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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.

Tip: Does Getting Ripped Make You a Weakling?

Is it possible to get lean without losing strength? Here's what most people don't know.

No Weights, Big Wheels

Drop your regular leg-day workout and try this for 8 weeks. If you can take the pain, your quads, hams, and glutes will explode. In a good way.

The 11 Worst Squat Mistakes

The squat may be the king of all exercises, but it's also the one that's screwed up the most. Are you making any of these mistakes?

22 Proven Rep Schemes

Want to build pure brute strength? How about unadulterated muscular size? Maybe both? Here are the best set/rep schemes for your goal.

DeFranco Agile 8

A simple warm-up routine that’s helped powerlifters, meatheads, and other anti-mobility dudes feel better and progress faster in their workouts with fewer injuries. Check it out.

11 Damn Good Deadlift Tips

Master the deadlift. Here's the best advice from several top coaches and experts.

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?

Big Arms in 8 Workouts

Here's a brutal workout that'll build noticeable size on your biceps and triceps in just one month. Guaranteed.

Tip: Cortisol Control for the Natural Bodybuilder

Out of control cortisol can make building muscle harder and lead to muscle atrophy when dieting. Here's how to keep it in check.

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.

The Ultimate Body Transformation Agent

This naturally-occurring substance maximizes carb intake in muscle, burns fat, and prevents the storage of extra carbs. Here's the science.

Strong Legs, Big Round Butts

Take this popular exercise to the next level if you want big legs, great glutes, and healthy knees. Here's what to do.

Keep Estrogen Under Control

If your estrogen levels are out of whack, it can ruin your body comp, your health, maybe even your life. Here's what you need to know.

World's Simplest Training Template

Most lifters try to progress in strength, hypertrophy, stretching, and conditioning at the same time. Huge mistake! Here's a better way to, well, get better.

How to Warm Up for a One-Rep Max

Ready to go for a new PR in the bench press, squat, or deadlift? How you warm up could make or break your max. Follow these guidelines.

10 Best Unilateral Exercises

How to get stronger and balance out your monotonous diet of squats and deadlifts with single-leg movements.

Guaranteed Muscle Mass

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

2 Times a Week for Twice the Gains

You've heard of high-frequency strength training. But what about low frequency? Cut your gym time in half and still make gains. Here's how.

Total Body Training

Let's cut the bullshit and get to the brass tacks. For decades, men built slabs of muscle with simple, three day-per-week training programs. They trained their whole bodies in one brief workout session and they grew big and strong. Scoff all you want, but tens of thousands of trainees can't be wrong.

Steroids for Dummies

Everything you ever wanted to know but was afraid to ask.

Primer 52: The Program

Completely reshape your body with this sophisticated and straightforward diet and training plan.

Tip: A New Reason to Take Creatine

There are many good reasons to take creatine. Here's a new one that's pretty darn exciting.

A Calorie Is Sometimes Not A Calorie

A calorie is a calorie. Just eat less and exercise more. That's what they say. And here's why they're dead wrong.