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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.

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The 40-Day Program

Most of you are too weak to put on muscle. Here's a simple 40-day program that will make you strong and buff.

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 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.

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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  • 10 Movements For Explosive Power

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

    The Z Press: Advanced Overhead Pressing

    The Z Press is much harder than the overhead press and it will expose any weaknesses you might have. Here’s how to do it.

    Breast Implants For Girls Who Lift

    Everything a weight-lifting woman ever wanted to know about breast implants but was afraid to ask.

    30 Days to a Big Butt & Great Squat

    Aggressive workouts lead to fast progress and monster gains. Here are three different 30-day challenges to bring up your glutes and your PRs.

    The Ultimate Guide to Landmine Presses

    You don't do the angled barbell press? You will. Here are 8 ways to do it that are sure to become staples of your training program.

    American Sniper Workout

    For his title role in American Sniper, Bradley Cooper gained 37 pounds of lean mass. Here's the exact workout and supplement plan he used to do it.

    The Periodization Bible - Part 1

    Everything you ever wanted to know about advanced periodization for strength training.

    Super-Fast, Super-Effective Workouts

    Build more muscle from two or three short weekly workouts than most guys do from training six days a week. Try these programs.

    3 Ridiculous Things People Say About Diet

    You've heard these sayings before. They make sense... if you don't think about them very hard. Let's think about them hard and get to the truth.

    Loose Skin: The Facts

    Have you lost some fat? Awesome. But are you now stuck with some loose, sagging skin? Here's everything you need to know.

    10 Secrets to Building Mass

    Ten secrets, eight exercises, and one sweet three-day-a-week program to help you pile on muscle weight fast.

    Build a Thicker Back in 28 Days

    A wide back will separate you from the typical tank-top lifter. But you're going to need more than rows and pull-ups.

    Hypertrophy-Specific Training

    An Overview and Sample Program

    Abbreviated Brutality – The Workouts

    These 4 training methods would kill most guys who think they need to spend two hours in the gym.

    A Quick Guide to Perfect Dips

    The best chest exercise isn't the bench press. It's the dip. Here's how to do it right for big pecs, strong triceps, and healthy shoulders.

    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.

    The 7 Gym Rules Never to Break

    A lot of gyms are filled with annoying jackasses. Here's a little checklist to make sure you're not one of them.

    8 Injections That Heal Injuries

    The needle is better than the knife. Here are the latest scientific advances in healing joint, tendon, and muscle injuries.

    Tip: Do The Gorilla Row

    Rows are nonnegotiable in back training. So mix it up a little with this new variation.

    The 40-Workout Strength Challenge

    A simple workout program that will help you break multiple personal records in just 8 weeks. Guaranteed.