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Tip: Deadlift Setup: Take the Slack Out

Just before liftoff, take the slack out by pulling the chest up and pulling the bar against the weights. Listen for the clink.

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Tip: Dumbbell Turkish Get-Up

Get-ups are great for improving stability, core strength, and mobility, and you don't have to have a kettlebell to do them.

Tip: The Crunch: Safe or Dangerous?

There's a lot of misinformation out there about the good ol' ab crunch. Here's the truth, backed by science.

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Tip: Hanging Leg Raise (Modified)

In this big/tall guy version of the leg raise, use bent elbows, tuck the knees, and lever from the shoulder joint.

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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.

Tip: One Exercise to Fix Strength Leaks

Are you leaking strength because of a lagging muscle, or a muscle group that can't stay tight? Probably. Here's how to plug the leak.

Tip: Frozen is Better Than Fresh

Freezing sometimes increases the nutritional value of foods, so stop categorizing frozen food as processed.

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.

Tip: This Can Stop Fat Loss

It's a common problem that can stall fat loss and wreck your health, even if your diet is in check.

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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.

Tip: Low Testosterone Can Lead to Early Death

Research shows that having lower than normal T levels can increase your risk of dying from ANY cause. Here's what to do about it.

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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.

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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: The Deficit Deadlift

Stand on a plate or study platform, then deadlift. This increases the range of motion, making it one of the toughest lifts out there.

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Tip: 40 Second of Athleticism

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

Tip: The Misinterpreted Ab Training Study

With all the talk these days about having a strong core, why do many lifters still have weak-ass abs? Here's part of the cause.

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Tip: Seated Cable Rows with Iso Holds

Do an isometric hold every third rep or so to produce greater muscle activation and stimulate size gains.

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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.