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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 Athletic Aesthetic Program

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

Tip: 4 Questions You Need to Ask Yourself

Your honest answers to these questions are more important to your lifting success than any specific program or diet. Check 'em out.

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.

Tip: Twice-A-Day Training for Maximum Results

If you can find the time, hitting two workouts in one day can bring major results... if it's planned properly. Here's how to do it.

Hard Body Training for Women

Lean. Hard. Strong. These workouts combine explosive training, metcon, and a unique concept where you train the same muscles two days in a row.

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.

How To Make Any Diet Work

If you've tried and failed to get lean, you need a different approach. Here's how to really get ripped, whatever diet you choose.

Tip: Go Slow, Hold, and Explode

Eccentric-isometric training blends together three different training stimuli to bludgeon your muscles. Here's how it's done.

Tip: You've Gotta Try This New Leg Exercise

Unlike conventional hack squats, this landmine version allows you to find the perfect groove for your joints. Check it out.

The Top 5 Supplements for Hardcore Health

Add years to your life. Add life to your years. Oh, and improve your sex life too with these proven health supplements.

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!

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!

Keep Estrogen Under Control

If your estrogen levels are out of whack, it can ruin your body comp, your health, maybe even your life. Here's what you need to know.

Bench More to Bench More

Forget overtraining. One of the most effective ways to bench press more weight is to bench press more often.

The Best Damn High Volume Workout Plan for Natties

Not on steroids? Grow anyway with this smart training approach.

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.

Inside the Muscles: Best Chest and Triceps Exercises

Twenty different chest and triceps are put to the EMG test. Here’s which ones came on on top.

Growth Explosion: The 30-10-30 Technique

Three young athletes gained 14 pounds in 14 days using a new training technique. Here's exactly how they did it.

Tip: Get Shredded With Density Training

Want to replace cardio with lifting? Increase your training density. Here's how to do it.

How To Tell When a Trainer Sucks

Nowadays it seems like every third person is a trainer or coach of some kind. It's time we held some of these lugnuts accountable.

Inside the Muscles: Best Back and Biceps Exercises

After testing 45 different back and biceps exercises with EMG, here are the ones that came out on top.

No Weights, Big Wheels

Drop your regular leg-day workout and try this for 8 weeks. If you can take the pain, your quads, hams, and glutes will explode. In a good way.

The Zercher Squat Complete Guide

The Zercher squat can pack muscle on quads and traps like nothing else. It'll also weed out the weaklings. Most people won't do them. Will you?