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Building a Powerful V-Shape

The look of a tiny waist and big-back is what makes heads turn. Build your upper body to achieve that look. Here's how.

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.

The Seven Habits of Highly Defective Benchers

Seven bad benching habits that keep you weak, and how to get rid of them.

Steroids in the Sand

In the booming fitness culture of Dubai, steroids are cool, pot is not, and good supplements are hard to find.

Mythbusters 1

The first installment of our new series demolishes old ideas about getting bigger and stronger, addressing imbalances, and preventing injuries.

Is Sport-Specific Training a Myth?

Coach Mike explains why the exercises an athlete doesn't perform can have the biggest impact on his success in a training program.

The Best Exercises for Size and Strength

Squats or leg presses? Barbell or Hammer machine? The right answer depends on what you want to get out of your workouts.

Complete Core Training

An ab training article for people who do more than take mirror selfies.

  • Abs
  • Return of the Warrior Nerd

    Dr. Lowery comes out swinging against the high priests of high-carb diets and defends the honor of protein-loving meatheads.

    Exercises You've Never Tried 19

    Need some change in your exercise selection? Give these unusual but effective movements a shot.

    Can Vegetarians Build Muscle?

    What happens when a lifelong meathead goes veg for a bulking cycle? John Berardi, Ph.D., is about to find out.

    The Cardio Conundrum

    With all the cardio options out there, it's no wonder we're confused about the best way to incorporate it into our workouts! Coach Robertson summarizes the pros and cons of each variation and helps us with fat-burning program design.

    How Strong Are Your Abs, Really?

    Think your core strength is pretty good? Now's the time to find out. These two tests will tell you if your abs are strong or if they're a weak link.

  • Abs
  • Seven Keys to a Successful Body Transformation

    There are lots of ways to go from lumpy to lean, or skinny to studly, but all muscle makeovers have these common traits.

    Joint-Friendly Training

    Coach Nick has new ways to build strength and size for the lifter with wounded knees, shell-shocked shoulders, or a balky back.

    Facts, Fallacies of Corrective Exercise

    Doing squats on Bosu balls isn't functional. Neither is a lot of stuff you see people doing in the gym.

    The Cure for Skinny

    Three former skinny guys reveal the nutrition tips, training strategies, and lifestyle adjustments that "cured" them.

    My 8 "Ah-Ha!" Moments

    Chris Shugart lists the 8 realizations that changed everything for him, physique-wise.

    More New Techniques You've Never Tried

    Dan's secret weight loss stack, a new five-toed rehab tool, and a novel, one-rep-at-a-time method for hypertrophy.

    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.

    Fix That Weak Link!

    Regardless of whether your goal is to deadlift 1,000 pounds or to build a shredded Christmas tree, the principles are basically the same.

    Size and Strength Training for Generation Ent

    In Part 2 of his series, Mahler shows you how to get big and strong without ever getting bored with your workouts.

    6 Random Ways to Accelerate Your Training

    6 ways to pack on muscle, from adjusting heel position to build freaky quads to slowing down rep speed for gargantuan biceps.