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8 Ways Lifting Makes You Better At Everything

Strength training is also life training, if you approach it with the right mindset. These inspiring truths will have you nodding your head in agreement—and heading for the gym!

3 Reasons To Consider Keto

A diet favoring bacon, avocado, and eggs sounds wonderful, but is it worth giving up sugar, pasta, and bread? Learn how a keto diet can benefit nearly anyone.

Mike Vazquez's 400-Rep Juggernaut Circuit

Take your conditioning level from bad to badass with Performix athlete Mike Vazquez's unique circuit workout that combines weights, bodyweight, and serious work!

Gain An Inch On Your Chest In One Day

Dying to move up a shirt size? This extreme, 7-hour chest workout pushes every muscle-growth mechanism to the max and promises extraordinary pec gains!

Steve Cook Smashes Arms And Shoulders

Big is good, but big and strong is even better. Build a set of seriously strong shoulders and arms with this superset-based video workout from Steve Cook!

We 'Mirin Vol. 136: 10 Physiques That Just Aren't Fair

There are some familiar faces and arms in this lineup, plus a few you may not have seen. Which one will inspire you to hit the iron?

9 Mind-boggling Instagram Transformations

Just when you thought it was safe to put down the phone and go do something productive, these nine amazing transformations arrived from Instagram. Prepare to be inspired!

The 6 Things You Need To Become An Elite Athlete

The rules and equipment vary in every sport and competition, but if you have dreams of reaching elite levels in any athletic endeavor, here are the 6 things you absolutely need!

15 Minutes To Fit: Meet Zuzka Light

Who is Zuzka Light, and how did she rise to the top of the fitness world? Learn the story behind this inspirational online trainer and author.

7 Foods With A Bad Rap That Are Actually Good For You

Some foods get wrongly accused of all kinds of mayhem. These 7 choices often get a bad rap, but they're surprisingly healthy once you look at the research!

How to Conquer 5 Common CrossFit Problems

If you're tired of having to scale back weights and reps on hard CrossFit workouts, it's time to fix what's holding you back. Here's how to correct 5 common problems and keep moving forward!

Your Post-Transformation Fitness Guide!

You've just starred in your own stunning physical transformation. But what will you do for an encore? Here's how to build on your fitness success after your "after" photo!

30-Minute Paleo-Friendly Dinners

If you follow a paleo diet, a quick drive-thru dinner isn't an option when you're in a rush. Here are 4 protein-packed meals you can make in under 30 minutes!

Is Your Personality Sabotaging Your Transformation?

No two transformations are the same, but common personality traits can work against you and derail your results. Learn how to overcome these 5 transformation pitfalls!

12 Delicious FreakMode Recipes

Make nutrition easy by cooking these healthy and delicious FreakMode recipes!

Why White Rice Is Your Ideal Carb After A Hard Workout

The world's most popular grain is also the best one to fill your plate post-workout. No matter what you eat the rest of the day, here's why you should load up on rice at this crucial time!

The New Science Of Size And Strength

There's a way to train for muscle growth, and a way to train for strength. But they're not the same thing...right? A PhD put the old way of doing things to the test and gives you the insider's perspective!

It's Time For Bodybuilding And CrossFit To Make Peace

Hating on each other stopped being cute a long time ago. It's time for all of the dominant fitness paradigms to stop infighting and unite against a common enemy!

Jessie Hilgenberg: What's In Your Fridge?

If you think the fridge of an IFBB figure pro changes for the worse after having a baby, you're wrong. Check out the fridge of fit mama Jessie Hilgenberg.

3 Insider Techniques For Building Bigger Legs

Check out the 3 bodybuilder-tested techniques that will explode your legs, and the workout that packs them all into one routine!

Mark Lost 130 Pounds On A College-Student's Budget

Overweight and bullied, Mark began eating nothing but fruit and vegetables in order to lose weight. Hungry for more, he hit the weights to achieve his dream body.

5 Ways You're Dead Wrong About Plant-Based Proteins

Protein doesn't have to come from animal sources to be effective. Here are 5 myths about plant-based protein you need to get past once and for all!

Transform Your Body In 8 Weeks!

Don't slow down now that resolution season is over. Keep going. Keep transforming. Keep crushing new milestones. Here's the program to make it happen!

7 Movements You Need For Full-Body Strength

Is your one-sided program setting you up for frustration? Eradicate your weaknesses for a body that performs from any angle by mastering the fundamental human movement patterns!

Ask The Science Chick: What's The Best Time Of Day To Work Out?

Our science editor, Krissy Kendall, PhD, CSCS, weighs in on whether there's an optimal time of day to train for building muscle and strength!

Jim Stoppani's Guide To Dips

Are dips a chest or triceps exercise? The answer is both. Here's your guide to the subtle nuances of each variation to help you maximize your chest and triceps development!

Trash Your Triceps With Evan ''Ox'' Centopani

Are you giving your triceps as much attention as your biceps? Try this pro-level routine to forge a set of horseshoe triceps any blacksmith would be proud of!

How To Make The Perfect Healthy Stir-Fry!

It's time to add some diesel to the standard stir-fry. Combine a delicious pile of protein, veggies, and carbs in this easy-to-make recipe, and give your gains some serious fuel!

Protein And M&M Cake Jars

Cake, candy, and gains make this one delicious dessert.

Annie Parker's Lower-Body Bikini Workout

Do your bikini bottom justice with this glute-and-hamstring-building workout from an IFBB pro bikini competitor. Stretch, contract, and expect to feel the burn!

Fitstagram Volume 37: 10 Incredible Transformations

Need a reason to hit the weights hard this week? Use these examples of perseverance and strength to crush your goals.

30-Minute Muscle-Building Workouts For Every Body Part!

Dramatically reduce your workout time without sacrificing any muscle-building benefits. These 5-8-12 body-part workouts will show you a new way to train in short order!

3 Ways To Train The Single-Arm Dumbbell Row

The single-arm dumbbell row should be placed in every single type of training program, period. Here's how to use it for your specific strength, hypertrophy, and performance goals!

Become A Man Made of Steel

Superman is synonymous with his iconic physique, so Henry Cavill had big red boots to fill. Here's how he built his physique to make it the most heroic look yet!

How Wide Should Your Bench-Press Grip Be?

Don't just get under the bar and guess where to put your hands. Make a plan that matches your goals with help from this simple guide!

Your Complete Guide To IIFYM

Flexible dieting, or "if it fits your macros," has its critics and plenty of diehard fans. But is it right for you? Here's everything you need to know, and some numbers to get you started!

5 Things You Don't Know About Beta-Alanine

You may be familiar with the way beta-alanine makes you feel, but are you aware of what it can do for you? Find out everything you never knew about this pre-workout supplement.

10 Ways To Maximize Your Energy

Exercise is supposed to boost your energy levels, right? So is yours doing it? If not, improve your approach with these tips!

6 Great Alternatives To The Standard Barbell Squat

Avoiding squats because of lower-back pain? Do one of these worthy substitutes instead for comparable gains in strength and size.

Rising Up: The Story Of Wheelchair Bodybuilder Nick Scott

A car accident left Nick Scott unable to walk, but it didn't derail his competitive ambitions. He's become a shining light in wheelchair bodybuilding and an inspiration to lifters everywhere!

6 Finishing Moves For The Pump Of Your Life

Don't let your workout fizzle to a stop. Keep burning to the very end with these unique finishers that require minimal equipment.

4 Simple Supplements For Vegetarians

Don't wait until you're deficient in an important nutrient to start looking for answers. Boost the power of your vegetarian diet with these simple supplements!

Can Cardio Ruin Your Gains?

Are you someone who shuns cardio for fear it'll cost you all of your gains? Here's what science has to say on the subject!

Shortcut to Strength Supplement Stack

Get the right supplements to support your intense workouts and precision nutrition plan before starting Shortcut to Strength!

Jim Stoppani's Shortcut To Strength: Training Overview

Don't let strength be your weakness. Follow Jim Stoppani's systematic guide to your best lifts ever—and earn the muscle to match!

Jim Stoppani's Shortcut to Strength: Nutrition Overview

Training for strength doesn't mean diet goes out the window. You can absolutely maximize your results with what you eat and the supps you take. Here's how!