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World's Simplest Training Template

Most lifters try to progress in strength, hypertrophy, stretching, and conditioning at the same time. Huge mistake! Here's a better way to, well, get better.

Advanced Glute Training

Everything you ever wanted to know about your glutes… and more. Check it out.

How Tall Guys Get Jacked

The rules of size training change a bit for tall lifters. Check out these lifting guidelines for lanky guys.

Ribcage Expansion: Fact or Fiction?

Didn't it seem that the bodybuilders of yesteryear had bigger chests? (We're talking chest circumference here and not pec size, mind you.) Ellington thinks so and he knows why - it was all due to the all-but-lost art of ribcage expansion.

18 Tips for Bulletproof Knees

Here’s how to fix your achy knees, prevent injury, and keep the squats coming. Check it out.

Neanderthal No More - Part 4

The complete, head-to-toe guide to fixing your bad posture. Check it out.

Tip: Wait 8 Minutes

Lifters know to take more rest between heavy sets, but new research says they're still not waiting long enough. Check it out.

Tip: Eat a Chocolate Bar a Day

Eating the right kind of chocolate bars can improve your health in a number of ways. It can even build muscle. Here's what you need to know.

The New Big 3 for Non-Powerlifters

Unless you're a powerlifter, stop with the emphasis on bench, squats, and barbell deadlifts. There are better masters to serve. Here they are.

Real Men Train Their Glutes

Want a stronger, more powerful body? You need a strong butt. Glute-specific training isn't just for the girls. Here's your man-plan.

Tip: How to Fill In Your Biceps Gap

Even if you didn't inherit the best genetics for big arms, this superset will make a visual impact.

Tip: A Safer Alternative to Testosterone Replacement

This inexpensive drug dramatically increases testosterone and improves the testosterone/estrogen ratio with no side effects.

Tip: Viagra Is Great for Bodybuilders

There are plenty of good reasons to use Viagra and its cousins, other than the obvious one.

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.

The Very Best Upper-Body Exercise

Nail your lats, chest, triceps, delts, and abs with one exercise. Here are 8 new and improved ways to do it.

4 Great Ab Exercises Nobody Does Right

These popular core exercises are highly effective... if you do them right. Not many people do. Check your form here.

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    Feel better, fight off disease, live longer. Add a few of these to your arsenal.

    Jumping Rope: From Beginner to Boxer

    Skipping rope torches fat and builds supreme conditioning. Here's how to master everything from the basic boxer skip to crossed double-unders.

    Tip: Fix This Tiny Muscle and Lift Heavier

    Does your butt hurt on long car rides? Need frequent trips to the chiropractor? Have pain down your leg? Here's the problem and how to fix it.

    The Testosterone Boosting Workout

    Train in a way that's specifically designed to elevate post-workout testosterone production. Here's exactly how you do it.

    Tip: Ditch the Decline Sit-Up

    The injury potential outweighs the benefits, plus there's a much better exercise for abs. Check it out.

    Growth Factor Chest Training

    Want a bigger chest? Train with constant tension to force your pecs to release powerful growth factors. Here's how.

    Powerbuilding: 4 Ways to Get Big and Strong

    Mix heavy lifts with moderate lifts and blend powerlifter strength with bodybuilder size.

    Kroc Row Vs. Pendlay Row

    If you want a big back, the Kroc row and the Pendlay row are the biggest, baddest rows on the planet. But which one will build more strength and grow more muscle?