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Tip: Do Hamstring Curls Before Squats

Pre-pumped hamstrings will make your squat feel more comfortable and stable.

Planned Brutality

There are plenty of ways to ratchet up the intensity of a set, like forced reps, Tom Platz iso-holds, and rest/pause sets, but you need to apply them in two-week waves.

Ab Training Made Simple

You only need two or three exercises to build your abs. The trick is to choose the right exercises and breathe correctly while doing them. Here's how.

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  • Beware the Master Debater

    The newest internet expert disregards in-the-trenches wisdom from big, successful lifters and coaches. He's great at debating, but not so great at building muscle. Do you even lift, bro?

    The Bulking Diet Delusion

    No male needs to get above 12% body fat to gain muscle at an optimal rate. Seven reasons why a dirty bulk will wreck your body over the long haul.

    Regular Cardio Will Make You Fat

    If you want to get leaner while building or preserving muscle, you've got to walk or sprint. There's no middle ground.

    The 3 Best Rowing Exercises

    You gotta row to grow if you want an impressive back. Here are three powerful variations you probably haven't tried before.

    The 6 Toughest Leg Press Variations

    The leg press is no slouch when it comes to building leg size, especially when you use these thigh-splitting variations.

    Manual Resistance Flyes for a Massive Chest

    Regular dumbbell flyes can cause pec or biceps tears. For thicker pecs, try this smart variation on for size.

    Train Your Calves Every Day

    Got calves? Probably not. That's because you have to work them every day to get them to grow.

    Leg Curl First, Squat Later

    Squats rule, but performing hamstring curls first will make your legs even bigger and your squats even stronger.

    Reactive Pump Hypertrophy

    Use a unique muscle pump to stimulate enhanced growth and recovery.

    Rear Delt Destroyer Sets

    If your rear delts suck, then your entire upper body looks weak. Here's how to fix them.

    8 Great Rowing Variations

    Meadows lists his top 8 rowing variations and ranks them according to compression, range of motion, and contraction.

    4 Simple Leg Workouts for Growth

    Summertime may be all about pecs and abs, but do you really want to strut around the pool sporting legs like a flamingo?

    Bands and Chains for Bodybuilding

    John Meadows shows you exactly how to use this powerlifting staple to pack on pounds of muscle at an alarming rate.

    Fine Tuning the Basics: Back Training

    Awesome variations on back exercises, plus a hugely inspirational video feature of Dave Tate doing deadlifts with chains.

    Control Leptin and Control Your Leanness!

    Understanding and manipulating this powerful, mysterious hormone can be the difference between a lean and muscular body and being known as a "strong fat guy."

    Why I Love the Smith Machine

    The much maligned Smith machine has been reduced to a handy rack for Canadian lifters to hang otter and beaver carcasses on, but John Meadows says it's actually a cool machine that can kick-start serious muscle growth!

    Managing Inflammation

    The next big "silent killer" is also a physique killer - unless you take steps to stay on top of it.

    Mountain Dog Training for Intermediates

    You're no cagey veteran with a shelf-full of bodybuilding trophies, but you ain't still sucking on mama's teat, either. John Meadows has a Mountain Dog system built with you in mind.

    Maximize Protein Synthesis

    Building a massive physique that gets noticed boils down to getting on the right side of the protein synthesis balance sheet. Here's how Bill and John do it.

    Harness the Power of Insulin

    Guys with outstanding insulin sensitivity build muscle easier while staying leaner. Here's how you can muscle your way in on that action.

    3 Fixes for Weak Body Parts

    Give these Mountain Dog strategies (adopted from Einstein!) a try and see your lagging body parts improve at light speed.

    Fiber Made Simple

    Many bodybuilders don't give ingesting fiber or taking a dump a second thought. Here's why you should!