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The Bulking and Cutting Handbook

Should I bulk or cut? It's a common (and annoying) question. Here's what you need to know before making your decision.

6 Hard Truths About Dieting

Fat loss is supposed to be tough and you need an honest appraisal of what you're up against. This is it.

Tip: Do This at Bedtime for Surefire Muscle

It's a strategy everyone's talked about for years, but no one was sure exactly how well it worked and whether there were any drawbacks.

Kill the Dumb Diets

What makes you fat? Insulin? The quality of food you eat? Or is it just calories in, calories out? Here's where most so-called diet gurus go wrong.

The Top 5 Supplements for Hardcore Health

Add years to your life. Add life to your years. Oh, and improve your sex life too with these proven health supplements.

Tip: Ultra-Processed vs. Unprocessed Diets

Did we need a study for this? Probably not, but the results are still fascinating. Check it out.

Your Brain On Keto

Think the keto diet is awesome? Maybe. Maybe not. Its affects on the brain and the appetite aren't the same for everyone. Here's why.

Tip: Wheat and the Zonulin Issue

Why do many non-celiacs feel better when they drop gluten? Because gluten may not be the real problem with bread and pasta. Info here.

Tip: What Really Happens When You Pig Out

Does having a big sloppy meal kill your diet? Exactly how much fat do you gain when eat more than you should? Answers here.

Tip: The Single Most Effective Fat Loss Strategy

Take 100 people and put them on a diet. Who will be most successful? The people who do this.

How to Train Your Metabolism

You don't want a sluggish metabolism... or even a fast metabolism. You want a flexible metabolism capable of switching fuels rapidly. Here's how to get it.

Tip: White Rice or Brown?

Which one of the two, if either, is best for a lifter to eat? The answer seems obvious, but it's not.

Question of Power 4

Coach Carter tackles tricep growth, dietary restraint, and how to tell if you're ready to compete in bodybuilding. Check it out.

Ask Us Anything 03

Testosterone injection strategies, beating cravings, the best exercises, calf training, and the steroid controversy.

Tip: Carb Intake for Natural Lifters

Very low-carb diets reduce muscle gains in natural lifters. Here's why, plus a better plan.

Tip: Fat Loss and Muscle Retention

Do you have to lose some muscle to lose fat? Not really. Here are some calorie guidelines to get you started.

Tip: How Much Protein Should Natural Lifters Eat?

How many grams for hypertrophy phases? How many grams for fat-loss phases? Here's where to start.

Tip: The Insulin Factor

Every fat loss diet works via caloric deficit, but insulin plays a role too in body composition... and it's not always the bad guy.

Tip: The College Diet For Iron Addicts

What's a good diet for college kids who can't spend a lot? Get the answer here.

Tip: Training vs. Diet for Fat Loss

If you could only start by doing one thing, training first or dieting first, which would be best for long-term leanness? Answer here.

Ask Us Anything 02

We field your questions about female testosterone usage, losing fat while getting strong, and making gains on a budget.

The Big Fat Keto Diet Fail

Yes, if you eat fewer calories you'll lose fat. But the keto diet isn't superior for fat loss, and certainly not for muscle gain. Here's the science.

Tip: Don't Eat 6 Meals a Day

Eating 5 or 6 meals a day is a losing strategy that not only makes it harder to stay lean, but can also cause premature aging.

Tip: The Two Keys to Permanent Fat Loss

What's the best diet for losing fat? Answer: Any eating plan that contains BOTH of the elements discussed here.

Tip: Drink This Much Coffee to Repair DNA

Coffee's been shown to increase lifespan and it probably has to do with its protective effect on DNA. Here's how much and what kind to drink.