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Bodybuilding's Most Controversial Exercise

Back in the “Golden Age of Bodybuilding,” guys performed the now-forgotten pullover to build their upper bodies. Who says you can't go back?

Tip: One. Heavy. Rep.

How to warm up for a one-rep max, plus why you should probably be using a 3-5RM instead.

Tip: Nail the Back Lever. Here's How

The full-body tension and bracing you'll get from this exercise will improve just about every lift you do. Here's how to master it.

The Athletic Aesthetic Program

Lift like a beast, move like an athlete, look like a Greek god. Here's your plan.

Tip: The Cure for MPA

Male Pancake Ass: It's a terrible condition to have. And squats and deadlifts can't fix the problem by themselves. Here's what will.

10 Things Vegetarians Get Wrong

Avoiding meat isn't as healthy or ethical as many like to think. Got a smug vegetarian friend? Send him this.

Direct Arm Training: Pros and Cons

At last, the definitive answer to the age-old question of whether direct arm work is really necessary for big guns.

The 6-Week Sprinting Solution

An interval training program that will radically alter your conditioning, increase endurance and power, and help you drop body fat. Get it here.

Tip: Better Butts and Bigger Legs

Lower-body day just got more interesting. Here are two ways to make this move even more effective.

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.

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.

Tip: Bodyweight-Only Backside Training

Build your hamstrings, glutes, and back. No weight plates required. Check out these surprisingly challenging exercises.

German Volume Training – The Real Story

Lifters talk about GVT as a no-fail training plan for size. But is it? Not according to science. Here's what to do instead.

The Best Damn High Volume Workout Plan for Natties

Not on steroids? Grow anyway with this smart training approach.

Beyond 5/3/1 Program 1.1

I spent a ton of time developing this program and believe it stands as my best work, ever.

Nonlinear Periodization for Size and Strength

Manipulate your training to accommodate for how you feel on a given day. If strict programming has been holding you back, do this instead.

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.

Dispelling the Glute Myth

Could it be that everything we thought we knew about glute training was ass-backwards?

How to Build 50 Pounds of Muscle in 12 Months

DC training works. Never heard of it? Here’s what it is and how to do it.

Tip: Get Stronger Overhead – 3 Exercises You Need

These accessory moves will help you build your barbell overhead press and a whole lot more. Check 'em out.

Building a Bigger Yoke

Because nothing says "I am strong" quite like a monstrous set of traps and a beer keg for a neck.

Full Body Training For Advanced Lifters

If you think full body training is just for noobs, you're missing out. Here's how to bring back the gains with this advanced approach.

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.

Turn Rest Days Into Growth Days

You're thinking about off days all wrong. And that wrong thinking is the reason you're dissatisfied with your progress in the gym. Here's how to get growing again.