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Inside the Muscles: Best Ab Exercises

After hooking himself up to a bunch of electrodes, the author discovers the best exercises for building a rock-solid midsection.

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  • 4 Ways to Get Strong on Everything

    You don't need to train every movement to build overall strength. Just work on these four things to automatically improve every big lift.

    Lunges: You're Doing Them Wrong

    There's a 90 percent chance you're doing lunges or split squats incorrectly. Here's where you're going wrong and how to do them right.

    The Best Exercise for a Smaller Waist

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

    Reawaken Your Rhomboids

    Fix these overlooked muscles and you’ll look better and be able to pull more weight. Here’s how.

    Inside the Muscles: Best Back and Biceps Exercises

    After testing 45 different back and biceps exercises with EMG, here are the ones that came out on top.

    Steroids for Bodybuilding

    A practical guide to physique enhancement with pharmaceuticals

    Tip: The Right and Wrong Way to Cable Crunch

    Wickedly effective ab exercise, if you're doing it correctly. You're probably not. Here's the definitive guide.

    10 Movements For Explosive Power

    Explosive training doesn't mean endless sets of power cleans. Here are 10 ways to power-up.

    10 Best Unilateral Exercises

    How to get stronger and balance out your monotonous diet of squats and deadlifts with single-leg movements.

    You Should be Doing Face Pulls

    Fix your posture, build your rear delts, and heal your shoulders. Here’s how to do it.

    13,064 Pull-Ups in 5 Months

    What happens when an old-school training staple meets an insane high-frequency approach? Awesome things. Check it out.

    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.

    Screw Cardio! Four Complexes for a Shredded Physique

    Get ripped fast with 9-minute workouts! Too bad most "fit" people will likely throw up on minute 8.

    Tip: The Oblique Exercise You Need

    Want a midsection that's as hard as a tree trunk? Well, stop eating donuts. Also, do this rotation exercise.

    Trans Athletes: The Death Of Women's Sports

    In an effort to be trans-inclusive, sports federations are forcing women off of the winner's podium. Their rules are anti-female. Here's why.

    Hard Body Training for Women

    Lean. Hard. Strong. These workouts combine explosive training, metcon, and a unique concept where you train the same muscles two days in a row.

    The New Rules of Over-40 Lifting

    Everything most young coaches tell you about over-40 training is wrong. Here's why and what to do instead.

    Tip: When Should You Train? Morning or Evening?

    Science shows there's a definite advantage to one, but it all depends on how long you've been training.

    The Absolute Best Way to Build Quads

    It's one of the toughest muscle groups to build. We ask 10 experts for their single best tip for building quads. Check out their answers.

    Vegans Suck at Science. Here's The Proof.

    Ignore the vegans and their bad science. Here's the truth about meat, cancer, heart disease, inflammation, and the environment.

    Push-Pull Training: The Next Generation

    The push-pull training split has been building slabs of muscle for generations. But can it be improved? You bet. Here's how.

    Real Men Train Their Glutes

    Want a stronger, more powerful body? You need a strong butt. Glute-specific training isn't just for the girls. Here's your man-plan.

    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.