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All Muscle, No Iron

Big arms, wide shoulders, strong abs, amazing athleticism. What can we learn from gymnasts about training? Find out here.

Hypertrophy-Specific Training

An Overview and Sample Program

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.

Spot Reduction is Real

You’ve heard wrong. You CAN target fatty areas of the body. Here’s how.

The Ultimate Program for Body Comp Improvement

Tired of looking pretty much the same year after year? If you're ready to make radical changes in your body composition, start here.

No-Weights Calf Training

Calves are tough to grow. Take this simple test of strength, then use the no-machines workout provided to finally add some meat to yours.

Fake Strength: Stop Arching the Bench Press

Re-think the big arch for bench pressing. It doesn't create any real strength, and admit it: it's cheating. Here’s why.

Heal that Hunchback!

Many lifters develop a head-forward, kyphotic posture. Add in computers and gaming and this can lead to trouble. Here’s how to fix it.

Tip: Save the Cardio for Later

Ready to lose fat? When are you planning to add cardio? Here's the mistake that most people make.

Tip: Do the Fat Man Pull-Up

Don't worry, you don't have to be a fat man, or even a man, to benefit from this exercise. Here are two ways to ramp it up.

What Overtraining Is and Isn't

Most people who use the word “overtraining” have no clue what it really means. Are you one of them? Here's everything you need to know.

The Flat Butt Fix

Want stronger, rounder, sexier glutes? Then give them their own day in the gym. Here's how to get it done.

The Big 3 Lifts Suck For Size Gains

Sorry, but if you want to get maximally jacked, you need to do more than the squat, bench press, and deadlift. Here's why.

4 Gym Machines That Need To Die

These machines are injurious, dysfunctional, or based on downright fraud. Luckily, there are some very effective alternatives.

The Planet Fitness Nightmare

Planet Fitness markets itself as a “judgment free” gym for newbies, but what it really does is discourage results.

The Right Tools for the Job

Some obtuse coaches try to demonize certain types of training equipment. Here's the truth.

9 Exercises for a Complete Back

Always doing the same two back exercises? That doesn't cut it. For more size and strength, try these variations.

Tip: The Real Way to Nail Your Lower Abs

Yes, you can target the lower fibers of your rectus abdominis. Here's how.

Tip: The Fastest Strength Workout

Short on time? Get stronger anyway. Here's how to do it in 21 minutes.

Row Every Day: The Thick Back Solution

Do you disappear when you turn sideways? Then you need to do a row exercise every time you hit the gym. Here's your specialization plan.

Tip: Know When to Use Lifting Straps

The strongest lifters use straps, but not all the time. Here's a guide to help you decide when, and when not, to use them.

How to Build Your Own Training Program

Train on your own terms! You should know how to write your own training programs without depending on anyone else. Here's how to do it.

6 Tips to Master the Sumo Deadlift

The sumo deadlift shortens the ROM, works the hips more, and is less stressful on the back than conventional deadlifts.

Eat Big and Gain Nothing But Muscle

What you eat will either be used by muscle or stored as fat. It's called nutrient partitioning. Here's how to optimize it.