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Tip: The Standing Rollout Checklist

It's one of the toughest core exercises. Here's how to master it and reap the benefits.

Tip: Change Your Grip for a Stronger Overhead Press

These two simple tweaks can boost pressing strength for bigger, stronger delts. Check 'em out.

Four Weeks to a New Max

A simple, methodical way to hit new PRs on all the major lifts in just four weeks.

Steroids for Dummies

Everything you ever wanted to know but was afraid to ask.

Iron Evolution – Phase 4

Most of you don't have what it takes to train at Westside. But it's not your body that will break down, it's your mind. Here’s why.

Total-Body Sled Training

There's more to sled work than drags. Here's how to build your chest, back, glutes, arms, shoulders, and abs with this simple tool.

Triceps: Strongman Strength, Bodybuilder Size

You can't have big arms with weak little triceps. You can't have a big bench either. Here's how to get 'em huge, strength-athlete style.

The Best Damn Workout Plan for Natural Lifters, Part 2

Not using drugs? Then stop training like someone who is. Here's how to milk your training for all its worth when taking the natural route.

The Answer for Massive Calves

To build a set of standout calves, you need to think outside the box. Here’s how.

Question of Nutrition 5

What do belly measurements really tell you? How much water should you drink? Those answers and much more here.

The Push-Pull Workout

The tried and true workout program that builds muscle, burns fat, and busts plateaus.

A Tried and True Bodybuilding Program Template

Want to design your own kick-ass training programs? All you need is the perfect template based on 20 years of trial and error.

The Planet Fitness Nightmare

Planet Fitness markets itself as a “judgment free” gym for newbies, but what it really does is discourage results.

Tip: The Best Rep Scheme for Size

Trigger muscle growth 3 different ways with this effective (but painful) loading method.

Boring But Big 3-Month Challenge

If you're not as strong as you look, you're a fake, a scam, a knuckle-dragging billboard for "all show and no go" syndrome. Here's your intervention.

The Single Most Effective Workout Split

There are several ways to organize your training week, but one split is superior for the vast majority of lifters. Here it is.

Tip: A Smarter Way to Blast Your Biceps

The 21s method is a proven muscle builder. Here's how to make it even better.

The Truth About Trainers

It's easy to make fun of the personal trainers at the gym. Some people even think they know more than the top coaches. Well, here's what they don't know.

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Tip: Lat Pulldown 21's with Isometric

The variation of the 21's method starts with 7 mid-range partials, then you perform a 7-second isometric and 7 full reps.

The Absolute Best Way to Build Hamstrings

Big strong hammies are rare, even though everyone trains them. Here's what they're doing wrong and how to really build them.

Tip: 4 Hip Adduction Exercises You Need

Prevent injuries and build complete lower-body strength with these moves.

Tip: Skin the Cat for Better Mobility

Do this before you do overhead pressing exercises for better shoulder mobility. Bonus: It builds a strong core too.

4 Weeks To Bigger Legs

Leg training multiple times per week may be torture, but it delivers rapid gains in size and strength. Here's how to do it.

Rippetoe Goes Off

Rip has a few questions for you about unilateral exercises, imbalances, exercise variety, and why you're such a wussy.