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Tip: Fix Your Row, Fix Your Shoulders

Here are the most common mistakes made with the horizontal row (and how to fix them).

Tip: Do This Hybrid Exercise for Delts and Traps

Feel the burn and cap off your delts with this unique exercise. Take a look.

Tip: In Defense of Higher-Rep Compound Exercises

Some coaches say to never do high reps with compound barbell movements. They're wrong. Here's why.

Tip: The Craziest Looking Grip Strength Exercise

Looks weird, but it's great for crushing strength and forearm size.

Tip: Lat Building for Heavy Guys

Give the pulldown machine a break and try these two exercises.

Tip: How to Avoid a Pec Tear

The bench press puts a lot of stress on the joints. Swap it for a variation that'll help you build muscle without the joint issues. Info here.

Tip: Deadlifting – The Recovery Issue

After making some fast progress, is your deadlift now stuck in a rut? Here's how to fix that.

5/3/1: How to Build Pure Strength

Jim Wendler's 5/3/1/ program promises slow and steady gains that will eventually turn you into the strongest guy in the gym. And it delivers, every time.

The Best Damn Workout Plan for Natural Lifters, Part 2

Not using drugs? Then stop training like someone who is. Here's how to milk your training for all its worth when taking the natural route.

Ketosis: A Reality Check

On one side of the keto debate, you have the glassy-eyed cultish fans. On the other side, bread-scarfing haters. Who's right? Here are the facts.

The Best Damn Workout Plan For Natural Lifters

Bodybuilding is full of programs used by "enhanced" lifters, but most people don't take drugs and can't get good results. This effective program is for them.

37 Tips and Tales from Dave Tate

Strength specialist Dave Tate talks about training, nutrition, supplements, and dumping oil on pizza in the quest to get big.

Tip: Two Drills To Improve Posture

These movements will make your spine and shoulders feel better and move better when doing big lifts. Check 'em out.

Push-Pull-Legs: The Ultimate Split

Training one body part per day is outdated, and full-body workouts don't always cut it. Push-pull-legs is superior for any goal. Here's why.

Fish Oil: You're Using It Wrong

Fish oil burns fat and curbs inflammation if used correctly. The problem? Many people are screwing it up. Here's how to use it to get real results.

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Tip: Cable Straight-Arm Pulldown Drop Set

Hit your lats throughout the range of motion with this untraditional drop set.

Tip: Do Kelso Shrugs for Complete Trap Development

Your "yoke" training is missing something, and it shows. Try these two exercise variations for bigger, stronger traps.

No-Weights Calf Training

Calves are tough to grow. Take this simple test of strength, then use the no-machines workout provided to finally add some meat to yours.

Tip: How to Make Trashcan Chili

Follow these simple steps and make a muscle-building meal that tastes so good you'll forget it's good for you.

Steroids for Dummies

Everything you ever wanted to know but was afraid to ask.

The Push-Pull Workout

The tried and true workout program that builds muscle, burns fat, and busts plateaus.

Row Every Day: The Thick Back Solution

Do you disappear when you turn sideways? Then you need to do a row exercise every time you hit the gym. Here's your specialization plan.

7 Squat Dilemmas Solved

Squat stance, knee flare, bar placement, hip and knee break, foot position. Find out what works best for you.

Tip: Do 20 Reps Of This Before Benching

Do this simple exercise often to fix your posture and make your shoulders feel awesome when you go heavy.