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3 Fixes for Weak Body Parts

Give these training strategies a try to quickly fix your lagging muscle groups.

4 Simple Leg Workouts for Growth

They’re simple, but they’re not easy. Check out the workouts that’ll cure your flamingo legs.

8 Great Rowing Variations

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

A Monstrous Back: The Mountain Dog Way

Does your physique disappear from behind? Coach Meadows says you need a healthy dose of the two P's: perseverance, and pain tolerance.

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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  • Are Cheat Reps Worth It?

    Trainers say to avoid cheat reps, but bodybuilders use them with success. So who's right? Here's the truth, plus a pro's guide to using them correctly.

    Bands and Chains for Bodybuilding

    Think bands and chains are only for strength athletes? Think again. Use these powerlifting staples to pack on pounds of muscle. Here’s how.

    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?

    Blood Simple

    How can you be certain of your health status if you don't understand the first thing about blood work? Here’s what you need to know.

    Build Brutal Leg Thickness

    If you're interested in putting size on your legs, it's time to start loving the often ignored and much-maligned leg press again.

    Chest Obliteration: Mountain Dog Style

    Do your pecs look like something you'd find at IHOP covered in maple syrup? Then this article is for you.

    Control Leptin and Control Your Leanness!

    Understanding and manipulating this powerful hormone can be the difference between a lean and muscular body and being known as a strong fat guy. Here’s how to do it.

    Dave vs. Dog: Chest and Shoulders

    Here’s what happens when John Meadows and Dave Tate get together for a workout… and what you can learn.

    Dave vs. Dog: Dave's Diet

    Powerlifting icon Dave Tate was in trouble. Here’s how John Meadows helped him clean up his diet and get healthy.

    Dave vs. Dog: The Throwdown

    Two certified bad asses training hard. 'Nuf said.

    Enormous and Strong Legs: The Mountain Dog Way

    Most lifters are lacking in the leg department. Why? Because the type of training you have to do for leg growth is brutal. Here’s how to get it done.

    Fats Made Simple

    Confused about oils? Here's an easy-to-use guide to help you choose the best oils for cooking and eating.

    Fiber Made Simple

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

    Fine Tuning the Basics: Back Training

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

    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.

    Leg Curl First, Squat Later

    Squats rule, but doing hamstring curls first will make your legs even bigger and your squats even stronger. Here’s why.

    Liver Let Die

    Taking care of your liver will keep you healthy AND burn fat. Here's how.

    Managing Inflammation

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

    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.

    Maximize Protein Synthesis

    Building muscle boils down to getting on the right side of the protein synthesis balance sheet. Here's how to do it.