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Cardio Kills

Endurance training may make you leaner, but it'll eat up muscle, damage your cardiovascular system, elevate cortisol, put you in an acidic state, and might just kill you.

How to Burn Stubborn Body Fat

Eating less and exercising more isn't going to get rid of stubborn pockets of fat. Here's the smart way to blast those love handles and saddlebags.

The Best Set and Rep Scheme for Your Goal

What's the best set and rep scheme to get big? What about to get strong? How about to get faster? Here's your answer.

The Magic of Cluster Sets

A fresh look at a very old way to get big and strong. If you feel like you leave the gym not having worked hard enough, this method is for you.

Conditioning When the Weather Stinks

Being in shape isn't about sporting “ripped abz,” it's about being physically capable of being a man. Here's how to get there when the weather ain't cooperating.

The Push Press

Everything you need to know about the push press.

Bodybuilding's Original Superhero: Chuck Sipes

Old school bodybuilders were as strong as they were big. None was more impressive than Chuck Sipes.

Olympic Lifting Made Simple

A tested program that will quickly get you dominating on the Olympic lifting platform.

4 Reasons You're Not Gaining Muscle

If your gains won't budge despite your best efforts, you may be making one of the four biggest muscle-building blunders. Fix them and grow.

Get Your Press Up!

600-pound benchers may be forgiven for not focusing on the press. Your narrow ass, on the other hand, has no excuses. Here’s why you need to do it.

Training Clarity: One Goal at a Time

The barbell can accomplish just about any fitness goal - just not all at the same time. Here's how to add a method to this training madness.

6 Specialty Bars for Strength and Size

A conventional barbell is fine, but if that's all you use you're missing out on strength gains and a little novelty. Change your bar to improve your training.

Why I Love the Smith Machine

Everyone says the Smith machine is awful, but a lot of bodybuilders use it… and they’re bigger than you. Here’s why it’s not so bad and how to use it wisely.

Practical Guide to GPP

General physical preparedness is the key to outstanding performance. Here's how to set-up a program that sets you up for success.

Mountain Dog Training for Intermediates

John Meadows’ style of training is typically used by only very advanced lifters. Here’s how to make it work for you if you’re a mere mortal.

Paleo Nutrition Improved

Here's why the Paleo diet is so damn healthy - and how it can be made even better.

Anti-Estrogens, Synthol, and Johnny Law

In this issue: A fresh look at Proviron, anti-estrogens, Synthol, and avoiding the long arm of the law.

Eat Your Lungs Out While Getting Leaner

Science writer Gary Taubes has a simple message: Everything you think you know about diet is wrong.

Rebuild Yourself with Complexes

For a fat burning hit, a massive conditioning bang, and some appreciable muscle, do complexes. Here’s how.

Top Priority for Lower Traps

Everyone thinks about upper traps, but not lower. That's too bad because the lower traps are crucial for proper movement, strength, and symmetry. Here's how to train them.

Building Fat Guy Calves

Fat guys have great calves. Here’s how to build them without the getting fat part.

6 Things I Really Dislike

I was going to call this article "6 Things I Hate," then I realized I'd be a hypocrite. I tell my seven-year-old daughter all the time that hate is a strong word and it should be used with caution. Hence the new title.

Tailor-Made Nutrition - Part 1

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

Ian's Top 10 Mass Makers

Strength coach Ian King lists his top exercises for building mass. Are you doing them all?