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There's more than one type of grip strength, and you need to train all of them to build a powerful grip. Here's how.

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One Exercise for Stronger Squats & Biceps

Perfect your squat form and build your biceps with this simple (but challenging) exercise. Check it out.

Tip: Do More Direct Glute Training

Many people need more than squats and deads to fully train their glutes. Here's why you may need more butt stuff.

Tip: Use Drop Sets to Get Better at Pull-Ups

Suck at pull-ups? Here's how to stop sucking, get stronger, and add enough volume to build muscle.

Tip: Stop Overusing Belts and Wraps

Sometimes they're needed, and sometimes you're just setting yourself up for future injury. Here's why.

The 5 Minute Workout Booster

Five minutes is all it takes to make more gains, build more strength, and hit goals faster. Just add a simple pre-workout primer to your training. Here's how.

Tip: Do Stage Reps to Improve Your Pull-Ups

Suck at pull-ups? Avoid machines and use this training technique instead. Check it out.

Tip: For Delt Gains, Increase Time Under Tension

Constant time under tension mimics occlusion training and stimulates growth. Try this workout.

Tip: Do this Exercise to Build Biceps and Abs

This variation of the cable curl strengthens the core and biceps at the same time. Here's how to do it.

Tip: Surround Yourself With These 5 People

Outperform yourself, make gains, and enjoy the process. Every lifter needs these five types of people in his life.

Tip: Stop Doing Fasted Cardio

To keep muscle and lose more fat, do morning cardio in a "post-absorptive" state. Here's how.

Tip: End Every Workout With Your Worst Lift

Pick one lift and do 3-4 sets at 80% of your max at the end of every training session. Here's why.

Tip: Control Nutrient Partitioning With C3G

Turn food into muscle instead of storing it as fat by maximizing muscle nutrient uptake.

Tip: Do 7-4-7 Deadlifts to Boost Performance

This workout builds muscle, increases work capacity, and burns fat. Check it out.

Tip: Stop Shoulder Injuries with Spiral Loading

Here's how to prevent wrecked shoulders by getting your setup right.

Tip: Squeeze Your Glutes for Better Abs

Contracting the glutes during ab-wheel rollouts works the core musculature harder and fires up the abs.

Tip: Kill Bad Gut Bacteria to Stop Cravings

Cravings aren't all in your head. They're partly caused by what's going on in your gut. Here's how to fix it and kill the cravings.

Tip: Fire Up Your Glutes With This Exercise

This is like a concentration curl for your butt. Here's how to do it.

The NPGL: America's Newest Sport?

Scoot over, CrossFit. Competitive fitness is on the rise. Could it become America's new team sport? You decide.

The 5 Worst Types of Trainers

Like any occupation, the fitness biz has its share of morons and downright delusional characters. Here's how to spot them.

Build 360 Degree Strength

Take the flexibility test, then use a unique exercise to build strength in new body positions. Your squat and deadlift will thank you.

The Lessons of Peyton Manning

Manning broke an "unbreakable" record. And the way he did it has plenty of lessons for anyone who wants to build his body.

6 Ways to Bring the Pain

Increase time under tension and trigger new muscle growth with these six lethal combinations of compound and static exercises.

Hellfire Reps

A simple technique that forces you to use better form and full range of motion. It'll burn like heck, but you'll like the results!

The Toughest Way to Do a Set

One rep, three phases. This overload method will not only challenge you, it'll pack muscle on your weakest body parts, fast!