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The Layer System

Build muscle and get brutally strong using only one exercise per day. Get the complete 8-week training program here.

How to Build Your Own Training Program

Train on your own terms! You should know how to write your own training programs without depending on anyone else. Here's how to do it.

The Secret to a Bigger Bench Press

Advanced lifters know that leg drive is key for hitting a new PR on the bench. Here are 5 tips to maximize it.

Build Your Backside, Destroy the Competition

If you're like most lifters, your glutes, hams, and lower back are lagging. Bring 'em up to perform better, get faster, be stronger, and look hotter.

Bodybuilding vs. Powerlifting Bench Press

Is your main goal to bench press a Buick or build a great chest? The nine differences you must know to get the results you want.

Front Squat vs. Goblet Squat

Two anteriorly loaded squat variations, both with benefits and drawbacks. So which is best for you?

Big. Scary. Delts.

If you want to grow your delts, you've got to train them often, but you've also got to be smart about it. Here’s how.

6 Heavy Bench Press Lessons

Shoulder pressing versus benching, avoiding injuries, the right grip to use, and why you should never miss a rep.

Train Your Calves Every Day

Got calves? Probably not. That's because you have to work them every day to get them to grow.

5 Workouts for Non-Responsive Biceps

Not genetically blessed? Here are the most proven workouts for those with lagging or non-responsive biceps.

A Strong Case For the Rounded Back Deadlift

Always pull with a neutral spine. Well, maybe not always. Info here.

Kroc Rows 101

A step by step guide to performing the most bad-ass upper back exercise in existence.

5 High-Calorie Breakfasts for More Muscle

Roussell says getting big begins at breakfast. Give these bulking breakfasts a try and start filling out your shirtsleeves.

Battle of the Strength Sports

When you go all-in with one training philosophy - whether it's bodybuilding, powerlifting, or CrossFit - you set yourself up for a lifetime of repercussions, including lots of embarrassment.

More Reps, Bigger Legs

High-rep leg training isn't for everyone - just the guys who want to be the biggest, strongest mofos in the weight room.

Hungarian Oak Leg Blast

We don't have a picture of him in the article. We don't even know his name. But this alleged monster's training program was too compelling to pass up because of a technicality.

Refined Physique Transformation

Christian Thibaudeau's transformation from dud to stud put him on the map. Looking back, he'd do things a whole lot differently and a whole lot better. Check it out.

Destroying Fat

It takes more than just “eating less and exercising more” to reach single-digit body fat. Check out these advanced fat loss strategies.

The Carb Cycling Codex

Cutting body fat doesn't have to mean cutting out the carbs. Get shredded with this carb cycling approach and hang on to more muscle in the process.

Deadlift Diagnosis

Yes, folks, I'm a deadlift-aholic. I don't just want to pull; I want to pull every minute of every day for the rest of my life.

The Get-Big Diet for Bodybuilders

You can’t eat like a bird and look like a beast. Here’s how to calculate your calories, plus a sample eating plan.

The Ultimate Body Transformation Agent

This naturally-occurring substance maximizes carb intake in muscle, burns fat, and prevents the storage of extra carbs. Here's the science.

30 Minutes to Mass

Yes, you do have time to train... if you'll make a plan, shut up, and stop socializing. Follow these guidelines and check out the sample programs.

The MATADOR Intermittent Diet

Lose the fat and keep the strength with this two-weeks on, two-weeks off plan. It's actually pretty easy. Check it out.