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Building a Superhuman Core

Meatheads say, “Just squat and deadlift, bro. That's all the core training you'll ever need.” Too bad they're wrong.

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  • Hard Body Training for Women

    Lean. Hard. Strong. These workouts combine explosive training, metcon, and a unique concept where you train the same muscles two days in a row.

    The Best Damn Posterior Chain Exercises

    A guide to mastering and progressing the GHR, Nordic ham curl, reverse hyper, and back extension.

    The Athletic Aesthetic Program

    Lift like a beast, move like an athlete, look like a Greek god. Here's your plan.

    Tip: The Perfect Number of Sets for Growth

    Don't do more sets and reps than you need to. All it does is eat into your recovery and slow down gains. Details here.

    A Stretch Routine That's Actually Doable

    Some of the biggest, strongest guys are also crazy flexible. Here's how you can get there.

    Inside the Muscles: Best Shoulders and Trap Exercises

    Twenty-five different shoulder and trap exercises were tested using EMG. Which ones are the best? Read this.

    Goblet Squats 101

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

    The Ultimate Minimalist Training Plan

    Don't have time to train 6 days a week for over an hour? Don't worry, you don't have to. Get in, get out, make gains. Here's how.

    The Best Way to Build Traps

    Nothing says strength and power like big traps. Sadly, most people are training them wrong. Here's the best advice from 13 top coaches.

    Tip: Why Lifters Have Healthier Hearts Than Runners

    For heart health, you have to do lots of cardio, right? Not really. Here's the surprising new science.

    The Best Damn Diet For Natural Lifters

    Natural lifters shouldn't train like drug users, and they shouldn't diet like them either. Here's your dietary playbook, natties!

    5 Best Loading Schemes for Size & Strength

    Want size? Want strength? How about both? Find the right loading scheme for your goal here.

    The Best Strength Training Method of All Time

    Cluster training is unbeatable for strength gains. But which type should you use? Here's what you need to know.

    Inside the Muscles: Best Chest and Triceps Exercises

    Twenty different chest and triceps are put to the EMG test. Here’s which ones came on on top.

    The Problem With Heavy Weights

    Sounds like blasphemy, but chasing numbers on the bar can sometimes wreck your gains. Here's why, plus four ways to fix the problem.

    Big Arms in 8 Workouts

    Here's a brutal workout that'll build noticeable size on your biceps and triceps in just one month. Guaranteed.

    The Hard Body Workout Plan

    How do you get shredded while maintaining muscle mass, strength, and athleticism? With these two training methods.

    Tip: The PPL Training Split

    If your goal is hypertrophy, this is one of the smartest splits to follow. Here's why and how to set it up.

    Tip: The Right and Wrong Way to Cable Crunch

    Wickedly effective ab exercise, if you're doing it correctly. You're probably not. Here's the definitive guide.

    How Bodybuilders REALLY Get Ripped

    Everyone knows pro bodybuilders use drugs to get huge, but what do they do to get shredded for competition? It's more extreme than you think. Check this out.

    Tip: Train the Serratus

    How do you get that coveted serratus muscle to show up? First, don't be fat. Second, do this unique exercise.

    Tip: 8 Landmine Exercises for Strength & Size

    Ready to try angled barbell training? Start here.

    Bodybuilding's Most Controversial Exercise

    Back in the “Golden Age of Bodybuilding,” guys performed the now-forgotten pullover to build their upper bodies. Who says you can't go back?