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The X-Physique Program

Broad shoulders. Narrow waist. Powerful legs. Back all that up with real strength and you'll turn heads. Here's your plan.

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.

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.

6 Uncomfortable Thoughts About Exercise Form

Experienced lifters and coaches know that exercise form is highly individual and highly goal dependent. Here's why.

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.

Real Men Train Their Glutes

Want a stronger, more powerful body? You need a strong butt. Glute-specific training isn't just for the girls. Here's your man-plan.

Question of Strength 16

Q & A with one of the world's premier strength coaches.

The Hard Body Workout Plan

How do you get shredded while maintaining muscle mass, strength, and athleticism? With these two training methods.

Big Arms in 8 Workouts

Here's a brutal workout that'll build noticeable size on your biceps and triceps in just one month. Guaranteed.

8 Lessons From Glute Girls

Do selfie-obsessed fitness chicks hold the secret to building muscle? The glute girls do. Here are 8 things you can learn from them.

The 8 Most Effective Training Splits

It's time for a new training split, one that better fits your goals and your schedule. Choose one of these 8 proven splits and get to work.

The Absolute Best Way to Build Quads

It's one of the toughest muscle groups to build. We ask 10 experts for their single best tip for building quads. Check out their answers.

Tip: The Body Fat Percentage Factor

To avoid arriving in Skinny-Fat Land, know when to switch to a mass phase. Info here.

Tip: 200 Pound Man, 100 Pound Dumbbell

Can you pass this strength test? All you'll need is a dumbbell that's 50 percent of your bodyweight.

The Simple Deadlift Program

This once-per-week deadlift program will give you a 20-50 pound increase in 1RM over a 16-week period.

Tip: The Absolute Worst Time to Eat

Yes, you'll get fat if you eat too much. But you'll get fat even faster if you're making this very common mistake.

Tip: This Makes Men More Attractive

Research shows that one physical trait makes a man more attractive to women and more likely to get married. Check this out.

Shredded in 6 Days

How to quickly dump fat, water, and bloat for a photo shoot or special event.

The Push-Pull Workout

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

4 Tests Every Lifter Should Be Able to Pass

You should be able to pass these tests before you hit the bench, squat, do direct arm work, or add more ab exercises. Can you?

Lost Strength: The Missing Exercises

You're already doing the big basics, right? Now add these. You'll get stronger, perform better athletically and get more jacked.

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.

Steroids for Dummies

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

Tip: One Capsule For Strength and Endurance

This natural supplement benefits practically every aspect of human existence. And science agrees.