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In an effort to be trans-inclusive, sports federations are forcing women off of the winner's podium. Their rules are anti-female. Here's why.

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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.

Train Size, Then Strength: A 10-Week Program

Train for size for a few weeks and then strength. It works better for both goals. Here's why, along with a sample 10-week plan.

How to Keep Muscle During a Layoff

Whether you're taking a planned break from training or you're struck by sickness or injury, there are plenty of things you can do to prevent muscle loss.

7 Bad Foods That Are Good For You

You've been misled by dumb dieticians. Turns out that many of the "evil" foods they say to avoid aren't bad at all. Check out this list.

The Glute-Ham Raise from A to Z

Did your lame gym finally get a GHR? Good! Here’s how to use it.

Building a Strong Neck

Whether you're an athlete or bodybuilder, you should be training your neck. Here's the smart way to do it.

The 7 Most Important Lifts

Quick, name the seven most effective exercises. Got it? Now see if your list matches ours.

30 Days to a Big Butt & Great Squat

Aggressive workouts lead to fast progress and monster gains. Here are three different 30-day challenges to bring up your glutes and your PRs.

Bench More to Bench More

Forget overtraining. One of the most effective ways to bench press more weight is to bench press more often.

2 Weeks to Shredded

Need to look your absolute best but only have two weeks to do it? We've got the perfect plan for you. 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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  • The Trap Bar Deadlift

    The trap bar is one of the most versatile pieces of equipment in the gym. Here’s why and how to put it to work.

    Concurrent Training: The Ultimate Cardio Strategy

    Get stronger and increase your work capacity and cardiovascular health at the same time. Here's your plan.

    Tip: Own Your Performance

    You can learn a lot about life from a strongman competitor, like this important lesson. Check it out.

    Master the Floor Press

    The bench press may be everyone's favorite upper body barbell exercise, but its shorter-ranged cousin could be even better.

    Boost Testosterone, Control Estrogen – Naturally

    This healthy plant extract raises testosterone and lowers estrogen, along with making muscle fibers grow thicker. Here's how.

    The Best Training Method You're Not Using

    This training method adds volume and builds strength, size, and endurance while getting you ripped. It's also fun. Here's how to do it.

    Big Dead Bodybuilders

    It takes extreme muscularity to make it to the top. And many bodybuilders take extreme measures to win... and even to get third place. Is it worth it?

    Big Guys and Very Bad Advice

    Want to build a buttload of muscle? Talk to a big guy. Well, maybe. Sometimes their training and diet advice just isn't right for you. Here's why.

    Why Are You Competing?

    It's time to stop playing pretend physique competitor and get real.

    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.

    Tip: The Weirdest-Looking Hamstring Exercise

    You'll get some stares in the gym, but the results will be worth it.

    5 Things You Can Train Everyday

    Think you've gotta wait a few days before training some muscles again? Nope. Make gains faster. Here's what thrives with frequency.

    The Very Best Way to Build Triceps

    So, you want to stretch out your sleeves? The problem is, you can't have big arms without big triceps. Here's exactly what will help you build them.