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The Hard Body Workout Plan

How do you get shredded while maintaining muscle mass, strength, and athleticism? With these two training methods.

The Single Most Effective Workout Split

There are several ways to organize your training week, but one split is superior for the vast majority of lifters. Here it is.

Kipping Pull-Ups: The Truth

Is the kipping pull-up a legit movement or an exercise abomination? You may be surprised.

Advanced German Volume Training

One of the toughest muscle-building workouts of all time just got tougher. For experienced lifters only!

30 Days to a Big Butt & Great Squat

Aggressive workouts lead to fast progress and monster gains. Here are three different 30-day challenges to bring up your glutes and your PRs.

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.

Know Your Ratios, Destroy Weaknesses

Strength ratios reveal weaknesses. And weaknesses must be destroyed, whether you're a bodybuilder, Olympic lifter or football player.

Ab Training Made Simple

You only need two or three exercises to build your abs. The trick is to choose the right exercises and breathe correctly while doing them. Here's how.

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  • The Best Damn Push-Ups Article, Period!

    Think you know all there is to know about push-ups? Ha! We thought so too...until we read this.

    15 Ways to Foam Roll

    Fifteen foam rolling techniques that'll get you ready for the gym much better than stretching.

    The Very Best Push-Up For Pecs and Power

    Build your chest. Increase power. Boost your bench press. This push-up variation does it all. Here's exactly how to do it.

    Tip: Do The One-Kettlebell Workout

    Ramp up your conditioning with only one kettlebell and your bodyweight. Here's the workout.

    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.

    Sprinting for Muscle

    Here's how sprinting can make you stronger, leaner, and more muscular.

    10 Best Unilateral Exercises

    How to get stronger and balance out your monotonous diet of squats and deadlifts with single-leg movements.

    Armor Building

    Training is what toughens you up for what's to come. Here's how to build your armor before you need it.

    Rebuild Yourself with Complexes

    For a fat burning hit, a massive conditioning bang, and some appreciable muscle, do complexes. Here’s how.

    Beast Building - Part 1

    The first installment of a three-part series that'll turn you into a thick, dense, and rugged beast in three short months.

    Tip: A Better Way to Do Dumbbell Rows

    Front load them so that you're actually working your back and not your hips or spinal muscles. Here's how.

    Trans Athletes: The Death Of Women's Sports

    In an effort to be trans-inclusive, sports federations are forcing women off of the winner's podium. Their rules are anti-female. Here's why.

    Tip: Turn Off the Hip Flexors to Build Abs

    If you can easily knock out dozens of reps of an ab exercise, it's probably because your abs aren't doing much work. Fix that. Here's how.

    Building a Bigger Yoke

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

    Tip: The Perfect Number of Sets for Growth

    Don't do more sets and reps than you need to. All it does is eat into your recovery and slow down gains. Details here.

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    Tip: No-Straps Dumbbell Row

    This style of row is great for back hypertrophy and for building your grip for the deadlift. Go for at least 20 reps, Kroc-row style.