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Tip: Use This Trick for Perfect Push-Ups

The most common push-up mistake is letting the hips sag. Here's a simple cue to fix that problem instantly.

Tip: Skip These Foods, Suffer More Mental Distress

Two foods will boost your mood and mental health, depending on how old you are. Here are the foods to focus on and when.

Tip: Build Your Rep Strength, Build More Muscle

Chances are, if muscle growth has stopped it's because you adopted too many fancy techniques instead of just getting stronger. Here's what to do.

Tip: Does Foam Rolling Have to Hurt?

Turns out, more pain doesn't equal more gain. Here's the latest science.

Tip: The Cure for Ugly Overhead Presses

Balance your shoulders and learn to brace to dominate the barbell press. Here's exactly how to do it.

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Tip: The Medball Ab Rollout

This tough rollout variation will nail your core and your lats. Do 3 to 6 sets of 5 to 8 rolls.

Tip: 5 Trumped Up Claims About Organic Food

Science finally has some conclusions about organic food. You may be surprised.

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Tip: Vertical Pallof Press

Think of this exercise as a kind of standing ab rollout. Great for overall core strength.

Tip: Metabolic Conditioning for Muscleheads

Lose fat and preserve your muscle mass with this fast, challenging workout finisher.

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Tip: The Body Saw

Nail your core and strengthen your serratus with this tougher-than-it-looks exercise.

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Tip: Supine Band Shoulder External Rotation

Rotator cuff work keeps your shoulders healthy. Coach Tumminello discusses why a popular exercise doesn't do the trick and shows you a better one.

Tip: Age Makes No Difference in Recovery Rates

Science shows that recovery rates stay fairly consistent in the young and old(er). Take a look.

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Tip: The Barbell Ab Rollout

Make the ab rollout even better by lifting your feet up. This takes the hamstrings out of the movement and makes your core work harder.

Tip: The Strength Vitamin

Most athletes have low levels of this vitamin. And only one type of it will keep your strength gains coming. Here's the science.

Tip: Is Variety More Important Than Intensity?

Doing lots of different exercises is more important than changing up sets and reps according to new research. Take a look.

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Tip: V-Sit Crunch

This bent-knee variation works best for most people because it keeps the hip flexors from taking over.

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Tip: The Modified Pike

Place your elbows on a bench and allow a bit of bending in the knees for better activation and results.

Tip: Play the Long Game

The smart lifter's approach to training and nutrition programs.

Tip: Look Worse to Look Better

No, you don't have to gain a ton of fat to build muscle, but you do need to be realistic. Here's a little reality check.

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Tip: Overhead Barbell Wrist Roller

The bench press and the overhead press require strong forearms and stable wrists. This bodyweight exercise helps with both.

Tip: An Inconvenient Truth About Your Diet

Just about any body composition problem you have is a diet problem, not a training problem. Here's why that's a tough pill to swallow.

Tip: Should You Do a Show?

Ready to get nearly naked and step onto the competitive stage? Probably not. Here's why.

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Tip: Standing Neck Supported Barbell Shrug

Shrugs are great, but most lifters only do them vertically. They can also be done horizontally to hit different areas of the traps and back.

Tip: Train Your Deep Glutes

The maximus gets all the attention, but don't forget the gluteus minimus and medius. Here's what to do.