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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.

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The 40-Workout Strength Challenge

A simple workout program that will help you break multiple personal records in just 8 weeks. Guaranteed.

5/3/1 Beach Body Challenge

A performance-based program that'll build your legs, traps, neck, shoulders, and forearms. Yes, you'll look awesome too.

What You Don't Know About Workout Supplements

If you don't take care of workout supplementation, you might as well not train. Here's how to get it right.

10 Reasons Bodybuilders Are Bigger Than Powerlifters

They both lifts weights. They both train hard. They both use drugs at the pro levels. So why are bodybuilders more jacked than powerlifters?

12 Hamstrings Exercises for Hardasses

Only doing deadlifts and leg curls for your hamstrings? You're missing out on some killer exercises that'll quickly add muscle and power.

Pull-Ups Vs. Chin-Ups

We look to science to find out which exercise reins supreme for lats, traps, and biceps. Bonus: Two cool tricks to get better results with both.

The Most Intelligent Way to Warm Up

For heavy lifting, drop the dumb warm-up sets and do ramp-ups instead. You'll get stronger, build more muscle and avoid injuries.

Building a Big, Freaky Back

Hardcore advice on building a strong back that stands out in a crowd.

21st Century Core Training

A chiseled midsection. A strong, functional core. Who says you can't train for both? Here’s how to do it.

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  • 3 Capsules for Perfect Sleep

    Chill out, reduce nighttime anxiety, and get the best sleep of your life. You'll lose fat easily and produce more testosterone. Here's how.

    The Best Squat You're Not Doing

    This type of squat improves your form, saves your joints, and makes a great addition to your regular squatting.

    Tip: Try Low to High Cable Flyes

    Bring up your upper chest with this unique exercise. Here's how.

    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.

    19 Squat & Deadlift Variations

    Find the most effective variations of the squat and the deadlift to fit your body and your goals.

    Mountain Dog Training for Intermediates

    John Meadows’ style of training is typically used by only very advanced lifters. Here’s how to make it work for you if you’re a mere mortal.

    Enormous and Strong Legs: The Mountain Dog Way

    Most lifters are lacking in the leg department. Why? Because the type of training you have to do for leg growth is brutal. Here’s how to get it done.

    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.

    Real Men Train Their Glutes

    Want a stronger, more powerful body? You need a strong butt. Glute-specific training isn't just for the girls. Here's your man-plan.

    Tip: Viagra Is Great for Bodybuilders

    There are plenty of good reasons to use Viagra and its cousins, other than the obvious one.

    Tip: Abs Are Built in the Gym, Not the Kitchen

    All you need to do is diet and you'll have abs, right? Not really. It's a bit more nuanced than what your favorite meme says. Here's why.

    CrossFit and Steroids

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

    Stop Doing Box Jumps Like a Jackass

    Box jumps are great for building athleticism and muscle. Trouble is, most people do them stupidly. Let's fix that.

    Tip: The First Supplements to Buy

    Gap supplements are essential. Here's why you need them.

    The Bodyweight Workout for Big Guys

    Big? Check! Strong? Check! Now it's time to move like an athlete, ramp up your conditioning, and feel incredible. Here's exactly how to do it.