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Tip: Do the Sandwich Press for Big Pecs

Want to recruit as many chest fibers as possible? Yes, you do. Add this to the end of your next chest workout.

Tip: The Leg Exercise Everyone Needs

Are those your legs or are you riding a stork? If you've ever been the butt of that joke, add this to your leg day.

Tip: Take the 1-Minute Pull-Up Challenge

It's tougher than it sounds. Check out the details of the challenge here, then let us know how you do.

Tip: The Double Kettlebell Delt Builder

This lift will build your shoulders, but your entire body will be punished too – from glutes to lats. Check it out.

Tip: Take the Ultimate Stability Challenge

This is a true test of full-body stability, strength, and motor control. Take a look.

Tip: The 4-Minute Video Guide to Raw Benching

Want to build strength AND size with the bench press? Here's how to get your form to match your goals.

Tip: A Better Way to Build Hammies

Weak hamstrings? This training technique will get them bigger and stronger.

Tip: A Supplement for Muscle Gain & Athleticism

A new study on this legal supplement showed dramatic increases in strength, muscle size, and athleticism. Take a look.

Tip: 3 Great Things About Lifting Weights

Sure, you'll build muscle and strength, but there's more. Here's what non-lifters just don't know.

Tip: Challenge Yourself. In the Gym and Out

How weight training can improve your mindset and your entire life.

Tip: Low-Carb Diets and Cortisol

Long-term low-carb dieting leads to chronically elevated cortisol levels. Not good. Here's how to avoid it.

Tip: Progress Stalled? Run This Checklist

No muscle gains? No fat loss? Answer these questions to make sure you have the basics covered.

Tip: The Best Exercise to Boost Your Deadlift

If you miss your big pulls at the bottom of the lift, there are three problems that need to be addressed. This accessory exercise fixes them all.

6 Ways to Build Muscle Under 20 Minutes

Most workouts take too much time and you get too little out of them. Here are 6 ways to make your workouts tougher and a lot more time efficient.

Tip: Painful Advice for New Coaches & Trainers

New to coaching? Want to train top athletes? Here's a reality check.

Tip: Do the Tabletop Row

Stop butchering the barbell row. Do this accessory exercise, find your form flaws, then get back to heavy rows. Check it out.

Tip: Improve Your Bench Press With This Spray

Sounds crazy, but many top strength athletes are starting to do it. Check this out.

Sex Appeal, Fitness, and Fat Shaming

Is our standard of beauty too harsh? Is leanness unfairly prized? Here's what science and history have to say about fitness, fatness, and our preferences.

Tip: The Best Way to Set Gym Goals

What are your goals? Take 3 minutes and outline them like this. You'll be twice as likely to reach them.

Tip: A Better Way to Do Face-Pulls

It's a popular exercise, as it should be, but here's how to make it even more effective.

Tip: Fix Your Metabolism With Table Salt

74% of Americans are deficient in a nutrient that's crucial to metabolism, growth, and overall health. Here's a simple way to get enough.

Tip: Beware of Counterfeit Olive Oil

Stop being a sucker. 73% of the olive oils on U.S. shelves are counterfeit or inferior. Here's what you need to know.

Tip: Do Only New Exercises for 3 Weeks

Many top strength athletes do this. Here's why you should do it too.

Tip: Ladies, Stop Being Scale-Obsessed

The scale is just one tool for evaluating your progress, and not even a good one. Here's what you need to know.