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Armor Building

Training is what toughens you up for what's to come. Here's how to build your armor before you need it.

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.

Concurrent Training: The Ultimate Cardio Strategy

Get stronger and increase your work capacity and cardiovascular health at the same time. Here's your plan.

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: 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.

Tip: The Absolute Best Way to Burn Calories

This training method burns a whopping 400 calories in just 20 minutes. Check it out

Deadlifts: Which Type is Best For You?

Everyone has a favorite deadlift - the one they're strongest at. Here's how to figure out which one you should be doing.

The Perfect Carb for Lifters

White rice (not brown) is the ultimate grain for athletes and lifters.

The Most Intelligent Way to Warm Up

For heavy lifting, drop the dumb warm-up sets and do ramp-ups instead. You'll get stronger, build more muscle and avoid injuries.

The Quality Mass Diet

Most so-called bulking diets just get you fat. Here’s a better way to eat for mass without adding all that chub.

Tip: The Truth About SARMs

What's the deal with them? Do they work like steroids? What are the side effects? Answers here.

Tip: Master the Meadows Row

Build your stubborn back with this soon-to-be-classic mass builder.

Bulletproof Your Lower Back

Want to build a strong, pain-free lower back? Here's your guide.

Tip: Avoid These Waist-Widening Exercises

Is your ab training causing you to develop "Ninja Turtle Belly" and a blocky waist? Here's what to avoid.

Loose Skin: The Facts

Have you lost some fat? Awesome. But are you now stuck with some loose, sagging skin? Here's everything you need to know.

5 Things Exercise Nazis Get Wrong

They advocate good form and safety, but are they keeping you small and weak? Train like a fragile flower and you'll look like one too.

Interval Training on the Rowing Ergometer

The rowing machine may be the best conditioning tool out there for strength athletes. Here's how to use it.

A Monstrous Back: The Mountain Dog Way

Does your physique disappear from behind? Coach Meadows says you need a healthy dose of the two P's: perseverance, and pain tolerance.

Deadlift Diagnosis

Yes, folks, I'm a deadlift-aholic. I don't just want to pull; I want to pull every minute of every day for the rest of my life.

Tip: Got Angry Knees? Squat Like This

You don't have to ditch all your leg training when your knees are acting up. Try this squat variation instead.

The Suicide Grip: Dangerous or Smart?

A thumbless grip is scary to lifters who don't know how to do it, but it can be used safely. In fact, it's better for your shoulders. Here's why.

The Colorado Experiment: Fact or Fiction

It's one of the greatest bodybuilding stories ever told. And people have been talking about it for over 40 years. But is it true? Here's the real story, written by a man who actually knows.

The Truth About Soreness

Are you working out to get sore or are you training to get bigger, stronger and leaner? There is a difference.

The Truth about Training Frequency

How often should you train for maximal results? It depends on a few things, and this article breaks them down for you.