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Tip: The Two Keys to Permanent Fat Loss

What's the best diet for losing fat? Answer: Any eating plan that contains BOTH of the elements discussed here.

10 Daily Habits of Healthy Lifters

Train hard. Eat right. But what else? It's those little things that can add up to major progress. Here's what our experts are doing.

Tip: Do a Deep Bodyweight Squat Daily

Want to retain athletic functioning and mobility for life? All you need is 30 seconds a day. Here's what to do.

The One-Bar Warm-Up

Here's a unique warm-up that uses just the barbell instead of bodyweight drills, foam rolling, or mobilizations.

The Best Damn Strength Plan For Natural Lifters

If you're a natural lifter doing the workouts of drugged lifters, you're going to be disappointed. Build maximal strength the natural way. Here's how.

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 Best Exercise for a Smaller Waist

These five vacuum exercises will narrow and tighten your waist by training the transverse abdominis.

Strong Legs, Big Round Butts

Take this popular exercise to the next level if you want big legs, great glutes, and healthy knees. Here's what to do.

Tip: Do These 3 Heavy Movements or Stay Weak

Deadlifts, overhead presses, and farmer's walks are the most important exercises. Here's why.

Squat 900 Pounds

Sure, you squat, but do you squat BIG? Master coach and powerlifter Dave Tate will show you how.

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Tip: Triceps Extension – Multi-Hold Pump Set

Do this for only one set at the very end of your triceps workout. First iso-hold 20 seconds, second 15 seconds, last hold for 10 seconds.

Chill Out With This Non-Prescription Drug

De-stress and take the edge off without feeling drugged. Here's something that will do just that.

The Best Damn Workout Plan for Natural Lifters, Part 2

Not using drugs? Then stop training like someone who is. Here's how to milk your training for all its worth when taking the natural route.

A Return to Bodybuilding

We'll admit it, this interview bounces all over the place, but read it and you'll come out about 8 times smarter regarding bodybuilding (okay, maybe 7), plus you'll learn some new kick-ass exercises.

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.

Tip: Do This First on Back Day

Here's how to fire up your lats to build more muscle and strength.

Dramatic Carbolin19 Study

More muscle, less body fat AND a boost in testosterone? Check out this research.

Pull-Ups Gone Wild

Make pull-ups and chin-ups fun again. Build size and strength with these five challenging variations.

Good Exercises Gone Terribly Wrong

These exercises and training methods have their place, but they're stupid choices for most gym goers. Here's why.

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.

Dispelling the Glute Myth

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

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?

6 Stupid Exercises That Need to Die

With apologies to CrossFit, the Marines, and even NASA, there are some exercises that are just plain dumb. Here they are.