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For his title role in American Sniper, Bradley Cooper gained 37 pounds of lean mass. Here's the exact workout and supplement plan he used to do it.

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The 40-Workout Strength Challenge

A simple workout program that will help you break multiple personal records in just 8 weeks. Guaranteed.

The Best Exercise for a Smaller Waist

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

Top Priority for Lower Traps

Everyone thinks about upper traps, but not lower. That's too bad because the lower traps are crucial for proper movement, strength, and symmetry. Here's how to train them.

Steroid Dieting

Your Guide to Losing Fat While "On"

Big Dead Bodybuilders

It takes extreme muscularity to make it to the top. And many bodybuilders take extreme measures to win... and even to get third place. Is it worth it?

Total Body Training

Let's cut the bullshit and get to the brass tacks. For decades, men built slabs of muscle with simple, three day-per-week training programs. They trained their whole bodies in one brief workout session and they grew big and strong. Scoff all you want, but tens of thousands of trainees can't be wrong.

The Absolute Best Way to Build Hamstrings

Big strong hammies are rare, even though everyone trains them. Here's what they're doing wrong and how to really build them.

Pull-Ups: You're Doing Them Wrong

Think you're good at pull-ups because you can do a lot of them or strap on extra weight? Think again. Here's how to really do them for best results.

Stop Doing Box Jumps Like a Jackass

Box jumps are great for building athleticism and muscle. Trouble is, most people do them stupidly. Let's fix that.

The Best Damn Posterior Chain Exercises

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

4 Weeks to Big Arms

You can lie to yourself and say big arms aren't important to you. Or, you can follow this program for a month and finally build them.

Hip Belt Squats

Blast your quads and spare your lower back with this old school strength-training staple. Here’s how.

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.

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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  • Tip: The Best Way to Use Caffeine

    Scientists figure out how much caffeine to ingest before a workout, when exactly to ingest it, and whether habituation is a problem.

    6 Reasons You Should Never Open a Gym

    Ever wonder what it'd be like to run a gym? Most lifters do. But don't let the fantasy fool you. It can be pretty terrible.

    The Suicide Grip: Dangerous or Smart?

    A thumbless grip is scary to lifters who don't know how to do it, but it can be used safely. In fact, it's better for your shoulders. Here's why.

    Tip: Avoid the Goal Vampires

    There are people in your life that want to suck out your energy and hold you back. Here's how to spot them and what to do about it.

    Back Squats Vs. Box Squats

    The box squat doesn't get all that much respect, but in this match-up, it's the Rocky Balboa of the squat world.

    The Modified 5x5 Squat Program

    The classic 5 x 5 set/rep scheme works. But here’s how to make it even better.

    Tip: The Truth About Rate Coding

    What you need to know about the 10 percent rule.

    For Big Shoulders, Ditch the Free Weights

    For shoulders, free weights involve too much wasted movement. Not so with cable exercises. Here are 4 that'll blast your delts into oblivion.

    The Badass Deadlift Program

    Here's a devastatingly effective (and even fun) deadlift program that makes you want to run to the gym to try it out.

    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.