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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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    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.

    The Single Best Fat Loss Tip

    What's the most important fat-loss advice you need to hear? We asked 8 experts and pros. Their answers are surprising.

    Nasty Ab Training

    Want abs? It's time to crank up the resistance, extend the TUT, and add a proven bodybuilding technique to your workouts. Try these moves!

    Natural vs. Enhanced Lifters

    Natties shouldn't train or eat like steroid users. And the reverse is true too. Here the 10 things they should do differently.

    Tip: Nail Your Upper Glutes

    Train your maximus, but don't forget about your medius. Hit the upper glutes hard with this unique exercise variation.

    Tip: Do Band Pull-Aparts

    Here are three ways to do this exercise that'll build your back, make your shoulders feel good, and even boost your bench press.

    Tip: 8 Landmine Exercises for Strength & Size

    Ready to try angled barbell training? Start here.

    Tip: Do The Loaded Hang

    Add this to your workout and make your pull-ups easier, your arms jacked, and your shoulders healthy.

    22 Proven Rep Schemes

    Want to build pure brute strength? How about unadulterated muscular size? Maybe both? Here are the best set/rep schemes for your goal.

    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.

    6 Questions About Tempo Training

    When should you use tempo training and why? Mike Robertson answers these and other questions about this often-neglected component of strength and muscle building.

    5 Things You Can Train Everyday

    Think you've gotta wait a few days before training some muscles again? Nope. Make gains faster. Here's what thrives with frequency.

    The Best Way to Row, Period

    Barbell rows are a staple for building a big back and an overall stronger body. And using an underhand grip makes them even better. Here's why.

    Tip: The Right & Wrong Way to Do Weighted Push-Ups

    Loaded push-ups with plates or bands are awesome... if you get the resistance in the right place. Here's what you need to know.

    Arnold's Agonist-Antagonist Training

    Train opposing muscle groups together, like Arnold did, and you'll build more muscle in less time while also developing muscular balance.

    PLP: The 60-Day Challenge

    Increase muscle gain and accelerate fat loss in just a few minutes a day with this simple supplemental workout.

    Inside the Muscles: Best Shoulders and Trap Exercises

    Twenty-five different shoulder and trap exercises were tested using EMG. Which ones are the best? Read this.

    Training Variety vs. Consistency: Final Word

    Is it better to switch things up in the gym or stick with the same moves every workout? Here's the truth.

    Athlete Lean, Athlete Strong

    The fastest and most effective way to get ripped is to train like a power/speed athlete. Here's your complete program.

    Are Heavy Kettlebell Swings Better Than Deadlifts?

    Heavy kettlebell swings could be the best damn posterior chain exercise you're not doing, possibly even better than deadlifts! Here's why.

    Four Secrets to Beating Stress to Build Muscle

    Stress can rob you of your gains. Here's how to prevent it.

    Tip: The Perfect Number of Sets for Growth

    Don't do more sets and reps than you need to. All it does is eat into your recovery and slow down gains. Details here.

    Tip: Train Biceps Every Damn Day for Fast Growth

    Sounds crazy, but it works if you use this smart training strategy. Check it out.