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Bodybuilding vs. Powerlifting Deadlift

The deadlift is used by both powerlifters and bodybuilders, but there are 8 important differences. Here are the answers to all your questions.

Tip: Sorry, But You Can't Out-Eat Overtraining

Overtraining exists, and you can't out-eat it or out-sleep it. Most lifters have the wrong idea about what overtraining is. Here are the facts.

Powerlifting: The Good, Bad and Ugly

The sport of powerlifting is awesome, except for all the not-so-awesome parts. Here are the pros and cons you need to know.

Training Percentages Made Simple

Find your true 1 RM and use it to build even more strength. Here’s how.

The 5 Best Ways to Get Stronger

Strength gains come fast when you're a newbie. Here's how to keep building brutal strength as an advanced bad-ass.

Steroid Dieting

Your Guide to Losing Fat While "On"

The Colorado Experiment: Fact or Fiction

It's one of the greatest bodybuilding stories ever told. And people have been talking about it for over 40 years. But is it true? Here's the real story, written by a man who actually knows.

The Best Way to Build Your Butt

What's the best way to build strong glutes that also make every jaw in the gym drop? We ask the experts.

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.

Want Big Arms? Stop Wasting Your Time!

You've spent 6 months trying to add a quarter inch to your arms. Dr Darden has just one question: “Why take 6 months to do it when you could do the same thing in 2 weeks?” Here's how...

Bench More to Bench More

Forget overtraining. One of the most effective ways to bench press more weight is to bench press more often.

2 Times a Week for Twice the Gains

You've heard of high-frequency strength training. But what about low frequency? Cut your gym time in half and still make gains. Here's how.

The Modified 5x5 Squat Program

The classic 5 x 5 set/rep scheme works. But here’s how to make it even better.

The Get Shredded Diet

This diet plan is extreme. It's extremely strict and extremely tough. But it also works extremely well. You'll be shocked by how fast you drop body fat.

Tip: Realistic Gains After 40

How much muscle can an advanced, natural lifter gain in middle age? Here are the facts.

Kroc: From Matt to Janae

The transgender powerlifter and bodybuilder formerly known as Matt Kroc speaks out.

The Single Best Hamstring Exercise

Hamstrings are the weak link for most lifters. Don't be one of them. Here's how to hammer your hams to increase strength, power, speed, and explosiveness.

The Best Exercise for a Smaller Waist

These five vacuum exercises will narrow and tighten your waist by training the transverse abdominis.

Fake Strength: Stop Arching the Bench Press

Re-think the big arch for bench pressing. It doesn't create any real strength, and admit it: it's cheating. Here’s why.

The Return of German Volume Training

GVT works, if you can handle it. Here are the pros and cons.

This Stuff is Rocket Fuel for the Mind & Body

Boost mood and motivation. Increase performance. Heighten concentration. Supercharge the mind-muscle connection.

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.

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.

7 Variations of the Hip Belt Squat

Can't squat with a barbell on your back? Build your legs like this.