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Besides meaty arms, the pectorals are probably the best of the "showy" body parts. Somewhere in time (oddly enough at the same time as the rise of Arnold Schwarzenegger), the chest became the ultimate sign of manhood. Thick pecs give a three dimensional look to the upper body, and a well-defined chest makes your torso look like an old Roman soldier's breastplate.

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Tip: The Double-Fail of Intermittent Fasting

Are millions of people skipping breakfast, maybe lunch, and tasty, TV-time snacks for no damn reason? A new study says yes.

Build Muscle at Home

Can't get to the gym because of the weather, a global pandemic, or a zombie uprising? Build muscle anyway with these moves.

Tip: Make This Exercise Work 26 Percent Better

This simple trick will switch off your hip flexors and make your abs work even harder.

Tip: The Complete Neck and Shoulder Solution

Achy neck? Messed up shoulders? This can help.

The Best Squat You Haven't Tried

No squats, no gains. But you don't have to put a bar across your back to do them. Try this!

Tip: How to Do REAL One-Arm Push-Ups

Most people can't do them. And the people who THINK they can do them probably aren't doing them right.

The Best Damn Cortisol Article Ever

It's been called the stress hormone, the belly fat hormone, and the thief of gains. But it doesn't have to be any of those. Here's how to control it.

The Game Changers – Exposed

Do the documentaries popularizing veganism hold up? Not this one. Here's what you really need to know.

Tip: The Best Deadlift for Glutes

Scientists wire up a bunch of lifters to see which type of deadlift is best for working the glutes and hamstrings. Here are the results.

Tip: The 3500-Calorie Rule is Dead

For over 60 years, the fitness industry has believed that cutting calories by 3500 results in a 1-pound loss. The industry is really, really, wrong.

Tip: The Dumbbell Side Bend is for Dummies

This doesn't make biomechanical sense. Here's a better exercise that actually works.

Tip: The Toughest Loaded Carry

Build your core strength and boost your squat, deadlift, and bench performances with this unusual exercise.

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.

28 Days of Gains: A Realistic Case Study

How much muscle can a natural, experienced lifter gain in 4 weeks? Can he lose fat at the same time? This coach decided to find out.

Tip: The Truth About Pulldowns

Two studies tell us the truth about grip width and whether pulling to the chest or the neck works better.

Tip: Do 30-Rep Sets for Muscle

Science shows that sometimes, higher-rep sets work better. Check this out.

The 6 Unwritten Rules of the Gym

Are you the person in the gym that other people secretly hate? You are if you break these rules.

Tip: What 2 Weeks Off Really Does to Your Body

Here's how that vacation will affect your size and strength.

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.

4 Reasons to Do the Touch-and-Go Deadlift

Boneheads call it cheating, but this deadlift variation gives you a stronger and more useful body. Here's why and how to do it.

The Truth About Waist Trainers

Figure and bikini competitors use them. Celebrities endorse them. But what's really happening to the body when squeems are used? Here's the nasty truth.

Tip: A New Exercise for Total Shoulder Development

This exercise hits all three heads of the delts along with the rhomboids and lower traps. Can't beat that. Check it out.

The 4 Levels of Pull-Up Power

Get stronger on pull-ups and you'll get better at just about everything. Here's how to do it, whether you can crank out a dozen or you're working on your first strict rep.

Tip: Hone Your Technique With Wall Squats

Improve your squat and deadlift with this simple drill you can do at home. Here's how.