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The 5 Dumbest Muscle Myths

Lifters who still believe these myths are missing out on gains. Which lies need to die? Find out here.

Traps Are the New Abs

Every skinny, weak guy has abs. Big deal. Traps are the true sign of strength. Here's how to make yours huge.

The Most Intelligent Way to Warm Up

For heavy lifting, drop the dumb warm-up sets and do ramp-ups instead. You'll get stronger, build more muscle and avoid injuries.

Becoming A Personal Trainer

Have the recent economic woes led you to consider becoming a personal trainer? You should read this first.

Muscle Specific Hypertrophy: Biceps, Back, and Lower Body

Don't read this unless you want to get bummed out about how you've been training the wrong grips, rep ranges, and exercises for your biceps, your back, and your entire lower body.

8-Week Basic Strength Plan

Being stronger in the basic barbell lifts makes everything else you do in the gym easier. Here’s how to do it.

21st Century Core Training

A chiseled midsection. A strong, functional core. Who says you can't train for both? Here’s how to do it.

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  • A Simple Program for Complex Results

    If you want to build muscle as fast as humanly possible, here's a complete A-Z program to help you do just that.

    6 Dumb Training Mistakes

    Thibs is on a mission. The angry Canadian wants to see the incidence of training stupidity decrease. Are you a "kitchen sink" trainer or coach? Have you misinterpreted the concept of overtraining? If so, duck!

    Bulk Up, Cut Up: Quads and Tri's

    Thib, you have some impressive quads! Any secret leg training strategies you'd like to share with us?

    The 7 Gym Rules Never to Break

    A lot of gyms are filled with annoying jackasses. Here's a little checklist to make sure you're not one of them.

    Super-Fast, Super-Effective Workouts

    Build more muscle from two or three short weekly workouts than most guys do from training six days a week. Try these programs.

    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 Suicide Grip: Dangerous or Smart?

    A thumbless grip is scary to lifters who don't know how to do it, but it can be used safely. In fact, it's better for your shoulders. Here's why.

    The Best Training Method You're Not Using

    This training method adds volume and builds strength, size, and endurance while getting you ripped. It's also fun. Here's how to do it.

    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.

    7 Ways to Fix Anterior Pelvic Tilt

    Fix this common posture problem. Not only will you look better, but you'll get better results from training.

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    I, Bodybuilder 2 - Back - Saturday

    Build muscle as fast as humanly possible — week after week — until you see a body in the mirror that you barely recognize.

    Nutrition, Your Brain, and Your Body

    A few weeks back, at a small research meeting in Toronto, Ontario, my good friend Dr. Alan Logan handed me a book I hadn't heard of before.

    W-i-d-e-r, Real-Man Shoulders

    A look back at bodybuilding history plus a great workout for your delts. Check it out.

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    How to Gain (or Lose) Muscle

    Tip: Could This Be the Next Super Supplement?

    This new nutritional kid on the block could soon prove to rival curcumin in its broad range of effects.

    Tip: The Carnivore Diet is Dumb

    Is an all-meat diet healthy or is it just the latest diet fad for unstable people who need attention? Let's break it down.

    How To Build Meaty Hamstrings

    Are your hammies on the puny side even though you train them? Here's how to build them with science and sweat.