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Built for Bad: Strength Circuits

Strength circuits provide the perfect balance of heavy loads, rep volume, and work density to produce the very best gains in strength, size, and leanness. Get the plan here.

Build Muscle With Heavy Singles

Heavy singles build strength, but they can also build freakish size if you know how to combine 3 different growth factors.

3 Mistakes That Limit Your Gains

If your muscle-building progress has stalled, you're probably focusing on the wrong things, or simply not working hard enough.

5 Workouts for Non-Responsive Biceps

Not genetically blessed? Here are the most proven workouts for those with lagging or non-responsive biceps.

Timed Carries for Traps, Arms & Core

Build a stronger grip, great abs, monstrous traps, and a serious set of arms with timed sets of heavy carries.

Violent Jump Squats for Dense Muscle Growth

Doing jump squats will make you powerful while recruiting fast-twitch fibers and giving you dense, muscular legs. Here’s what you need to know.

Wave Ladders for Maximum Strength

Ladders and wave loading are both great ways to build size and strength, but combine them and you get something magical.

The Effort Factor

is is a piece of the puzzle that most people think they have, but really don't. It's true in the gym and it's true in the rest of your life.

High-Pull for the Power Look

This single exercise will make you look more powerful and scary-looking in just a short amount of time. Here’s how to do it.

The Pulse Feast

Gain muscle, stay lean, and do it all without having to worry about food. Here’s how.

Thibaudeau on Ramping

Strength coach Christian Thibaudeau addresses the many myths and misconceptions about ramping. The results? They may surprise you.

4 Hot Topics from The Beast

Christian tackles the myth of overtraining, why gymnasts and Olympic lifters look the way they do, and how growth occurs in spurts.

Intro to Mechanical Drop Sets

Christian shows you how to blast your biceps into oblivion, damaging the muscle fibers so much that they either grow or die!

Tricks of the Trade - Get Strong Fast!

Six high-tech tactics that’ll get you even stronger.

Density Training, Canadian Bear Style

This program is guaranteed to jack you up fast and bring your strength right along with it. If you’re ready, give it a shot.

Stopwatch Fat Loss and Double Trouble for Your Back

Nutritional tips for those who roll their eyes at the thought of counting, measuring, or recording anything, plus a cool new back exercise.

Isolated Pecs, Big Shoulders, and Instant Ketosis

Christian Thibaudeau tackles three topics in this article, from building pecs and delts to very low carb dieting. Check it out.

Diamond Calves and Old School Exercises

A novel calf routine plus a selection of old-school total-body exercises.

Leap Tall Buildings (and Build Traps of Steel)

An awesome program to boost your vertical, plus a twice-per-week specialization plan to build your puny traps.

6 Random Ways to Accelerate Your Training

6 ways to pack on muscle, from adjusting heel position to build freaky quads to slowing down rep speed for gargantuan biceps.

I'll Be Damned, It Works!

Christian gives you a peek into his current diet, his current supplementation plan, and a new, rapid-growth strength building program.

You Don't Know Jack About Your Back

A muscle-numbing routine for the most spectacular, but often most-neglected body part.

New Tools of Torture

Thibs thinks you're looking kind of small lately. Says your girlfriend's been bad-mouthing your physique, too. Fortunately, he's taken pity on you and come up with some new movements for you to try.

The Holistic Chest Blast

Thibs is a sadistic SOB because he's always glad to bring more pain your way. This time the red glow of his laser sight is dancing around your chest and he's ready to pull the trigger.