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The Simple Diet for Athletes

You don't have to go on an extreme diet to lose fat and perform your best. These guidelines work for elite athletes and they'll work for you.

Get Inside-Out Peeled

Every lifter should get completely ripped at least once. Don't think you can do it? You can. Here's how.

The Texas Method

A proven strength training method to help you keep making progress after the newbie phase. Check it out.

The New Rules of Over-40 Lifting

Everything most young coaches tell you about over-40 training is wrong. Here's why and what to do instead.

5 Things You're Deficient In

If you're running low on any of these things, you could be wrecking your health, gaining fat easier, and even limiting muscle gains. Check the list.

Tip: Always Start With An Empty Bar

Some of the strongest lifters on the planet start their workouts with an empty bar. Here's why you should too.

Tip: Do the Cobra Pulldown for Lats

Can't feel your lats working? Can't get them to grow? This exercise will fix both of those problems, fast! Check it out.

Fish Oil: You're Using It Wrong

Fish oil burns fat and curbs inflammation if used correctly. The problem? Many people are screwing it up. Here's how to use it to get real results.

The Farmer's Walk Cure

This simple loaded carry will get you bigger, stronger, and leaner. Here's how to do it right and work it into your training plan.

The Best Damn High Volume Workout Plan for Natties

Not on steroids? Grow anyway with this smart training approach.

8 Minutes to Awesome

What would happen if you did push-ups and bodyweight squats every day?

4 Weeks To Bigger Legs

Leg training multiple times per week may be torture, but it delivers rapid gains in size and strength. Here's how to do it.

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Tip: Stretch Your Neck and Traps Like This

Keep your neck and traps happy and prevent shoulder injuries with the yes/no stretch. Here's how to do it.

Tip: How to Supercharge Your Coffee

This common ingredient improves coffee's brain-sharpening properties while reducing its anxiety-producing effects.

The Hybrid Athlete Program

Want to build strength, size, and athleticism with one training program? All you need is this plan.

Tip: The Very Best Low-Body Mobility Exercise

If you're only going to do one mobility drill to improve your squat, this should be it.

Lifting 3 Days a Week Is Best

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.

Triple Threat Core Training

Properly bracing your abs can immediately boost your strength. Combine that trick with three core exercises and you've got high performance and great abs.

DeFranco Agile 8

A simple warm-up routine that’s helped powerlifters, meatheads, and other anti-mobility dudes feel better and progress faster in their workouts with fewer injuries. Check it out.

The 1000-Rep Arm Workout

This program added two inches to Matt Kroc's arms... and they already measured 20 inches! Are you crazy enough to try it?

The Best Way to Build Traps

Nothing says strength and power like big traps. Sadly, most people are training them wrong. Here's the best advice from 13 top coaches.

The Athletic Aesthetic Program

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

5 Ways to Turn Food Into Muscle, Not Fat

Instead of cutting carbs, make them work for you by boosting your insulin sensitivity. Here are five simple ways to do it.

Tip: Strong Legs, Ready-For-Anything Knees

Use these two lunge variations to build your legs AND protect your knees.