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So you can squat 405 pounds and bench 315. Is that good? Does that make you strong? How do you compare to others? Find out if your lifts are decent, good, or great through Tim Henriques' handy little comparison chart.

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Listening to Cialis

"Sorry, this has never happened to me before."

The Gironda System

Vince Gironda was a legendary bodybuilding coach, and you can still learn a lot from him today. Check this out.

Locked and Loaded

Everything you need to know about choosing the right weight and loading schemes for your lifting goals.

The Set / Rep Bible

If you're not sure what to do with your sets and reps, look no further. This plan has your workout laid out for you – no matter the goal.

Atomic Dog: Top Ten Testosterone Facts

Ten things you don’t know about our favorite hormone.

The Waterbury Method

A unique program for size and strength that uses full-body workouts and a set/rep scheme you’ve probably never tried before. Check it out.

All Muscle, No Iron

Big arms, wide shoulders, strong abs, amazing athleticism. What can we learn from gymnasts about training? Find out here.

Total Body Training

Let's cut the bullshit and get to the brass tacks. For decades, men built slabs of muscle with simple, three day-per-week training programs. They trained their whole bodies in one brief workout session and they grew big and strong. Scoff all you want, but tens of thousands of trainees can't be wrong.

Westside for Skinny Bastards 1

Skinny? Interested in packing on muscle mass and having the strength to back it up? This program is for you.

Rapid Fire

This article will be somewhat different than those I usually write. Instead of taking on one subject and detailing it thoroughly, I'm going to talk about several training tips, exercises, or methods that I find effective.

Steroids for Bodybuilding

A practical guide to physique enhancement with pharmaceuticals

Meltdown Training 1

Forget regular cardio. The future of fat loss is GH/lactic acid training. Here’s how to do it.

Long Live Your Bench

I don't need to tell you how revered the bench press is. Along with exercises such as the squat and deadlift, it forms the basis of most strength training and bodybuilding programs. And it wouldn't be too bold a statement to say that the bench press is the most popular upper-body exercise in the world!

The Periodization Bible - Part 1

Everything you ever wanted to know about advanced periodization for strength training.

High Intensity Versus High Volume

In the red corner, we have high intensity. In the blue corner, we have high volume.

A Simpleton's Guide to Charles Poliquin's Training Principles 1

Sometimes, when I'm talking to Coach Poliquin about training methodologies, muscle fiber ratios, and all the assorted high-tech, laboratory aspects of weight training, my eyes start to glaze over-not because I'm bored or anything-but because he has lost me.

Why I Quit Using Steroids

Steroids helped Scott Abel develop an impossibly big and ripped physique, but then some bad, bad things happened. Here's his story.

Tip: Fix Your Rounded-Back Deadlift

Here's a simple trick that'll keep you from snapping your back.

Stretching Gone Wrong

Most fit pros think we can't get enough stretching. Are they right? Nope. Here's why.

Tip: The Push-Up Variation You've Never Tried

Improve shoulder stability and athletic performance with this advanced push-up variation.

Worthy vs. Worthless Vitamins: Your Guide

A lot of the most commonly taken vitamins and minerals are a tragic waste of money, but there are a few that you definitely need to take.

Tip: Facts On Fat Burning Supplements

Not all of them are created equal. Here's what each type can and can't do.

The Truth About Fruit and Fat Loss

Some people think fruit causes metabolic problems and should be avoided when dieting. Here's the real story.

Tip: CNS Stress and Deadlifting

Here's how different deadlifting styles affect your central nervous system and recovery.