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4 Weeks to Big Arms

You can lie to yourself and say big arms aren't important to you. Or, you can follow this program for a month and finally build them.

The Biggest Exercise in Bodybuilding

Can you do 12 reps of clean and press with a pair of 75-pound dumbbells? It's been a test of strength since the 1930s.

Tip: The Air Squat That Just Might Kill You

Think bodyweight squats are too easy for you? This one will floor a guy who can squat 500 pounds. Check it out.

5 Things Big Strong Guys Can't Do

Strong and muscular? Great! Now it's time to ramp up your ability to do shit outside of the gym. Here's how to unlock your real-world strength.

The Bodybuilder's Guide to Blood Work

Doctors often think lifters are sick because their physicals and blood tests yield scary results. Here's how to protect yourself from false positives.

Tip: How to Increase Androgen Receptor Density

Finally, science figures out the real reason why some guys are hardgainers and others are muscle monsters.

Tip: Test Your Athleticism in 2 Minutes

Let's see how fit you really are. Take this quick test. And try not to puke.

The Layer System

Build muscle and get brutally strong using only one exercise per day. Get the complete 8-week training program here.

Practical Guide to GPP

General physical preparedness is the key to outstanding performance. Here's how to set-up a program that sets you up for success.

Maximize Protein Synthesis

Building muscle boils down to getting on the right side of the protein synthesis balance sheet. Here's how to do it.

Gironda's 8x8 Training

This classic bodybuilding program does what most programs can’t: it allows you to build muscle and lose some fat at the same time. Check it out.

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.

Yoga-Plex: The Very Best Mobility Exercise

The problem with mobility exercises? There are hundreds of them! Ain't got time for that? Here's the ONE move lifters need.

The One Band Workout

Alternate between these workouts to torch your legs and upper body on separate days. All you need is a band.

Myofibrillar Growth & Conditioning – The Program

Use high-intensity repeat training (HIRT) to build striated muscle, boost athletic strength, and develop machine-like endurance.

Expert Advice for the Over-40 Lifter

What happens to the after-40 lifter? Does this milestone mean you have to train like a grandpa? Not necessarily. But here's what will lengthen your lifting life.

The Ultimate Guide to Landmine Presses

You don't do the angled barbell press? You will. Here are 8 ways to do it that are sure to become staples of your training program.

Deconstructing the Deadlift

There's more to proper deadlifting than "grip it and rip it." You're about to get your PhD in pulling.

Tip: Train the Brachialis First

The key to bigger arms? Hit the little muscle between the biceps and triceps first in your workout. Here's the best way to do it.

Sprinting for Muscle

Here's how sprinting can make you stronger, leaner, and more muscular.

5 by 5 by 5 in 25

The best workout delivers the greatest impact in the shortest time. If you're short on time but still want serious gains, try this.

4 Genetic Factors That Determine Your Success

You're a big dude with a barrel chest. Then why can that little guy who looks like a cast member of the Wizard of Oz remake outbench you?

The Trap Bar Deadlift

The trap bar is one of the most versatile pieces of equipment in the gym. Here’s why and how to put it to work.

The Snatch Grip Deadlift

It's a fact: the exercises that make you hate life the most also tend to deliver the best results. If you're in serious need of a hamstring overhaul, then this article is a great (although painful) place to start.