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Conditioning When the Weather Stinks

Being in shape isn't about sporting “ripped abz,” it's about being physically capable of being a man. Here's how to get there when the weather ain't cooperating.

Hepburn Solution for Strength and Power

A time-tested way to get strong from old-time weightlifter and strongman Doug Hepburn. Check it out.

Steroids for Dummies

Everything you ever wanted to know but was afraid to ask.

The Top Ten Triceps Exercises

The best exercises for big, strong triceps. Are you using them? Check out this list.

Tip: The Thick Back Trick

Make your rows even more effective. All you need is a cheap little accessory... and you probably already have it.

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.

Tip: Blow Up Your Performance

You breathe instinctively... but are you doing it optimally? Here's how to thrive through better breathing.

Forget About Squat Depth

Two authorities on squatting think squat depth is arbitrary and senseless. Here are 5 things about squats that they think are much more important.

Everyone Should Use Creatine

Everyone should take creatine, even if their goal isn't to build mountains of muscle. Here's why and how to use it.

6 Weeks to Great Abs

Most ab exercises are garbage. But do these 4 types of ab movements each workout and those babies will pop through.

Tip: Train With Arnold's Golden Six

This full-body, three-days-per-week routine got The Oak started in bodybuilding. Check it out.

Tip: Do the French Press for Triceps

It's a classic exercise, but most people are doing it wrong. Here's how to do it right.

The Simple No-Machines Workout

No machines, no problem! This free-weights only program will build size and strength better than machines anyway.

The Truth About Soreness

Are you working out to get sore or are you training to get bigger, stronger and leaner? There is a difference.

How to Build Mass as a Tall Lifter

If you're tall and you want to build muscle, you need to adopt new exercises, new techniques, and new strategies.

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?

Sandbags For Strength

Forget the fancy training tools. This dirty sucker is as basic and effective as they come.

Hip Belt Squats

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

Ten Killer Splits

Progress stalled? Then you might need a new training split. Here are ten effective ways to organize your training week.

Tip: Stretch Bands Work as Well as Weights

A meta-study concludes that training with elastic bands builds strength just as well as free weights or machines. No, really.

Tip: The Row That'll Change Back Day Forever

You've never seen this one before. Here's how to do it for a solid back and core.

Tip: The Best Hip Openers for Great Squats

These active openers will keep your back and knees healthy. And that translates into bigger, better squats.

The Top 10 Kettlebell Exercises for Gains

Kettlebells don't get enough credit when it comes to hypertrophy. Let's change that. Here are the best muscle-building exercises.

3 Best Calorie-Burning Workouts for Lifters

Most of the cardio work done in the gym is stupid. Here are three methods that actually burn calories and build work capacity.