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In Defense of Deficit Deadlifts

Is the deficit deadlift a dangerous exercise, or is it a safe way to build super strength? Answer here.

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.

12 Hamstrings Exercises for Hardasses

Only doing deadlifts and leg curls for your hamstrings? You're missing out on some killer exercises that'll quickly add muscle and power.

The Best Damn Cortisol Article Ever

It's been called the stress hormone, the belly fat hormone, and the thief of gains. But it doesn't have to be any of those. Here's how to control it.

The 5 Most Dangerous Deadlift Mistakes

Why do smart lifters let their technique go haywire? Ego lifting? Unawareness? Here are the most common problems.

Breast Implants For Girls Who Lift

Everything a weight-lifting woman ever wanted to know about breast implants but was afraid to ask.

How to Burn Stubborn Body Fat

Eating less and exercising more isn't going to get rid of stubborn pockets of fat. Here's the smart way to blast those love handles and saddlebags.

The Secret of Loaded Carries

Add this to your workouts and you'll be bigger, leaner, and stronger. No BS, just results. Here are several ways to do it.

Rebuild Yourself with Complexes

For a fat burning hit, a massive conditioning bang, and some appreciable muscle, do complexes. Here’s how.

50 Reps for Size

Finishers aren't just for fat loss. They're for building muscle too. Try these five ultra-high rep moves for hypertrophy.

Muscle Up Top, Hustle Down Below

Want a bodybuilder upper body and a linebacker lower body? Here's your program.

8 Back Exercises You've Never Even Seen

These new rowing exercises will not only build a thick back, they'll force you to (finally) use optimal form.

The Insulin Advantage

Control insulin and you'll control exactly what your physique looks like. Here's how.

Advanced Training: Max-Growth Cluster Sets

Cluster sets will get you jacked, but they neglect two important growth pathways. Maximum Growth Clusters hit all three. Here's how to do them.

The Secret to a Bigger Bench Press

Advanced lifters know that leg drive is key for hitting a new PR on the bench. Here are 5 tips to maximize it.

Back-Friendly Leg Training

Leg training should push you to your physical limits without crushing your back. Here's the smart way to make it happen.

The Ultimate Program for Body Comp Improvement

Tired of looking pretty much the same year after year? If you're ready to make radical changes in your body composition, start here.

The Simple Plan for Ultimate Back Size

Back training advice has become sissified and overcomplicated. Here's how to really build your back.

Tip: A Simple Way to Beat Belly Fat

Adjust your diet like this and you'll lose more abdominal fat and build more muscle, even if you keep calories the same.

Tip: Train Biceps Every Damn Day for Fast Growth

Sounds crazy, but it works if you use this smart training strategy. Check it out.

Tip: Deadlift Daily to Get Stronger

Yes, you can deadlift almost every day, get stronger, and not get injured. Here's how.

The Hormone Cycle and Female Lifters

If women understand their hormone cycles, they can plan their workouts to get stronger and lose more fat. Here's how.

Building Fat Guy Calves

Fat guys have great calves. Here’s how to build them without the getting fat part.