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Tip: Fuel Up With Hot Rice Cereal

Bored of oatmeal? Start your day with this high-protein waker-upper. Get the easy recipe here.

Tip: The Crusher Push-Up

This is not for beginners. But if you're past that stage, this variation will crush your chest, shoulders, and triceps... in a good way.

3 Things You Need to Unlearn

Body fat percentage, full body workouts, somatotypes. Are your ideas about these things holding back your progress?

Tip: Slam the Lower & Middle Chest with One Move

This pivot press is clever. And tough. Very tough. Take a look.

The Push-Pull Workout

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

Tip: Hanging Leg Raise – The Right Way

Great ab exercise, but most people do it wrong. Here's how to fix it and get better results.

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.

How to Hit a Triple Bodyweight Deadlift

It takes a special breed of animal to be able to deadlift 3X his bodyweight. Here's how to become one.

10 Most Annoying People in the Gym

They're rude, creepy, and sometimes just plain obnoxious. The question is, are you one of them?

Smash 3 PRs in One Month

Train the assistance lifts more like the big three and watch your personal records fall like dominoes. Here's the full plan.

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: 50 Reps for a Bigger Back

Here's how to use the 10-1 method to build a barn-door back.

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Tip: Eccentric Overload Bench Press with PREP

NFL athlete Bryce Canady demonstrates the power rack eccentric potentiation (PREP) method of overloading a slow negative.

Growth Hormone: Fact and Fiction

The mainstream media would have you believe that hGH is the holy grail of ergogenics, but is it?

Steroids for Dummies

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

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.

How to Build Your Own Training Program

Train on your own terms! You should know how to write your own training programs without depending on anyone else. Here's how to do it.

Tip: Ramp. Work. Rest-Pause.

Use this smart training method to increase tension for size and strength gains.

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.

Tip: Here's What Women Want

What hormones, the pill, and scent can teach us about sex, attraction, and having better relationships.

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.

Tailor-Made Nutrition - Part 1

Design your own nutrition plan made just for your body and your goals. Here’s how.

Tip: Sex at the Gym

Two surveys reveal that a lot of people are focused on something other than their workouts. Warning: This gets a little frisky.

How I Finally Got Muscle to Grow - Phase 2

It takes more than heavy weights to hypertrophy muscle. Add an insane volume phase if you want insane amounts of muscle.