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How to Build a Monster Grip

Use these exercises to strengthen your grip, crush rocks, and punch through walls. Or, you know, just lift heavy stuff while keeping your hands healthy.

CrossFit and Steroids

A noted performance enhancing drug expert examines CrossFit and answers the controversial question: are top CrossFitters using PEDs?

Powerbuilding: 4 Ways to Get Big and Strong

Mix heavy lifts with moderate lifts and blend powerlifter strength with bodybuilder size.

5/3/1 Rest Pause: A 6-Week Challenge

What happens when you combine a brutally hard hypertrophy system with one of the most successful strength templates ever invented? Check it out and see.

Tip: Cutting and Bulking – Age Matters

Don't forget to factor in your age the next time you embark on a strict diet or mass cycle. Here's what you need to know.

Tip: The Two Keys to Permanent Fat Loss

What's the best diet for losing fat? Answer: Any eating plan that contains BOTH of the elements discussed here.

Muscle Up Top, Hustle Down Below

Want a bodybuilder upper body and a linebacker lower body? Here's your program.

Tip: What 2 Weeks Off Really Does to Your Body

Here's how that vacation will affect your size and strength.

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?

Tip: Total Body Training vs. Body Part Splits

Should you train a muscle group or two per day or your entire body? Here are the pros and cons of each method.

Tip: Avoid This Major Training Mistake

Want to get bigger and stronger? Then you're going to have to remove this bad habit from your life. Check it out.

Carb Cycling That Actually Works

Carb cycling doesn't work the way you think it works. But it can be used to preserve strength, energy and muscle while losing fat. Here's how.

Look Like a Bodybuilder, Perform Like an Athlete

Building muscle size, strength, and explosive power – as a single strategy – produces the absolute best gains, period! Here's how.

Squatter's Shoulder: The Cause & The Cure

Squats irritating your shoulders? Don't go to the doctor’s office yet. There's a reason it's happening and a way to fix it. 

How to Build Size and Strength Simultaneously

Building strength and size at the same time isn't crazy; in fact, it's smart. Here's a smart, easy-to-follow workout that will make it happen.

4 Simple Leg Workouts for Growth

They’re simple, but they’re not easy. Check out the workouts that’ll cure your flamingo legs.

The Return of German Volume Training

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

12 Truths About Bodybuilding Training

If your main goal is to build big muscles, this is a must read. Check it out.

The Truth About Fruit and Fat Loss

Some people think fruit causes metabolic problems and should be avoided when dieting. Here's the real story.

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.

Tip: The Absolute Worst Time to Eat

Yes, you'll get fat if you eat too much. But you'll get fat even faster if you're making this very common mistake.

Tip: ACTN3 – The Muscle Gene

Here's what you need to know about this tricky gene and its variants.

8 Lessons From Glute Girls

Do selfie-obsessed fitness chicks hold the secret to building muscle? The glute girls do. Here are 8 things you can learn from them.

Tip: Do These Stretches After Squats

Run through these four simple stretches after a lower body workout and feel awesome.