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Squat the Fat Off

Use these workout finishers to lose fat, build your legs, and see how tough you really are.

The Top 5 Supplements for Hardcore Health

Add years to your life. Add life to your years. Oh, and improve your sex life too with these proven health supplements.

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Training one body part per day is outdated, and full-body workouts don't always cut it.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.

Stuff We Like – Food & Snacks 3

Your healthy diet is boring and bland. Let's fix that. Here's what we have in our Amazon carts.

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.

Tip: The Most Painful Pause

Here's how to use iso-holds to stimulate new growth in your hamstrings, glutes, biceps, and more.

The End of 3x10

Still doing three sets of ten on everything? There are better ways. Here's how to use varied sets for fast size gains or massive strength gains.

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.

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.

6 Deadlift Tips for Non-Powerlifters

You don't have to be a powerlifter to benefit from the deadlift, but you do need to train the lift differently for your unique goal. Here's how.

A Musclehead's Guide to Alcohol

How does alcohol affect your muscle building and fat loss goals? Find out here.

3 Shoulder Killers to Avoid

Three trendy exercises that wreck your delts and keep your orthopedic surgeon in business. Plus the exercise you need to do to fix your shoulders.

Guaranteed Muscle Mass

Need a simple, challenging plan to build some serious mass? Try these four proven training methods. Full workout program included!

The Bodyweight Workout for Big Guys

Big? Check! Strong? Check! Now it's time to move like an athlete, ramp up your conditioning, and feel incredible. Here's exactly how to do it.

Tip: Cardio Doesn't Work

Let's help put Jillian Michaels and others of her ilk out of work by pointing out a painful truth about cardio.

Tip: Why Lifters Have Healthier Hearts Than Runners

For heart health, you have to do lots of cardio, right? Not really. Here's the surprising new science.

The Top Seven Upper Back Exercises

The absolute best exercises for your back. Are you using them? Check out this list.

Tip: Train the Serratus

How do you get that coveted serratus muscle to show up? First, don't be fat. Second, do this unique exercise.

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.

Drink These for Extreme, Untamed Energy

Most energy supps, at best, stop you from yawning. But if you want one that puts you into maximum overdrive, look no further.

Tip: The Ultimate Squat for Quads

Want bigger quads? Set your ego aside and squat like this.

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Tip: The Power Floor Flye For Chest

Build bigger pecs and keep your shoulders healthy with this exercise. Check it 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.

Tip: The Forgotten Way to Build Legs

It used to be the rule for building big quads, but today most people haven't heard of it. Let's change that.