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Armor Building

Training is what toughens you up for what's to come. Here's how to build your armor before you need 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.

11 Training Tips for the Skinny Fat Ectomorph

Skinny fat: it's the perfect storm of piss-poor male physical characteristics. Here's what to do if you were dealt this bum hand.

Reawaken Your Rhomboids

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

One Hundred Gram Carb Cure

Ridiculously simple. Powerfully effective. Get shredded using this one simple guideline. Here’s how.

The Truth About Bulking

There's more to gaining muscle mass than lifting and pigging out. Don't fall for bulking advice that just makes you fat.

Supercharge Your Testicles and T Levels

Your testicles are anemic, at least when compared to your father's and grandfather's. Here's an easy way to shore them up.

Real Men Train Their Glutes

Want a stronger, more powerful body? You need a strong butt. Glute-specific training isn't just for the girls. Here's your man-plan.

Train Size, Then Strength: A 10-Week Program

Train for size for a few weeks and then strength. It works better for both goals. Here's why, along with a sample 10-week plan.

Tip: The Right and Wrong Way to Cable Crunch

Wickedly effective ab exercise, if you're doing it correctly. You're probably not. Here's the definitive guide.

Tip: Don't Do This After You Eat Protein

What you do after you ingest protein could greatly affect absorption.

Keep Kicking Ass After 40

Everything you need to know about training, diet, and supplements to help you keep kicking butt after age 40.

Tip: The Protein Solution

Can you lose fat and build muscle at the same time? Yes, science says. And the key is protein. Check this out.

The Very Best Way to Build Your Chest

We asked both the pros and the PhDs for their top pec training methods. Their answers may just surprise you.

The Insulin Advantage

Control insulin and you'll control exactly what your physique looks like. Here's how.

The Not-So Scary Truth About Sweeteners

You've heard the scary stories. Now it's time to look at the actual science and unclench a little. Here's what you haven't heard.

Tip: Train With Arnold's Golden Six

This full-body, three-days-per-week routine got The Oak started in bodybuilding. Check it out.

Carb Cycling That Actually Works

Carb cycling doesn't work the way you think it works. But it can be used to preserve strength, energy and muscle while losing fat. Here's how.

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.

Double Stimulation Training

Train hard and heavy one day, then use pump work the next day. Why? Because you'll build muscle and strength fast!

4-Week Chest Specialization

If your chest is weak, you can't expect it to grow by only working it once every five to seven days. Here’s a better plan.

10 Secrets to Building Mass

Ten secrets, eight exercises, and one sweet three-day-a-week program to help you pile on muscle weight fast.

Direct Arm Training: Pros and Cons

At last, the definitive answer to the age-old question of whether direct arm work is really necessary for big guns.

A Letter to Young Jim Wendler

This hardcore advice about training and life for young Jim Wendler might just be the same advice you need to hear right now. So listen up, get fired up, and get to work!