Each year, Bodybuilding.com's readers send us a loud-and-clear message without typing a single word. You simply click on what you want, and let the numbers show us what's fueling your fitness fire.
So what's the theme of 2017? Pretty clearly, you don't want to waste your time.
With over 7 million collective visits, these articles show you to be lifters aren't just interested in looking and feeling amazing. You're looking for the biggest bang-for-the-buck exercises they're not doing, and ways to make the classics better. You're looking for efficient programming for every body part. You want ways to take the time-intensive, complicated parts of the fit life and trim away everything unnecessary. And we're happy to give you all those things!
Sit back, pop a shaker bottle, and enjoy Bodybuilding.com's top 17 articles from 2017!
This comprehensive guide shows you how to engineer every aspect of your nutrition, training, and recovery for maximum effectiveness and minimum time expenditure. Get precise about getting ripped!
With individual workouts dedicated to muscular separation, upper and lower abs, endurance and definition, and beginner-level strength, this is the abdominal motherlode!
It's just four moves—how hard could this workout be? Elite strength and bodybuilding coach Josh Bryant invites you to earn your gains the hard way, using rest-pause, contrast reps, band work, and the infamous Juarez Valley Method dip protocol.
Why choose between muscle building, strength, and conditioning when you can have them all? Our readers loved this intense, varied program created by RSP athletes Keion Dorsey, the electric Hannah Eden, and the late Curtis Bartlett.
This innovative program, designed in an elite lab by exercise scientist Christopher Barakat, has it all: A comprehensive shoulder-saving warm-up, solid benching, and enough accessory and pump work to ensure you add size, strength, and leave the gym feeling amazing.
It's the Rock. Need we say more? Every time Dwayne Jonson publishes a glimpse of his training, from how he benches to how he warms up for leg day, the entire fitness world takes note. Looking for a test this year? Try his high-volume split, if you dare!
Think curls are just curls? Then you're probably not rocking the arms you want. This is the granular stuff: What to do with your wrist, your hand position, and even your pinkie. Build your biceps like fine art!
Strength coach Nick Tumminello, the mind behind the popular True Muscle: 9 Weeks to Elite Fitness Program, shares a half-dozen game-changing arms moves using dumbbbells, cables, and even machines. Think you know it all? You definitely don't.
Tumminello's chest treatise isn't about inventing weird exercises. It's about taking classics like heavy dumbbell presses, cable flyes, and push-ups, and reinvigorating them with elite programming and technique tips.
There's a time to grind through a heavy single or double, and a time to lighten it up and go for metabolic stress and a terrifying pump. Do you have your priorities right? Let John Rusin, PhD show you the right way to gain.
It took serious guts for Kris Gethin to take one of the most iconic programs in the history of Bodybuilding.com, the 12-Week Hardcore Daily Trainer and promise he could make it better. But our readers have let us know that 8-Week Hardcore is every bit the equal of the original—and in four weeks less time.
2017 was the year that Ryan Terry took the big step up from up-and-coming IFBB pro to Arnold Classic Men's Physique champ. These are the moves that helped him build unreal abdominal definition, and how to program them for your own six-pack quest!
Looking to buld the biggest guns in town? This is the ultimate catalog of how to boost time under tension, muscle damage, and even how the right way to cheat!
Despite the popularity of the question, maybe "Do BCAAs work?" isn't the right question to be asking. Krissy Kendall, PhD looks over all the research and gives you a quick, easy to swallow overview of how to use this popular supplement for maximum effectiveness!
This one-move, high-rep finisher can be performed on any cable stack or even the Smith machine. The move it utilizes is one you've probably forgotten about, but which will be burned into your memory from now on!
Think it's just as simple as grab a weight, raise it, and put it down? You might be leaving shoulder gains un-gained and letting injuries sneak up on you. Check out these seven form cues and them wade into the comments for debate!
Scott Mathison's combination of high-flying acrobatics and serious gains have earned him hundreds of thousands of followers in social media, but he's also an innovative exercise programmer committed to making every rep count. Keep this nine-move (three supersets, one triset) gauntlet in your back pocket for a change of pace, or rock it on its own for a few weeks. You'll feel it from trap to calf!