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Total Athleticism: The Workout

Strong. Fast. Agile. Crank up your awesomeness with this simple, challenging workout strategy.

Pyramid Method For Strength & Muscle

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

How to Train For Power

To dominate the field of play or just kick some serious butt in the gym, you have to develop raw power. Here's how.

How to Build Bulletproof Shoulders

Build indestructable shoulders with landmine presses, unique overhead carry variations, and much more.

5 Tips for Bigger Deadlifts

Great little-discussed deadlift tips like "weld your spine," "ribs down," and "push the knees out."

Functional Bodybuilding

Some people think hypertrophy isn't functional. Here's why those people are dead wrong.

Is the Leg Press Worthless?

Some say that the leg press is worthless compared to the squat. Here’s the truth.

Bulgarian Split Squats

Can the foot-elevated split squat build legs as well as the squat? Before you answer, read this.

Yoga, Yes Yoga, For Big Bastards

How a few simple poses can make you a better lifter.

Enormous and Strong Legs: The Mountain Dog Way

Most lifters are lacking in the leg department. Why? Because the type of training you have to do for leg growth is brutal. Here’s how to get it done.

Most Lifters are Still Beginners

Think you're advanced? Maybe you're not. And that's a good thing. See why Starting Strength author Mark Rippetoe thinks you may be able to build 60 pounds of mass this year. 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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  • Push-Ups, Face Pulls, and Shrugs

    Screw the rotator cuff! That's right, screw it. When it comes to fixing shoulder pain, the the rotator cuff is over-hyped and gets way too much attention.

    Do-It-Yourself Gene Therapy

    Here are four simple strategies you can adopt to address chromosomal instability and slow down biologic aging.

    Tip: Strong Bench, Puny Pecs

    Your PR is pretty darn good, but your chest is, well, sad. Here's why and how to fix it.

    Unpopular Opinion: Deadlifts Aren't That Great

    Unless you're a competitive powerlifter, traditional deadlifts are overrated, especially for athletes. Here's why.

    Tip: The Janda Sit-Up

    Turn off your hip flexors to build better, stronger abs. Here's how.

    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: The Mineral That Treats Depression & Anxiety

    If you're low in this mineral it could bring on the symptoms of depression or make them worse. Here's what you need to know.

    Body-Part Splits Are Dead

    They work for newbies and drug-aided pros, but for the rest of us, body-part splits rob us of growth. Here's what to do instead.

    Light Weights for Big Gains

    Lift heavy and grow, right? Well, it turns out that lifting light weights may make you grow muscle equally as well.

    Big Dead Bodybuilders

    It takes extreme muscularity to make it to the top. And many bodybuilders take extreme measures to win... and even to get third place. Is it worth it?

    Tip: Do Zottman Curls for Bigger Biceps & Forearms

    Build biceps and forearms with this challenging exercise. Check it out.

    Deconstructing the Deadlift

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