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In this exclusive excerpt from his new book, Nate Green looks at the beliefs and behaviors that keep skinny guys skinny and fat guys fat.

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Jack Up Your Arms With Mechanical Drop Sets

With mechanical drop sets, instead of reducing the load, you switch to a new but similar exercise by changing the grip, angle, etc. The result is a whole lot of burning and a whole lot of growth.

I Hate Medium

For someone who wants to lose fat, Dan can't imagine a more perfect week: Two days of locking down nutrition, two days of lifting, and a total of eight minutes getting the system to burn fat.

The 4 Stages of Mental Mastery

How to use neurolinguistic programming to reach your physique goals.

Violent Variations - Part 4

We can always count on Christian to give us some great new movements that, in addition to spurring new muscle growth, will elicit bewildered stares from all the ACE certified trainers in the gym.

5 Programming Strategies for Quick Results

Training ideas that’ll improve your squat, bench press, and even your abs.

Gironda Perfect Curl

Bodybuilding legend Vince Gironda called it the "perfect curl". Christian Thibaudeau says it may be the best biceps-building exercise ever. With street cred like that, you just gotta' try it!

The Glute Ham Raise

It's potentially the best hamstring exercise known to man, but it may also be the most difficult and the most humbling. Luckily, even doing it half-assed is hugely effective.

The Mobility-Stability Continuum

There's a difference between mobility and stability. Mobility is the ability to produce a desired movement, while stability is the ability to resist an undesired movement. Knowing the difference is the key to performance.

Carb Cycling for Idiots

It's wintertime and you're faced with the yearly seasonal conundrum: do I go on a mass building cycle and say goodbye to my abs until the spring, or can I possibly keep my abs while bulking up?

Maximum Recruitment Training 2

You got the introduction to MRT last week, now here's the meat. If you've got limited time but want maximum results, this is your baby. The cool thing? The workouts won't take you much longer than 30 minutes.

Lean and Mean Cookin'

How to eat right, get full, and woo women.

7 Coaches Give Their Number 1 Tip

We posed the following question to 7 coaches: "What one thing has made the biggest difference in your training when it comes to putting on muscle?" The answers varied enormously, but one of them might provide the clue you've been waiting for.

Muscles for Athletes - Part 2

This article contains so many training concepts and ideas that it'll likely keep your workouts fresh and productive for months to come. This is one you'll want to print out and save.

Strength Exercises That Work Your Core

Real "core" training - not that Bosu Ball crap - with cool videos. What else do ya' need?

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  • 10 Things to Do

    New things to try out in the gym this week or in the kitchen tonight.

    10 Most Influential Muscleheads

    An opinionated look at the men and women whose passion for the iron made the world safe for hypertrophy

    Harness the Power of TEF

    Everything you need to know about the thermic effect of food.

    Gina Aliotti: Supergirl

    What happens when a bodybuilder and a nutrition store owner get together and make a baby? What happens when this baby is raised on health foods? What happens when she starts training with weights at age 14?

    12 Tips From a Beginner (At Heart)

    Although I'm better known as someone who works with high-performing athletes, I started out–like most coaches and trainers-by working with "everyday folks", and interestingly enough, after 20+ years in the game, something unusual has happened:

    Functional Anatomy for Bad-Asses! Part 2

    In Part 2, we'll discuss muscles of the torso and lower extremity, along with my tips to help you write better, more balanced training programs.

    Bulk Up, Cut Up! 1

    This new Q & A column is about building a muscular and aesthetic physique. It's not about breaking strength records or reaching speed and power personal bests.

    Dramatic Carbolin19 Study

    More muscle, less body fat AND a boost in testosterone? Check out this research.

    Good Grains, Bad Grains

    Chapter Three: Whole Grains

    The Transition

    They say fitness has to become a lifestyle. True, but how do you do that exactly? Try this.