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Are You Strong?

So you can squat 405 pounds and bench 315. Is that good? Does that make you strong? How do you compare to others? Find out if your lifts are decent, good, or great through Tim Henriques' handy little comparison chart.

Tip: Two Things That Beat Coffee for Workouts

Tired before your workout? These two things may be better than caffeine for optimizing exercise performance.

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.

Push-Pull-Legs: The Ultimate Split

Training one body part per day is outdated, and full-body workouts don't always cut it. Push-pull-legs is superior for any goal. Here's why.

Tip: The Fat Loss Hormones

There are a lot of people out there who say hormones don't matter when it comes to losing fat. They're wrong. Here's why.

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.

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.

27 Reasons To Be Big

Warning: This is hilarious powerlifter humor and probably offensive to hyper-sensitive weak people.

The 6-Week Sprinting Solution

An interval training program that will radically alter your conditioning, increase endurance and power, and help you drop body fat. Get it here.

Do-It-Yourself Gene Therapy

Here are four simple strategies you can adopt to address chromosomal instability and slow down biologic aging.

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.

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.

Tip: Prepare Your Shoulders for Heavy Lifting

Use this quick drill to loosen up your shoulders and increase blood flow before a tough workout.

The Farmer's Walk Cure

This simple loaded carry will get you bigger, stronger, and leaner. Here's how to do it right and work it into your training plan.

Tip: 4 Strongman-Style Exercises You Need

Build all-over strength with these carry and push variations.

Unpopular Opinion: Deadlifts Aren't That Great

Unless you're a competitive powerlifter, traditional deadlifts are overrated, especially for athletes. Here's why.

The Eat As Much As You Want Diet

Lose body fat without counting calories by choosing the right nutrient dense foods. Choose wrong and you'll end up with a condition called “toxic hunger.”

Yoga-Plex: The Very Best Mobility Exercise

The problem with mobility exercises? There are hundreds of them! Ain't got time for that? Here's the ONE move lifters need.

Steroids: What Pro Bodybuilders Are Really Using

An inside look into the drug use of a real IFBB pro bodybuilder.

The Most Painful Way to Build Muscle

Double muscle thickness? A new study showed that one training method may just be able to do it... if you can handle the pain.

Power Foods

Thirteen foods you should be eating. Check ‘em out.

The V-Taper Workout and Diet Plan

Which physique turns heads the most? A big upper body that tapers at the waist: the V-taper. Here's the formula for getting one.

5 Reasons You Don't Look Like You Lift

How come some people go to the gym a lot but don't look like it? Probably because they're making these mistakes.

Tip: Open Up Your Hips

Neurologically locked hips can limit your lifting and athletic performance. Try these drills to feel better fast.