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4 Genetic Factors That Determine Your Success

You're a big dude with a barrel chest. Then why can that little guy who looks like a cast member of the Wizard of Oz remake outbench you?

12-Minute Workout Spikes Anabolic Hormones

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

Expert Advice for the Over-40 Lifter

What happens to the after-40 lifter? Does this milestone mean you have to train like a grandpa? Not necessarily. But here's what will lengthen your lifting life.

Bulletproof Your Lower Back

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

8 Great Rowing Variations

Meadows lists his top 8 rowing variations and ranks them according to compression, range of motion, and contraction.

Deconstructing the Deadlift

There's more to proper deadlifting than "grip it and rip it." You're about to get your PhD in pulling.

Build a Brick House Backside with RDLs

Romanian deadlifts (RDLs) work your entire posterior chain. But which version is best for you? How many sets and reps? Find out here.

4 Back Exercises You're Screwing Up

Even advanced lifters mess up these exercises. Fix these four common mistakes to build a bigger, stronger back. Here's how.

Maximize Protein Synthesis

Building muscle boils down to getting on the right side of the protein synthesis balance sheet. Here's how to do it.

PLP: The 60-Day Challenge

Increase muscle gain and accelerate fat loss in just a few minutes a day with this simple supplemental workout.

The Truth About Bodybuilding Genetics

Genetics do matter. But how much?

12 Hamstrings Exercises for Hardasses

Only doing deadlifts and leg curls for your hamstrings? You're missing out on some killer exercises that'll quickly add muscle and power.

Advanced Glute Training

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

The Essential 8 Mobility Drills

Finally, a warm-up routine that even people who hate warming up can handle! This short series of drills will not only make you feel better, but the increased mobility you'll gain will help you make unprecedented gains in the gym.

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.

4 Big Protein Mysteries Finally Solved

How much protein should you eat per meal, per day, and during diets? And what kind of protein is best for gains? Answers here.

Get Inside-Out Peeled

Every lifter should get completely ripped at least once. Don't think you can do it? You can. Here's how.

How To Build Superhero Muscle

How do celebs build superhero bodies so fast? No, it's not always with anabolics. Get the answer here and try this program.

For Big Shoulders, Ditch the Free Weights

For shoulders, free weights involve too much wasted movement. Not so with cable exercises. Here are 4 that'll blast your delts into oblivion.

Tip: The Dumbbell Side Bend is for Dummies

This doesn't make biomechanical sense. Here's a better exercise that actually works.

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.

Leg Day in the Smith Machine

If you think the Smith machine isn't functional and doesn't build muscle, you're in for a surprise. Your legs are probably tiny too.

5 Best Loading Schemes for Size & Strength

Want size? Want strength? How about both? Find the right loading scheme for your goal here.

Tip: Do The One-Kettlebell Workout

Ramp up your conditioning with only one kettlebell and your bodyweight. Here's the workout.