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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 Six (Weeks, That is)

Forget those three-month diet plans. If you have six weeks and an ounce of discipline, you can get in awesome shape. Here’s how.

A 6-Week Squat, Bench, or Deadlift Program

A simple, foolproof program to boost up your big lifts in just six weeks. Check it out.

Body-Part Splits Are Dead

They work for newbies and drug-aided pros, but for the rest of us, body-part splits rob us of growth. Here's what to do instead.

Ladies, 6 Reasons NOT To Compete

Bodybuilding stages are booming with herds of women. Are you planning to be one of them? Before you go any further, read this.

Lift Like a Monster, Look Like a Hero

Get stronger, build muscle, and increase performance, all with one challenging program. Check it out.

The Chin-Up Project

Gain an inch on your biceps while building a rock-solid upper body with simple chin-up progressions.

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.

How to Train Like a Bad Ass - Even with a Bad Back

Back pain got you hobbled up in the corner of the gym? Dust off your manhood and read this article.

Heal that Hunchback!

Many lifters develop a head-forward, kyphotic posture. Add in computers and gaming and this can lead to trouble. Here’s how to fix it.

Turn Rest Days Into Growth Days

You're thinking about off days all wrong. And that wrong thinking is the reason you're dissatisfied with your progress in the gym. Here's how to get growing again.

Bench More to Bench More

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

How Strong Are Your Abs, Really?

Think your core strength is pretty good? Now's the time to find out. These two tests will tell you if your abs are strong or if they're a weak link.

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    Tip: Instantly Improve Your Squat

    The magic word is pre-tension. Here's how to turn it on and how it'll improve your squat fast.

    The Female Low-Testosterone Epidemic

    Millions of women between the ages of 18 and 59 exhibit low testosterone levels, resulting in a rotten sex drive, low energy, and difficulty in putting on muscle or burning fat.

    6 Tips to Master the Sumo Deadlift

    The sumo deadlift shortens the ROM, works the hips more, and is less stressful on the back than conventional deadlifts.

    The 10 People That Drive Gym Owners Crazy

    Who are the most annoying people in the gym? Check out this gym owner's vicious (and funny) list.

    Effective Training for Busy Men

    Life has this annoying habit of interfering, but that doesn't mean training should get put on the back burner.

    Tip: The 4 Movements Every Workout Needs

    Are you leaving one of these out? Too bad. It'll kill your gains, bro. Check out the list.

    The Hormone Cycle and Female Lifters

    If women understand their hormone cycles, they can plan their workouts to get stronger and lose more fat. Here's how.

    The Farmer's Walk Cure

    This simple loaded carry will get you bigger, stronger, and leaner. Here's how to do it right and work it into your training plan.

    Trouble with the Tilt - Correcting APT

    Your gut and butt perpetually protrude and your deadlift PR won't budge. Sounds like you have anterior pelvic tilt. Here’s how to fix it.

    The Set / Rep Bible

    If you're not sure what to do with your sets and reps, look no further. This plan has your workout laid out for you – no matter the goal.

    Total Body Training

    Let's cut the bullshit and get to the brass tacks. For decades, men built slabs of muscle with simple, three day-per-week training programs. They trained their whole bodies in one brief workout session and they grew big and strong. Scoff all you want, but tens of thousands of trainees can't be wrong.