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Tip: 4 Convenient Foods You Should Be Eating

Make losing fat and building muscle a little easier and a little tastier. Toss these foods into your shopping cart.

How to Build 50 Pounds of Muscle in 12 Months

DC training works. Never heard of it? Here’s what it is and how to do it.

Why I Quit Using Steroids

Steroids helped Scott Abel develop an impossibly big and ripped physique, but then some bad, bad things happened. Here's his story.

Tip: Why Am I Still Hungry?

Many experts recommend eating a pound or two of veggies per day to stay full. Here's why that doesn't always work.

10 Rules of the Insanely Strong

Casual lifters won't get this, but you have to be a little bit crazy to get super strong. Here are ten "insane" things you need to do to get there.

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Tip: Rope Pulldowns for Lats

Sit on the floor, get a full stretch of the lats, then pull with your elbows as far behind you as you can. Arch your low back and get your chest out.

7 Gym Gadgets That Actually Work

We asked our pros and experts about their favorite workout tools and accessories. We got some surprising answers.

The Third-World Squat

You should be able to perform a strict rock-bottom squat, at least with bodyweight. Here’s why and how to achieve it.

5/3/1: How to Build Pure Strength

Jim Wendler's 5/3/1/ program promises slow and steady gains that will eventually turn you into the strongest guy in the gym. And it delivers, every time.

Tip: Train Movements First, Muscles Second

Isolation work has its place, but most of your workout program should revolve around these 6 major movement patterns.

Tip: Deadlift Daily to Get Stronger

Yes, you can deadlift almost every day, get stronger, and not get injured. Here's how.

Tip: Weighted Sleeping – The New Weight Training

Well, sort of. The weighted blanket trend is on the rise. Here's why you should consider it.

The Best Damn Workout Plan For Natural Lifters

Bodybuilding is full of programs used by "enhanced" lifters, but most people don't take drugs and can't get good results. This effective program is for them.

The 4 Dumbest Things Beginners Do

Newbies often waste their first year or two of training. They should be taking advantage of this magical time. Here's what to avoid and what to do instead.

The 4 Mandatory One-Legged Exercises

Want to get strong in the big lifts? Want to stay uninjured? Master these four unilateral exercises.

Push-Pull-Legs: The Ultimate Split

Training one body part per day is outdated, and full-body workouts don't always cut it. Push-pull-legs is superior for any goal. Here's why.

6 Lifting Principles You Can't Ignore

If every lifter understood and followed these 6 truths about training, there'd be no more complaints about not being able to grow.

Tip: 8 Huge Drawbacks to the Keto Diet

The physical price tag for doing the keto diet is awfully high. Are you sure you want to trade your health for a few measly pounds? Read this.

Tip: Activate Your CNS, Then Lift Heavy

Do this first and you'll lift more weight and have fewer injuries.

The 7 Most Important Lifts

Quick, name the seven most effective exercises. Got it? Now see if your list matches ours.

Growth Explosion: The 30-10-30 Technique

Three young athletes gained 14 pounds in 14 days using a new training technique. Here's exactly how they did it.

Tip: How Much Muscle Can I Build in a Month?

It depends on how long you've been lifting and a few other things. Here's the breakdown of what you can expect.

Tip: Respect These 5 People in Your Gym

The gym is full of phone-obsessed, squat rack curling wankers. Thank goodness these five awesome types of people are there too. Check 'em out.

4 Reasons You Suck at Building Mass

If you're small and weak, this is either going hurt your feelings or help you get bigger and stronger. Your choice. Check it out.