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Row Every Day: The Thick Back Solution

Do you disappear when you turn sideways? Then you need to do a row exercise every time you hit the gym. Here's your specialization plan.

How to Hit a Triple Bodyweight Deadlift

It takes a special breed of animal to be able to deadlift 3X his bodyweight. Here's how to become one.

Tip: Follow the Two-Day Rule

This easy to follow guideline will maximize your recovery and insure that every workout leads to gains.

How I Added 100 Pounds to My Deadlift in 2 Weeks

Just by changing how his training was laid out over the week, the author was able to hit new PRs and reach a whole new level of muscularity. Here's how you can too.

Tip: Do the Anti-Press for Real Core Strength

Increase core stability and also boost shoulder strength and mobility with this advanced exercise. Check it out.

A Lifter's Guide to Alcohol

What impact does drinking have on your physique and performance goals? How does alcohol affect testosterone, estrogen, HGH, and cortisol? The answers here.

Pull-Ups: You're Doing Them Wrong

Think you're good at pull-ups because you can do a lot of them or strap on extra weight? Think again. Here's how to really do them for best results.

Is Your Ab Workout Making You Look Fat?

Many people, especially women, believe that deadlifts and squats can make them look blocky. False. But the wrong kind of ab training can!

Traps Are the New Abs

Every skinny, weak guy has abs. Big deal. Traps are the true sign of strength. Here's how to make yours huge.

6 Tips to Master the Sumo Deadlift

The sumo deadlift shortens the ROM, works the hips more, and is less stressful on the back than conventional deadlifts.

Olympic Lifting Made Simple

A tested program that will quickly get you dominating on the Olympic lifting platform.

Effective Training for Busy Men

Life has this annoying habit of interfering, but that doesn't mean training should get put on the back burner.

The Best Damn Push-Ups Article, Period!

Think you know all there is to know about push-ups? Ha! We thought so too...until we read this.

8-Week Basic Strength Plan

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

Farmer's Walks for Fat Loss

Coach Nick T. shows how this classic strongman exercise can turn your boring workout into a metabolism-stoking, fat-incinerating machine.

Ten Killer Splits

Progress stalled? Then you might need a new training split. Here are ten effective ways to organize your training week.

The “One Lift a Day” Program

The program is simple, the workouts are short, and the results are fantastic. The catch? It’s also brutally hard. Check it out.

Hypertrophy-Specific Training

An Overview and Sample Program

10 Exercises for Big Triceps & Strong Lockouts

Hit a new pressing PR and stretch out the sleeves of your T-shirts. Add a few of these into your program.

Tip: The Row That'll Change Back Day Forever

You've never seen this one before. Here's how to do it for a solid back and core.

The New One-Day Arm Cure

Train your arms all day long. Well, sorta. Here's how to pack on size, even if you have limited equipment.

Build Muscle Anywhere, Anytime

Yes, you can build size with bodyweight exercises. But these aren't your typical beginner moves. Check 'em out!

How to Build Big Legs With Bad Knees

Got angry knees? Here are the five best exercises to allow your legs to keep growing while keeping your knees happy.

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.