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Tip: The Perfect Number of Sets for Growth

Don't do more sets and reps than you need to. All it does is eat into your recovery and slow down gains. Details here.

Tip: The Best Chest Exercise Since 1911

For complete chest development, don't forget this classic. Bonus: There's a new way to do it for even better results. Check this out.

The 5 Laws of Metabolism

Understand these laws and you'll have an easier time losing fat, building muscle, and staying healthy and happy for life.

Tip: Do More Reps for Real Life Strength

Here's why everyone needs to add some higher-rep sets to their workouts.

Lifters Need to Lift More Often

Hitting each muscle once per week works for newbies, but not for experienced lifters. Here's why and what to do about it.

The 5 Most Effective Deadlift Alternatives

Whether you're working around an injury, need a break from deadlifting, or just hate the deadlift for some reason, try these proven alternatives.

7 Ways to Scare Your Body Into Getting Stronger

You can't just keep slapping on more weight forever. Sooner or later, you have to use other methods to keep muscle growing. Here are the 7 best ways to do it.

Tip: Build Quads & Glutes, Even With a Bad Back

Low back acting up? You can still train your lower body hard. Try this.

Tip: The Best Way to Boost Time Under Tension

For best results, should you do slow reps or just more reps per set? Check out the new science here.

Tip: Steroids, Muscle Memory, and Fairness

A new study shows us how muscle memory works, but it also shows us why natural bodybuilding competitions ain't so natural.

Tip: The Most Underrated Factor in Training

Spoiler alert: It's tempo. Here's how to manipulate it for hypertrophy, strength, and even fat loss.

Tip: Squatting Misses This Leg Muscle

Squats rock, but they actually don't give you complete quad development. Here's what gets skipped and what exercise will fix it.

5 Alternatives to a Painful Squat

If squatting causes pain in your low back, knees, or shoulders, try one of these pain-free exercises that'll still get you big and strong.

Tip: No Need to Hate on Lifting Straps

Straps are used by pro bodybuilders, figure competitors, strongmen, and even powerlifters, so why the outrage? Here's how to use them wisely.

Tip: Surprising New Research on Rep Ranges

If you train upper body with this specific rep range while working the lower body with another specific range, you'll make lots more progress.

Tip: Build Glutes with Accommodating Resistance

Smoke that butt with these two banded exercise variations.

Natural vs. Enhanced Lifters

Natties shouldn't train or eat like steroid users. And the reverse is true too. Here the 10 things they should do differently.

Get Abs Without Being Skinny and Weak

Being big is great, but being big with visible abs is a thousand times better. Here's how to get there.

Tip: Get a Great Workout in Half the Time

A new study shows that this method of weight training works great, and it can cut your workout time in half.

Tip: Why You Need a Cheap Stopwatch

Sure, your phone has a timer, but taking a stopwatch to the gym can help you ramp up training density without distractions. Here's how.

Train Size, Then Strength: A 10-Week Program

Train for size for a few weeks and then strength. It works better for both goals. Here's why, along with a sample 10-week plan.

Tip: Your Hatred of the Smith Machine is Dumb

Pro bodybuilders, hot fitness chicks, strongmen, and even powerlifters sometimes use the Smith machine. Here's why.

Tip: Are You Training or Doing Tricks?

Maybe they think it's functional. Maybe they think it's innovative. Maybe they just need attention. Whatever. This trend has to stop.

Tip: The Truth About Progressive Overload

Sure, try to add more weight to the bar, but understand that it has its limits, and it's not that great for building mass. Here's why.

Tip: The Optimal Amount of Time Off

Now we know exactly how much time we can take off between training and a strength competition. Check out the new science.