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

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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.

The Gironda System

Vince Gironda was a legendary bodybuilding coach, and you can still learn a lot from him today. Check this out.

Tip: Alkaline Water Doesn't Completely Suck

The ads for alkaline water say it'll cure everything. It can't, but there's at least a grain of truth behind it.

Worthy vs. Worthless Vitamins: Your Guide

A lot of the most commonly taken vitamins and minerals are a tragic waste of money, but there are a few that you definitely need to take.

Tip: The Simplest Strength Routine

If you're sick of programs that are tougher to figure out than Sudoku puzzles, here's one that's refreshingly easy to learn.

Bulletproof Your Lower Back

Want to build a strong, pain-free lower back? Here's your guide.

Tip: More Protein Equals More Muscle

A new study shows that you need more post-workout protein than you thought. Check it out.

The Insulin Advantage

Control insulin and you'll control exactly what your physique looks like. Here's how.

Tip: Do the French Press for Triceps

It's a classic exercise, but most people are doing it wrong. Here's how to do it right.

The Lifter's Guide to Sprinting

Sprinting leans you out while building you up. Here's your expert guide to working sprints into your training plan.

Tip: Do Farmer's Walks Like This to Get Ripped

This loaded carry beats everything when it comes to metabolic conditioning and fat loss. Here's why, plus two ways to do it.

Squatter's Shoulder: The Cause & The Cure

Squats irritating your shoulders? Don't go to the doctor’s office yet. There's a reason it's happening and a way to fix it. 

Guaranteed Muscle Mass

Need a simple, challenging plan to build some serious mass? Try these four proven training methods. Full workout program included!

Back Squats Vs. Box Squats

The box squat doesn't get all that much respect, but in this match-up, it's the Rocky Balboa of the squat world.

Building a Superhuman Core

Meatheads say, “Just squat and deadlift, bro. That's all the core training you'll ever need.” Too bad they're wrong.

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  • 6 Ball-Busting Finishers

    If your idea of conditioning is doing some treadmill "work," then try these high-octane fat-burning finishers.

    What You Don't Know About Workout Supplements

    If you don't take care of workout supplementation, you might as well not train. Here's how to get it right.

    Do You Really Need a Lifting Belt?

    If, when, and how to wear weight belts to get bigger and stronger. Four coaches weigh in.

    Grow, Ectomorph, Grow

    Naturally skinny? Here's how to finally gain some shirt-stretching muscle.

    6 Weeks of Squatting Insanity

    A radical, painful approach to a bigger, better squat and a body forged in iron.

    Practical Guide to GPP

    General physical preparedness is the key to outstanding performance. Here's how to set-up a program that sets you up for success.

    The Bodybuilder's Guide to Blood Work

    Doctors often think lifters are sick because their physicals and blood tests yield scary results. Here's how to protect yourself from false positives.

    Natural vs. Enhanced Lifters

    Natties shouldn't train or eat like steroid users. And the reverse is true too. Here the 10 things they should do differently.

    10 Rules for Building Muscle Without Getting Fat

    Here are 10 strategies to help you do what was once thought to be impossible: growing muscle without growing your belly.