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The bench press may be everyone's favorite upper body barbell exercise, but its shorter-ranged cousin could be even better.

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The Texas Method

A proven strength training method to help you keep making progress after the newbie phase. Check it out.

The Best Way to Build Traps

Nothing says strength and power like big traps. Sadly, most people are training them wrong. Here's the best advice from 13 top coaches.

Knock Them On Their Asses

Build high-speed strength and smash the competition. The bench press won't do it, but these two lifts will.

Tip: Avoid These Waist-Widening Exercises

Is your ab training causing you to develop "Ninja Turtle Belly" and a blocky waist? Here's what to avoid.

Tip: Train Biceps Every Damn Day for Fast Growth

Sounds crazy, but it works if you use this smart training strategy. Check it out.

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.

Inside the Muscles: Best Ab Exercises

After hooking himself up to a bunch of electrodes, the author discovers the best exercises for building a rock-solid midsection.

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  • Tip: Finish Hard, Burn Fat Faster

    Add a little intensity to the end of your lifting workouts... without wrecking your recovery. Here's how.

    The Ab-Building Trick Nobody Told You About

    Can't feel your abs working? Maybe your glutes and hams can help. Try these five moves.

    The X-Physique Program

    Broad shoulders. Narrow waist. Powerful legs. Back all that up with real strength and you'll turn heads. Here's your plan.

    Tip: How to Supercharge Your Coffee

    This common ingredient improves coffee's brain-sharpening properties while reducing its anxiety-producing effects.

    Tip: The Truth About Push-Up Handles

    Are these gadgets helping you or hurting you? Here's what you probably don't know.

    The 6-Week Sprinting Solution

    An interval training program that will radically alter your conditioning, increase endurance and power, and help you drop body fat. Get it here.

    Tip: Doctors Should Prescribe Anabolic Steroids

    Research from the 50's and 60's indicates these drugs are far too valuable to be excluded from the physician's black bag.

    The Hybrid Athlete Program

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

    6 Weeks to Superhero

    I've tried every way known to man to quickly put on a significant amount of muscle while simultaneously getting ripped to shreds. This is what I've found to be the absolute best method.

    Athlete Lean, Athlete Strong

    The fastest and most effective way to get ripped is to train like a power/speed athlete. Here's your complete program.

    The 40-Workout Strength Challenge

    A simple workout program that will help you break multiple personal records in just 8 weeks. Guaranteed.

    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.

    Beyond 5/3/1 Program 1.1

    I spent a ton of time developing this program and believe it stands as my best work, ever.

    Six New Tabata Workouts for Fast Fat Loss

    Fat loss workouts don't have to be drawn out and boring. In fact, the best ones last only four minutes.

    Tip: The Exercise That Fixes Everything

    It's the lift nobody does but everybody needs.

    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!

    Tip: Get Ripped on the Rower

    The erg is the best fat burning machine in the gym, period. Here's how to use it right, plus three killer workouts to try.