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Dr. Bowden weighs in on whether you can gain muscle and lose fat at the same time, the least-horrible fast foods, and drinking your own urine. Yes, really.

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Straight Talk About the Fitness Biz

In part two of our interview, Alwyn Cosgrove talks about compliance, networking, and why aspiring actors should stay out of the fitness biz.

Question of Nutrition 7

Dr. B reveals the ugly truth behind canola oil, along with discussions on the efficacy of rhodiola and whether there are any dietary aphrodisiacs.

More Thoughts From the Weight-Room Floor

A veteran lifter weighs in on building bigger arms, how to assess your weak points, and overcoming the tyranny of bad advice.

Mythbusters 2

Are squats and deadlifts all you need to work your core? Is it "bad" to do static stretches before weight training? Answers to these questions and more.

Question of Nutrition 6

Dr. Bowden gives you the real truth about saturated fats, honey, fake health foods, coffee and much more.

Heavier Weight, Less Time

It's not how many reps you do, or how heavy the load is that matters. What matters is how long the sets last.

Question of Nutrition 5

What do belly measurements really tell you? How much water should you drink? Those answers and much more here.

Tricks of the Trade - Get Strong Fast!

Six high-tech tactics that’ll get you even stronger.

Question of Nutrition 4

Does diet soda make you fat? Is chia better than flax? Will tuna make your mercury rise? Dr. Bowden has the answers.

Stopwatch Fat Loss and Double Trouble for Your Back

Nutritional tips for those who roll their eyes at the thought of counting, measuring, or recording anything, plus a cool new back exercise.

The American Dream, on Steroids

Director Chris Bell talks about Bigger Stronger Faster, the documentary that dares to ask why we condemn steroids while celebrating the accomplishments of those who use them.

Solutions to Lifting Problems

Eric tells you what to do if your knee, shoulder, or back hurts, but you still want to work out.

Muscle on a Budget 2

The economy is ailing, but that's no reason to quit your gym membership and eat out of dumpsters.

Who Cares if It Looks Weird?

One of the world's most successful and respected bodybuilding coaches sounds off on training techniques, excessive drug use, and what it means to coach with a capital C.

Pushing Back

A female powerlifter offers lessons in dedication, perseverance, and the mysterious ways the iron seduces all of us.

3 Simple Tips That Work

Using dead stop movements to blow past a sticking point; how ab work has nothing to do with building a six-pack; and how you should blow-torch the treadmill and burn fat in a way that works.

Total-Body Arm Training

Bodybuilding veteran Scott Abel (pictured) has a radical plan to turn arm day into the best fat-burning workout of the week.

The Five Elements of Program Dominance

Volume, frequency, density, intensity, and intensiveness. Here’s what you need to know about each to train right for your goals.

Question of Nutrition 1

Dr. Bowden answers questions about glycemic load, food and zits, fiber as a fat-loss supplement, the super spice turmeric, and more. Check it out.

Get Off the Treadmill and Get Metabolic!

Rachel Cosgrove's back with a metabolic circuit program that'll melt that fat off faster than any treadmill ever could.

Hot Wheels in a Hurry

You've spent the spring and summer training to look good on the beach. As a result, you now have the chest and arms of a silverback gorilla, but the thighs and calves of a pink flamingo. Time to fix that.

Training Advice for Generation Ent

You're punks. All of ya'. All of ya' under 25 or so, that is. Mike Mahler calls you "Generation Ent," for Entertainment, meaning you need to be constantly entertained. Well stand by to be entertained, in a manner of speaking.

6 Mistakes: Fitting Round Pegs into Square Holes

It's not always a good idea to do deep squats, overhead presses, or dips, and why is it that fat-bastard bicyclists wear Spandex shorts anyhow? The answers to these mysteries and more in today's article.

Mystery Meat

Kevin Neeld gained 5 pounds in one single day using a very simple protocol. He's positive it's not fat, but beyond that, he's not sure what this "mystery meat" is comprised of.