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The Truth About Pre-Bed Protein

Should you consume protein right before bed for more muscle growth? Or will it make you fat? Here's what the science says.

Tip: Drink This for Stronger Erections

A juice that builds a better boner? Here's the hard science.

The 4 Dumbest Ab Exercises

Those popular ab exercises you see in many workout programs are ineffective and injurious. Luckily, there are smarter alternatives.

Turkish Get Ups Make You Awesome

Ready for a challenge? The Turkish Get Up will take your stability, core strength, and mobility to the next level.

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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  • 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.

    Shoulder Training: The Mountain Dog Way

    The shoulders make the physique, they say. Here’s how to finally get yours bigger and stronger.

    A Monstrous Back: The Mountain Dog Way

    Does your physique disappear from behind? Coach Meadows says you need a healthy dose of the two P's: perseverance, and pain tolerance.

    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.

    The Truth About Leg Extensions

    The popular leg exercise goes under the microscope!

    The Carb Cycling Codex

    Cutting body fat doesn't have to mean cutting out the carbs. Get shredded with this carb cycling approach and hang on to more muscle in the process.

    Tip: The Diet That Makes You Feel Like Crap

    Even smart people sometimes make this nutrition mistake when trying to lose fat.

    Not Dangerous! 4 Falsely Accused Exercises

    We bet you've heard that these exercises are bad. Here's the truth, backed by science.

    Bulletproof Your Lower Back

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

    Tip: The Colbert Full-Body Workout Plan

    This classic high-frequency program will have you training your entire body every other day. Check it out.

    Tip: The Real Effects of Competition Dieting

    Female competitors combine strict dieting with intense training to get ready for a show. Now science has looked at the consequences.

    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!

    Hip Belt Squats

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

    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.

    Tip: How NOT to Train When Dieting

    The way you instinctively want to train when on a cutting plan might be doing more harm than good. Here's why.

    6 Stupid Exercises That Need to Die

    With apologies to CrossFit, the Marines, and even NASA, there are some exercises that are just plain dumb. Here they are.

    The Best Lift for Every Body Part

    Can't spend a ton of time in the gym? Build a physique that looks like you do. Make these exercises a priority.

    Spot Reduction is Real

    You’ve heard wrong. You CAN target fatty areas of the body. Here’s how.

    Strong Traps, Healthy Shoulders

    Everyone does shrugs for traps, but that's the worst exercise choice for some people. Here's how to train traps and keep your shoulders healthy.