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I lift hard and I can crush you. That's the message big forearms send the world. Here's how our pros and experts train them.

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The Very Best Way to Build Your Chest

We asked both the pros and the PhDs for their top pec training methods. Their answers may just surprise you.

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.

Push-Ups: You're Doing Them Wrong!

A lot of people can't do one proper push-up. And YOU may be one of them. Here are the most common problems and how to fix 'em.

Tip: Shut Up About Your Goals

Studies show that telling others about your goals makes you less likely to achieve them. Here's why, plus a better method.

3 Exercises That Kill Your Knees

These three exercises can wreck your knees. Don't worry, you can modify the movements or just replace them with something better. Here's how.

Maximal Mass, Minimal Time

Your workout is fat and bloated. Here's how to trim it down to get better, faster gains in as little as 30 minutes.

The 100-Rep Trap Bar Workout

A brutal trap bar program that uses insane volume to build muscle over your entire body without destroying your knees or lower back.

The Z Press: Advanced Overhead Pressing

The Z Press is much harder than the overhead press and it will expose any weaknesses you might have. Here’s how to do it.

Do You Really Need a Lifting Belt?

If, when, and how to wear weight belts to get bigger and stronger. Four coaches weigh in.

Question Of Strength 58

How to keep your strength while dieting. How to build muscle after 40. Here's everything you need to know.

The Happy Powder

Low energy? No motivation? Lack of focus? Feeling mentally or physically run down? There's a supplement for that.

Tip: Bigger Forearms in 3 Minutes per Week

Do this quick routine once per week and you'll be shocked by your newfound gains.

Honest Advice About Steroids

Thinking about using? Our experts have some heartfelt advice for you that you won't hear anywhere else.

Tip: Drink This for Stronger Erections

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

Tip: Total Body Training vs. Body Part Splits

Should you train a muscle group or two per day or your entire body? Here are the pros and cons of each method.

An Open Letter to CrossFit HQ

A sports medicine physician who worked at the CrossFit Games has some pointed advice for CrossFit HQ. Check it out.

Predator Conditioning

Torch fat and retain muscle. Attack your conditioning like a predator. Don't run from it like prey.

Beyond 5/3/1 Program 1.4

I spent a ton of time developing this program and believe it stands as my best work, ever.

The 3 Best Rowing Exercises

You gotta row to grow if you want an impressive back. Here are three powerful variations you probably haven't tried before.

Tip: Foods and Supplements That Control Cortisol

Cortisol is necessary for bodybuilding, but too much at the wrong time can put the brakes on your gains. Here's how to take charge of it.

Tip: How to be a Successful Personal Trainer

Some personal trainers make good money. Others are broke and can't keep clients. Here's the one thing separating them.

Tip: The Hamstring Exercise That Beats Leg Curls

The lying leg curl is great, but it gets boring. Plus, this can work better.

Tip: The Truth About Behind the Neck Pressing

It's terrible... but only if you already have bad posture and shoddy shoulders. Here's why, plus how to fix those issues.

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.