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Advanced German Volume Training

One of the toughest muscle-building workouts of all time just got tougher. For experienced lifters only!

Shredded in 6 Days

How to quickly dump fat, water, and bloat for a photo shoot or special event.

The Complete Guide to T Replacement

Do you think you have low testosterone? Here's everything you need to know, from symptoms and testing to injecting and what to expect.

The Trap Bar Deadlift

The trap bar is one of the most versatile pieces of equipment in the gym. Here’s why and how to put it to work.

The Hybrid Athlete Program

Want to build strength, size, and athleticism with one training program? All you need is this plan.

Lifter's Shoulder: The Cause & The Cure

Cancel that doctor's appointment. Take the self-assessment tests then try these treatments to fix your nagging pain.

DeFranco Agile 8

A simple warm-up routine that’s helped powerlifters, meatheads, and other anti-mobility dudes feel better and progress faster in their workouts with fewer injuries. Check it out.

The Best Damn High Volume Workout Plan for Natties

Not on steroids? Grow anyway with this smart training approach.

Big, Thick, Chunky Ab Training

Abs aren't really made in the kitchen... unless that's where you train. You have to build them like any other muscle. Here's how.

Dispelling the Glute Myth

Could it be that everything we thought we knew about glute training was ass-backwards?

The Complete Power Look Program

The look of power cannot be faked. Here's how to build a body that has the "go" to back up the "show".

Do-It-Yourself Myofascial Release

Burn your foam roller and give the tennis ball to the dog. You're going to learn how to fix sticky muscles and bust up adhesions using nothing but your hands.

Natural Gains: The Proven Training Strategies

Here are some proven strategies for all-natty size and strength gains, and how to put them all together into a workout plan.

How to Build 50 Pounds of Muscle in 12 Months

DC training works. Never heard of it? Here’s what it is and how to do it.

A Better Body Without Weights?

The right bodyweight exercises can be damn tough and give you great results. Disagree? Try out a few of the exercises on this list.

Tip: Train the Serratus

How do you get that coveted serratus muscle to show up? First, don't be fat. Second, do this unique exercise.

Warrior Training

If you want to learn how to fight like a man, there's only one place to go: the world famous Lion's Den dojo.

The Hybrid Split

No workout program or weekly split is perfect for everybody of course, but this one comes pretty damn close. Take a look.

Building a Superhuman Core

Meatheads say, “Just squat and deadlift, bro. That's all the core training you'll ever need.” Too bad they're wrong.

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  • Inside the Muscles: Best Shoulders and Trap Exercises

    Twenty-five different shoulder and trap exercises were tested using EMG. Which ones are the best? Read this.

    22 Proven Rep Schemes

    Want to build pure brute strength? How about unadulterated muscular size? Maybe both? Here are the best set/rep schemes for your goal.

    The 7 People Who Never Get Results

    Are you one of these types of people? Hope not. Because they never make any progress. Check out the list.

    The Best Damn Posterior Chain Exercises

    A guide to mastering and progressing the GHR, Nordic ham curl, reverse hyper, and back extension.

    9 Ways to Live Longer and Look Better Naked

    These foods, workouts, supplements, and drugs will help you live longer and look great doing it. Check out the list.