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Violent Jump Squats for Dense Muscle Growth

Doing jump squats will make you powerful while recruiting fast-twitch fibers and giving you dense, muscular legs. Here’s what you need to know.

Vegans Suck at Science. Here's The Proof.

Ignore the vegans and their bad science. Here's the truth about meat, cancer, heart disease, inflammation, and the environment.

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.

Variations on the Shrug

Shrugs and beastly traps go together like certain high-ranking generals and sleazy MILFs. But what if you've been hitting those shrugs all wrong?

Variations on a Theme

There are scores of biceps movements. Furthermore, there are hundreds of ways to do those biceps movements. The trouble is, unless you're involved in this business full-time, you tend to adopt certain exercises and do them over and over again, to the exclusion of all others.

Variable Cluster Training

We all know building a muscular body takes time, but if you want to speed things up and kickstart some serious hypertrophy, you must make intelligent use of two core muscle-building concepts: absolute strength and absolute volume.

Use Your Strong Hand - Advanced Grip Training

Most guys can't sweep the room without using wrist straps to grab onto the broom. Here's how to fix that sad, sad, problem.

Use Rollers and Lacrosse Balls for Gains

Break up the scar tissue that reduces flexibility, contractibility, and blood flow using a roller and a lacrosse ball. Here's how.

Upper/Lower Circuit Training

Drop tubs of lard off your waistline while maintaining or even gaining lean mass with weight training circuits.

Upper-Back Training for Deadlifts

Your pull is only as strong as your weakest link, and for many, it's not the lower back that's holding you back.

Up Your Work Capacity

How to build a bigger gas tank to power through your most demanding training.

Up for a Quickie?

Christian serves up 3 innovative methods for taking your gains to new heights - one for biceps, one for arms in general, and a Bizarro World method that involves doing the opposite of everything you now do.

Unusual Fat Loss Methods, Backed by Science

What do dogs, weed, sex, nicotine, a clean house, and cold potatoes have in common? They can help you lose fat. Check out the weird science.

Unlock Natural Gains: Neuro Type 1

To build muscle or strength, your training must match your genetic neurological profile. Here's how Type 1 should train.

Unleash the Power of the Jump Squat

Disable your strength limits and unleash your true power potential by learning this forgotten old school ass kicker.

Unilateral Work for Building Muscle

You probably never thought about it, but most people can't produce as much force using two bilateral limbs to perform an exercise as they can if they perform the exercise with each limb individually and then add together the force of each side. It's called the bilateral deficit and you should take advantage of it to pack on some muscle.

Unilateral Movements Make You Weak

There's a term to describe the overzealous advocates of unilateral movements: small and weak. Here’s why.

Under the Big Iron

An interview with champion powerlifter Mike Miller

Unconventional Workout - Triceps

Give your triceps training a much-needed shake-up and start hammering out some horseshoes!

Unconventional Workout - Shoulders

The Unconventional Workout guy tackles shoulders and comes up with some innovative deltoid-plateau busters!

Unconventional Workout - Biceps

Got a set of biceps that haven't grown since the Clinton years? Well, put down that cigar and start stretching some shirtsleeves.

Unconventional Workout - Abs

Still doing three sets of crunches for abs before leaving the gym? Check out this article for a new approach to the coveted six-pack.

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  • Unconventional Trap Bar Exercises

    Trap bars are great for deadlifts and shrugs, but there are plenty of awesome, lesser-known exercises that you can use it for. Check these out.

    Uncontrollable Growth

    Nutritionist Mike Roussell lays out some of the basics (and some of the not-so basics) for eating your way towards muscularity.

    Ultimate Hamstring Movement

    When was the last time you went grocery shopping and had your knees buckle because your hamstrings were too sore? Well, it's time to recreate that moment.