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Despite the draconian laws and the alleged health risks, steroid use continues to rise in America. But here's what you don't know.

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The Two Faces of Cortisol

Think you know all about the "evil" hormone cortisol? Chances are, you've got it all wrong. Here's the truth.

6 Tips to Master the Sumo Deadlift

The sumo deadlift shortens the ROM, works the hips more, and is less stressful on the back than conventional deadlifts.

The Bodybuilder's Guide to Blood Work

Doctors often think lifters are sick because their physicals and blood tests yield scary results. Here's how to protect yourself from false positives.

Tip: Could This Be the Next Super Supplement?

This new nutritional kid on the block could soon prove to rival curcumin in its broad range of effects.

The Best Core Exercise. Period.

This exercise makes you suck air, improves upper body strength, eases back pain, and builds a concrete core.

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  • 3 Reasons Your Calves Aren't Growing

    One less excuse for puny calves, one more exercise for growing them, and one more trick to beat them into submission.

    Building a Strong Neck

    Whether you're an athlete or bodybuilder, you should be training your neck. Here's the smart way to do it.

    Growth Hormone: Fact and Fiction

    The mainstream media would have you believe that hGH is the holy grail of ergogenics, but is it?

    The Set / Rep Bible

    If you're not sure what to do with your sets and reps, look no further. This plan has your workout laid out for you – no matter the goal.

    Myofibrillar Growth & Conditioning – The Program

    Use high-intensity repeat training (HIRT) to build striated muscle, boost athletic strength, and develop machine-like endurance.

    Death March: The NSW Mile

    Got a couple hours on Saturday? We suggest loading up a heavy bar, putting it on your back, and walking a mile.

    All Muscle, No Iron

    Big arms, wide shoulders, strong abs, amazing athleticism. What can we learn from gymnasts about training? Find out here.

    Tip: Two Back Muscles You're Missing

    To build a topographic back, you need more than lat exercises. Here's what you're missing plus two exercises to target those muscles.

    7 Surprising Tips for Bigger Arms

    Arms stop growing years ago? Time to apply one of these tips!

    Reawaken Your Rhomboids

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

    The New 40-30-5 Method

    Increase time under tension, create an enormous pump, and make gains... if you can take the pain. Here's how.

    5/3/1 for Hardgainers

    This specialized 5/3/1 template will put size on the most stubborn hardgainer. Just add food and effort.

    10 Rules for Building Muscle Without Getting Fat

    Here are 10 strategies to help you do what was once thought to be impossible: growing muscle without growing your belly.

    A 6-Week Squat, Bench, or Deadlift Program

    A simple, foolproof program to boost up your big lifts in just six weeks. Check it out.

    Big Bench Program for Strength and Size

    The basics of benching, the fine points, and a solid 16-week program. Get it all here.

    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 Best Biceps Exercises You're Not Doing

    If you only do regular curls for your biceps, you're missing a whole lot of muscle. Do these exercises to finally build some bigger guns.

    10 Reasons Bodybuilders Are Bigger Than Powerlifters

    They both lifts weights. They both train hard. They both use drugs at the pro levels. So why are bodybuilders more jacked than powerlifters?

    The Top 7 Bodybuilding Methods of All Time

    Training mainly for size? Then this is your hypertrophy bible. Here are seven guaranteed training methods to get you bigger.