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Tip: To Lose Fat and Keep Muscle, Time Carbs Like This

How to manipulate insulin production to get shredded while still fueling and recovering from tough workouts.

Tip: Surround Yourself With These 5 People

Outperform yourself, make gains, and enjoy the process. Every lifter needs these five types of people in his life.

Tip: Beat Stress with Rhodiola Rosea

Stress can rob you of your gains. Enhance your body's ability to adapt naturally. Here's how.

Tip: Use Caffeine Before Workouts for Fat Loss

Pre-training caffeine promotes fat burning two different ways. Check this out.

Tip: Do the Jettison Technique Barbell Curl

All you need is a bar, a band, and the ability to withstand pain. Here's how to do it.

Tip: Kill Bad Gut Bacteria to Stop Cravings

Cravings aren't all in your head. They're partly caused by what's going on in your gut. Here's how to fix it and kill the cravings.

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Mark Dugdale "I Go to War!" Video

Check out Mark Dugdale in the new Biotest commercial, and let us know what you think.

5 Reasons Your Program Isn't Working

Most so-called workout programs suck. It's time to choose a goal, pick a plan, and stick to it for at least 12 weeks.

4 Training & Diet Arguments: Resolved!

The scientific facts about machines vs. free weights, calorie quality vs. quantity, hard work vs. genetics, and high volume vs. heavy weight.

Stimulants & Explosive Performance

Stimulants can really get you amped up for a tough workout, but do they have other effects as well? Dr. Lowery hooked himself up to fancy lab equipment to find out.

4 Scary New Ways to Squat

When you live in a dangerous world you sometimes need to train in a "dangerous" manner to be ready for it.

Dieting: A Rant

Have you ever had to go out to eat with a group of people while you're on a strict diet? Dave Tate feels your pain.

Micro-Mod Sets For Mass

If you slightly change your grip or your stance on every rep or two, you recruit a far greater number of motor units.

Bodybuilder Big, Powerlifter Strong

How to use a blend of heavy and moderate loads for specific TUTs to trigger both sarcoplasmic and myofibrillar hypertrophy.

Lessons from Football

Grinders win, greatness is planned, and your attitude determines everything. Works in the NFL and it'll work for you.

8 Exercise Variations for New Growth

Trigger muscle growth with challenging variations of the chin-up, push-up, dip, and more!

Identify Weak Points and Destroy Them

To reach your training goals, you first have to identify the "kingpins" that are holding you back, then remove them.

Fear is Good

Fear is the single best predictor of weightlifting success - not the absence of fear, but actually experiencing it.

14 Tips For a Successful Year

Fourteen training, programming, and diet tips to make this your best year yet.

Are You Stronger or Just Better?

Are you getting hung up on improving technique when you should be just concentrating on getting stronger?

Embrace the Suck

If you never find yourself in the suck, then you aren't trying hard enough to accomplish anything. Every worthwhile goal is found on the other side of the suck. And there's only one way to reach it: get mad, dig deep, and fight.

The Return of Direct Arm Training

You don’t need direct arm training, just the big basic exercises, right? That’s what some say. Here’s why they’re wrong.

Exercise Modifications For New Growth

Simple yet effective ways to turn tired old exercises into plateau busting, muscle building dynamos.

The Fructose Verdict

A lot of folks are afraid of fructose. Should they be? Here are the facts.