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Hybrid Training: The Prequel

Scot Abel is a bodybuilding anarchist. He doesn't believe in tempo training, pre-determined rest intervals, back-off weeks, or the fact we have elves in the basement that make Metabolic Drive. What he does believe in is pretty cool, though.

Best of the Best of the Back

Dorian Yates had a big back, but he trained it wrong. You heard me, wrong. At least that's what Scott Abel says. But you know something? After we read this article, Scott convinced us. We're now doing it the Abel way.

The Ultimate Legs Program

The might just be the toughest leg specialization program you’ll ever do, but if you desperately need leg size it’s worth it.

Max Load Training in the Real World

Scott Abel says that maximum load isn't the same thing as maximum weight and he wonders why most people don't get this. How much you can lift isn't the deciding factor; the deciding factor is how much stress a muscle endures.

Sodium, Your Secret Weapon

Here’s why athletes and bodybuilders need more, not less, sodium in their diets to ensure optimal health, performance, and even gains.

Total-Body Arm Training

Bodybuilding veteran Scott Abel (pictured) has a radical plan to turn arm day into the best fat-burning workout of the week.

Death to Crunching

Ditch the traditional core exercises and try out a few of these athletic moves for stronger abs.

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  • Overload Your Delts for Explosive Growth

    Overload is the training stress the body must adapt to. It’s the driving force of muscle growth. Get it in your training to make gains.

    Lighter Weights, Bigger Legs

    A veteran bodybuilding coach shows you how to lighten up your leg training and get your best results ever.

    Explosive Training for Bodybuilders

    You can't develop a weak or unresponsive body part with the exact same training techniques that made it that way. So try this.

    The Lessons of Peyton Manning

    Manning broke an "unbreakable" record. And the way he did it has plenty of lessons for anyone who wants to build his body.

    Ditch The Barbell Bench Press

    Good benchers often have rotten chest development. The problem? Barbell bench pressing. Here's how to fix it.

    3 Shoulder Killers to Avoid

    Three trendy exercises that wreck your delts and keep your orthopedic surgeon in business. Plus the exercise you need to do to fix your shoulders.

    The 12 Minute Fix for Abs and Glutes

    Work the core, glutes, and even shoulders together while burning loads of body fat in one excruciating exercise sequence.

    Fix Your Metabolism With Weight Training

    It's an easy to trap to fall into: poor diet planning combined with too much of the wrong kind of training. Here's how to repair the damage.

    The Smart Lifter's Guide to Rest Periods

    Only rank newbies follow strict rest period rules. Experienced lifters learn to use internal cues for best results. Here's why.

    Tip: Stop It With The Obsessive Counting!

    Here's how "over-quantification syndrome" leads to poor results with training and diet.