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Train for size for a few weeks and then strength. It works better for both goals. Here's why, along with a sample 10-week plan.

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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?

The 40-Workout Strength Challenge

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

The Best Exercise for a Smaller Waist

These five vacuum exercises will narrow and tighten your waist by training the transverse abdominis.

Hip Belt Squats

Blast your quads and spare your lower back with this old school strength-training staple. Here’s how.

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Tip: TRX Fallouts

For this anti-extension core exercise, set up in a slight forward lean. Fall forward with no back sag. Shift your weight onto your heels to return to the start.

American Sniper Workout

For his title role in American Sniper, Bradley Cooper gained 37 pounds of lean mass. Here's the exact workout and supplement plan he used to do it.

Tip: Do Rack Pull-Ups for Bigger Lats

It looks like you're "cheating" but doing your pull-ups this way has several advantages. Take a look.

Tip: Train the Same Muscle Two Days in a Row

For better gains, hit a muscle hard and heavy one day, then again the next day with lighter pump work. Here's why that works.

Inside the Muscles: Best Ab Exercises

After hooking himself up to a bunch of electrodes, the author discovers the best exercises for building a rock-solid midsection.

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  • Big Back, Big Chest, Real Fast

    Six days each week, do 100 push-ups and 50 pull-ups. Sounds simple and maybe a little crazy, but it works. Get the full plan here.

    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.

    Pull-Ups: You're Doing Them Wrong

    Think you're good at pull-ups because you can do a lot of them or strap on extra weight? Think again. Here's how to really do them for best results.

    Master the Floor Press

    The bench press may be everyone's favorite upper body barbell exercise, but its shorter-ranged cousin could be even better.

    2 Weeks to Shredded

    Need to look your absolute best but only have two weeks to do it? We've got the perfect plan for you. Check this out.

    Top Priority for Lower Traps

    Everyone thinks about upper traps, but not lower. That's too bad because the lower traps are crucial for proper movement, strength, and symmetry. Here's how to train them.

    Steroid Dieting

    Your Guide to Losing Fat While "On"

    The Squat: 10 Damn Good Tips

    Squats aren't all that simple, but these recommendations are. Get under the bar and squat right with these tips.

    6 Reasons You Should Never Open a Gym

    Ever wonder what it'd be like to run a gym? Most lifters do. But don't let the fantasy fool you. It can be pretty terrible.

    The Absolute Best Way to Build Hamstrings

    Big strong hammies are rare, even though everyone trains them. Here's what they're doing wrong and how to really build them.

    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 Best Foods for Sexual Health

    A study of 50,000 men offers up an incredibly simple and tasty way to give you stronger erections.

    Primer 52: The Program

    Completely reshape your body with this sophisticated and straightforward diet and training plan.

    The Badass Deadlift Program

    Here's a devastatingly effective (and even fun) deadlift program that makes you want to run to the gym to try it out.

    The New Science of Time Under Tension

    To get big, you have load up a muscle for 30-60 seconds per set, right? Well, maybe, but there are other ways. Check out the latest science.