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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.

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 185 Rep Squat Workout

Climb out of that training rut and challenge your muscles and mental fortitude with these old-school squat workouts.

Bench More to Bench More

Forget overtraining. One of the most effective ways to bench press more weight is to bench press more often.

Primer 52: The Program

Completely reshape your body with this sophisticated and straightforward diet and training plan.

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.

8 Lessons From Glute Girls

Do selfie-obsessed fitness chicks hold the secret to building muscle? The glute girls do. Here are 8 things you can learn from them.

Creatine: Scam or Staple?

Creatine has been around forever, but you don't hear much about it these days. Does it even work? Should you be taking it? Here's what you need to know.

5/3/1 Beach Body Challenge

A performance-based program that'll build your legs, traps, neck, shoulders, and forearms. Yes, you'll look awesome too.

Real Men Do Sissy Squats

This forgotten squat exercise is still one of the best ways to build quads.

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.

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.

Tip: The Truth About Push-Up Handles

Are these gadgets helping you or hurting you? Here's what you probably don't know.

Push-Ups: You're Doing Them Wrong!

A lot of people can't do one proper push-up. And YOU may be one of them. Here are the most common problems and how to fix 'em.

CrossFit and Steroids

A noted performance enhancing drug expert examines CrossFit and answers the controversial question: are top CrossFitters using PEDs?

6 Specialty Bars for Strength and Size

A conventional barbell is fine, but if that's all you use you're missing out on strength gains and a little novelty. Change your bar to improve your training.

Building a Strong Neck

Whether you're an athlete or bodybuilder, you should be training your neck. Here's the smart way to do it.

The Anti-Bodybuilding Hypertrophy Program

Get back to bodybuilding's roots and build muscle using old-school strongmen techniques.

12-Minute Workout Spikes Anabolic Hormones

Boost testosterone and growth hormone while smoking your hamstrings, glutes, back, and lungs.

Simple But Brutal: The Workout Plan

Make it easier to build muscle by doing brutally hard things, like 20-rep squats. Here's your complete 6-week plan.

The Ultimate Grip Strength Test

Take your strength to the next level with this simple 60-second challenge. Then, build a bone-crushing grip. Here's how.

You Should be Doing Face Pulls

Fix your posture, build your rear delts, and heal your shoulders. Here’s how to do it.

Tip: Save Your Knees With Target Squats

This simple trick gives you a tiny assist at the bottom of the squat and spares your beat-up knees.

Tip: A Quick Guide to HCG

Is doctor-prescribed HCG monotherapy better than testosterone replacement therapy? Here's what you need to know.