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Tip: Big Triceps, No Elbow Pain

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

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.

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.

5 Ways You're Wasting Time in the Gym

Think you're making the best use of your gym time? Yeah, probably not. It's time to get accountable and get smarter about your workouts. Here's how.

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.

Full-Body Workouts of the Legends

The full-body routines of guys like Gironda and Schwarzenegger work as well today as they did 40 or 50 years ago.

Tip: Pink Protein Cookies for Gains

Grab a bag of cranberries and make these before this seasonal fruit disappears.

Man Up and Military Press

Put the damn bar over your head. Easy enough, but not many people actually do it today. Here’s why they need to be doing it.

Tip: Deadlift Daily to Get Stronger

Yes, you can deadlift almost every day, get stronger, and not get injured. Here's how.

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.

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.

Lifting 3 Days a Week Is Best

Training three days a week allows for greater frequency, better recovery, and better compliance. Here's why it works and how to build a program.

Are Heavy Kettlebell Swings Better Than Deadlifts?

Heavy kettlebell swings could be the best damn posterior chain exercise you're not doing, possibly even better than deadlifts! Here's why.

Dispelling the Glute Myth

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

Screw Cardio! Four Complexes for a Shredded Physique

Get ripped fast with 9-minute workouts! Too bad most "fit" people will likely throw up on minute 8.

Tip: A Better Way to Stretch Your Chest

How to stretch your pecs without wrecking your shoulders.

The Best Damn Cardio Article - Period

A small amount of cardio is okay if you enjoy it, but it's really not necessary for fat loss. Here’s a better way.

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.

Want Big Arms? Stop Wasting Your Time!

You've spent 6 months trying to add a quarter inch to your arms. Dr Darden has just one question: “Why take 6 months to do it when you could do the same thing in 2 weeks?” Here's how...

These 3 Exercises Are a Waste of Time

These exercises really don't work, and some even lead to injury. Here's why, plus some more effective alternatives.

Arnold's Agonist-Antagonist Training

Train opposing muscle groups together, like Arnold did, and you'll build more muscle in less time while also developing muscular balance.

Tip: The High-Bar Squat for Big Quads

It's hard to beat this squat variation for big quads. Here's what you need to know.

Tip: Bigger Forearms in 3 Minutes per Week

Do this quick routine once per week and you'll be shocked by your newfound gains.

German Volume Training – The Real Story

Lifters talk about GVT as a no-fail training plan for size. But is it? Not according to science. Here's what to do instead.