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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.

The Texas Method

A proven strength training method to help you keep making progress after the newbie phase. Check it out.

6 Changes Veteran Lifters Need to Make

If you're getting older, and we sure hope you are, you'll need to tweak how you train to keep the gains coming. Here's what to do.

The Effects of Mild Cycles

Some men use tiny doses of testosterone for hormone replacement therapy. Others use massive amounts for bodybuilding. But what are the effects of “light” cycles? Here's the science.

Tip: Build Biceps with an Empty Bar

All you need is a light bar and the ability to withstand searing pain. Here's how to do it.

4 New Deadlifts You Gotta Try

Regular deadlifts are great, but give these a shot if you want to strengthen a weak point or bring up a specific muscle group.

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.

3 Days a Week is All You Need

Four rules to follow when you can only train 3 days per week, plus the 4 common mistakes to avoid. Sample plan included.

Tip: A New Way to Pummel Your Pecs

This chest-building drop set involves an angle change instead of a standard weight drop. Take a look.

Hypertrophy-Specific Training

An Overview and Sample Program

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.

Big, Thick, Chunky Ab Training

Abs aren't really made in the kitchen... unless that's where you train. You have to build them like any other muscle. Here's how.

It's Hammerin' Time!

Improve your grip, ramp up your conditioning, and invoke your inner Incredible Hulk, all with one simple movement.

The Complete Guide to T Replacement

Do you think you have low testosterone? Here's everything you need to know, from symptoms and testing to injecting and what to expect.

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.

The Best Way to Build Traps

Nothing says strength and power like big traps. Sadly, most people are training them wrong. Here's the best advice from 13 top coaches.

Get Ripped. Get Walking.

This is not your mama's workout. Get to the nearest treadmill and incinerate fat while leaving muscle completely intact.

Tip: A New Way to Widen Your Shoulders

Combine these two effective lateral raise variations and be ready to go up a T-shirt size.

DeFranco Agile 8

A simple warm-up routine that’s helped powerlifters, meatheads, and other anti-mobility dudes feel better and progress faster in their workouts with fewer injuries. Check it out.

Know Your Ratios, Destroy Weaknesses

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

Pullover-and-press

Tip: Pullover and Press

Blast your triceps with this elbow-friendly exercise.

22 Proven Rep Schemes

Want to build pure brute strength? How about unadulterated muscular size? Maybe both? Here are the best set/rep schemes for your goal.

Hard Body Training for Women

Lean. Hard. Strong. These workouts combine explosive training, metcon, and a unique concept where you train the same muscles two days in a row.

Why Intermittent Fasting Fails Most People

For a small number of people, IF works great. But for others it can completely backfire. Is it right for you? Here's what you need to know.