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The 7-Day Workout Challenge

We asked our experts to give us their best week-long training challenge. Pick one and tackle it. In seven days you'll be bigger, stronger, and wiser.

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Tip: Straight-Leg Bridges

Brace the trunk, engage the glutes and hams, and hit full hip extension on each raise.

Tip: The Nastiest Spot in Your Gym & Your Kitchen

Nothing wrecks your training faster than infections and food poisoning. Here's where you're picking up the bad bugs.

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Tip: Bear Dogs

Combine the bird dog pattern with a bear stance position and you get this awesome athletic move. Great for conditioning.

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Tip: Push-Ups with Single-Arm Deficit

If you're using good form, this will practically train your entire body.

Tip: Average Training, Awesome Results

Think you have to crush PRs every week to make progress? Not so. Here's the truth.

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Tip: Stability Ball Cable Rotation

Here the stability ball acts as a cam, providing constant, equal tension. Try this instead of cable chops for core work.

Tip: Go Hard, Then Go Home. But Go Hard Often.

How to adjust your training week to allow for more protein synthesis and trigger more muscle growth.

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Tip: Heavy Renegade Row

Test your strength and stability by trying these with bodyweight. Example: A 200 pound man should be able to use a 100 pound dumbbell in each hand.

Tip: Steroids, Legality, and Liars

Have you ever used? Would you if bodybuilding drugs were legal? Check out what other fans said here.

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Tip: Medicine Ball Slam, Proper Form

To do this correctly, resist forward flexion and stay more upright.

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Tip: Inverted Row Burnout Set

Add some weight and rest-pause style reps to your inverted rows to make this so-called sissy exercise into a real back builder.

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Tip: Tension and the Paused Deadlift

This accessory lift teaches you to maintain tension, and it increases time under tension during most lifters' weakest phase of the deadlift.

Tip: What You Really Think Of Bodybuilding

We asked our readers what they thought about competitive bodybuilding. The answers were surprising.

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Tip: The Side-to-Side Pull-Up

Good at pull-ups? Nice. Now try this variation.

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Tip: 40 Second of Athleticism

Overall athleticism is a combo of movement quality, coordination, strength, and speed.

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Tip: One-And-A-Quarter Reps for Triceps

Go through a full range of motion, then a quarter of the range of motion. That's one rep.

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Tip: Reverse Bench Press

Also called the reverse inverted row, this odd-looking exercise boosts your bench press by teaching lat and upper back activation.

Tip: Yoga Moves for Strong Lifters

Some of the best warm-ups for lifting actually come from the yoga studio. Here are a few that anyone can use. No Lululemon required.

Tip: A Better Way to Split Squat

Make one simple modification and you'll get better results. Check it out.

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Tip: Foam Roller Thoracic Spine Extension

An inflexible T-spine can lead to a host of problems. Get it moving right with this drill. Note the different arm positions.

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Tip: The Kettlebell Flye

The open grip and wrist position here allows for better pec isolation.

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Tip: Spiderman Walk with Thoracic Rotation

This simple drill takes care of a few different mobility issues.

Tip: The Protein First Diet Strategy

Simple, easy, satisfying, and it'll help keep those abs visible. Here's how it works.