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Fat, Weak, and Gassy Ain't Your Fault?

Dr. Bryan Walsh, the "go-to" guy for fat loss, says that being fat, having high cortisol, and being insufferably gassy can all be fixed with a few dietary tweaks.

Sucker Punch: Alwyn Cosgrove

When you question a coach's values, you usually get some interesting answers, along with a fist in the eye.

Mythbusters 7

Dave Tate and others weigh-in on the difference between "compound movements" and "isolation movements" and the necessity of eating 6 times a day.

Mythbusters 6

So you think you're hot stuff cuz you load up the leg press with 16 plates? Too bad that translates to about as much weight as your grandma can lift.

Advice You Don't Want to Hear 2

Tough, tough love from 7 coaches; stuff that will make you pull the pillow over your head and shout, "no, no, no!"

Cutting-Edge Muscle Science

Dr. Lowery white-knuckled his way around the country to get the first word about the research that could change the way you train.

Mythbusters 5

New views on the myth of steroids, the myth of overtraining, and the myth that Swiss balls are for pussies.

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6-Week Bench Press Cure

This is the United States of America. Like it or not, the bench press will always be the most popular exercise. Too bad everyone sucks at it.

Question of Nutrition 8

Dr. Bowden weighs in on whether you can gain muscle and lose fat at the same time, the least-horrible fast foods, and drinking your own urine. Yes, really.

Mythbusters 4

Four top strength coaches reveal the truth about ab training, sprinting, rep ranges, and more.

Five New Exercises

Five new ways to build muscle, increase strength, improve conditioning, and impress the know-it-alls in your gym.

Advice You Don't Want to Hear 1

Chances are, you're either a fat bastard or a skinny slacker. Regardless, here's some advice that might get your mind (and body) right.

So You Want to Be a Fitness Professional?

In the first half of our two-part interview with Alwyn Cosgrove, the veteran coach talks about business, psychology, and the art of getting clients sore in all the right places.

Question of Nutrition 7

Dr. B reveals the ugly truth behind canola oil, along with discussions on the efficacy of rhodiola and whether there are any dietary aphrodisiacs.

Functional Ab Training for Bodybuilders

An ab routine that not only trains every function of the muscles, but also gets you ripped.

4 Ways to Ramp Up Your Workout

Stagnation is unacceptable. Revive your workouts and watch your muscle mass increase while your body fat decreases.

Is Sport-Specific Training a Myth?

Coach Mike explains why the exercises an athlete doesn't perform can have the biggest impact on his success in a training program.

Return of the Warrior Nerd

Dr. Lowery comes out swinging against the high priests of high-carb diets and defends the honor of protein-loving meatheads.

Lifts I Never Did, Used to Do, or Just Started Doing Again

A veteran strength coach riffs on deadlifts, squats, rollouts, and why he'd rather not have to explain why his athletes get so many strange bruises.

What I Learned in 2008

Cressey's 2008 lessons-learned include how to stay lean without really trying, loving the goniometer, how alcohol kills soft tissue quality, and lots more.

Heavier Weight, Less Time

It's not how many reps you do, or how heavy the load is that matters. What matters is how long the sets last.

Counting Your Reps for More Muscle

Three exercises, 25 total reps with a 4-6RM. Don’t worry about sets, rest periods, or even reps per round. Do it. Here’s how and why.

Midrange Partials for the Best Pump of Your Life

For the best pump of your life - and serious size and strength gains over time - you need to incorporate midrange partial reps.

Question of Nutrition 4

Does diet soda make you fat? Is chia better than flax? Will tuna make your mercury rise? Dr. Bowden has the answers.