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Get healthier, feel better, and maybe even live longer with these supps. Here's what we take and where to buy them.

Avoid the Trend Traps!

Take a look back at some of the biggest training and diet trends. Did you fall for any of them? Here's what to keep in mind.

How to Train Your Metabolism

You don't want a sluggish metabolism... or even a fast metabolism. You want a flexible metabolism capable of switching fuels rapidly. Here's how to get it.

Building the Complete Yoke

This program will build your traps, rear delts, and neck, but also your other yoke muscles.

Tip: Don't Use This Type of Birth Control Pill

Some types of birth control make it very hard for women to put on muscle or make strength gains. Oh yeah, they can also kill libido.

The Badass Deadlift Program

Here's a devastatingly effective (and even fun) deadlift program that makes you want to run to the gym to try it out.

6 Mandatory Movements, Personalized for You

Many exercises are known for getting people jacked and strong, but they might not be the best for YOU. Here's how to tell.

Tip: The Biggest Meal of the Day

When should you pack in the calories and protein? When should you have your smallest, lowest-carb meal of the day? Here's the science.

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.

The Best Way to Build Your Butt

What's the best way to build strong glutes that also make every jaw in the gym drop? We ask the experts.

6 Reasons You Should Never Open a Gym

Ever wonder what it'd be like to run a gym? Most lifters do. But don't let the fantasy fool you. It can be pretty terrible.

Tip: What 2 Weeks Off Really Does to Your Body

Here's how that vacation will affect your size and strength.

Tip: Try Hollow-Body Holds

Increase core stability with this gymnast staple. Here's how to do it.

Tip: Try the Gironda 8x8 Set/Rep Scheme

An 8x8 set/rep scheme is tough enough, but do it using 30 second rest periods for all kinds of gains. Here's how.

Pyramid Method For Strength & Muscle

Pyramids are simple, logical, effective, and they just feel right. Here’s how to do them for best results.

7 Surprising Tips for Bigger Arms

Arms stop growing years ago? Time to apply one of these tips!

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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  • The Modified 5x5 Squat Program

    The classic 5 x 5 set/rep scheme works. But here’s how to make it even better.

    7 Reasons You're Stuck at Medium

    This is the advice someone would give you if he were brutally honest and didn't give a damn about your feelings. Wear your cup.

    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.

    Concurrent Training: The Ultimate Cardio Strategy

    Get stronger and increase your work capacity and cardiovascular health at the same time. Here's your 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.

    Tip: The Right Number of Calories for Clean Gains

    To build muscle at an optimal rate, you need to consume extra calories. But how many? Here's an easy formula to use.

    Tip: Eat Potato Chips, Stay Lean. Here's How.

    Turn this cheat food into an every-day food. Get the ridiculously easy recipe here.