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Diamond Calves and Old School Exercises

A novel calf routine plus a selection of old-school total-body exercises.

Built for Show

In this exclusive excerpt from his new book, Nate Green looks at the beliefs and behaviors that keep skinny guys skinny and fat guys fat.

Fix That Weak Link!

Regardless of whether your goal is to deadlift 1,000 pounds or to build a shredded Christmas tree, the principles are basically the same.

Size and Strength Training for Generation Ent

In Part 2 of his series, Mahler shows you how to get big and strong without ever getting bored with your workouts.

6 Random Ways to Accelerate Your Training

6 ways to pack on muscle, from adjusting heel position to build freaky quads to slowing down rep speed for gargantuan biceps.

Peary Rader's Old-School Training

The most effective muscle-building programs might also be the simplest. How simple? Try one exercise.

Who Cares if It Looks Weird?

One of the world's most successful and respected bodybuilding coaches sounds off on training techniques, excessive drug use, and what it means to coach with a capital C.

A Better Body Without Weights?

The right bodyweight exercises can be damn tough and give you great results. Disagree? Try out a few of the exercises on this list.

You Don't Know Jack About Your Back

A muscle-numbing routine for the most spectacular, but often most-neglected body part.

New Tools of Torture

Thibs thinks you're looking kind of small lately. Says your girlfriend's been bad-mouthing your physique, too. Fortunately, he's taken pity on you and come up with some new movements for you to try.

Question of Strength 46

Poliquin answers your questions about twice per day training, carbs for endurance athletes, the best time of day to train and much more. Check it out.

The Skinny-Legs Cure

If you’re looking to jack up your wheels as fast as possible, this is the program for you.

My 5 "Ah-Ha" Moments

As a young man in the iron game, Mike was surrounded by people who drank the pro-bodybuilder Kool-Aid. He never squatted ('cause it hurts your knees) and never deadlifted. Now he knows better.

The Five Elements of Program Dominance

Volume, frequency, density, intensity, and intensiveness. Here’s what you need to know about each to train right for your goals.

Real Men Do Sissy Squats

This forgotten squat exercise is still one of the best ways to build quads.

Beef Up Your Body Composition

Muscle insulin sensitivity, lifting tempo, and how to use control days to maximize your mass phase.

Stupid Things Young Guys Do in the Gym

Ten mistakes younger guys make in the gym.. and yeah, some older guys too. And some women.

The Reg Park Way To Serious Size And Strength

Reg Park, the guy who inspired Arnold, knew how to build strength and symmetry. Here’s what we can still learn from him today.

The Reality Show Mass Circuit

This week Thibs presents a "Survivor" inspired workout where you do four basic strength-exercises in a circuit. As soon as you reach failure on a particular movement, it gets "voted off the island."

The Small Calf Solution

Never take calf-building advice from guys with naturally huge calves. Instead, seek advice from the guy who had small calves but built them up. Get that advice here.

The Constant Tension Alternate Curl

There are 3 ways to simulate growth: Inflict structural damage, increase neural activation, or prevent blood and oxygen from entering the muscle during a set. Few exercises do all three, but the constant tension alternate curl does.

Want Big Arms? Stop Wasting Your Time!

You've spent 6 months trying to add a quarter inch to your arms. Dr Darden has just one question: “Why take 6 months to do it when you could do the same thing in 2 weeks?” Here's how...

Top Priority for Lower Traps

Everyone thinks about upper traps, but not lower. That's too bad because the lower traps are crucial for proper movement, strength, and symmetry. Here's how to train them.

Variety and Rules for Progression

The real secret to building muscle and strength is to progress. You have to challenge your body and find ways to progressively ask more of it. Christian tells you how.

Training Frequency and Rest Periods

How often should you train? How long should you rest between sets? Get the answers here.