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

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Tip: The Swiss Ball Leg Curl

Looks easy. It's not! Try this instead of standard leg curls, or use it as a finisher.

Bodybuilding vs. Powerlifting Deadlift

The deadlift is used by both powerlifters and bodybuilders, but there are 8 important differences. Here are the answers to all your questions.

Steroid Dieting

Your Guide to Losing Fat While "On"

Get 20% Better Results From Testosterone

Are you on doctor-prescribed testosterone replacement therapy (TRT)? If so, there's a new, healthier, and more effective way to use it. Here's how.

Big Bench Program for Strength and Size

The basics of benching, the fine points, and a solid 16-week program. Get it all here.

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.

Tip: Save the Cardio for Later

Ready to lose fat? When are you planning to add cardio? Here's the mistake that most people make.

The Complete Guide to Bulking and Cutting

Here's how to adjust your nutrition to match your training goal. It covers mass phases, fat loss phases, and maintenance phases.

4 Exercises for a Thick Back

Do you turn sideways and disappear? Then you need to work on back thickness. Pull-ups alone won't do it either. Try these exercises.

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?

Inside the Muscles: Best Shoulders and Trap Exercises

Twenty-five different shoulder and trap exercises were tested using EMG. Which ones are the best? Read this.

The Anti-Bodybuilding Hypertrophy Program

Get back to bodybuilding's roots and build muscle using old-school strongmen techniques.

Every Day is Calf Day

Drop the genetics excuse, Mr. Thermometer Calves. Train them first every time you hit the gym using these exercises and special techniques.

The 4 Kinds of Steroid Users

Not all steroid users are meathead stereotypes... but some of them sure are. Do you know anyone on this list?

10 Things Every Lifter Should Be Able to Do

If strength, health, and longevity are what you're after, then you should be able to easily pass these tests. If not, you have work to do.

Inside the Muscles: Best Back and Biceps Exercises

After testing 45 different back and biceps exercises with EMG, here are the ones that came out on top.

The Bodybuilder's Guide to Blood Work

Doctors often think lifters are sick because their physicals and blood tests yield scary results. Here's how to protect yourself from false positives.

The 40-Workout Strength Challenge

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

Tip: Train the Brachialis First

The key to bigger arms? Hit the little muscle between the biceps and triceps first in your workout. Here's the best way to do it.

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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  • Building a Bigger Yoke

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

    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.

    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.

    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.