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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.

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Practical Guide to GPP

General physical preparedness is the key to outstanding performance. Here's how to set-up a program that sets you up for success.

Gironda's 8x8 Training

This classic bodybuilding program does what most programs can’t: it allows you to build muscle and lose some fat at the same time. Check it out.

The Truth about Training Frequency

How often should you train for maximal results? It depends on a few things, and this article breaks them down for you.

Lactic Acid Training for Fat Loss

Increase lactic acid to increase growth hormone and get shredded. One problem: It really hurts. Check out the program.

Westside for Skinny Bastards 1

Skinny? Interested in packing on muscle mass and having the strength to back it up? This program is for you.

Tip: The Toughest Push-Up You'll Ever Do

A legend created it, so why don't more people do it? Because they're hard! See for yourself.

6 Push-Up Workouts for Hypertrophy

Make push-ups great again with these complexes that will challenge even the most advanced lifter.

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.

The Very Best Way to Build Triceps

So, you want to stretch out your sleeves? The problem is, you can't have big arms without big triceps. Here's exactly what will help you build them.

8 Inconvenient Truths About Ab Training

Most of us know how to train a muscle, but most of it seems to get flushed down the toilet when it comes to abs. Here's what you need to know.

Tip: Do the Peterson Step-Up for Quads

Looks easy, hurts really bad. Use this one as a warm-up or finisher. Check it out.

Traps Are the New Abs

Every skinny, weak guy has abs. Big deal. Traps are the true sign of strength. Here's how to make yours huge.

Master the Kettlebell Swing

Learn to hip hinge and you'll automatically get better at deadlifts, squats and your sport. The secret? You gotta swing a kettlebell.

The Simple Diet

Getting lean is simple, just not easy. Here are some uncomplicated rules to follow about food, cheat meals, and more.

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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  • The Calorie Restriction Controversy

    Does the eat-big-train-hard lifestyle shorten your lifespan? That's what some people say. Here are the facts.

    Tip: The Most Underrated Conditioning Exercise

    You did it as a kid. Here's why it needs to make a comeback.

    Get Big Again: Your Return-To-Action Plan

    Taking time off from the gym isn't a setback... as long as you come back with the right plan. Here it is.

    The Ultimate Cluster Training Program

    This advanced program will build rapid strength and add mass to your entire body. Here's how to do it.

    The Hard Body Workout Plan

    How do you get shredded while maintaining muscle mass, strength, and athleticism? With these two training methods.

    Bodybuilding vs. Powerlifting Deadlift

    The deadlift is used by both powerlifters and bodybuilders, but there are 8 important differences. Here are the answers to all your questions.

    The Truth About Ass-to-Grass Squats

    Some people say the only correct way to squat is ATG. And some people are a little smarter than that. Here's the truth.

    The 4 Dumbest Ab Exercises

    Those popular ab exercises you see in many workout programs are ineffective and injurious. Luckily, there are smarter alternatives.

    6 Challenges You Must Accept and Beat

    Think you're an alpha male? Here are some brutal challenges that might make you feel like a poodle. Wearing a pink bow.