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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.

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Yoga, Yes Yoga, For Big Bastards

How a few simple poses can make you a better lifter.

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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  • Train Size, Then Strength: A 10-Week Program

    Train for size for a few weeks and then strength. It works better for both goals. Here's why, along with a sample 10-week plan.

    30 Days to a Big Butt & Great Squat

    Aggressive workouts lead to fast progress and monster gains. Here are three different 30-day challenges to bring up your glutes and your PRs.

    Delts on Fire

    If you're a hardgainer in the shoulder department it's time to ramp up the way you've been training.

    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.

    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 Truth About Bodybuilding Arm Measurements

    If you want to know the true size of your arms, measure them correctly. Here's your guide.

    The Hybrid Split

    No workout program or weekly split is perfect for everybody of course, but this one comes pretty damn close. Take a look.

    Tip: How to Activate Your Pecs for Better Gains

    Do this superset before heavy bench presses to safely lift heavier weight.

    8 Inconvenient Truths About Ab Training

    Most of us know how to train a muscle, but most of it seems to get flushed down the toilet when it comes to abs. Here's what you need to know.

    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.

    How To Build Superhero Muscle

    How do celebs build superhero bodies so fast? No, it's not always with anabolics. Get the answer here and try this program.

    Tip: Get More Satisfaction in the Sack

    Take this compound and have a more satisfying sex life. Here's the science.

    Push-Pull Training: The Next Generation

    The push-pull training split has been building slabs of muscle for generations. But can it be improved? You bet. Here's how.

    5 Things You Can Train Everyday

    Think you've gotta wait a few days before training some muscles again? Nope. Make gains faster. Here's what thrives with frequency.

    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.

    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.

    W-i-d-e-r, Real-Man Shoulders

    A look back at bodybuilding history plus a great workout for your delts. Check it out.

    The Two-Exercise Workout Plan for Size

    Think you need tons of exercises? Nope. You just need to do the best lifts more frequently. Here's what they are and how to use them for size.

    6 Reasons You Should Never Open a Gym

    Ever wonder what it'd be like to run a gym? Most lifters do. But don't let the fantasy fool you. It can be pretty terrible.

    Stop Doing Box Jumps Like a Jackass

    Box jumps are great for building athleticism and muscle. Trouble is, most people do them stupidly. Let's fix that.

    Tip: 4 Exercises for an Extreme V-Taper

    Want cobra lats? Add these to your back workouts.

    High-Rep Deadlifts Are Dead

    All those benefits people think they're getting from high-rep deads? They're not. But there is something you can do to make those gains.