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Deadlifts: Which Type is Best For You?

Everyone has a favorite deadlift - the one they're strongest at. Here's how to figure out which one you should be doing.

Push-Pull Training: The Next Generation

The push-pull training split has been building slabs of muscle for generations. But can it be improved? You bet. Here's how.

Ditch The Barbell Bench Press

Good benchers often have rotten chest development. The problem? Barbell bench pressing. Here's how to fix it.

Master the Reverse-Grip Bench Press

Don't be scared. The reverse-grip bench press can be safely used to hit new, pain-free PR’s. Here’s how.

Grow, Ectomorph, Grow

Naturally skinny? Here's how to finally gain some shirt-stretching muscle.

Weightlifting Versus Powerlifting

Whether you're new to lifting or a seasoned strength trainer looking to take up competition, understanding the difference is critical.

Muscle Specific Hypertrophy: Chest, Triceps, and Shoulders

Understanding the science of sets, reps, and muscle-specific fiber composition will make you sound smarter. Going to the gym and applying that knowledge will make you bigger.

Gironda's 8x8 Training

This classic bodybuilding program does what most programs can’t: it allows you to build muscle and lose some fat at the same time. Check it out.

Sucker Punch: Dr. John Berardi

Dr. John Berardi gives us the details on nutrition for athletes, diet strategy, food behavior, and Georges St. Pierre. See what he has to say.

The Third-World Squat

You should be able to perform a strict rock-bottom squat, at least with bodyweight. Here’s why and how to achieve it.

The Next Generation Nutrition Bar

When does a nutrition bar become a true, performance-enhancing food? When it's made like this.

Tip: Stop Saying You Want to Get Big and Strong

It's a vague goal that's probably not working for you anymore. Instead, get serious and follow these 3 steps.

How to Eliminate Love Handles & Muffin Tops

A fat waist is symptomatic of insulin insensitivity. You need to attack it with a combo of specific eating strategies, diet, exercise, and supplements. Here's how.

150 Pound Back Extensions for Glutes & Hams

Drop the weenie weights, load this exercise heavy, and watch your deadlift PR skyrocket. Oh, and you'll build great glutes and hamstrings.

Tip: The Two Fats That Boost Testosterone

The more you ingest of either of these two fats, the more T your body produces.

The Very Best Way to Build Your Chest

We asked both the pros and the PhDs for their top pec training methods. Their answers may just surprise you.

Fasted Cardio Eats Muscle

When most people diet and train for fat loss, they lose a lot of muscle too. That's dumb and totally unnecessary. Here's how to avoid it.

The Best Training Method You're Not Using

This training method adds volume and builds strength, size, and endurance while getting you ripped. It's also fun. Here's how to do it.

Carb Cycling That Actually Works

Carb cycling doesn't work the way you think it works. But it can be used to preserve strength, energy and muscle while losing fat. Here's how.

Tip: Try Low to High Cable Flyes

Bring up your upper chest with this unique exercise. Here's how.

Look Like a Bodybuilder, Perform Like an Athlete

Building muscle size, strength, and explosive power – as a single strategy – produces the absolute best gains, period! Here's how.

Tip: Know When to Use Lifting Straps

The strongest lifters use straps, but not all the time. Here's a guide to help you decide when, and when not, to use them.

7 Ways to Get Jacked With Olympic Lifts

Olympic lifting isn't meant to pack on tons of muscle. But there is a way to train the O-lifts and build muscle at the same time. Here's how.

Lifter's Elbow: The Cause & The Cure

Three common things you probably do in the gym that will wreck your elbows, plus a few smart tricks that'll fix you right up.