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Sure, it'll help you pull more weight, but unless you're a competitive powerlifter and have to use it, it's best avoided. Here's why.

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Tip: Do The Couch Stretch Correctly

This is a popular hip-opener, but just because it feels uncomfortable doesn't mean you're doing it right. Here's how to get the most out of it.

Tip: Two New Ways Build Upper Body Strength

Get stronger overhead and add slabs of muscle to your shoulders with these advanced techniques.

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Tip: How to Do Proper One-Arm Push-Ups

The single-arm push-up is one the most complete exercises you can do... if you know how to do it right. Here's how it should look.

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Tip: The No-Kettlebell KB Swing

The kettlebell swing is a great exercise. Here's how to do it without a kettlebell that's even better.

Tip: The Food That Improves Your Thinking

Research shows that these foods may clear the cobwebs and improve your mental performance.

Tip: Boost Your Deadlift With This Exercise

If your deadlift gets stuck halfway up, this accessory exercise will help unstick it.

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Tip: Can You Handle the Medball Tri-Set?

Hit your abs, triceps, and chest. All you need is a medicine ball.

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Tip: Try the Weighted Single-Arm Plank

There's the standard plank exercise, the tougher one-arm plank, and then there's this – one of the toughest variations in existence.

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Tip: The Seated Cable Shrug

Nail your middle and lower traps with this shrug variation.

How to Build a Stubborn-Ass Muscle

Got a hard-to-grow body part or weak muscle group? Here's how 7 of our experts brought theirs up.

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Tip: The Head-Off Chest Press

Build more strength and hit your pecs harder with this simple but challenging adjustment.

Tip: Two Ways to Ramp Up Your Chest Training

If your goal is hypertrophy, use these techniques the next time you do dumbbell bench presses.

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Tip: Build Arms With The Underhand Row

When you do rows with a supinated grip, there's a greater overload stimulus on the biceps and you turn regular barbell rows into an arm AND back-builder.

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Tip: Squat Jumps for More Muscle Recruitment

Recruit more muscle, wake up your nervous system, and get more athletic. Squat jumps bridge the gap between jumping in sport and squatting in the gym.

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Tip: Do Ball Slams Before You Lift

Ball slams will help you recruit more muscle fibers. This means you'll be able to go heavier and build more muscle during your regular weight training.

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Tip: The Crisscross Challenge

Want to really test your bench press and chin-up? Try this!

Tip: 3 Ways to Change Up Your Chin-Up

Stuck with only a straight bar to use in gym? Try these training tricks.

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Tip: The Tempo Manipulation Shoulder Blast

Amit Sapir, world record holding powerlifter and pro bodybuilder, shows you his favorite way to build delts.

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Tip: Do Your Rope Pushdowns Kneeling

Want to build your triceps? Get on the floor. Here's why.

Tip: Take This to Change White Fat to Brown Fat

The more brown fat you have, the more calories you burn.

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Tip: Warm-Up With Multi-Directional Plate Lunges

This warm-up drill will make your hips and joints feel awesome and it'll prepare your muscles for the big lifts.

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Tip: Slow Calf Raises for Fast Growth

Calves won't grow? You're probably going too fast. Hold the bottom position for around 5 seconds and the top for 3.

Tip: A New Way to Overhead Press

Fix your form and build your shoulders. Here's how.

Tip: Your Cereal is Full of Lies & Diabetes

Here's how those so-called healthy breakfast cereals are making you chubby and weak.