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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.

You Should be Doing Face Pulls

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

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.

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.

Building a Strong Neck

Whether you're an athlete or bodybuilder, you should be training your neck. Here's the smart way to do it.

A Simple Program for Complex Results

If you want to build muscle as fast as humanly possible, here's a complete A-Z program to help you do just that.

Growth Hormone: Fact and Fiction

The mainstream media would have you believe that hGH is the holy grail of ergogenics, but is it?

Tip: The One Exercise You Need to Do More Often

It improves posture, shoulder health, and much more. Check it out.

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.

How to Build a Monster Grip

Use these exercises to strengthen your grip, crush rocks, and punch through walls. Or, you know, just lift heavy stuff while keeping your hands healthy.

Carb Cycling That Actually Works

Carb cycling doesn't work the way you think it works. But it can be used to preserve strength, energy and muscle while losing fat. Here's how.

5/3/1 for Hardgainers

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

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.

5/3/1 Beach Body Challenge

A performance-based program that'll build your legs, traps, neck, shoulders, and forearms. Yes, you'll look awesome too.

The Deadlift's Dirty Secret

Olympic weight plates force everyone to deadlift 8.75 inches off the floor. Guess what? That may not fit your body type.

High-Pull for the Power Look

This single exercise will make you look more powerful and scary-looking in just a short amount of time. Here’s how to do it.

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.

The Modified 5x5 Squat Program

The classic 5 x 5 set/rep scheme works. But here’s how to make it even better.

Lactic Acid Training for Fat Loss

Increase lactic acid to increase growth hormone and get shredded. One problem: It really hurts. Check out the program.

15 Ways to Foam Roll

Fifteen foam rolling techniques that'll get you ready for the gym much better than stretching.

Tip: Viagra Is Great for Bodybuilders

There are plenty of good reasons to use Viagra and its cousins, other than the obvious one.

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: Test Your Athleticism in 2 Minutes

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

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.