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There are three training mechanisms that contribute to building muscle. You need to use all of them to grow. Here's how.

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The 100-Rep Trap Bar Workout

A brutal trap bar program that uses insane volume to build muscle over your entire body without destroying your knees or lower back.

The 185 Rep Squat Workout

Climb out of that training rut and challenge your muscles and mental fortitude with these old-school squat workouts.

Hip Belt Squats

Blast your quads and spare your lower back with this old school strength-training staple. Here’s how.

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.

Sodium, Your Secret Weapon

Here’s why athletes and bodybuilders need more, not less, sodium in their diets to ensure optimal health, performance, and even gains.

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.

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.

The 4 Mandatory Lifting Movements

Check this out before you DIY your workout plan. Choose a lift from each section and get ready to dominate.

The Truth About Rest-Pause Training

If you look at the research, you'll see that rest-pause training isn't what it's cracked up to be. Here's why.

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.

Tip: 3 Ways to Build Consistency

If there's one answer to every question about getting bigger and stronger, it's this: be consistent. Here's how to do it.

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.

Honest Advice About Steroids

Thinking about using? Our experts have some heartfelt advice for you that you won't hear anywhere else.

Keep Kicking Ass After 40

Everything you need to know about training, diet, and supplements to help you keep kicking butt after age 40.

5 Grip & Forearm Exercises That Actually Work

Build a crushing grip and add a new slab of muscle to your forearms. Here are 5 exercises you've never seen before to help you do it.

The 6 Most Overrated Exercises Ever

Just because everyone does them doesn't mean they're optimal for you. It's time we reevaluate these 6 popular movements.

5 Things Natural Lifters Can Learn From Pros

Arnold, Dorian Yates, Lee Haney, Sergio Oliva, and Larry Scott were among the greatest bodybuilders of all time. Here's what you can learn from them.

The Best Biceps Exercises You're Not Doing

If you only do regular curls for your biceps, you're missing a whole lot of muscle. Do these exercises to finally build some bigger guns.

The Colorado Experiment: Fact or Fiction

It's one of the greatest bodybuilding stories ever told. And people have been talking about it for over 40 years. But is it true? Here's the real story, written by a man who actually knows.

Total Core Training for Lifters

To train the core musculature properly, you need to do the right exercises at the right time. Here's your complete guide.

Tip: Do the Drag Curl for Bigger Biceps

Need a better biceps exercise? Yes, yes you do. Try this one.

The Tendonitis Cure

Nagging joint pain - everyone deals with it at some point. But don't think a little time off is going to cure it. Be proactive to get long-term relief. Here's how.

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!

Superhuman Planks

If you can do anything other than focus on not blacking out while performing a plank, you're doing it wrong.

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