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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 Athletic Aesthetic Program

    Lift like a beast, move like an athlete, look like a Greek god. Here's your plan.

    Question of Strength 54

    Are SARMs safe, legal, and as effective as steroids? Does German Volume Training work for natural lifters? Info here.

    Conditioning 101

    You'll never be the last man standing if you're fat and out of shape. Here are eight ways to ramp up your conditioning while keeping your strength.

    The Snatch Grip Deadlift

    It's a fact: the exercises that make you hate life the most also tend to deliver the best results. If you're in serious need of a hamstring overhaul, then this article is a great (although painful) place to start.

    The Two-Exercise Workout Plan for Size

    Think you need tons of exercises? Nope. You just need to do the best lifts more frequently. Here's what they are and how to use them for size.

    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.

    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?

    Rebuild Yourself with Complexes

    For a fat burning hit, a massive conditioning bang, and some appreciable muscle, do complexes. Here’s how.

    Tip: The #1 Exercise for Hamstring Strength

    You probably can't even do it... but you can work your way up to doing it. Here's how.

    10 Movements For Explosive Power

    Explosive training doesn't mean endless sets of power cleans. Here are 10 ways to power-up.

    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.

    Reg Park's 5x5 Program

    The proven way to build both size and strength that’s been working since 1960. Here’s how to do it.

    Tip: Drink This for Stronger Erections

    A juice that builds a better boner? Here's the hard science.

    4 Weeks to Big Arms

    You can lie to yourself and say big arms aren't important to you. Or, you can follow this program for a month and finally build them.

    7 Surprising Tips for Bigger Arms

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

    Tip: 4 Hip Adduction Exercises You Need

    Prevent injuries and build complete lower-body strength with these moves.

    Master the Floor Press

    The bench press may be everyone's favorite upper body barbell exercise, but its shorter-ranged cousin could be even better.

    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.

    The Best Strength Training Method of All Time

    Cluster training is unbeatable for strength gains. But which type should you use? Here's what you need to know.

    The Truth About Rest-Pause Training

    If you look at the research, you'll see that rest-pause training isn't what it's cracked up to be. Here's why.

    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 Posture Cure

    What's the point of training if you're always hunched over and hiding your gains? Straighten up to look as strong as you actually are. Here's how.