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Everyone knows pro bodybuilders use drugs to get huge, but what do they do to get shredded for competition? It's more extreme than you think. Check this out.

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The 1000-Rep Arm Workout

This program added two inches to Matt Kroc's arms... and they already measured 20 inches! Are you crazy enough to try it?

German Volume Training 2000

German Volume Training worked great, but it had some drawbacks. Check out the updated version of this famously brutal training plan.

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.

Tip: Do the Russian Fighter Pull-Up Program

This simple plan involves "sneaking up" on reps in the pull-up. It just takes a few minutes per day. Check it out.

The Top Seven Upper Back Exercises

The absolute best exercises for your back. Are you using them? Check out this list.

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.

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.

Tip: The Most Painful Pause

Here's how to use iso-holds to stimulate new growth in your hamstrings, glutes, biceps, and more.

Tip: Pros and Cons of the Bro-Split

It's not a bad way to organize your training week, but it has its drawbacks. Check 'em out.

The 10 Best Ways to Build Your Back

Most people get back training all wrong. We asked our experts to give us their best training tips and tricks. Are you missing any of these moves?

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Tip: Do the Dead-Stop Bench Press

Starting the bar from a dead position on the bench press will make you stronger and bigger. Here's how.

Tip: Do This BEFORE You Curl

Use the first-tension principle to build bigger, stronger arms. Here's how.

Building a Superhuman Core

Meatheads say, “Just squat and deadlift, bro. That's all the core training you'll ever need.” Too bad they're wrong.

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  • 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.

    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.

    Direct Arm Training: Pros and Cons

    At last, the definitive answer to the age-old question of whether direct arm work is really necessary for big guns.

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    Your healthy diet is boring and bland. Let's fix that. Here's what we have in our Amazon carts.

    Shredded in 6 Days

    How to quickly dump fat, water, and bloat for a photo shoot or special event.

    Are You Strong?

    So you can squat 405 pounds and bench 315. Is that good? Does that make you strong? How do you compare to others? Find out if your lifts are decent, good, or great through Tim Henriques' handy little comparison chart.

    Built For Battle

    A complete workout plan for inhuman strength, athletic power, and stand-out muscle.

    Inside the Muscles: Best Leg, Glute, and Calf Exercises

    After hooking himself up to a bunch of electrodes, the author discovers the best exercises for building monster legs.

    The Best Strength Training Method of All Time

    Cluster training is unbeatable for strength gains. But which type should you use? Here's what you need to know.

    Tip: The Cure For Stubborn Medial Delts

    Can't get your side delts to grow? You may be training them wrong. Here's what to do instead.

    The Hard Body Workout Plan

    How do you get shredded while maintaining muscle mass, strength, and athleticism? With these two training methods.