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The Secret Strength Weapon

The dominatrix phenomenon. The dead fish factor. The irradiation principle. Here's what all that means and how it relates to building scary strength.

The Bodyweight Workout for Big Guys

Big? Check! Strong? Check! Now it's time to move like an athlete, ramp up your conditioning, and feel incredible. Here's exactly how to do it.

The Absolute Best Way to Build Hamstrings

Big strong hammies are rare, even though everyone trains them. Here's what they're doing wrong and how to really build them.

Tip: Do Just 4 Intense Workouts Per Week

Sure, you can train more often than that, but here's why you'll make better progress limiting the tough workouts to four a week.

Muscle Up Top, Hustle Down Below

Want a bodybuilder upper body and a linebacker lower body? Here's your program.

Big Dead Bodybuilders

It takes extreme muscularity to make it to the top. And many bodybuilders take extreme measures to win... and even to get third place. Is it worth it?

Inside the Muscles: Best Chest and Triceps Exercises

Twenty different chest and triceps are put to the EMG test. Here’s which ones came on on top.

Everyone Should Use Creatine

Everyone should take creatine, even if their goal isn't to build mountains of muscle. Here's why and how to use it.

Keto: You're Doing It Wrong

Are you sedentary, pre-diabetic, and overweight? Then why are you using a keto diet made for those folks? Here's how lifters should do it.

Row Every Day: The Thick Back Solution

Do you disappear when you turn sideways? Then you need to do a row exercise every time you hit the gym. Here's your specialization plan.

Triple Total Training

If you're stuck in a rut and you've been training for more than a year, this program will induce appreciable strength and size gains.

Tip: Get Mom and Dad To Eat More of This

This is potentially the greatest gift a son, daughter, grandson, or granddaughter could ever give to their aging parents or grandparents.

Top Priority for Lower Traps

Everyone thinks about upper traps, but not lower. That's too bad because the lower traps are crucial for proper movement, strength, and symmetry. Here's how to train them.

The 6 Foundational Movement Patterns

To build strength and muscle, as well as avoid injuries, you must train all six patterns. Does your program include them all?

Tip: De-Stress and Boost Recovery in 3 Minutes

Stress kills. Even worse, it really interferes with getting jacked. Try this technique to squash anxiety fast.

Want Big Arms? Stop Wasting Your Time!

You've spent 6 months trying to add a quarter inch to your arms. Dr Darden has just one question: “Why take 6 months to do it when you could do the same thing in 2 weeks?” Here's how...

The 7 Most Important Lifts

Quick, name the seven most effective exercises. Got it? Now see if your list matches ours.

The 5 Most Worthless Exercises of All Time

Most exercises have value if you do them correctly. But not these. Hope you're not doing any of them.

Tip: Eat Eggs This Way for More Muscle

Eggs eaten this way are 45% more effective in increasing protein synthesis.

The Simple Plan for Ultimate Back Size

Back training advice has become sissified and overcomplicated. Here's how to really build your back.

8-Week Basic Strength Plan

Being stronger in the basic barbell lifts makes everything else you do in the gym easier. Here’s how to do it.

Ditch The Barbell Bench Press

Good benchers often have rotten chest development. The problem? Barbell bench pressing. Here's how to fix it.

Reawaken Your Rhomboids

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

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.