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Build Your Backside, Destroy the Competition

If you're like most lifters, your glutes, hams, and lower back are lagging. Bring 'em up to perform better, get faster, be stronger, and look hotter.

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.

  • Abs
  • Bulgarian Split Squats

    Can the foot-elevated split squat build legs as well as the squat? Before you answer, read this.

    Bulgarian Training Simplified

    Bulgarian training works for top Olympic lifters. Here's how average guys and gals can make it work for bodybuilding and powerlifting.

    Burn 450% More Calories Without Cardio

    Five ways to burn fat that beat the crap out of cardio. The secret? How you perform the last set of a weight lifting exercise can lead to dramatic fat loss without losing any muscle.

    Carb Cycling for Fat Loss

    Think carb cycling is too damn complicated for real men to follow? Coach Henriques' plan is as simple as it is effective.

    Cardio for Strong People

    Forget boring, strength-sapping forms of cardio. These treadmill and bike finishers will burn fat and increase athleticism in just 4-12 minutes.

    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.

    Cardio: The Strength and Muscle Killer?

    Does doing cardio after a lifting workout really rob your gains? Here's what science has to say.

    Coconut Oil: Health Food or Heart Killer?

    Coconut oil went from superfood to serious concern for the American Heart Association. They say it clogs the arteries. Are they right? Here's the real story.

    Core Confusion

    You don't need ab exercises, just squat and deadlift, right? Wrong! Turns out the studies were misinterpreted. Here's what really hits your core.

  • Abs
  • Core Training That Isn't Stupid

    Drop the planks and crunches. There's a better way. Here's how to really train your core to build overall strength and athleticism.

    Creatine: Scam or Staple?

    Creatine has been around forever, but you don't hear much about it these days. Does it even work? Should you be taking it? Here's what you need to know.

    CrossFit and Functional Training

    Heavy barbell training is the best way to build strength. And everything about sports performance gets better when you're stronger.

    CrossFit and Steroids

    A noted performance enhancing drug expert examines CrossFit and answers the controversial question: are top CrossFitters using PEDs?

    CrossFit, Kevin Ogar, and Questions

    A CrossFit athlete severs his spine during a competition. Freak accident or something that could have been prevented?

    CrossFit: The Good, Bad, and the Ugly

    CrossFit is the greatest thing ever to happen to barbell training, except for all the awful parts of it.

    CrossFitters Aren't Athletes

    Are bodybuilders or CrossFitters athletes? Are bodybuilding and CrossFit even sports? You might not like the answers.

    Deadlift Diagnosis

    Yes, folks, I'm a deadlift-aholic. I don't just want to pull; I want to pull every minute of every day for the rest of my life.

    Deadlifts: Which Type is Best For You?

    Everyone has a favorite deadlift - the one they're strongest at. Here's how to figure out which one you should be doing.

    Deconstructing the Deadlift

    There's more to proper deadlifting than "grip it and rip it." You're about to get your PhD in pulling.

    Delts on Fire

    If you're a hardgainer in the shoulder department it's time to ramp up the way you've been training.

    Dispelling the Dumbest Protein Myths

    If you've ever gotten into a debate about protein with someone, one of you probably brought up one of these myths. Hope it wasn't you.

    Dispelling the Glute Myth

    Could it be that everything we thought we knew about glute training was ass-backwards?

    Ditch The Barbell Bench Press

    Good benchers often have rotten chest development. The problem? Barbell bench pressing. Here's how to fix it.