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  • Supersets For A Massive Back With Evan Centopani

    Back day can be a bear, but by putting together superset combos that prime your body for the big compound lifts to follow, you can make bullish progress.

  • Ali Holman's 20-Minute Fit

    You may not have much time, but it's enough to get serious results. Ali Holman's 20-minute follow-along workouts can help anyone lean out and feel amazing, with no gym required!

  • The Best Way To Bring Up Lagging Body Parts

    To create a balanced bodybuilder physique, you need to understand why some of your muscles are not as developed as others, choose exercises that target these weaker muscles, and then do those exercises a lot, at least at first.

  • Awards 2018: Podcast Episode of the Year

    Our podcast is the cure for common cardio. Plug in, take mental notes, and learn something valuable you can put into action right away!

  • Awards 2018: Health and Wellness Product of the Year

    When the workout is done and it's time to recover, these are the products you trust to support your health and simply feel good. Feeling good feels good!

  • Awards 2018: Protein of the Year

    Picky about your protein powder? You should be. These are the products that our users and experts trust to help them turn hard work into hard muscle!

  • Awards 2018: Nutrition Article of the Year

    Good nutrition is the foundation of any good fitness program, and it's the key to great results. These nutrition articles stood out from the rest.

  • Awards 2018: Transformation of the Year

    Making a big change in your physique requires a lot of motivation and determination. Nobody knows this better than people who have undergone amazing total-life transformations! Here are your favorites from this year.

  • Awards 2018: Livestream of the Year

    If you didn't catch them live, now's your chance to revisit our top Facebook live videos from 2018 and see what you've been missing!

  • Awards 2018: Stack of the Year

    Ready to dive into an ambitious, potentially life-changing fitness experience? The right stack can make a big difference. Here's what you've told us are your favorites!

  • Awards 2018: Influencer of the Year

    These top health and fitness experts inspire thousands of individuals every day to build muscle, lose weight, gain strength, and transform their lives.

  • Awards 2018: Workout Accessories of the Year

    No late-night infomercial gimmicks here! These are the simple, portable workout accessories that you've told us made all the difference in your training.

  • Awards 2018: All Access Program of the Year

    What's the best online fitness program? Here are the ones you told us you've loved the most and had the best results from this year!

  • Awards 2018: Pre-Workout of the Year

    When you're looking to lock and load before hitting the weight room, these are what you reach for. Meet your top pre-workouts!

  • Awards 2018

    What and who in your fit life really makes the difference between sweet success and pure struggle? We asked our users to pick their favorite products, people, and programs of 2018. Here's what you told us!

  • Awards 2018: Clothing of the Year

    Treating yourself to new threads is one small way to pat yourself on the back if you've been hitting the gym hard, or maybe to kick yourself in the butt if you haven't. Here's the merch you've crushed hardest on this year!

  • Awards 2018: Brand of the Year

    What supplement company are you trusting most with your gains this year? Here's what you said.

  • Awards 2018: Breakout Product of the Year

    If you're the kind of person who keeps an ear to the ground in search of the next great thing in supp science, here it is!

  • Awards 2018: Post-Workout of the Year

    When the set is over, or when the workout never seems to end, the right post-workout blend is essential. Here's what you told us you like best!

  • 7 Ways to Boost Your Gym Performance

    Can every one of your workouts be outstanding? Probably not. But here are a few ways to set yourself up for success every time you grip iron.