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The Truth About Trainers

It's easy to make fun of the personal trainers at the gym. Some people even think they know more than the top coaches. Well, here's what they don't know.

The 4 Mandatory One-Legged Exercises

Want to get strong in the big lifts? Want to stay uninjured? Master these four unilateral exercises.

Building a Superhuman Core

Meatheads say, “Just squat and deadlift, bro. That's all the core training you'll ever need.” Too bad they're wrong.

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  • Lifting 3 Days a Week Is Best

    Training three days a week allows for greater frequency, better recovery, and better compliance. Here's why it works and how to build a program.

    Shredded in 6 Days

    How to quickly dump fat, water, and bloat for a photo shoot or special event.

    Turn Rest Days Into Growth Days

    You're thinking about off days all wrong. And that wrong thinking is the reason you're dissatisfied with your progress in the gym. Here's how to get growing again.

    The Truth About Bulking

    There's more to gaining muscle mass than lifting and pigging out. Don't fall for bulking advice that just makes you fat.

    Tip: What Turns Women On... and Off

    Science says that females want to see something when you take your clothes off, or rather, the lack of something.

    Know Your Ratios, Destroy Weaknesses

    Strength ratios reveal weaknesses. And weaknesses must be destroyed, whether you're a bodybuilder, Olympic lifter or football player.

    Dispelling the Glute Myth

    Could it be that everything we thought we knew about glute training was ass-backwards?

    Carbs: When, How Many, and What Kind

    Should you be going low carb, high carb, or somewhere in between? What carbs are best? How should they be timed? We ask the experts.

    The 7 Gym Rules Never to Break

    A lot of gyms are filled with annoying jackasses. Here's a little checklist to make sure you're not one of them.

    Tip: Sex at the Gym

    Two surveys reveal that a lot of people are focused on something other than their workouts. Warning: This gets a little frisky.

    Total Core Training for Lifters

    To train the core musculature properly, you need to do the right exercises at the right time. Here's your complete guide.

    The Modified 5x5 Squat Program

    The classic 5 x 5 set/rep scheme works. But here’s how to make it even better.

    The Farmer's Walk Cure

    This simple loaded carry will get you bigger, stronger, and leaner. Here's how to do it right and work it into your training plan.

    The Dirty Dozen: 12 Tips for Heavier Pulls

    Nothing gets you more jacked (mentally and physically) than pulling eight plates or more off the ground.

    Steroids: What Pro Bodybuilders Are Really Using

    An inside look into the drug use of a real IFBB pro bodybuilder.

    Deadlift Diagnosis

    Yes, folks, I'm a deadlift-aholic. I don't just want to pull; I want to pull every minute of every day for the rest of my life.

    The Badass Deadlift Program

    Here's a devastatingly effective (and even fun) deadlift program that makes you want to run to the gym to try it out.

    The 7 Simple Muscle-Building Habits

    Don't overcomplicate muscle growth. It's actually simple. Practice these habits and get bigger.

    Tip: The Very Best Time to Take Creatine

    While there's really no bad time to take it, there is a best time. Check out this new research.

    Tip: Ditch the Decline Sit-Up

    The injury potential outweighs the benefits, plus there's a much better exercise for abs. Check it out.

    2-A-Day Training for Radical Gains

    If you goal is size, it’s hard to beat twice-per-day training. But you have to be smart about it. Here’s your guide.