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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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  • 28 Days of Gains: A Realistic Case Study

    How much muscle can a natural, experienced lifter gain in 4 weeks? Can he lose fat at the same time? This coach decided to find out.

    8/6/3 For Size and Strength

    This coach dared to mess around with Jim Wendler’s 5/3/1 and tweak it for his athletes. Here’s what happened.

    Gironda's 8x8 Training

    This classic bodybuilding program does what most programs can’t: it allows you to build muscle and lose some fat at the same time. Check it out.

    The Essential 8 Mobility Drills

    Finally, a warm-up routine that even people who hate warming up can handle! This short series of drills will not only make you feel better, but the increased mobility you'll gain will help you make unprecedented gains in the gym.

    5 Ways To Make Face Pulls Even Better

    Everyone needs to be doing face pulls. Period. Here are five new variations that'll boost shoulder health and muscle growth.

    Tip: Body Part Splits vs. Push-Pull

    These are both popular and effective ways of organizing your workouts, but which is right for you? Find out here.

    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.

    Bench Press Grip: The Magic Number

    Use this simple math formula to find your perfect bench press grip, prevent injuries, and lift a lot more weight.

    The Truth About Bodybuilding Arm Measurements

    If you want to know the true size of your arms, measure them correctly. Here's your guide.

    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.

    Lean vs. Shredded: The Cold Hard Truth

    Getting lean is easy. Getting shredded is the hardest thing you'll ever do. Here are the 8 differences you need to know.

    The Very Best Way to Build Forearms

    I lift hard and I can crush you. That's the message big forearms send the world. Here's how our pros and experts train them.

    Tip: Nail Your Upper Glutes

    Train your maximus, but don't forget about your medius. Hit the upper glutes hard with this unique exercise variation.

    CrossFit and Steroids

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

    4 Weeks to Big Arms

    You can lie to yourself and say big arms aren't important to you. Or, you can follow this program for a month and finally build them.

    Do You Really Need a Lifting Belt?

    If, when, and how to wear weight belts to get bigger and stronger. Four coaches weigh in.

    6 Specialty Bars for Strength and Size

    A conventional barbell is fine, but if that's all you use you're missing out on strength gains and a little novelty. Change your bar to improve your training.

    The 5 Most Dangerous Deadlift Mistakes

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

    Tip: Train Biceps Every Damn Day for Fast Growth

    Sounds crazy, but it works if you use this smart training strategy. Check it out.

    The Z Press: Advanced Overhead Pressing

    The Z Press is much harder than the overhead press and it will expose any weaknesses you might have. Here’s how to do it.

    The Best Muscle-Building Breakfast

    People who want to build muscle and lose fat don't skip breakfast. But what are the best foods to eat? Here's what the experts suggest.

    Rebuilding Matt Damon

    Matt Damon has made some amazing physique transformations over the years with the help of trainer Jason Walsh. Here's an inside peek into how they do it.

    7 Proven Squat & Deadlift Boosters

    There's more to obliterating squat and deadlift sticking points than just increasing volume. Here are 7 ways to do it.