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Some eat too much, others eat too little. How much fat should a lifter actually have? From what foods? Nine experts weigh in.

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The 5 Laws of Metabolism

Understand these laws and you'll have an easier time losing fat, building muscle, and staying healthy and happy for life.

Train Size, Then Strength: A 10-Week Program

Train for size for a few weeks and then strength. It works better for both goals. Here's why, along with a sample 10-week plan.

The Squat Is Overrated

The squat is a great exercise, no doubt. But research shows that, for bodybuilding, it misses a lot of leg muscles. You need these exercises too.

Tip: 9 Annoying Things in the Fitness Community

Love fitness, love lifting, but feel free to hate these nine things. Coach Carter sure does.

Tip: A Supplement That Works Without Exercise

This supplement builds muscle and burns fat even without training... and of course it works even better if you do.

How to Look Jacked in 3 Weeks

If you only had a few weeks to fine tune your physique and look your best for an event, what would you do? Here's what our pros said.

Coconut Oil: Health Food or Heart Killer?

Coconut oil went from superfood to serious concern for the American Heart Association. They say it clogs the arteries. Are they right? Here's the real story.

Honest Advice About Steroids

Thinking about using? Our experts have some heartfelt advice for you that you won't hear anywhere else.

4 Things You Don't Know About TRT

Testosterone replacement therapy is getting more common, but there's still a lot of ignorance out there. Let's smash it.

The Ultimate Guide to the Renegade Row

Trigger new muscle growth, improve performance, and strengthen a weak core. All with one exercise. Here's how to do it.

5 Ways To Make Face Pulls Even Better

Everyone needs to be doing face pulls. Period. Here are five new variations that'll boost shoulder health and muscle growth.

Unlock Natural Gains: Neuro Type 1

To build muscle or strength, your training must match your genetic neurological profile. Here's how Type 1 should train.

Tip: The Easiest Way to Improve Insulin Sensitivity

Do this at the dinner table to allow insulin to deliver nutrients to muscle instead of fat.

Tip: The Right Way to Lift for Fat Loss

It's not what you think. Keep burning calories after your workout is done with this counterintuitive training method.

Ugly Ab Training

Forget about trying to build pretty abs with crunches. Instead, build nasty-strong abs and they'll look great too. Here's how.

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  • Cardio: The Strength and Muscle Killer?

    Does doing cardio after a lifting workout really rob your gains? Here's what science has to say.

    Tip: Do Tom Platz Iso-Holds for Gains

    Here's a new twist on a classic muscle building trick that makes it even more brutal and effective. Check it out.

    Bench Press Without a Bench

    Elite strength athletes love this lift. Here are 6 ways to do it that'll get you strong and make your bum shoulders feel awesome.

    5 Grip & Forearm Exercises That Actually Work

    Build a crushing grip and add a new slab of muscle to your forearms. Here are 5 exercises you've never seen before to help you do it.

    9 Ways to Live Longer and Look Better Naked

    These foods, workouts, supplements, and drugs will help you live longer and look great doing it. Check out the list.

    Tip: The First Step to Fat Loss

    It's surprising how many people miss this step because they get caught up in the details. Let's set things straight.

    6 Ways to Build Muscle Under 20 Minutes

    Most workouts take too much time and you get too little out of them. Here are 6 ways to make your workouts tougher and a lot more time efficient.

    8 Laws of Strength Training

    You don't have to do every little thing right to get big and strong. You just have to follow these 8 laws to the letter.

    The Best Advice for Women Who Lift

    You're already a woman who lifts? Good. Now here's what T Nation pros say you should focus on next.