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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.

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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.

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Tip: Do the Hand-Release Push-Up

If your goals include building a big chest, developing power, and improving your bench press, this is the superior way to do push-ups.

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: How Lifters Should Read Lab Results

Get your blood work done? Good. But as an athlete, there are some things you need to know – things your doc may not know.

The 915 Workout Program

A program built around the three powerlifts that will make you 15% stronger and 7 pounds bigger in just 9 weeks.

The Case Against Trap Training

Your traps are puny, and it's probably because you train them directly with shrugs. Here's a better way build your yoke.

Deconstructing the Dumbbell Row

Chances are, you're doing your dumbbell rows incorrectly and we're all laughing at you.

Shredded in Six (Weeks, That is)

Forget those three-month diet plans. If you have six weeks and an ounce of discipline, you can get in awesome shape. Here’s how.

Tip: Zero-Effort Fat Loss

Eat this tasty, inexpensive, and supremely nutritious food a few times a week and the fat loss will take care of itself.

The 5 Biggest Fat Loss Mistakes

Even experienced lifters make these mistakes. Here's what to do instead, plus a complete three-phase diet and training plan.

The Best Squat You Haven't Tried

No squats, no gains. But you don't have to put a bar across your back to do them. Try this!

Tip: Replace the Rear-Delt Raise

Here's a better way to target your posterior delts.

11 Damn Good Deadlift Tips

Master the deadlift. Here's the best advice from several top coaches and experts.

Tip: Get Ripped on the Rower

The erg is the best fat burning machine in the gym, period. Here's how to use it right, plus three killer workouts to try.

Tip: The GHD Sit-Up – Dangerous or Awesome?

This CrossFit favorite is getting more popular. Is it safe and effective? Well, it depends. Here's what you need to know.

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.

Pull-Ups Vs. Chin-Ups

We look to science to find out which exercise reins supreme for lats, traps, and biceps. Bonus: Two cool tricks to get better results with both.

Tip: Pull Before You Push and Pull More Often

You need more than a 1:1 ratio of pushing and pulling exercises. Here's why, plus some smart strategies to keep you balanced.

Tip: Do Straight Bar Dips

Regular dips not challenging enough for you? Try these. Here's how to do them.

The Testosterone Boosting Workout

Train in a way that's specifically designed to elevate post-workout testosterone production. Here's exactly how you do it.

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.

How to Burn Stubborn Body Fat

Eating less and exercising more isn't going to get rid of stubborn pockets of fat. Here's the smart way to blast those love handles and saddlebags.

Master the Reverse-Grip Bench Press

Don't be scared. The reverse-grip bench press can be safely used to hit new, pain-free PR’s. Here’s how.

Eat to Get Big Without Getting Fat

Use this lean mass calculator and diet plan to build muscle without having to pull the fat pants out of the closet.