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Bench More to Bench More

Forget overtraining. One of the most effective ways to bench press more weight is to bench press more often.

Tip: Eat One a Day to Lose Fat and Prevent Cancer

Make your body more resistant to gaining fat. Bonus: The same inexpensive food helps you fight off two forms of cancer.

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.

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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  • The Hierarchy of Fat Loss

    Strapped for time? That doesn't mean you can't lose fat. Prioritize your training to burn fat rapidly. Here's how.

    The Set / Rep Bible

    If you're not sure what to do with your sets and reps, look no further. This plan has your workout laid out for you – no matter the goal.

    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.

    10 Movements For Explosive Power

    Explosive training doesn't mean endless sets of power cleans. Here are 10 ways to power-up.

    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.

    10 Reasons Bodybuilders Are Bigger Than Powerlifters

    They both lifts weights. They both train hard. They both use drugs at the pro levels. So why are bodybuilders more jacked than powerlifters?

    Tip: How to Increase Androgen Receptor Density

    Finally, science figures out the real reason why some guys are hardgainers and others are muscle monsters.

    15 Ways to Foam Roll

    Fifteen foam rolling techniques that'll get you ready for the gym much better than stretching.

    The Athletic Aesthetic Program

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

    Training Percentages Made Simple

    Find your true 1 RM and use it to build even more strength. Here’s how.

    Tip: Get Shredded Without Losing Muscle

    Will getting super lean cost you muscle? It doesn't have to. Here's what to do and how to stop worrying.

    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.

    Tip: How to Develop an Adonis Belt

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

    8 Injections That Heal Injuries

    The needle is better than the knife. Here are the latest scientific advances in healing joint, tendon, and muscle injuries.

    Tip: Nail Your Upper Glutes

    Train your maximus, but don't forget about your medius. Hit the upper glutes hard with this unique exercise variation.

    Keep Estrogen Under Control

    If your estrogen levels are out of whack, it can ruin your body comp, your health, maybe even your life. Here's what you need to know.

    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.

    Beyond 5/3/1 Program 1.1

    I spent a ton of time developing this program and believe it stands as my best work, ever.

    6 Specialty Bars for Strength and Size

    A conventional barbell is fine, but if that's all you use you're missing out on strength gains and a little novelty. Change your bar to improve your 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.