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The Hybrid Athlete Program

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

Tip: The Best Overall Bodyweight Leg Exercise

No gym? Here's a lower-body blaster you can do anywhere.

The Push-Pull Workout

The tried and true workout program that builds muscle, burns fat, and busts plateaus.

Advanced German Volume Training

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

The Chin-Up Project

Gain an inch on your biceps while building a rock-solid upper body with simple chin-up progressions.

Bodybuilder Biceps, Powerlifter Triceps

Powerlifters have the strongest triceps. Bodybuilders have the biggest biceps. Here's how to combine their training methods to build arms that are as strong as they look.

The Best Way to Build Traps

Nothing says strength and power like big traps. Sadly, most people are training them wrong. Here's the best advice from 13 top coaches.

The Best Strength Training Method of All Time

Cluster training is unbeatable for strength gains. But which type should you use? Here's what you need to know.

Know Your Ratios, Destroy Weaknesses

Strength ratios reveal weaknesses. And weaknesses must be destroyed, whether you're a bodybuilder, Olympic lifter or football player.

Bodybuilding's Most Controversial Exercise

Back in the “Golden Age of Bodybuilding,” guys performed the now-forgotten pullover to build their upper bodies. Who says you can't go back?

The Best Exercise for a Smaller Waist

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

8 Minutes to Awesome

What would happen if you did push-ups and bodyweight squats every day?

The Single Most Effective Workout Split

There are several ways to organize your training week, but one split is superior for the vast majority of lifters. Here it is.

Tip: Avoid These Waist-Widening Exercises

Is your ab training causing you to develop "Ninja Turtle Belly" and a blocky waist? Here's what to avoid.

Ladies, 6 Reasons NOT To Compete

Bodybuilding stages are booming with herds of women. Are you planning to be one of them? Before you go any further, read this.

The Zercher Squat Complete Guide

The Zercher squat can pack muscle on quads and traps like nothing else. It'll also weed out the weaklings. Most people won't do them. Will you?

Lifter's Elbow: The Cause & The Cure

Three common things you probably do in the gym that will wreck your elbows, plus a few smart tricks that'll fix you right up.

No Weights, Big Wheels

Drop your regular leg-day workout and try this for 8 weeks. If you can take the pain, your quads, hams, and glutes will explode. In a good way.

Lifting 3 Days a Week Is Best

Training three days a week allows for greater frequency, better recovery, and better compliance. Here's why it works and how to build a program.

Dispelling the Glute Myth

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

Tip: A New Way to Make Overnight Oats

This muscle-building, workout-fueling breakfast has become a staple for many lifters. Here's a new way to whip up a batch.

Unpopular Opinion: Deadlifts Aren't That Great

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

The X-Physique Program

Broad shoulders. Narrow waist. Powerful legs. Back all that up with real strength and you'll turn heads. Here's your plan.

Tip: 3 Combo Exercises That Make Sense

Stop it with the silly lunge-curls. Try these advanced combo exercises that actually don't suck.