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Tip: Double Your Pull-Ups in 30 Days

This simple rep scheme will turn you into a pull-up pro in just a month.

6 Push-Up Workouts for Hypertrophy

Make push-ups great again with these complexes that will challenge even the most advanced lifter.

Tip: Bigger Forearms in 3 Minutes per Week

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

The Truth About Pre-Bed Protein

Should you consume protein right before bed for more muscle growth? Or will it make you fat? Here's what the science says.

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.

Do Cardio, Keep Your Gains

HIIT isn't everything. Low-intensity, steady state cardio has its benefits. Done correctly, it can even help you make better progress under the bar. Here's how.

Real Men Do Sissy Squats

This forgotten squat exercise is still one of the best ways to build quads.

3 Days a Week is All You Need

Four rules to follow when you can only train 3 days per week, plus the 4 common mistakes to avoid. Sample plan included.

Bulgarian Training Simplified

Bulgarian training works for top Olympic lifters. Here's how average guys and gals can make it work for bodybuilding and powerlifting.

6 Questions About Tempo Training

When should you use tempo training and why? Mike Robertson answers these and other questions about this often-neglected component of strength and muscle building.

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.

2 Weeks to Shredded

Need to look your absolute best but only have two weeks to do it? We've got the perfect plan for you. Check this out.

10 Reasons Bodybuilders Are Bigger Than Powerlifters

They both lifts weights. They both train hard. They both use drugs at the pro levels. So why are bodybuilders more jacked than powerlifters?

Tip: 30-10-30 for Big Legs

All you need is your own bodyweight for this one! If you can stand up afterward, you win.

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.

Tip: 6 Butt Exercises You Gotta Try

If you're only doing squats, deads, and lunges for hip and glute strength, you're leaving gains on the table. Try these.

8 Inconvenient Truths About Ab Training

Most of us know how to train a muscle, but most of it seems to get flushed down the toilet when it comes to abs. Here's what you need to know.

Tip: Improve Your Mobility on Squats & Deadlifts

If your heels come up during squats or you have low back pain during deadlifts, this clever trick will fix you right up.

You Should be Doing Face Pulls

Fix your posture, build your rear delts, and heal your shoulders. Here’s how to do it.

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 “One Lift a Day” Program

The program is simple, the workouts are short, and the results are fantastic. The catch? It’s also brutally hard. Check it out.

Steroids for Bodybuilding

A practical guide to physique enhancement with pharmaceuticals

10 Movements For Explosive Power

Explosive training doesn't mean endless sets of power cleans. Here are 10 ways to power-up.

Tip: Leg Day with Just a Band

Set your quads, glutes, and hams on fire. Here's how.