to do a push-up, and how to do a DB Overhead Reverse Lunge.

    3 Simple Tips That Work

    Using dead stop movements to blow past a sticking point; how ab work has nothing to do with building a six-pack; and how you should blow-torch the treadmill and burn fat in a way that works.

    The Holistic Chest Blast

    Thibs is a sadistic SOB because he's always glad to bring more pain your way. This time the red glow of his laser sight is dancing around your chest and he's ready to pull the trigger.