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  • Meet The Powerlifting Grandma, And Train Like Her!

    The weight room's newest superhero doesn't wear a cape, or even a stringer tank. It's Meg Squats starring as the powerlifting grandma, who's blowing minds and burying stereotypes one heavy rep at a time!

  • Beach Body or Bodybuilder? How Men Should Train and Eat for Each

    Not all training is the same. Bodybuilders train with heavy weights to create a large, balanced physique. If you're after a beach body, you're looking for a leaner look, so you need to eat and lift a little less. But there's more to it than that.

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  • The Brute Strength Showdown: Bodybuilding Versus CrossFit, Olympic Lifting, And Powerlifting

    Watch athlete Lawrence Ballenger go head-to-head against elite strength athletes in this unique and hilarious gauntlet of strength and athleticism!

  • Finally Earn Those Abs With This Workout And Program!

    This is the exact way to train if you want to see your hard work in the gym pay off in the mirror like never before. Earn that six-pack with fitness model Abel Albonetti guiding you every step of the way!

  • Chef Robert Irvine: Spicy Watermelon Salad

    Chef Irvine takes simple watermelon and transforms it into a sweet, spicy, savory salad that will knock your flip-flops off. It's a perfect way to get your protein on a sweltering summer day!

  • Chef Robert Irvine: Tomato and Fresh Aioli Sandwich

    If you're a foodie, you've waited all year for local tomatoes to be ripe on the vine. When they are, there's no better, simpler, or faster way to enjoy them than with this recipe from the strongest man in the kitchen, Chef Robert Irvine.

  • A Champion Bodybuilder's 7 Essential Rules Of Shredding

    Winning bodybuilding contests is all about learning: from other bodybuilders, from judges, and from yourself. Derek Lunsford, the 2017 NPC GB Men's Light Heavyweight champ, passes on some good lessons from his first few years on the platform.

  • Fit Employee Spotlight: Niranh Saniranh

    Working as a customer service representative helps Saniranh keep his spirit and fitness on speed dial. Here's how this diehard lifter brings the spirit of Golden Age greats like Serge Nubret back to life in his training!

  • Editors' Picks: Our Favorite Things for July 2018

    Here are some tasty new ways to get your protein and carbs, turn those nutrients into rippling muscle, and keep high-tech track of the whole process.

  • Get Ripped Fast: How to Incinerate Maximum Body Fat in Just 14 Days

    Desperate times call for desperate measures. If you absolutely, positively need to drop some major poundage STAT, here's how to git 'er done. It won't be a walk in the park, but it'll work—as long as you do your part.

  • Back Work for Men: The 6 Best Routines for Bigger Lats

    Make your back bigger, thicker, wider, and more detailed while building a strong foundation for future growth!

  • Build That Freaky Upper Body With This Workout!

    No shortcuts here. Just a solid chest, shoulders, and triceps routine that will allow you to lift some solid weights, chase a crazy pump, and strut out of the gym in 30-45 minutes, feeling amazing.

  • This Is The Exact Warm-Up Your Upper Body Needs

    Set aside 10 minutes, grab a band and a foam roller, and get ready. This is the perfect start for any upper-body training, complete with a video guide and coaching cues to guide you!

  • Get Uplifted With This Squat Workout From Meg Squats!

    Take your body and your training to a new level with this lower-body workout from powerlifter, fitness model, and YouTube star Meg Squats. If you've ever felt the urge to see how strong you can be, this is for you!

  • Supplement Company of the Month: Muscle Beach Nutrition

    It started as a place where bodybuilders could come together and share equipment, knowledge, and suntan lotion. Today, it's a state of mind that has found its way into a superior product line used by athletes around the world.

  • Unstoppable: The Ultimate Guide to Training Through Injury

    If you're a beat-up lifter, or just a beat-up human being, then this is for you. Learn how to optimize your lifting form, make effective exercise substitutions, and construct workouts that'll leave you feeling amazing.

  • Act Fast to Make This the Best Father's Day Yet

    Skip the goofy gifts and get dad something he can really use. Here are five unique and affordable health-and fitness-related gift ideas to keep the man of the family purring like a well-tuned motor.

  • Back and Biceps Plus BFR: The Perfect Combo!

    Heavy lifting and unbelievable pumps? We've got 'em. All you need is a pair of cuffs and an iron will to get the best workout of your week!

  • Logan Franklin's Joint-Friendly Chest Workout

    You can't grow your pecs if your shoulders are screaming in pain. That's why MuscleTech-sponsored athlete Logan Franklin attacks his pecs, not his joints.