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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: How Much Protein Can You Absorb?

Despite the prevailing myth, you can and should eat more than 30 grams of protein per sitting. But exactly how much? Info here.

The 10,000 Swing Kettlebell Workout

The ultimate combination of the most powerful kettlebell exercise and hardcore strength work. Get ready to be better... at everything!

Question of Power 1

In his new column, Coach Carter tackles glute building for dudes, deadlift frequency, lat work for big guys, and benching for non-powerlifters.

Tip: Eat Sauerkraut, Even If You Hate It

It's one of the best foods you're probably not eating but definitely should be. Here's why and how much you need to gag down.

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.

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Tip: Incline Lateral Raise for Wide Shoulders

Bring up your side or lateral delts and you'll change the whole look of your physique. Try this exercise.

Tip: The Barbell Get-Up Challenge

If you can nail one good rep of this full-body exercise, you're pretty awesome. Here's how to do it.

Question of Power 2

Are big lifts best for delt size? Is the leg press worthless? And how do you avoid embarrassment at competitions? Answers here.

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.

The Waterbury Method

A unique program for size and strength that uses full-body workouts and a set/rep scheme you’ve probably never tried before. Check it out.

The Exact Reps That Make You Grow

Most of the reps you do are garbage reps. They add volume but they don't grow anything. Here's a new approach to making every rep count.

Tip: Deadlift Heavy, Protect Your Back

Three ways to pull heavier without wrecking your lower back. Try these proven strategies.

Body-Part Splits Are Dead

They work for newbies and drug-aided pros, but for the rest of us, body-part splits rob us of growth. Here's what to do instead.

Tip: Two Drills to Correct Forward Head Posture

It can wreck your training... and it makes you look weird. Try these simple drills to fix FHP.

Know Your Ratios, Destroy Weaknesses

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

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.

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.

Steroids: What Pro Bodybuilders Are Really Using

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

Shredded in 6 Days

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

Tip: Make Your Own Elvish Protein Bars

The world's easiest and most nutritious protein bar recipe.

Bodybuilding's Most Controversial Exercise

Back in the “Golden Age of Bodybuilding,” guys performed the now-forgotten pullover to build their upper bodies. Who says you can't go back?

2 Times a Week for Twice the Gains

You've heard of high-frequency strength training. But what about low frequency? Cut your gym time in half and still make gains. Here's how.

Dispelling the Glute Myth

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