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How Sex Really Affects Training & Competition

Old-school coaches made their athletes swear off sex before competition to improve performance. Does that work? Does it apply to workouts? Here's the science.

Ugly Ab Training

Forget about trying to build pretty abs with crunches. Instead, build nasty-strong abs and they'll look great too. Here's how.

  • Abs
  • Squat the Fat Off

    Use these workout finishers to lose fat, build your legs, and see how tough you really are.

    The 11 Worst Squat Mistakes

    The squat may be the king of all exercises, but it's also the one that's screwed up the most. Are you making any of these mistakes?

    4 Exercises for Real Posture Improvement

    Most postural correction movements are missing the big picture. Here's what will really fix your posture fast.

    Tip: Master Dips for Chest & Triceps

    Everything you need to know about dips, plus some quick videos to make sure you're doing them right.

    Tip: Big-Butt Women Live Longer

    Science suggests that big-bootied women will outlive us all. Check this out.

    QI: The Russian Training Secret

    A rep is not a rep. Especially when you stretch it out 30 times longer than how it's normally done. Sounds crazy, but so are the gains you'll get from it. Check it out.

    4 Anabolic Metcon Workouts

    Some lifters avoid conditioning work because they're afraid of losing muscle... and their athleticism and waistlines suffer. Here's the fix.

    Tip: How to Increase Your Sex Drive

    A new study says we've been looking for libido in all the wrong places. Here's the truth about testosterone, estrogen and sex drive.

    Squat Mechanics: A Deep Analysis

    It's time to finally fix your squat. Here's an in-depth look at squat mechanics from the author of Starting Strength.

    Honest Advice About Steroids

    Thinking about using? Our experts have some heartfelt advice for you that you won't hear anywhere else.

    The Squat: 10 Damn Good Tips

    Squats aren't all that simple, but these recommendations are. Get under the bar and squat right with these tips.

    5 Things Exercise Nazis Get Wrong

    They advocate good form and safety, but are they keeping you small and weak? Train like a fragile flower and you'll look like one too.

    The Exact Reps That Make You Grow

    Most of the reps you do are garbage reps. They add volume but they don't grow anything. Here's a new approach to making every rep count.

    The MATADOR Intermittent Diet

    Lose the fat and keep the strength with this two-weeks on, two-weeks off plan. It's actually pretty easy. Check it out.

    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.

  • Abs
  • Tip: For Stronger Traps, Do THIS Instead of Shrugs

    One exercise combined with a specific technique can be the key to increasing trap size and strength. Take a look.

    Pump and Grunt – New Biceps Finishers

    Try these grueling training methods while the wuss boys next to you are doing their stale barbell curls for 3 sets of 10.

    The Truth About Pre-Bed Protein

    Should you consume protein right before bed for more muscle growth? Or will it make you fat? Here's what the science says.

    Lift Like a Monster, Look Like a Hero

    Get stronger, build muscle, and increase performance, all with one challenging program. Check it out.

    Tip: Trigger Biceps Growth With Spider Curls

    Nail the under-stimulated portion of your biceps and you'll add size fast. Here's how.

    Tip: Try the Ultimate Chill Pill

    This natural adaptogen has been shown to reduce excess cortisol caused by mental stress and hard training. Take a look.

    7 Proven Squat & Deadlift Boosters

    There's more to obliterating squat and deadlift sticking points than just increasing volume. Here are 7 ways to do it.

    The Truth About Squatting Deep

    Friends don't let friends squat high, but there's really no point in squatting any deeper than slightly below parallel. Here’s why.