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The Final Word: Free Weights vs. Machines

Some say free weights are best. Some say machines are best. They're both being narrow-minded. Here's the real science.

6 Easy Exercises You Won't Be Able to Do

Maybe you're pretty strong. Great. But that just increases the odds that you can't do these easy movements that would allow you to get even stronger.

Forget About Squat Depth

Two authorities on squatting think squat depth is arbitrary and senseless. Here are 5 things about squats that they think are much more important.

Tip: The Push-Up for Total Body Power

Nail your core. Build your triceps. Try this athletic push-up variation.

27 Eating Rules to Control Body Fat

Lots of diets can get you lean, but how do you keep body fat in check all year long without being on a diet? We ask our experts about their everyday strategies.

Tip: The Capsule That Does It All

This jack-of-all-trades supplement grows muscle, reduces fat, raises testosterone, lowers estrogen, and fights diseases.

Tip: The Vitamin That Treats Anxiety & Panic Attacks

Some people may need drugs for anxiety, but others just have a simple vitamin or mineral deficiency. Here's the science.

The Aggressive Diet for Natural Guys

How low in calories can you go to drop fat rapidly without losing muscle or tanking your testosterone levels? Here's the exact math you need.

The Best Damn Strength Plan For Natural Lifters

If you're a natural lifter doing the workouts of drugged lifters, you're going to be disappointed. Build maximal strength the natural way. Here's how.

The Simple Plan For Stubborn Body Fat

Nearly every trainer will say that you can't spot reduce. Well, maybe THEY can't. But here's what stubborn body fat actually is, and how to lose it.

Everyone Should Use Creatine

Everyone should take creatine, even if their goal isn't to build mountains of muscle. Here's why and how to use it.

Tip: What Erections Tell You About Your Health

Boners are a better predictor of future health than smoking, high blood pressure, or diabetes. Here's why.

The 11 Best Books for Smart Meatheads

Our experts share their favorite books on training, nutrition, and mindset. Check out the list.

Tip: Testosterone and Adult Entertainment

Does watching smut boost your T levels? Well, it depends. Here's the science.

Natural Gains: The Proven Training Strategies

Here are some proven strategies for all-natty size and strength gains, and how to put them all together into a workout plan.

The 4 Best Compound Sets for Size

Not to be confused with super sets, these smart compound sets will blow up your chest, shoulders, legs, and triceps. Take a look.

10 Dietary Myths Destroyed

Some of these are so ingrained that no one even questions them anymore. Time to put an end to that.

Tip: What Turns Women On... and Off

Science says that females want to see something when you take your clothes off, or rather, the lack of something.

5 Realistic Tests of Strength

How much weight should you be able to lift? How many reps should you be able to do? Here are some guidelines for natural, non-mutant lifters.

Steroid Users On Soapboxes

Sick of hearing steroid users talk about motivation and discipline when those things weren't apparently enough for them? Then read this rant.

Tip: Sex at the Gym

Two surveys reveal that a lot of people are focused on something other than their workouts. Warning: This gets a little frisky.

Rippetoe Goes Off

Rip has a few questions for you about unilateral exercises, imbalances, exercise variety, and why you're such a wussy.

Tip: Bigger Forearms in 3 Minutes per Week

Do this quick routine once per week and you'll be shocked by your newfound gains.

Tip: The Butt Muscle You're Missing

Strengthen this part of your glutes and you'll improve your squats and deadlifts. You might even relieve some lower back pain.

The 4 Dumbest Things Beginners Do

Newbies often waste their first year or two of training. They should be taking advantage of this magical time. Here's what to avoid and what to do instead.