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Tip: Bring Up a Puny Muscle Like This

Got small quads, a weak chest, or lagging triceps? Here's the smart way to bring them up to par.

Tip: Eat More to Build, But Not That Much More

Yes, you need to consume plenty of quality calories to gain muscle, but many lifters take it too far. Here's what to do instead.

5 Signs You're About to Get Hurt

Are you on your way to becoming a broken down lifter? Here are the signs to watch out for and how to intervene.

Tip: Avoid NSAIDS and Icing Sore Muscles

When you ice or use pain killers after a tough workout, you're actually putting the brakes on muscle growth. Here's why.

Tip: Don't Try to Hit the Triceps With Dips

Changing your form on dips to train the triceps will wreck your joints. Here's a better method that works great.

Tip: Build Your Lats With These Two Techniques

Use these strategies to make gains and perfect your pull-ups. Here's how.

Tip: Do Stage Reps to Improve Your Pull-Ups

Suck at pull-ups? Avoid machines and use this training technique instead. Check it out.

Tip: Don't Use Soreness to Judge Workout Effectiveness

You can get sore and not make progress. And you can make progress and not get sore. Here are the facts.

Tip: Shut Up About Your Goals

Studies show that telling others about your goals makes you less likely to achieve them. Here's why, plus a better method.

Tip: Use These 4 Strategies for Better Sleep

Stress and anxiety keep you from getting restorative sleep. That kills gains. Here's how to squash stress and sleep deeply.

5 Ways to Press Through the Pain

Don't let injuries keep you from making gains. Here's how to wisely work around shoulder problems and keep getting stronger.

Tip: Ladies, Build Muscle to Get Leaner

Lift weights to lose fat. Use these 4 training tools for a smokin' physique.

Women in Ground Combat

Is political correctness weakening the military? Here are the politically incorrect facts about strength, performance, and women in battle.

Tip: Do the Jettison Technique Barbell Curl

All you need is a bar, a band, and the ability to withstand pain. Here's how to do it.

Tip: Get Strong Glutes with Mechanical Drop Sets

If this doesn't give you a great athletic butt, nothing will. Check out the workout.

Tip: Know How Many Carbs You Need

Lifters and athletes can handle more carbs, even when trying to lose fat. Check out these guidelines.

Tip: Train Movements First, Muscles Second

Isolation work has its place, but most of your workout program should revolve around these 6 major movement patterns.

Tip: Use This Workout to Build Your Puny Calves

To add size to the calves you must remove the stretch-reflex and perform loaded stretching.

10 Things Vegetarians Get Wrong

Avoiding meat isn't as healthy or ethical as many like to think. Got a smug vegetarian friend? Send him this.

No Show, No Problem

People try to persuade fit females to get on stage. And the ones who aren't interested often second guess why they even lift. Don't be one of them.

Passing the Lifting Torch

How to train young athletes to get stronger, get faster, and get ready for life. You may even learn a few things yourself. Check it out.

5 Ways You're Wasting Time in the Gym

Think you're making the best use of your gym time? Yeah, probably not. It's time to get accountable and get smarter about your workouts. Here's how.

Big Brother is Watching You Squat

Trainers get certified and acquire clients by getting results. But the state may soon force them to get licensed and train clients differently.

The Secret to Training Motivation

There are two personality types when it comes to training. Find out which one you are and you'll stay motivated and get results.