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5 Exercises for Upper-Back Strength

Strengthening a handful of small, upper-back muscles through some deceptively hard exercises can pay big dividends.

Tip: How NOT to Train When Dieting

The way you instinctively want to train when on a cutting plan might be doing more harm than good. Here's why.

The New 5x5

The 5x5 system has been around forever for a reason: it works. But it has its shortcoming. Let's make it even better.

Tip: Build Big Shoulders With Bodyweight

Develop this skill and you'll not only build your delts and triceps, you'll also improve your shoulder health. You might even have some fun.

The 6 Foundational Movement Patterns

To build strength and muscle, as well as avoid injuries, you must train all six patterns. Does your program include them all?

Tip: How to Develop an Adonis Belt

Here's how to build the sexiest muscle there is.

The Modified 5x5 Squat Program

The classic 5 x 5 set/rep scheme works. But here’s how to make it even better.

Tip: Get a Grip for a Better Hamstrings

Trying to build stronger hamstrings and keep your back healthy? Here's what to do.

The Reverse Method

Take it easier on your joints and blast through your sticking points with this technique. You'll wish you'd started doing it sooner.

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.

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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  • Lunges: You're Doing Them Wrong

    There's a 90 percent chance you're doing lunges or split squats incorrectly. Here's where you're going wrong and how to do them right.

    Big Dead Bodybuilders

    It takes extreme muscularity to make it to the top. And many bodybuilders take extreme measures to win... and even to get third place. Is it worth it?

    The Complete Guide to Biceps Training

    Long head, short head, brachialis. All three need direct attention if you're going to make any significant progress in growing the biceps.

    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.

    Bigger by the Numbers

    Your training shouldn't be random. Here's how to get it together, get stronger, and get growing again!

    The Healthiest Alcoholic Drinks

    You don't always drink alcoholic drinks, but when you do, you should prefer those that offer a powerful array of nutrients. Like these.

    The Simple Diet for Athletes

    You don't have to go on an extreme diet to lose fat and perform your best. These guidelines work for elite athletes and they'll work for you.

    4 Weeks to Big Arms

    You can lie to yourself and say big arms aren't important to you. Or, you can follow this program for a month and finally build them.

    12 Best Alternative Back & Chest Exercises

    Don't let a crowded gym derail your workout. Here's what to do on back and chest day.

    Get Jacked Without Leaving Your House

    Stuck at home? Here's how to whip up some homemade gains with eight advanced training methods.

    The Athletic Aesthetic Program

    Lift like a beast, move like an athlete, look like a Greek god. Here's your plan.

    Why CrossFit Girls Are Stronger Than You

    Many CrossFit women can do 200-pound clean & jerks and they have six-packs without dieting. Sound like you? Probably not. Here's why.

    The Absolute Best Way to Build Quads

    It's one of the toughest muscle groups to build. We ask 10 experts for their single best tip for building quads. Check out their answers.