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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.

Strength Training for Women

Women can often get away with sloppy technique, but should strive for perfection anyway.

10 Rules for Hardgainers

Tired of hearing "eat big to get big" by dopes who've always been big? Finally, some smart advice from someone who's been there.

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.

The Best Damn Posterior Chain Exercises

A guide to mastering and progressing the GHR, Nordic ham curl, reverse hyper, and back extension.

Primer 4: Big, Bad, Basic Workouts

If your size and strength gains have stalled out, it's because you made things too complex. It's time to get back to basics and get strong... using only 4 reps.

How to Build Bulletproof Shoulders

Build indestructable shoulders with landmine presses, unique overhead carry variations, and much more.

The Truth About Squatting Deep

Friends don't let friends squat high, but there's really no point in squatting any deeper than slightly below parallel. Here’s why.

The 3-Day Leg Specialization Program

A 3-day split that targets your legs while still allowing you to maintain size and strength in your upper body.

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.

11 Principles of Bodybuilding Training - Part 1

How often to train, how many sets, how many reps, whether to include power sets in your BB training, and more.

Barbell Rows for Batwings

The author looks at some of the finer points of the greatest barbell back builder of all time, along with providing some variations.

5/3/1 and Athletes

Sports specific training is a myth. Athletes need to be mobile, fast, and strong, and it starts by following the basic rules outlined here.

Cardio for Strength Athletes

Can a big, strong guy do cardio without losing an ounce of size or strength? Check this out!

Back-Friendly Leg Training

Leg training should push you to your physical limits without crushing your back. Here's the smart way to make it happen.

A Stretch Routine That's Actually Doable

Some of the biggest, strongest guys are also crazy flexible. Here's how you can get there.

Chest Obliteration: Mountain Dog Style

Do your pecs look like something you'd find at IHOP covered in maple syrup? Then this article is for you.

The Hypertrophy Specialist

An eye-opening interview with researcher and scientist Brad Schoenfeld, PhD. Check it out.

Bulk Up, Cut Up: Quads and Tri's

Thib, you have some impressive quads! Any secret leg training strategies you'd like to share with us?

W-i-d-e-r, Real-Man Shoulders

A look back at bodybuilding history plus a great workout for your delts. Check it out.

7 Reasons You're a Weakling

Strength is the foundation of all athletic qualities. Here's what you need to do to build it and improve across the board.

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.

Meditation for Muscle

How sometimes sitting still and doing nothing can help you build muscle.

Neanderthal No More - Part 1

The complete, head-to-toe guide to fixing your bad posture. Check it out.