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The 10 Rules of the Ancestral Athlete

To perform like a high-tech ass-kicking machine you sometimes need to look to the past, remove the clutter and simplify.

Isometric Exercises That Work!

Isometric training works for building muscle, but you've probably been doing it all wrong. Here's how to get real results with isometrics.

Carbohydrate Customized Diet

Why drop your carbs crazy low if you don't have to? If your insulin sensitivity is good, and it probably is, you can eat more carbs than you think.

Reflexive Strength and Spider-Man

Get shredded and increase your "secret" reflexive strength. But remember, with great abs come great responsibility.

Heavier Squats Real Fast

Post-activation potentiation, bottoms-up squats, and smart warm-ups are the keys to a new PR.

4 Cracks in Your Programming

Too often, advanced lifters allow small errors to slip through the cracks of an otherwise tight program. Here's how to fix them.

Testosterone Replacement Therapy: Safe or Deadly?

The lawyers, the media, and supposedly science are saying that testosterone might kill you. Could they be right?

4 Scary New Ways to Squat

When you live in a dangerous world you sometimes need to train in a "dangerous" manner to be ready for it.

New Rules of the Overhead Press

Very few lifters know how to perform the overhead press correctly. Stand out from the crowd and learn to nail this sucker.

The Problem with “Exercise Science”

Want to become a strength coach or high-level trainer? Most of today's programs will only help you become a miseducated rep-counter making minimum wage at Planet Fitness.

Top 10 Tips from a Pro Bodybuilder

IFBB pro Amit Sapir condenses over 20 years of training knowledge into 10 tips for novices and 10 tips for advanced lifters.

4 Squat Challenges You Must Conquer

Ready to find out what you're made of? Warning: Your momma needs to sign a note before you try these front squat challenges!

Beware the Master Debater

The newest internet expert disregards in-the-trenches wisdom from big, successful lifters and coaches. He's great at debating, but not so great at building muscle. Do you even lift, bro?

Eating Clean vs. Orthorexia

Every generation of bodybuilders has its unfounded fear of certain foods. The current generation takes the cake.

The Olympic Deadlift

Olympic deadlifts activate your CNS and cause explosive growth in your hamstrings, calves, traps, and back.

Training Hard vs. Training Smart

Are you a geek or a meathead? There's a sweet spot to be found between training hard and training smart. In that sweet spot lies success.

Micro-Mod Sets For Mass

If you slightly change your grip or your stance on every rep or two, you recruit a far greater number of motor units.

797M for Strength

Smash a new personal record every two weeks with this innovative system based on RPE (rate of perceived exertion).

Mind-Muscle Connection: Fact or BS?

Can you really activate muscles with your mind? According to the author's research study, a lot more than you realize.

20 Minute Strength & Power Workouts

Here's how to use demanding 20-minute workouts to build a strong, powerful body... or die trying.

The Secret to Ab Training

Master this little trick and even the most intense abdominal exercises will suddenly become way more effective.

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  • Micro-PA Activates Hypertrophy

    Stimulate muscle growth by activating mTOR, which is the master enzyme responsible for muscle protein synthesis.

    8 Exercise Variations for New Growth

    Trigger muscle growth with challenging variations of the chin-up, push-up, dip, and more!

    Fasting: Sound Science, Behavioral BS

    While intermittent fasting has some benefits, it can easily lead to muscle loss, fat gain, and even disordered eating. Here’s what gurus won’t tell you.