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Dispelling the Glute Myth

Could it be that everything we thought we knew about glute training was ass-backwards?

Operation Barbell: 10 Money Exercises

Want to add slabs of muscle and get powerful? You can’t go wrong with these exercises.

Advanced Glute Training

Everything you ever wanted to know about your glutes… and more. Check it out.

12 Hamstrings Exercises for Hardasses

Only doing deadlifts and leg curls for your hamstrings? You're missing out on some killer exercises that'll quickly add muscle and power.

Inside the Muscles: Best Shoulders and Trap Exercises

Twenty-five different shoulder and trap exercises were tested using EMG. Which ones are the best? Read this.

Inside the Muscles: Best Chest and Triceps Exercises

Twenty different chest and triceps are put to the EMG test. Here’s which ones came on on top.

Inside the Muscles: Best Back and Biceps Exercises

After testing 45 different back and biceps exercises with EMG, here are the ones that came out on top.

Inside the Muscles: Best Leg, Glute, and Calf Exercises

After hooking himself up to a bunch of electrodes, the author discovers the best exercises for building monster legs.

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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  • 16 Training Tips From Contreras

    "Glute Boy" shows that his super powers extend to all things bodybuilding.

    The 10 Manliest Exercises

    Enough already with the triceps kickbacks and the one-arm Bosu ball curls! Make use of those vestigial organs you call your balls and do some real exercises!

    Leg Press vs. Squat: The Final Chapter

    It's a battle practically as old as bodybuilding, but the exercise efficiency guy settles the argument once and for all.

    Cure for Cowardly Calves

    Mr. Efficient Exercise guy tells us that the research doesn't tell us jack about calf training. Here's the right way to do it.

    The Hypertrophy Specialist

    An eye-opening interview with researcher and scientist Brad Schoenfeld, PhD. Check it out.

    3 Total Body Programs for Big Arms

    Three of our experts explain little-known secrets of arm training, along with presenting some serious total-body programs to build ‘em up. Check it out.

    Fantastic Hamstring Movements

    Awesome hamstring development doesn't require dozens of exercises - just a few very efficient ones performed with ass-kicking intensity.

    Rule Number One: Do What Works

    Man up and discover the training program that works best for your body. Here’s how.

    The Truth About Bodybuilding Genetics

    Genetics do matter. But how much?

    Can't Turn This!

    Don’t care about rotary stability? You will after this.

    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?

    The Best Damn Push-Ups Article, Period!

    Think you know all there is to know about push-ups? Ha! We thought so too...until we read this.

    Max Out on Squats Every Day

    A closer look at the Broz Olympic Method. Check it out.

    The New Rules of Strength Training

    The strength training industry has been like the Wild West for too long. Here are rules that bring method to the madness.

    To Crunch or Not to Crunch

    Experts say crunches are worthless and bad for the back. Are they right? Here’s the real science.

    The Contreras Files: Volume I

    Glute activation, hip hinging, bench pressing, and why sometimes you should train like someone is going to shoot your family.