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Tip: The One Supplement Every Man Needs

Whether your goal is more muscle and better performance or just improved overall health, this supplement should be a staple.

The Big 3 Lifts Suck For Size Gains

Sorry, but if you want to get maximally jacked, you need to do more than the squat, bench press, and deadlift. Here's why.

Reg Park's 5x5 Program

The proven way to build both size and strength that’s been working since 1960. Here’s how to do it.

The Hybrid Athlete Program

Want to build strength, size, and athleticism with one training program? All you need is this plan.

Know Your Ratios, Destroy Weaknesses

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

Tip: Big Triceps, No Elbow Pain

Build stronger triceps – without all the wear and tear – by using X cables. Try these inflammation-free exercises.

10 Things You Gotta Try at Least Once

What's one thing every lifter should try in his or her lifting career? We ask the pros and experts. Check out their list.

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 Absolute Worst Fitness Trend

Our experts set fire to the dumbest, most annoying training and diet trends. Are you blindly following any of them?

The Best Strength Training Method of All Time

Cluster training is unbeatable for strength gains. But which type should you use? Here's what you need to know.

10 Great Things About Lifting Weights

If your friends and family don't understand why you spend all that time in the gym, send them this.

6 Essential Supplement Upgrades

For supplements to build muscle, burn fat, or raise testosterone, they need to be concentrated, absorbable, and bioavailable. Here's what to look for.

100 Rep Challenge

Most lifters need to push themselves more but just don't know how. They need guidance. They need a challenge. They need this article.

The 10 Commandments of Lifting

These straight-talking, common sense “commandments” ought to be emblazoned on the walls of every lifting facility in the world.

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.

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.

The Best Grips for the Big Lifts

Knowing which grip to use with the deadlift, overhead press, jerk, and bench press will make you stronger and injury free.

The Eat As Much As You Want Diet

Lose body fat without counting calories by choosing the right nutrient dense foods. Choose wrong and you'll end up with a condition called “toxic hunger.”

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.

Drink These for Extreme, Untamed Energy

Most energy supps, at best, stop you from yawning. But if you want one that puts you into maximum overdrive, look no further.

Tip: Your Cereal is Full of Lies & Diabetes

Here's how those so-called healthy breakfast cereals are making you chubby and weak.

The Trap Bar Deadlift

The trap bar is one of the most versatile pieces of equipment in the gym. Here’s why and how to put it to work.

Shredded in 6 Days

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

Tip: Two EZ Ways to Build More Muscle

Build your back and legs with this easy and convenient equipment swap.