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Tip: Methods vs. Mechanisms. Know the Difference

What's the best diet and training plan for YOU? Here's the smart way to find out.

7 Lifting Rules That Actually Don't Matter Much

You might think these things are damn important to your training. In truth, they're not as crucial as you think.

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Tip: Correct Way to Stretch Hip Flexors

Lifters often suffer from tight hip flexors. And most of them are stretching them wrong. Here’s the right way.

Tip: Inspiration vs. Perspiration

Which of these two phases are you in? Only one will get you the results you're wanting.

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Tip: 24 Reps To Bigger Biceps

Biceps looking deflated? Combine these two training methods to get them growing again.

Tip: The Not-So-Pretty Truth About Gym Motivation

Here's how your personal demons can make you better.

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Tip: Strong Glutes, Better Deadlifts

Do you hitch your heavy deadlifts or PR attempts? Use this assistance exercise to fix your problem: weak glutes.

Tip: The Minimalist Approach

Progress stagnated? Simplify. Here's how to do it and why it works.

7 Things Successful Lifters Do

What's the most effective workout? The best eating plan? Apply these 7 proven decision-making methods and you'll know.

Tip: Shorten Your Cold by 42% With This Mineral

Here's how to easily get over your cold faster and get your butt back into the gym.

Tip: Need to Lose Fat? Do This First

It's easy to do, but psychologically tough at first. And that's a good thing.

Tip: 4 Reasons to Keep a Food Log

Can't get lean and stay that way? Track your food intake. Here's why.

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Tip: 3 Ways to Front Squat

Which grip is best for you: clean grip or crossed arms? For most lifters, it's neither. It's the strapped method.

Tip: 5 Ways to Dominate the Toughest Ab Exercise

Most people can't even do it on their knees, much less standing. (Wait, that sounds dirty.) Here's how you can master it.

Tip: Eat This Kind of Bread

Even if you think bread is a devil carb, there's one type you should be eating. Take a look.

Tip: Live Longer, Prepare Veggies Like This

A new study may have discovered the healthiest way to eat vegetables. Check this out.

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Tip: Use Leverage Drop Sets for Biceps

Here's a smart way to build biceps that manipulates leverages, allowing you to extend the set and target different muscle fibers.

Tip: Build Arms in 60 Seconds

So simple, yet so damn hard. Get your timer ready and try this.

Tip: Do This BEFORE You Curl

Use the first-tension principle to build bigger, stronger arms. Here's how.

Tip: The Bacteria That Builds Muscle

New study: One type of gut bacteria helps build muscle and boost endurance. Here's where to get it.

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Tip: Improve Your Deadlift with Jefferson Curls

If you have trouble locking out the deadlift, it could be a low back problem. Here's how to strengthen every portion of that weak link.

Tip: Adiponectin and Muscle Growth

This anthocyanin improves body comp, but does it work even better than we thought? Check out this new research.

Tip: 4 Ways to Fix Chopstick Calves

Here's one training routine for the gym plus three things you can do anywhere to finally put some meat on those calves. Check it out.

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Tip: How to Build Grip Strength

If the bar is slipping out of your hands on the deadlift, your grip isn't strong enough. But since grip strength is mostly neural, it doesn't take long to see drastic improvements if you work on it.