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Westside for Skinny Bastards 1

Skinny? Interested in packing on muscle mass and having the strength to back it up? This program is for you.

Yoga-Plex: The Very Best Mobility Exercise

The problem with mobility exercises? There are hundreds of them! Ain't got time for that? Here's the ONE move lifters need.

The Most Proven Sexual Performance Supplement

Whether you use sex for procreation or recreation, this herb makes everything better, from libido to erections to fertility.

Tip: Realistic Gains After 40

How much muscle can an advanced, natural lifter gain in middle age? Here are the facts.

How to Harness the Anabolic Power of Cell Volume

Muscle cell volume is a main driver of a muscular physique. Here are a few easy steps to maximize it.

Advanced Glute Training

Everything you ever wanted to know about your glutes… and more. Check it out.

Kettlebells Beat Dumbbells for Biceps

Training the biceps with kettlebells provides stimulation that dumbbells can't hope to duplicate. Here's how, plus 6 exercises to try out.

Why Intermittent Fasting Fails Most People

For a small number of people, IF works great. But for others it can completely backfire. Is it right for you? Here's what you need to know.

Carb Cycling That Actually Works

Carb cycling doesn't work the way you think it works. But it can be used to preserve strength, energy and muscle while losing fat. Here's how.

4 Easy Ways to Fix Shoulder Pain

Sticky, painful shoulders don't grow or get stronger. Here's why yours hurt and four new ways to get them feeling strong.

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.

Sprinting for Muscle

Here's how sprinting can make you stronger, leaner, and more muscular.

Protein Will Not Make You Fat

Eat as much protein as you want and it won't turn to fat. In fact, a new study shows it almost all turns to muscle. Check it out.

Serge Nubret Pump Training

In bodybuilding's Golden Age, few shone as brightly as Serge Nubret. Let's learn a thing or two from this recently departed legend.

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.

Myofibrillar Growth & Conditioning – The Program

Use high-intensity repeat training (HIRT) to build striated muscle, boost athletic strength, and develop machine-like endurance.

The Fake Butt Phenomenon

From fitness celebrities to reality stars, augmented asses are everywhere. Here's how they do it and how to spot the pretenders.

6 Exercises For a Strong, Healthy Butt

Want to look damn good? Want to amplify athleticism? Then train the glutes directly. Here's how to do it while protecting the low back.

How Natural Is Natural Bodybuilding?

Our undercover pro exposes the truth about drug-free bodybuilding contests. Yes, it's as bad as you think.

Master the Squat

900-pound squatter Dave Tate shows you how to smash your squat plateau... if you can handle it.

The Biggest Exercise in Bodybuilding

Can you do 12 reps of clean and press with a pair of 75-pound dumbbells? It's been a test of strength since the 1930s.

6 Questions About Tempo Training

When should you use tempo training and why? Mike Robertson answers these and other questions about this often-neglected component of strength and muscle building.

The Best Damn Cardio for Natural Lifters

Natural lifters shouldn't be doing the same workouts as juiced lifters – and that goes for cardio too! Here's what to do and what to avoid.

Tip: Turn Off the Hip Flexors to Build Abs

If you can easily knock out dozens of reps of an ab exercise, it's probably because your abs aren't doing much work. Fix that. Here's how.