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A few unique exercises that Cressey gives to all his athletes, whether they're baseball players, powerlifters, boxers, or ordinary schlubs.

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More Thoughts From the Weight-Room Floor

A veteran lifter weighs in on building bigger arms, how to assess your weak points, and overcoming the tyranny of bad advice.

Building a Powerful V-Shape

The look of a tiny waist and big-back is what makes heads turn. Build your upper body to achieve that look. Here's how.

Stuff You Should Be Doing, But Aren't

It’s the nagging stuff you probably know you need to do. You just haven’t been TOLD to do it yet. Start here, then get to work.

Steroids in the Sand

In the booming fitness culture of Dubai, steroids are cool, pot is not, and good supplements are hard to find.

Complete Core Training

An ab training article for people who do more than take mirror selfies.

  • Abs
  • Intro to Mechanical Drop Sets

    Christian shows you how to blast your biceps into oblivion, damaging the muscle fibers so much that they either grow or die!

    Overload Your Delts for Explosive Growth

    Overload is the training stress the body must adapt to. It’s the driving force of muscle growth. Get it in your training to make gains.

    Question of Strength 48

    Q & A with one of the world's premier strength coaches.

    Hacking Your Strength Training

    Cut your time in the gym without compromising your results? It's a smarter and more effective approach to training.

    Tricks of the Trade - Get Strong Fast!

    Six high-tech tactics that’ll get you even stronger.

    Question of Nutrition 4

    Does diet soda make you fat? Is chia better than flax? Will tuna make your mercury rise? Dr. Bowden has the answers.

    The American Dream, on Steroids

    Director Chris Bell talks about Bigger Stronger Faster, the documentary that dares to ask why we condemn steroids while celebrating the accomplishments of those who use them.

    6 Random Ways to Accelerate Your Training

    6 ways to pack on muscle, from adjusting heel position to build freaky quads to slowing down rep speed for gargantuan biceps.

    Death to Crunching

    Ditch the traditional core exercises and try out a few of these athletic moves for stronger abs.

  • Abs
  • My 5 "Ah-Ha" Moments

    As a young man in the iron game, Mike was surrounded by people who drank the pro-bodybuilder Kool-Aid. He never squatted ('cause it hurts your knees) and never deadlifted. Now he knows better.

    Beef Up Your Body Composition

    Muscle insulin sensitivity, lifting tempo, and how to use control days to maximize your mass phase.

    Get Off the Treadmill and Get Metabolic!

    Rachel Cosgrove's back with a metabolic circuit program that'll melt that fat off faster than any treadmill ever could.

    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.

    The Voyer Shrug

    The Voyer Shrug is for anybody that has a slouched posture, shoulder problems, is preparing for an intense strength phase, or just wants to tap into some new growth.

    Protein: More Muscle, Less Guesswork

    How to figure out how much protein you really need for muscle gain and fat loss.

    Training Advice for Generation Ent

    You're punks. All of ya'. All of ya' under 25 or so, that is. Mike Mahler calls you "Generation Ent," for Entertainment, meaning you need to be constantly entertained. Well stand by to be entertained, in a manner of speaking.

    Uncontrollable Growth

    Nutritionist Mike Roussell lays out some of the basics (and some of the not-so basics) for eating your way towards muscularity.

    Crack Open My Cranium

    Crack open his cranium is exactly what some of you might want to do to Chad after reading this article. It seems the boy has gotten used to being flamed and now he's just beggin' for it!

    My Five Ah-Ha! Moments

    Tim's "Ah-Ha" moments have to do with the superiority of supersets over combination exercises, working abs first, the proper way to gain weight, debunking the stability ball myth, and a nifty little trick to make sure you're squatting low enough.