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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.

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Tip: Do You Really Need Olympic Lifting Shoes?

If you're not involved in the sport of weightlifting, do you need these shoes? Here's what a doctor of physical therapy says.

A Powerful New Way to Squat

Squat like a monster. Frankenstein's monster to be exact. It'll build your quads, improve your regular squat form, and make you beastly strong.

The 10 Best Ways to Build Your Back

Most people get back training all wrong. We asked our experts to give us their best training tips and tricks. Are you missing any of these moves?

The Absolute Best Way to Build Hamstrings

Big strong hammies are rare, even though everyone trains them. Here's what they're doing wrong and how to really build them.

Tip: Drink This for Stronger Erections

A juice that builds a better boner? Here's the hard science.

The Fake Butt Phenomenon

From fitness celebrities to reality stars, augmented asses are everywhere. Here's how they do it and how to spot the pretenders.

Tip: The Two Fats That Boost Testosterone

The more you ingest of either of these two fats, the more T your body produces.

The Best Mobility Drill For Lifters & Athletes

Hip injuries, back tightness, little aches or pains. These may be holding back your strength and size gains. Solve that problem with this move.

Tip: Build Biceps with an Empty Bar

All you need is a light bar and the ability to withstand searing pain. Here's how to do it.

The Single Best Muscle-Building Method

A recent study shows that training to failure is the true key to muscle growth... regardless of the weight used. If your goal is size, this is a must-read.

Tip: A Back-Friendly Alternative to Bent-Over Rows

You need to be doing more horizontal pulls, but the standard barbell row may be doing more harm than good. Try this instead.

Tip: The 6-Minute TGU Workout

All you need is six minutes and a kettlebell for this tough metabolic conditioning workout. Check it out.

The 500 Rep Shoulder Workout

Change the look of your physique in 12 workouts with this insane (but intelligently designed) delt specialization plan.

Tip: Want Lats? Do One-Arm Barbell Rows

Not dumbbell rows, but barbell rows with one arm. Here's how to do it.

The Best Predictor of Success

A super tribe of Africans has learned the secret to athletic success. Can we duplicate the effects of their barbaric methods?

Turn Rest Days Into Growth Days

You're thinking about off days all wrong. And that wrong thinking is the reason you're dissatisfied with your progress in the gym. Here's how to get growing again.

Tip: Natural? Train MORE Often.

Here's why natural lifters actually need more frequent workouts for optimal gains.

5/3/1 for Hardgainers

This specialized 5/3/1 template will put size on the most stubborn hardgainer. Just add food and effort.

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: Make the Hip Thrust Even Better

It's perhaps the best glute builder on the planet. Here's a simple way to make it even more effective.

Conditioning for Muscle Mass

Metcon isn't just about fat loss. Without it, muscle growth and strength gains can grind to a halt. Really. Here's why and what to do about it.

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.

A Calorie Is Sometimes Not A Calorie

A calorie is a calorie. Just eat less and exercise more. That's what they say. And here's why they're dead wrong.

Tip: Don't Look Up When You Squat

Your high school coach or crappy personal trainer was wrong. Here's where you should look when squatting.