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The Truth About Bulking

There's more to gaining muscle mass than lifting and pigging out. Don't fall for bulking advice that just makes you fat.

The Ultimate Cluster Training Program

This advanced program will build rapid strength and add mass to your entire body. Here's how to do it.

10 Best Unilateral Exercises

How to get stronger and balance out your monotonous diet of squats and deadlifts with single-leg movements.

Armor Building

Training is what toughens you up for what's to come. Here's how to build your armor before you need it.

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.

How Natural Is Natural Bodybuilding?

Our undercover pro exposes the truth about drug-free bodybuilding contests. Yes, it's as bad as you think.

6 Questions About Tempo Training

When should you use tempo training and why? Mike Robertson answers these and other questions about this often-neglected component of strength and muscle building.

Get Jacked Without Leaving Your House

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

5 Ways Sex is Better For Lifters

Men and women who work out enjoy certain advantages when it comes to lovemaking. Warning: Not for the puritanical or faint of heart.

For Big Shoulders, Ditch the Free Weights

For shoulders, free weights involve too much wasted movement. Not so with cable exercises. Here are 4 that'll blast your delts into oblivion.

The New Science of Time Under Tension

To get big, you have load up a muscle for 30-60 seconds per set, right? Well, maybe, but there are other ways. Check out the latest science.

Lifter's Elbow: The Cause & The Cure

Three common things you probably do in the gym that will wreck your elbows, plus a few smart tricks that'll fix you right up.

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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  • Mass Made Simple

    A heavy bar across your back and peanut butter sandwiches in your belly: it's time to build mass the Dan John way!

    Yoga-Plex: The Very Best Mobility Exercise

    The problem with mobility exercises? There are hundreds of them! Ain't got time for that? Here's the ONE move lifters need.

    German Volume Training – The Real Story

    Lifters talk about GVT as a no-fail training plan for size. But is it? Not according to science. Here's what to do instead.

    The Complete Guide to T Replacement

    Do you think you have low testosterone? Here's everything you need to know, from symptoms and testing to injecting and what to expect.

    5/3/1 Beach Body Challenge

    A performance-based program that'll build your legs, traps, neck, shoulders, and forearms. Yes, you'll look awesome too.

    7 Surprising Tips for Bigger Arms

    Arms stop growing years ago? Time to apply one of these tips!

    10 Rules for Building Muscle Without Getting Fat

    Here are 10 strategies to help you do what was once thought to be impossible: growing muscle without growing your belly.

    The Neuro Type Workouts

    What does your neuro type tell you about how you should train for jaw-dropping gains? Just everything. Learn your type and get the workouts here.

    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.

    The Best Way to Row, Period

    Barbell rows are a staple for building a big back and an overall stronger body. And using an underhand grip makes them even better. Here's why.