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Okay Spunky, go to the mirror and take a peek at your backside. Careful, chances are the view back there is a mess. Chances are you ain't got no meat back there. That's right, no muscle, or very little.

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Mythbusters 6

So you think you're hot stuff cuz you load up the leg press with 16 plates? Too bad that translates to about as much weight as your grandma can lift.

Advice You Don't Want to Hear 2

Tough, tough love from 7 coaches; stuff that will make you pull the pillow over your head and shout, "no, no, no!"

Cutting-Edge Muscle Science

Dr. Lowery white-knuckled his way around the country to get the first word about the research that could change the way you train.

Training Tips From A to Z

Tony is back with 26 new tips to advance your training and nutrition knowledge.

Question of Strength 49

Q & A with one of the world's premier strength coaches.

Five New Exercises

Five new ways to build muscle, increase strength, improve conditioning, and impress the know-it-alls in your gym.

7 Rules for Building Your Body

Something you can do at home for five minutes that will add size to your chest and upper arms. That plus lots of other cool stuff. Check out the list.

Advice You Don't Want to Hear 1

Chances are, you're either a fat bastard or a skinny slacker. Regardless, here's some advice that might get your mind (and body) right.

Mythbusters 3

Are hard gainers stuck with skinny calves and forearms? Is lower always better on squats? Answers to these questions and more in the latest installment of our series.

Cressey's Favorite Exercises

A few unique exercises that Cressey gives to all his athletes, whether they're baseball players, powerlifters, boxers, or ordinary schlubs.

Straight Talk About the Fitness Biz

In part two of our interview, Alwyn Cosgrove talks about compliance, networking, and why aspiring actors should stay out of the fitness biz.

So You Want to Be a Fitness Professional?

In the first half of our two-part interview with Alwyn Cosgrove, the veteran coach talks about business, psychology, and the art of getting clients sore in all the right places.

Question of Nutrition 7

Dr. B reveals the ugly truth behind canola oil, along with discussions on the efficacy of rhodiola and whether there are any dietary aphrodisiacs.

More Thoughts From the Weight-Room Floor

A veteran lifter weighs in on building bigger arms, how to assess your weak points, and overcoming the tyranny of bad advice.

Steroids in the Sand

In the booming fitness culture of Dubai, steroids are cool, pot is not, and good supplements are hard to find.

Return of the Warrior Nerd

Dr. Lowery comes out swinging against the high priests of high-carb diets and defends the honor of protein-loving meatheads.

Exercises You've Never Tried 19

Need some change in your exercise selection? Give these unusual but effective movements a shot.

Lifts I Never Did, Used to Do, or Just Started Doing Again

A veteran strength coach riffs on deadlifts, squats, rollouts, and why he'd rather not have to explain why his athletes get so many strange bruises.

What I Learned in 2008

Cressey's 2008 lessons-learned include how to stay lean without really trying, loving the goniometer, how alcohol kills soft tissue quality, and lots more.

Heavier Weight, Less Time

It's not how many reps you do, or how heavy the load is that matters. What matters is how long the sets last.

Question of Nutrition 5

What do belly measurements really tell you? How much water should you drink? Those answers and much more here.

Question of Strength 48

Q & A with one of the world's premier strength coaches.

Facts, Fallacies of Corrective Exercise

Doing squats on Bosu balls isn't functional. Neither is a lot of stuff you see people doing in the gym.

Midrange Partials for the Best Pump of Your Life

For the best pump of your life - and serious size and strength gains over time - you need to incorporate midrange partial reps.