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Iron Abs, Healthy Spine

Training abs shouldn't wreck your spine. Here's how to make your ab exercises safe and your core ridiculously strong.

You (Probably) Don't Need to Train Arms

Many lifters don't need direct biceps and triceps work. Some need a little. Some need a lot. Here's how to know what's best for your body and your goals.

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.

Why CrossFit Girls Are Stronger Than You

Many CrossFit women can do 200-pound clean & jerks and they have six-packs without dieting. Sound like you? Probably not. Here's why.

Tip: Do the Sandwich Press for Big Pecs

Want to recruit as many chest fibers as possible? Yes, you do. Add this to the end of your next chest workout.

Is Gut Bacteria Making You Fat?

Can't seem to lose fat and keep it off? Have crazy cravings? It could be caused by a problem with your natural gut bacteria. Here's why and how you can fix it.

Shoulder Training: The Mountain Dog Way

The shoulders make the physique, they say. Here’s how to finally get yours bigger and stronger.

Tip: How to Do a Regular-Guy Deload

If you don't compete in powerlifting, do you still need to deload? Yes, if you train hard. Here's why and what to do.

You're Fat. Asians Aren't. Here's Why.

The myths stop here. Here's what you can and can't learn from Asian cultures about health and longevity. You may be surprised.

Real Men Do Sissy Squats

This forgotten squat exercise is still one of the best ways to build quads.

Tip: 5 Simple Steps to Better Squats and Deads

Feeling your squats and deadlifts in your spine and not your muscles? Not good. Here's how to fix it.

Soldiers Should Juice Up

Creating Super Soldiers is a way to increase the strength and stamina of fighting men and women while simultaneously increasing survival rates.

10 Sneaky Things Making You Fat

You work out. You're trying to improve your diet. And you're still too damn fat. What's going on? Check out this list of tricky body-comp saboteurs.

The Bodybuilder-Powerlifter Hybrid

Bodybuilders are all show and no go. Powerlifters are fat. Rather than stereotype, a good lifter needs to be both a bodybuilder and a powerlifter.

Tip: The Best Leg Exercise You've Never Tried

This knee-friendly quad killer allows you to load heavier and really focus on destroying the muscles you want to target.

The New 5x5

The 5x5 system has been around forever for a reason: it works. But it has its shortcoming. Let's make it even better.

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 Stronger Bench Exercises

Most benchers have one of four problems. Here are six innovative fixes.

The 25 Method

Forget about traditional sets and reps. This method works better and can be used for strength or hypertrophy. Get the programs here.

Super-Fast, Super-Effective Workouts

Build more muscle from two or three short weekly workouts than most guys do from training six days a week. Try these programs.

The Embarrassing Truth About Growth Hormone

It's hard to find any lifter or athlete that doesn't believe that taking growth hormone grows big muscles, but what if they're flat-out wrong?

The Effects of Mild Cycles

Some men use tiny doses of testosterone for hormone replacement therapy. Others use massive amounts for bodybuilding. But what are the effects of “light” cycles? Here's the science.

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.

Unpopular Opinion: Deadlifts Aren't That Great

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