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What's the point of training if you're always hunched over and hiding your gains? Straighten up to look as strong as you actually are. Here's how.

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Fake Strength: Stop Arching the Bench Press

Re-think the big arch for bench pressing. It doesn't create any real strength, and admit it: it's cheating. Here’s why.

The Best Damn High Volume Workout Plan for Natties

Not on steroids? Grow anyway with this smart training approach.

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.

Expert Advice for the Over-40 Lifter

What happens to the after-40 lifter? Does this milestone mean you have to train like a grandpa? Not necessarily. But here's what will lengthen your lifting life.

Tip: One Steroid Cycle – The Muscle Memory Effect

We finally understand the amazing truth about muscle memory, and it's good news for steroid users and even natties.

Tip: Know Your Triggers

What are your trigger foods? Here's how to know and what to do about them when it's time to uncover your abs.

The Best Chest Training Tips, Period

Having a puny chest is fine... if you're 12 years old. Here's how to go beyond the basics to build bigger, stronger pecs.

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 Simple Deadlift Program

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

DeFranco Agile 8

A simple warm-up routine that’s helped powerlifters, meatheads, and other anti-mobility dudes feel better and progress faster in their workouts with fewer injuries. Check it out.

Tip: Increase Triceps Size by 50% in 8 Weeks

This often neglected or maligned method of doing reps proved to work way better than the traditional way. Here's how.

10 Daily Habits of Healthy Lifters

Train hard. Eat right. But what else? It's those little things that can add up to major progress. Here's what our experts are doing.

8 Minutes to Awesome

What would happen if you did push-ups and bodyweight squats every day?

Tip: Get Harder Down There

7 things that will give you better erections (and 2 things that won't).

The Single Best Hamstring Exercise

Hamstrings are the weak link for most lifters. Don't be one of them. Here's how to hammer your hams to increase strength, power, speed, and explosiveness.

The Final Word: Free Weights vs. Machines

Some say free weights are best. Some say machines are best. They're both being narrow-minded. Here's the real science.

The Death of Women's Bodybuilding

More and more women are lifting weights, but women's pro bodybuilding is dying fast. Here's why, plus a frightening look at the cause of “man face.”

Bodybuilder Goes CrossFit

Powerlifter, Olympic lifter, and bodybuilder Christian Thibaudeau became a CrossFit athlete for three months. Here are the lessons he learned.

Full-Body Workouts of the Legends

The full-body routines of guys like Gironda and Schwarzenegger work as well today as they did 40 or 50 years ago.

The Next Generation Energy Supplement

Most energy products are just caffeine. Here's something better. And you've never felt anything like it.

The Real Driver of Muscle Growth

A 6-month long study used experienced lifters to pinpoint what amount of volume would build the most muscle and strength. Here's what they found.

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.

The Push-Pull Workout

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