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Lifter's Elbow: The Cause & The Cure

Three common things you probably do in the gym that will wreck your elbows, plus a few smart tricks that'll fix you right up.

Serge Nubret Pump Training

In bodybuilding's Golden Age, few shone as brightly as Serge Nubret. Let's learn a thing or two from this recently departed legend.

The Answer for Massive Calves

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

Why I Love the Smith Machine

Everyone says the Smith machine is awful, but a lot of bodybuilders use it… and they’re bigger than you. Here’s why it’s not so bad and how to use it wisely.

Build Brutal Leg Thickness

If you're interested in putting size on your legs, it's time to start loving the often ignored and much-maligned leg press again.

Shoulder Training: The Mountain Dog Way

The shoulders make the physique, they say. Here’s how to finally get yours bigger and stronger.

Anterior Core Training

Real core training, real simple. The best exercises and exercise progressions for your abs.

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  • How to Build Big Legs With Bad Knees

    Got angry knees? Here are the five best exercises to allow your legs to keep growing while keeping your knees happy.

    Tip: The Truth About Behind the Neck Pressing

    It's terrible... but only if you already have bad posture and shoddy shoulders. Here's why, plus how to fix those issues.

    The 5 Most Dangerous Deadlift Mistakes

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

    The Ultimate Grip Strength Test

    Take your strength to the next level with this simple 60-second challenge. Then, build a bone-crushing grip. Here's how.

    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.

    Keep Kicking Ass After 40

    Everything you need to know about training, diet, and supplements to help you keep kicking butt after age 40.

    Tip: A Back-Friendly Alternative to Bent-Over Rows

    You need to be doing more horizontal pulls, but the standard barbell row may be doing more harm than good. Try this instead.

    Tip: The Right & Wrong Way to Do Weighted Push-Ups

    Loaded push-ups with plates or bands are awesome... if you get the resistance in the right place. Here's what you need to know.

    The Insulin Advantage

    Control insulin and you'll control exactly what your physique looks like. Here's how.

    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.

    Bodybuilding vs. Powerlifting Bench Press

    Is your main goal to bench press a Buick or build a great chest? The nine differences you must know to get the results you want.

    Russian Strength-Skill: The Workouts

    How to get big, strong, and lean using training methods inspired by manual labor and the Russian concept of strength-skill.

    Bodybuilding vs Powerlifting Squat

    Which is better, the bodybuilding squat or the powerlifting squat? The ten differences you need to know to maximize results.

    7 Ways to Hack Your Hip Hinge

    The hip hinge is the single most-important movement pattern for squats and deadlifts. Can you even do them correctly?

    The Best Forearm Exercise

    Do you have the forearms of a ballerina? Here's a simple way to build a pair worthy of respect, admiration, and fear.

    Curcumin for Muscle Growth

    Curcumin is widely known for its anti-inflammatory and pain relieving effects, but it may also be anabolic.

    You Should be Doing Face Pulls

    Fix your posture, build your rear delts, and heal your shoulders. Here’s how to do it.