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The Iron Cross for Bodybuilders

How to use this awesome gymnastic movement in a regular gym to build size and strength.

Tip: 5 Minutes to Rotational Strength

Sure, you train your core, but you're probably missing this movement pattern, leading to injury and poor performance. Let's fix that.

Tip: An Easy Way to Rid Your Body of Plastic

Nope, it doesn't involve any stupid detox diets or drinks. And chances are you're probably already doing a little of it.

The 11 Best Books for Smart Meatheads

Our experts share their favorite books on training, nutrition, and mindset. Check out the list.

Overload Chest Training: 7 New Exercises

You can lower more weight than you can lift. Here are 7 unique exercises that take advantage of that fact and shock your chest into growing.

Tip: The Truth About Behind the Neck Pressing

It's terrible... but only if you already have bad posture and shoddy shoulders. Here's why, plus how to fix those issues.

Expert Advice for the Over-40 Lifter

What happens to the after-40 lifter? Does this milestone mean you have to train like a grandpa? Not necessarily. But here's what will lengthen your lifting life.

Tip: Train Your Glutes for a Bigger Squat

Here's what to do before, during, and after squats to activate, strengthen, and grow your glutes.

Tip: 3 Rep Ranges for Bigger Biceps

If you always do 3 sets of 10 for biceps, you're missing out on some serious arm growth. Here's a better plan.

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 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.

Pull-Ups: You're Doing Them Wrong

Think you're good at pull-ups because you can do a lot of them or strap on extra weight? Think again. Here's how to really do them for best results.

4 Methods To Boost Testosterone With Food

There are a lot of things out there zapping your testosterone levels. Here's how to fight back with food.

Bulgarian Training Simplified

Bulgarian training works for top Olympic lifters. Here's how average guys and gals can make it work for bodybuilding and powerlifting.

How Natural Is Natural Bodybuilding?

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

10 Best Unilateral Exercises

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

Interval Training on the Rowing Ergometer

The rowing machine may be the best conditioning tool out there for strength athletes. Here's how to use it.

The Squat 4 Times Per Week Experiment

A strength coach decides to throw the rules out the window and do high-frequency squatting. Here’s what happened.

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.

Big Bench Program for Strength and Size

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

Building a Big, Freaky Back

Hardcore advice on building a strong back that stands out in a crowd.

Mountain Dog Arms

Want bigger arms? There are four keys things to remember when it comes to training them. Check ‘em out here.

A Simple Program for Complex Results

If you want to build muscle as fast as humanly possible, here's a complete A-Z program to help you do just that.