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The Simple Diet for Athletes

You don't have to go on an extreme diet to lose fat and perform your best. These guidelines work for elite athletes and they'll work for you.

10 Sneaky Things Making You Fat

You work out. You're trying to improve your diet. And you're still too damn fat. What's going on? Check out this list of tricky body-comp saboteurs.

Tip: Train With Arnold's Golden Six

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

5 Reasons You Don't Look Like You Lift

How come some people go to the gym a lot but don't look like it? Probably because they're making these mistakes.

Wave Ladders for Maximum Strength

Ladders and wave loading are both great ways to build size and strength, but combine them and you get something magical.

Grow, Ectomorph, Grow

Naturally skinny? Here's how to finally gain some shirt-stretching muscle.

Practical Guide to GPP

General physical preparedness is the key to outstanding performance. Here's how to set-up a program that sets you up for success.

The Absolute Best Way to Build Hamstrings

Big strong hammies are rare, even though everyone trains them. Here's what they're doing wrong and how to really build them.

4 Crazy Ways to Squat More Weight

These brutal squat progressions will help you set a new PR fast. Just make sure your spleen doesn't pop out and fly across the room. Check 'em out.

Olympic Shoes or Chucks for Squats?

Will putting on a pair of Olympic lifting shoes kick up your squat by 20 pounds, or are you better off wearing Chucks?

The Case Against Trap Training

Your traps are puny, and it's probably because you train them directly with shrugs. Here's a better way build your yoke.

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.

Bulk Up, Cut Up: Quads and Tri's

Thib, you have some impressive quads! Any secret leg training strategies you'd like to share with us?

Boost Testosterone, Control Estrogen – Naturally

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

Your Guide to Pre-Workout Supplements

Time to shed a little light on what's probably the most mysterious and diverse of all bodybuilding supplement categories.

Volume Training for Size & Strength

If your gains have stalled, it's probably because you're missing one thing in your workouts: volume. Here's how to intelligently add it.

The Return of German Volume Training

GVT works, if you can handle it. Here are the pros and cons.

The Anti-Bodybuilding Hypertrophy Program

Get back to bodybuilding's roots and build muscle using old-school strongmen techniques.

Tip: The Truth About SARMs

What's the deal with them? Do they work like steroids? What are the side effects? Answers here.

The Badass Deadlift Program

Here's a devastatingly effective (and even fun) deadlift program that makes you want to run to the gym to try it out.

Tip: How to Increase Androgen Receptor Density

Finally, science figures out the real reason why some guys are hardgainers and others are muscle monsters.

A Strongman's Guide to Shoulder Health

Love lifting heavy? Then you either have some shoulder issues or you soon will. Follow these 5 steps to get them healthy and keep them healthy.

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 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.