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Building a Biceps Peak

Can you really add a peak to your biceps? Well, you can certainly add some new size if you train the long head. Here’s how.

28 Days of Gains: A Realistic Case Study

How much muscle can a natural, experienced lifter gain in 4 weeks? Can he lose fat at the same time? This coach decided to find out.

The 6 Foundational Movement Patterns

To build strength and muscle, as well as avoid injuries, you must train all six patterns. Does your program include them all?

Predator Conditioning

Torch fat and retain muscle. Attack your conditioning like a predator. Don't run from it like prey.

The Gironda System

Vince Gironda was a legendary bodybuilding coach, and you can still learn a lot from him today. Check this out.

Inside the Muscles: Best Ab Exercises

After hooking himself up to a bunch of electrodes, the author discovers the best exercises for building a rock-solid midsection.

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  • Rip Away the Fat, Not the Muscle

    Stop overcomplicating it. Get back to basics with these four simple guidelines and get shredded fast.

    10 Rules for Building Muscle Without Getting Fat

    Here are 10 strategies to help you do what was once thought to be impossible: growing muscle without growing your belly.

    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.

    The Death of Women's Bodybuilding

    More and more women are lifting weights, but women's pro bodybuilding is dying fast. Here's why, plus a frightening look at the cause of “man face.”

    The Bodyweight Workout for Big Guys

    Big? Check! Strong? Check! Now it's time to move like an athlete, ramp up your conditioning, and feel incredible. Here's exactly how to do it.

    Tip: Train With Arnold's Golden Six

    This full-body, three-days-per-week routine got The Oak started in bodybuilding. Check it out.

    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.

    Tip: Cutting Phase 101

    Use these quick guidelines for protein, carb, and fat intake the next time you're trying to get down to 10% body fat or less.

    The 40-Workout Strength Challenge

    A simple workout program that will help you break multiple personal records in just 8 weeks. Guaranteed.

    The Ultimate Shoulder Day

    Delts are hard to grow... if you don't train them right. Here's a workout that'll maximize your overhead press and maximize your gains.

    The 5 Most Dangerous Deadlift Mistakes

    Why do smart lifters let their technique go haywire? Ego lifting? Unawareness? Here are the most common problems.

    8 Great Rowing Variations

    Meadows lists his top 8 rowing variations and ranks them according to compression, range of motion, and contraction.

    The Planet Fitness Nightmare

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

    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.

    4 Exercises for a Thick Back

    Do you turn sideways and disappear? Then you need to work on back thickness. Pull-ups alone won't do it either. Try these exercises.

    The Truth about Training Frequency

    How often should you train for maximal results? It depends on a few things, and this article breaks them down for you.

    The Secret of Loaded Carries

    Add this to your workouts and you'll be bigger, leaner, and stronger. No BS, just results. Here are several ways to do it.

    5 Foods Lifters Need to Buy From Costco

    Those big warehouse stores offer some great, inexpensive foods for lifters and health conscious people. You just have to know what to look for.