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The Simple No-Machines Workout

No machines, no problem! This free-weights only program will build size and strength better than machines anyway.

Bench, Squat and Deadlift: How Often?

Most people train the big lifts once or twice per week. But the strongest people in the world use a much higher frequency. Here’s what you can learn from them.

Building a Superhuman Core

Meatheads say, “Just squat and deadlift, bro. That's all the core training you'll ever need.” Too bad they're wrong.

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  • 19 Squat & Deadlift Variations

    Find the most effective variations of the squat and the deadlift to fit your body and your goals.

    Eat to Get Big Without Getting Fat

    Use this lean mass calculator and diet plan to build muscle without having to pull the fat pants out of the closet.

    Programs For the Pull-Up Deficient

    Suck at pull-ups? Then it’s time to fix that. Here’s how.

    The Best Damn Cardio Article - Period

    A small amount of cardio is okay if you enjoy it, but it's really not necessary for fat loss. Here’s a better way.

    Best of Quads

    Five great exercises to hammer your quads. Some you know, some you don’t! Check ‘em out.

    Construction by Adduction

    Five forgotten muscles you need to train to reach your strength and performance goals.

    Tip: Calling Out the Internet Injury Police – A Rant

    Safe exercises, dangerous exercises, and ass-clowns.

    Tip: 5 Ways to Stay Motivated... Forever

    Want to be lifting hard and loving life for the next 50 years? Here's how to do it.

    Tip: Compound Chest Training

    Double down on those puny pecs and force them to grow. Here's how.

    Tip: How to be a Successful Personal Trainer

    Some personal trainers make good money. Others are broke and can't keep clients. Here's the one thing separating them.

    Tip: The Heavy Goblet Squat

    Use this special setup and make this so-called fluffy exercise into a real strength builder. Here's how.

    Tip: Drop Sets – Effective for Growth or Not?

    Here's what science has to say about drop sets, along with some recommendations.

    How to Eliminate Love Handles & Muffin Tops

    A fat waist is symptomatic of insulin insensitivity. You need to attack it with a combo of specific eating strategies, diet, exercise, and supplements. Here's how.

    Tip: The Best Bench Press for Chest Development

    Looks scary, but it's the best way to bench if your goal is chest size.

    How Sex Really Affects Training & Competition

    Old-school coaches made their athletes swear off sex before competition to improve performance. Does that work? Does it apply to workouts? Here's the science.

    How to Stay Strong When Dieting

    Do you lose muscle and get weak when you're trying to get lean? It doesn't have to be that way. Follow these smart guidelines

    The New High Frequency Training

    Choose an exercise, do it daily, add a rep every day. Yes, it can be done. And yes, it will lead to shocking new muscle growth. Get the details here.

    The Deadlift's Dirty Secret

    Olympic weight plates force everyone to deadlift 8.75 inches off the floor. Guess what? That may not fit your body type.

    The Strong Bodybuilder Program

    A program that combines strength-building compound movements with insane muscle-growing giant sets and multiple intensity techniques.

    Front Squat vs. Goblet Squat

    Two anteriorly loaded squat variations, both with benefits and drawbacks. So which is best for you?

    How to Build Mass as a Tall Lifter

    If you're tall and you want to build muscle, you need to adopt new exercises, new techniques, and new strategies.