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Every lifter asks this question.
The squat is a great exercise, no doubt. But research shows that, for bodybuilding, it misses a lot of leg muscles. You need these exercises too.
Build bigger, stronger pecs by avoiding this exercise combo.
You really want to know? Paul Carter has some life advice for you, and also some bodybuilding advice.
Here's how to get your hips moving properly and blast through deadlifts, pull-throughs, RDL's, and kettlebell swings.
Probably not. Here's why, plus a better exercise for most lifters.
A side effect of what you're doing in the gym may make you live longer than those wraith-like calorie-restriction guys.
People will try the weirdest diets and workouts, but many won't do the simple things proven to work. Here are three of them.
Science reveals more good news about the world's second favorite drink.
A meta-study looks at whether lowering a weight slowly really builds more muscle than lifting it fast.
Now we know exactly how much time we can take off between training and a strength competition. Check out the new science.
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.
Maybe they think it's functional. Maybe they think it's innovative. Maybe they just need attention. Whatever. This trend has to stop.
Pro bodybuilders, hot fitness chicks, strongmen, and even powerlifters sometimes use the Smith machine. Here's why.
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.
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.
A new study shows that this method of weight training works great, and it can cut your workout time in half.
Being big is great, but being big with visible abs is a thousand times better. Here's how to get there.
Natties shouldn't train or eat like steroid users. And the reverse is true too. Here the 10 things they should do differently.
Smoke that butt with these two banded exercise variations.
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.
Straps are used by pro bodybuilders, figure competitors, strongmen, and even powerlifters, so why the outrage? Here's how to use them wisely.
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.
Squats rock, but they actually don't give you complete quad development. Here's what gets skipped and what exercise will fix it.