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19 Squat & Deadlift Variations

Find the most effective variations of the squat and the deadlift to fit your body and your goals.

The Truth for Tall Lifters

Hey, tall guy, you know all those lifting rules that apply to short people - the ones that got no reason to live? They don't apply to you.

Is a 300-Pound Bench Rare?

Is a 300-pound bench press as rare as a 21-year-old Swedish lingerie model who loves watching football and rough and tumble pillow fights with her twin sister?

Serge Nubret Pump Training

In bodybuilding's Golden Age, few shone as brightly as Serge Nubret. Let's learn a thing or two from this recently departed legend.

Conditioning 101

You'll never be the last man standing if you're fat and out of shape. Here are eight ways to ramp up your conditioning while keeping your strength.

Why I Love the Smith Machine

Everyone says the Smith machine is awful, but a lot of bodybuilders use it… and they’re bigger than you. Here’s why it’s not so bad and how to use it wisely.

Muscle Specific Hypertrophy: Chest, Triceps, and Shoulders

Understanding the science of sets, reps, and muscle-specific fiber composition will make you sound smarter. Going to the gym and applying that knowledge will make you bigger.

Goblet Squats 101

Is this the "single best lifting movement of all time" as Dan claims? You be the judge.

Build Brutal Leg Thickness

If you're interested in putting size on your legs, it's time to start loving the often ignored and much-maligned leg press again.

Anterior Core Training

Real core training, real simple. The best exercises and exercise progressions for your abs.

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  • Isometrics for Mass!

    A new way to use isometric training for size and strength.

    The Anti-Bodybuilding Hypertrophy Program

    Get back to bodybuilding's roots and build muscle using old-school strongmen techniques.

    Unpopular Opinion: Deadlifts Aren't That Great

    Unless you're a competitive powerlifter, traditional deadlifts are overrated, especially for athletes. Here's why.

    Growth Explosion: The 30-10-30 Technique

    Three young athletes gained 14 pounds in 14 days using a new training technique. Here's exactly how they did it.

    6 Weeks to Superhero

    I've tried every way known to man to quickly put on a significant amount of muscle while simultaneously getting ripped to shreds. This is what I've found to be the absolute best method.

    Is Your Ab Workout Making You Look Fat?

    Many people, especially women, believe that deadlifts and squats can make them look blocky. False. But the wrong kind of ab training can!

    The Best Forearm Exercise

    Do you have the forearms of a ballerina? Here's a simple way to build a pair worthy of respect, admiration, and fear.

    Curcumin for Muscle Growth

    Curcumin is widely known for its anti-inflammatory and pain relieving effects, but it may also be anabolic.

    Shoulder Training: The Mountain Dog Way

    The shoulders make the physique, they say. Here’s how to finally get yours bigger and stronger.

    Advanced Glute Training

    Everything you ever wanted to know about your glutes… and more. Check it out.

    Adamantium Abs: 6 Core Exercises You Need

    Use these moves to build real-world core strength. Or, you know, just do them because abs look awesome. Whatever.

    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.

    Tip: The Lifter's 10-Minute Warm-up

    Get your blood flowing, activate your muscles, and prime your CNS in three quick steps.

    The 5 Most Dangerous Deadlift Mistakes

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