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Master the Floor Press

The bench press may be everyone's favorite upper body barbell exercise, but its shorter-ranged cousin could be even better.

The Snatch Grip Deadlift

It's a fact: the exercises that make you hate life the most also tend to deliver the best results. If you're in serious need of a hamstring overhaul, then this article is a great (although painful) place to start.

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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  • Best of Quads

    Five great exercises to hammer your quads. Some you know, some you don’t! Check ‘em out.

    Primer 52: The Program

    Completely reshape your body with this sophisticated and straightforward diet and training plan.

    Tip: Pros and Cons of the Bro-Split

    It's not a bad way to organize your training week, but it has its drawbacks. Check 'em out.

    The 30-Day Bro Diet

    The traditional bodybuilding diet looks bland to the general public, but here's why you should try it at least once.

    Pull-Ups Vs. Chin-Ups

    We look to science to find out which exercise reins supreme for lats, traps, and biceps. Bonus: Two cool tricks to get better results with both.

    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.

    Reg Park's 5x5 Program

    The proven way to build both size and strength that’s been working since 1960. Here’s how to do it.

    The Squat: 10 Damn Good Tips

    Squats aren't all that simple, but these recommendations are. Get under the bar and squat right with these tips.

    Simple But Brutal: The Workout Plan

    Make it easier to build muscle by doing brutally hard things, like 20-rep squats. Here's your complete 6-week plan.

    7 Bad Foods That Are Good For You

    You've been misled by dumb dieticians. Turns out that many of the "evil" foods they say to avoid aren't bad at all. Check out this list.

    6 Specialty Bars for Strength and Size

    A conventional barbell is fine, but if that's all you use you're missing out on strength gains and a little novelty. Change your bar to improve your training.

    Steroid Dieting

    Your Guide to Losing Fat While "On"

    How To Build Superhero Muscle

    How do celebs build superhero bodies so fast? No, it's not always with anabolics. Get the answer here and try this program.

    Muscle Up Top, Hustle Down Below

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

    The Cure for Puny Arms

    Think you know everything about arm training? Think again. Check out these proven techniques for biceps, triceps, and forearms.

    Tip: A Quick Guide to HCG

    Is doctor-prescribed HCG monotherapy better than testosterone replacement therapy? Here's what you need to know.

    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.

    Tip: Stop Eating Brown Rice

    Brown rice has a few minor benefits compared to white rice, but not many. And it has several drawbacks. Check this out.

    Bench More to Bench More

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

    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.

    Tip: High-Dose TRT or Mild Steroid Cycle?

    Some docs are prescribing larger dosages of T for men with low test. But is this TRT or an actual steroid cycle? Is it safe? Info here.