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Running Doesn't Suck

Why are people listening to fat guys who squat 800 pounds but can barely move? The truth is, running (not jogging) has a host of benefits to the weight lifter.

Sport, Not Beauty Pageant

Our undercover IFBB pro dishes the dirt on what really goes on behind the scenes of professional bodybuilding competitions. In this installment, he tackles the questionable judging criteria.

22 Proven Rep Schemes

Want to build pure brute strength? How about unadulterated muscular size? Maybe both? Here are the best set/rep schemes for your goal.

How Deep Should I Squat?

Not everyone was meant to squat deep, but a simple test will tell you how deep you can safely go. And if "butt wink" is a problem, there are easy ways to fix it.

Steroids: The Birth of a Demon

The real story you've never heard behind the demonization of steroids, from Ben Johnson and Lyle Alzado to Barry Bonds and Lance Armstrong.

20-Minute Muscle Builder

All you need is a bar, a bench, and 20 spare minutes to build a strong and muscular body. Want to lean up too? Add 4 minutes.

The Simple Deadlift Program

This once-per-week deadlift program will give you a 20-50 pound increase in 1RM over a 16-week period.

Cardio Kills

Endurance training may make you leaner, but it'll eat up muscle, damage your cardiovascular system, elevate cortisol, put you in an acidic state, and might just kill you.

A CrossFit Apology

Christian Thibaudeau used to make fun of CrossFit athletes, but since he began coaching them, they've taught him a few valuable things... along with earning his respect.

Ab Training Made Simple

You only need two or three exercises to build your abs. The trick is to choose the right exercises and breathe correctly while doing them. Here's how.

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  • Full-Body Workouts of the Legends

    The full-body routines of guys like Gironda and Schwarzenegger work as well today as they did 40 or 50 years ago.

    Powerlifting: The Good, Bad and Ugly

    The sport of powerlifting is awesome, except for all the not-so-awesome parts. Here are the pros and cons you need to know.

    From 0 to 100: Know Your Percentages!

    Each training percentage, from zero to 100% of your 1RM, has a distinct effect on speed, power, and hypertrophy. Here’s how to use that info wisely.

    How to Burn Stubborn Body Fat

    Eating less and exercising more isn't going to get rid of stubborn pockets of fat. Here's the smart way to blast those love handles and saddlebags.

    The Problem with “Exercise Science”

    Want to become a strength coach or high-level trainer? Most of today's programs will only help you become a miseducated rep-counter making minimum wage at Planet Fitness.

    Heavy Deadlifting 101

    Sumo or conventional stance? Mixed, overhand or hook grip? And what's the best way to program it? You have deadlift questions, Matt Kroc has answers.

    Bigger, Better Glutes

    The hip thrust is the go-to move for building athletic speed and power, in addition to building a great butt. Here’s how to do it. 

    Masochistic Mechanical Drop Sets

    To bring up hard-to-grow muscle groups, use mechanical drop sets instead of straight sets. Here are 8 painful ways to do it.

    Back Squats Vs. Box Squats

    The box squat doesn't get all that much respect, but in this match-up, it's the Rocky Balboa of the squat world.

    The Bulking Diet Delusion

    No male needs to get above 12% body fat to gain muscle at an optimal rate. Seven reasons why a dirty bulk will wreck your body over the long haul.

    In Defense of CrossFit

    For all its flaws, CrossFit has done wonders for fitness. It's time we give credit where credit is due, even if CrossFitters are kinda annoying.

    P90X and Muscle Confusion: The Truth

    You may not be doing P90X, but plenty of your schmuck friends are. Let them read this and save them from mediocrity.

    The Death of Steady State Cardio

    Endurance work makes you soft and weak. Steady state cardio, as a fat loss tool, should be buried. Metabolic interval training or HIIT is far superior.

    Building a Superhuman Core

    Meatheads say, “Just squat and deadlift, bro. That's all the core training you'll ever need.” Too bad they're wrong.

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  • The Best Exercises. Period.

    The absolute best movements for fat loss, maximum power, chest development, overall strength, and more.