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The Best Damn Diet For Natural Lifters

Natural lifters shouldn't train like drug users, and they shouldn't diet like them either. Here's your dietary playbook, natties!

Instantly Boost Strength & Performance

Push and pull without moving a weight. Sounds odd but it works if you're wanting to get stronger or instantly perform better. Here's how.

Full Body Training For Advanced Lifters

If you think full body training is just for noobs, you're missing out. Here's how to bring back the gains with this advanced approach.

Tip: Do Chin-Ups With the 25 Reps Method

Go heavy on the chin-up and you'll build massive amounts of real-world strength and muscle. Check out this workout plan.

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.

Inside the Muscles: Best Shoulders and Trap Exercises

Twenty-five different shoulder and trap exercises were tested using EMG. Which ones are the best? Read this.

Dispelling the Glute Myth

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

Tip: Do This Before You Press Overhead

Most shoulder warm-ups are insufficient. Protect your shoulders with this simple drill.

Tip: Does Getting Ripped Make You a Weakling?

Is it possible to get lean without losing strength? Here's what most people don't know.

Tip: The Most Common Bench Press Mistake

If you're not a powerlifter, should you be testing your bench press 1RM often? Here's the answer.

Tip: When Should You Train? Morning or Evening?

Science shows there's a definite advantage to one, but it all depends on how long you've been training.

Everyone Should Use Creatine

Everyone should take creatine, even if their goal isn't to build mountains of muscle. Here's why and how to use it.

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.

Expert Advice for the Over-40 Lifter

What happens to the after-40 lifter? Does this milestone mean you have to train like a grandpa? Not necessarily. But here's what will lengthen your lifting life.

Know Your Ratios, Destroy Weaknesses

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

Forced Anabolism: How to Overeat

Think you know how to eat for muscle growth? Think again. Here's what you need to be putting in your mouth.

How to Warm Up for a One-Rep Max

Ready to go for a new PR in the bench press, squat, or deadlift? How you warm up could make or break your max. Follow these guidelines.

How to Build 50 Pounds of Muscle in 12 Months

DC training works. Never heard of it? Here’s what it is and 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.

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.

13,064 Pull-Ups in 5 Months

What happens when an old-school training staple meets an insane high-frequency approach? Awesome things. Check it out.

Growth Hormone: Fact and Fiction

The mainstream media would have you believe that hGH is the holy grail of ergogenics, but is it?

The Athletic Aesthetic Program

Lift like a beast, move like an athlete, look like a Greek god. Here's your plan.

The Ultimate Minimalist Training Plan

Don't have time to train 6 days a week for over an hour? Don't worry, you don't have to. Get in, get out, make gains. Here's how.