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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?

6 Specialty Bars for Strength and Size

A conventional barbell is fine, but if that's all you use you're missing out on strength gains and a little novelty. Change your bar to improve your training.

The Snatch Grip Deadlift

It's a fact: the exercises that make you hate life the most also tend to deliver the best results. If you're in serious need of a hamstring overhaul, then this article is a great (although painful) place to start.

6 Weeks to Great Abs

Most ab exercises are garbage. But do these 4 types of ab movements each workout and those babies will pop through.

Deconstructing the Deadlift

There's more to proper deadlifting than "grip it and rip it." You're about to get your PhD in pulling.

Guaranteed Muscle Mass

Need a simple, challenging plan to build some serious mass? Try these four proven training methods. Full workout program included!

6 Questions About Tempo Training

When should you use tempo training and why? Mike Robertson answers these and other questions about this often-neglected component of strength and muscle building.

5 Best Loading Schemes for Size & Strength

Want size? Want strength? How about both? Find the right loading scheme for your goal here.

Tip: Avoid These Waist-Widening Exercises

Is your ab training causing you to develop "Ninja Turtle Belly" and a blocky waist? Here's what to avoid.

Tip: Your Ears Can Detect Low Testosterone

A change in pitch and vocal quality is called presbyphonia and it has a lot to do with declining T levels. Info here.

The 5 Most Dangerous Deadlift Mistakes

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

Arnold's Agonist-Antagonist Training

Train opposing muscle groups together, like Arnold did, and you'll build more muscle in less time while also developing muscular balance.

5 Exercises for Upper-Back Strength

Strengthening a handful of small, upper-back muscles through some deceptively hard exercises can pay big dividends.

The Chin-Up Project

Gain an inch on your biceps while building a rock-solid upper body with simple chin-up progressions.

Tip: 4 Strongman-Style Exercises You Need

Build all-over strength with these carry and push variations.

Lean vs. Shredded: The Cold Hard Truth

Getting lean is easy. Getting shredded is the hardest thing you'll ever do. Here are the 8 differences you need to know.

8 Inconvenient Truths About Ab Training

Most of us know how to train a muscle, but most of it seems to get flushed down the toilet when it comes to abs. Here's what you need to know.

Why You're (Mostly) Wrong About CrossFit

Does CrossFit still chap your hide? Before you continue broadcasting its problems, you should know where you're getting it wrong. Get the facts here.

A Lifter's Guide to Alcohol

What impact does drinking have on your physique and performance goals? How does alcohol affect testosterone, estrogen, HGH, and cortisol? The answers here.

Pull-Ups: You're Doing Them Wrong

Think you're good at pull-ups because you can do a lot of them or strap on extra weight? Think again. Here's how to really do them for best results.

12 Weeks to Ridiculous Wheels

A squat-based training plan guaranteed to make your legs not only bigger but stronger too.

The 30-Day Bro Diet

The traditional bodybuilding diet looks bland to the general public, but here's why you should try it at least once.

6 Best Exercises for Strength

You probably don't need dozens of movements to develop strength and size - you just need the six very best ones. This is all killer, no filler!

The Answer for Massive Calves

To build a set of standout calves, you need to think outside the box. Here’s how.