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Tip: Spot Reduction That Works

Yes, it can work with the right type of training. The effect is small, but if you're fine-tuning your physique it'll make a noticeable visual difference.

Tip: This Type of Fructose Won't Make You Fat

Fructose has a bad reputation. But one source of fructose won't damage the liver, doesn't affect insulin sensitivity, and won't make you chubby.

Tip: The Food Pyramid Was Wrong About Fat

See this pro bodybuilder's recommendation for dietary fat. Hint: It's the opposite of the USDA.

Tip: 3 Unexpected Ways to Get Lean

Boost your metabolism, improve blood sugar levels, and increase metabolic flexibility. Here's how.

Tip: How to Fight Late-Night Cravings

Having a TV-induced craving? Don't suffer needlessly, but don't blow your diet either. Here's what to eat.

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Tip: Squeeze-The-Bar-In Bench Press

If chest size if your goal, don't use the common spread-the-bar-apart cue. Instead, squeeze the bar in. Here's why.

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Tip: Bent Over Lateral Raise, Back Extension Machine

This targets the glutes, hamstrings, postural muscles and, of course, the rear delts.

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Tip: GHR Bent Over Lateral Raise

This is a true multi-functional exercise. It not only works the rear delts, but it nails the entire posterior chain from head to toe.

Tip: What Your Number One Goal Should Be

It doesn’t matter if you want to lose fat or build muscle. There’s something else you need to do first.

Tip: Take Gratitude To The Extreme

This mental exercise is harder than you think. Try it for a week and become a tougher, happier person.

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Tip: Bring Back the Bench, Minus The Shoulder Pain

Instead of continuing to press through shoulder pain, avoid the chronic stress by fixing your position.

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Tip: Trap Bar Power Pulls

The power pull using a hex bar with high handles is a great alternative to Olympic lifts for taller lifters who want to build explosiveness.

Tip: Rest Days – Are You Taking Too Many?

Build confidence, improve body comp, boost insulin sensitivity, and increase your cardiovascular capacity. Here's how.

Tip: The Missing Piece of the Fitness Equation

Research reveals a previously unknown ingredient to fitness, and training for an hour or two doesn't relieve you of this new obligation.

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Tip: Stability Ball Leg Curl + Reverse Sled Push

This is a great sequence to work around knee issues, and it's awesome for hypertrophy.

Tip: A Crazy Exercise That Actually Works

Some exercises are goofy looking and don't work very well. But some goofy-looking exercises are very effective. This is one of them.

Tip: Frozen is Better Than Fresh

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

Tip: 3 New Rep Protocols for Gains

Trigger new muscle and strength gains with these overlooked set and rep protocols.

Tip: A Better Way to Split Squat

Make one simple modification and you'll get better results. Check it out.

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Tip: Cable/TRX Reverse Flye

Add a suspension trainer attachment to the cable machine to hit your back and rear delts in a new way.

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Tip: Guillotine High Cable Curl

This exercise hits both the long and short heads of the biceps, which most biceps exercises can't do.

How to Poop Like a Champion

Oh sure, laugh. But chronic constipation affects 63 million people. And lifters with weird diets may be especially prone to it. Here's how to fix it.

4 Cool Fixes For Awkward Exercises

Some exercises just don't fit your body type. Others are hard to set up. Here's how to make those awkward exercises work for you.

Tip: The Jiggle Test

Here's how to know whether or not you could benefit from a cheat meal or refeed during your fat-loss diet.