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We all know building a muscular body takes time, but if you want to speed things up and kickstart some serious hypertrophy, you must make intelligent use of two core muscle-building concepts: absolute strength and absolute volume.

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The Big Sleep - Part 1

Snooze Your Way to Bigger Muscles and Less Fat!

Part-Time Beast

Big Time Gains for the Part-Time Lifter

Kill The Gurus!

Have you ever wanted to be recognized as an authority on bodybuilding, powerlifting, and performance enhancement?

The Weight Gain Troubleshooter

If you've had trouble gaining lean weight during mass building phases, here's something that will help.

The Serrano Show

You can say a lot of things about Dr. Eric Serrano, but you can't say he's boring.

The Psychology of Big – Part 2

Freud Pumps Up

Keep the Iron on the Bar

Too much dietary iron can wreak havoc on a man’s health. Here’s what you can do about it while still enjoying your steaks.

Back On Track

How many Mondays have you been to the gym, anxiously awaiting your chest workout, only to find that you have to wait 45 minutes just to get on a bench? It seems that every guy in the gym trains his chest on Monday; it's a foregone conclusion.

The Psychology of Big – Part 1

A Brief History of Mind Over Matter

Dear Mom and Dad

Some people (like maybe your mom or dad) are still worried about high protein diets blowing up your kidneys. Here's why they have nothing to worry about.

Texas T

Hillbilly Dichotomy

Intolerable - Part 2

How to Repair Glucose Intolerance, Part 2

The MacGyver Workout

The MacGyver TV show was about a guy who made complicated machines or devices out of ordinary things. For instance, he could take down a helicopter with a fan, a dough-scraper, and some duct tape. Similarly, he could use a light bulb to make a set of lock picks.

Intolerable - Part 1

How to Repair Glucose Intolerance, Part 1

The Real World (of Physique Research) - Part 3

John Berardi will cover the interesting abstracts related to muscle physiology, muscle metabolism, hormones, weight loss, and nutrition.

The Real World (of Physique Research) - Part 2

This week David Barr will cover the interesting abstracts related to endurance training, strength training, athletic performance and recovery.

Mister Spine - Part 2

An interview with Stuart McGill, Part 2

The Real World (of Physique Research) - Part 1

In the first part of this three-part series, Cassandra will cover the interesting abstracts related to dietary fat, fat metabolism, and gender differences.

Super Beast

Modern methods of strength development

Five Ways to Go Deeper

How to Get "Ass to Grass" when Squatting

Covering Your Nutritional Acids (and Bases)

While I do my best try to stay abreast of the latest nutrition and supplement research, once in a while I find myself totally ignorant to an important topic or sound body of literature.

Ab Training for Athletes and Babehounds, 2K3

New exercises, new format, new pain!

  • Abs
  • The Eight Keys - Part 4

    Interested in strength? Here's a training program, some training wisdom, and a little life advice from an iron icon.

    HOT-ROX Challenge Champs

    Introducing the HOT-ROX Inferno Challenge Winners!