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6 Ways to Reach Your Genetic Potential

Most people never maximize their genetic gifts when it comes to building muscle and strength. These six methods will change that.

Build the Perfect Home Gym

Sick of working out with guys who curl in the squat rack? It's time to build your own 24-hour fitness facility. Here's how.

Escalating Density Training: Revisited

With EDT, sets and reps don't matter. Just pick two exercises, set your stopwatch, and get to work. Check it out.

Too Much Muscle

T Nation talks to Olympic weightlifting coach Glenn Pendlay in this insightful interview. Check it out.

One Hundred Gram Carb Cure

Ridiculously simple. Powerfully effective. Get shredded using this one simple guideline. Here’s how.

5/3/1 Reloaded

Jim Wendler answers all your questions about his proven 5/3/1 training system. Check it out.

Hepburn Solution for Strength and Power

A time-tested way to get strong from old-time weightlifter and strongman Doug Hepburn. Check it out.

The Get-Big Diet for Bodybuilders

You can’t eat like a bird and look like a beast. Here’s how to calculate your calories, plus a sample eating plan.

Tip: The Home Gym Extras You Need

Got a bench, a rack, a bar, and a mountain of plates? Awesome. Now it's time to have some fun.

The Top 10 Kettlebell Exercises for Gains

Kettlebells don't get enough credit when it comes to hypertrophy. Let's change that. Here are the best muscle-building exercises.

Tip: Everyday Lateral Raises

Yes, trained correctly, you can do these shoulder wideners daily. Here's how.

6 Hard Truths About Building Muscle

Lifters spend too much time on the itty-bitty stuff when it's these six big-picture truths that'll get them growing again.

Every Day is Calf Day

Drop the genetics excuse, Mr. Thermometer Calves. Train them first every time you hit the gym using these exercises and special techniques.

The Very Best 20-Minute Workouts

Yes, you do have time to train. Try one of these fast, brutal workouts.

The Squat: 10 Damn Good Tips

Squats aren't all that simple, but these recommendations are. Get under the bar and squat right with these tips.

The Bodyweight Workout for Big Guys

Big? Check! Strong? Check! Now it's time to move like an athlete, ramp up your conditioning, and feel incredible. Here's exactly how to do it.

Why Intermittent Fasting Fails Most People

For a small number of people, IF works great. But for others it can completely backfire. Is it right for you? Here's what you need to know.

The Ultimate Guide to the Renegade Row

Trigger new muscle growth, improve performance, and strengthen a weak core. All with one exercise. Here's how to do it.

Tip: Hanging Leg Raise – 3 Mistakes to Avoid

It's one of the best ab exercises out there, but hardly anyone does it right. Here's how to really do it.

Nonstop Natural Gains: The Neuro Typing System

The future of training is here. Your neurological type determines what kind of workouts you should be doing for maximum results. Learn your type now.

Tip: One Exercise Isn't Enough for Hamstrings

Only do one hamstring exercise? Then you're missing half the muscle. Here's why, plus the best exercises to do.

Bad Back, Big Muscles

Nagging back pain is no excuse to get fat and weak. Here's how to keep training hard while your back heals up.

13 Ways to Improve Your Deadlift, Fast!

These tips, cues, adjustments, and "tricks" will have you deadlifting more weight right away. Check 'em out.

Build a Brick House Backside with RDLs

Romanian deadlifts (RDLs) work your entire posterior chain. But which version is best for you? How many sets and reps? Find out here.