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Reawaken Your Rhomboids

Fix these overlooked muscles and you’ll look better and be able to pull more weight. Here’s how.

Building a Biceps Peak

Can you really add a peak to your biceps? Well, you can certainly add some new size if you train the long head. Here’s how.

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A new comprehensive scientific review finds that this substance reduces inflammation and leads to superior recovery and muscle performance.

Build Muscle at Home

Can't get to the gym because of the weather, a global pandemic, or a zombie uprising? Build muscle anyway with these moves.

50 Reps for Size

Finishers aren't just for fat loss. They're for building muscle too. Try these five ultra-high rep moves for hypertrophy.

Tip: Burn 3 Times the Calories

Boost your conditioning and torch fat. All you need is a backpack. Here's how to get started.

You Don't Know How to Curl

Exactly how you perform a curl can mean the difference between having puny biceps and big biceps. Here's how to curl to double your rate of growth.

Trouble with the Tilt - Correcting APT

Your gut and butt perpetually protrude and your deadlift PR won't budge. Sounds like you have anterior pelvic tilt. Here’s how to fix it.

The 5/2 Fat-Loss Diet for Lifters

Eat normally five days a week and eat a reduced-calorie diet on two non-consecutive days. What could be easier?

6 Coaches Weigh in on Pull-Ups

You know you should be doing pull-ups. But what's the best way to attack them? Six of our coaches tell you what works for them.

Lactic Acid Training for Fat Loss

Increase lactic acid to increase growth hormone and get shredded. One problem: It really hurts. Check out the program.

4 Strength Tests You Have to Pass

Are you strong on the big barbell lifts? Great! Now take these strength-stability tests to see if you're about to get hurt.

9 Exercises for a Complete Back

Always doing the same two back exercises? That doesn't cut it. For more size and strength, try these variations.

6 Push-Up Workouts for Hypertrophy

Make push-ups great again with these complexes that will challenge even the most advanced lifter.

Natural vs. Enhanced Lifters

Natties shouldn't train or eat like steroid users. And the reverse is true too. Here the 10 things they should do differently.

Fail: Pro Bodybuilding and Big Guts

Many pro bodybuilders look pregnant. It's like they've got a six pack stretched over a keg. How does this happen? That question, answered.

Tip: Do Straight-Arm Pulldowns For Lats

Nail the lats and enhance your V-taper with this exercise. Check it out.

The Tendonitis Cure

Nagging joint pain - everyone deals with it at some point. But don't think a little time off is going to cure it. Be proactive to get long-term relief. Here's how.

8 Minutes to Awesome

What would happen if you did push-ups and bodyweight squats every day?

One Exercise to Rule Them All

Get your lifts up, get your gains up, and move the bar faster. Do the clean and press to get better at everything.

How to Use Linear Periodization

Legendary lifters used linear progression to break records. It's time to revisit that proven method.

Fake Strength: Stop Arching the Bench Press

Re-think the big arch for bench pressing. It doesn't create any real strength, and admit it: it's cheating. Here’s why.

The Dragon Flag

Forget all these fancy core exercises. Here's an old-school classic that will hammer your core into submission.

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