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Building a Bigger Yoke

Because nothing says "I am strong" quite like a monstrous set of traps and a beer keg for a neck.

Row Every Day: The Thick Back Solution

Do you disappear when you turn sideways? Then you need to do a row exercise every time you hit the gym. Here's your specialization plan.

Tip: The Right and Wrong Way to Cable Crunch

Wickedly effective ab exercise, if you're doing it correctly. You're probably not. Here's the definitive guide.

The Effects of Mild Cycles

Some men use tiny doses of testosterone for hormone replacement therapy. Others use massive amounts for bodybuilding. But what are the effects of “light” cycles? Here's the science.

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.

Tip: For Muscle Growth, Chase the Pump

The pump isn't just a temporary cosmetic effect, it's essential for muscle growth. Check out this science.

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.

Overhead Press Your Body Weight

Can you press your body weight overhead? You should be able to, plus more. Here's how to supercharge your pressing strength.

Steroids: What Pro Bodybuilders Are Really Using

An inside look into the drug use of a real IFBB pro bodybuilder.

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.

The Shut Up Program

A simple workout plan for size and strength. Nothing fancy, just fast results.

Total-Body Training

A simple but smart plan that blends old-school basics with new-school periodization.

3 Capsules for Perfect Sleep

Chill out, reduce nighttime anxiety, and get the best sleep of your life. You'll lose fat easily and produce more testosterone. Here's how.

The Best Damn Cortisol Article Ever

It's been called the stress hormone, the belly fat hormone, and the thief of gains. But it doesn't have to be any of those. Here's how to control it.

The New Big 3 for Non-Powerlifters

Unless you're a powerlifter, stop with the emphasis on bench, squats, and barbell deadlifts. There are better masters to serve. Here they are.

Primer 52: The Program

Completely reshape your body with this sophisticated and straightforward diet and training plan.

Stuff We Like – Supplements 1

Get healthier, feel better, and maybe even live longer with these supps. Here's what we take and where to buy them.

Tip: The Bodybuilder's Breakfast

Here's how to whip up a stack of clean, high-protein waffles or pancakes in just a few minutes. Warning: May contain images of bacon.

Tip: The Perfect Multi-Purpose Breakfast

A one-bowl breakfast that contains a huge portion of the protein, nutrients, essential fats, and even supplements you'll need for the day.

Tip: Carrying Around a Jug of Water is Stupid

Hydration doesn't need to be so complicated. There are plenty of ways to stay fully hydrated without being a wannabe waterboy.

Tip: Use Vinegar to Get Lean & Build Muscle

Vinegar helps optimize insulin sensitivity. Learn how it works and how much to use.

Traps Are the New Abs

Every skinny, weak guy has abs. Big deal. Traps are the true sign of strength. Here's how to make yours huge.

3 Reasons Your Calves Aren't Growing

One less excuse for puny calves, one more exercise for growing them, and one more trick to beat them into submission.

Carb Cycling for Fat Loss

Think carb cycling is too damn complicated for real men to follow? Coach Henriques' plan is as simple as it is effective.