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Tip: The Best Way to Set Gym Goals

What are your goals? Take 3 minutes and outline them like this. You'll be twice as likely to reach them.

Tip: A New Way to Build a Powerful Chest

Chances are, you've never tried this pec-builder before. Check it out.

Tip: How to Sprint Without Getting Injured

Sprinting is like jogging for people who want to look good naked. Here's how to get started without getting hurt.

Tip: Ladies, Stop Being Scale-Obsessed

The scale is just one tool for evaluating your progress, and not even a good one. Here's what you need to know.

Tip: Don't Blindly Follow Any Program or Coach

Be the boss, think for yourself, and stop being a doormat. Here's how.

Tip: Do This Hybrid Exercise for Delts and Traps

Feel the burn and cap off your delts with this unique exercise. Take a look.

Tip: Use Bi-Phasic Stretching To Boost Gains

Recover faster from tough workouts and prepare your body to hit it hard again. Here's how.

5 Ways To Fire Up Your Workout

Make the workout you're already doing more effective. These five simple tweaks can help you get more out of every session.

Tip: A Better Way to Box Jump

This advanced exercise will build explosive power from the ground up. Check it out.

Tip: Add a Booster Workout to Your Week

It doesn't matter if your main goal is to get bigger, get stronger, or get ripped. This "booster" session will get you there faster. Check it out.

Tip: Stop Warming Up Like a Scrawny Jogger

For weight training workouts, warm-up with movement and address restrictions later. Here's how it's done.

Tip: The 10-Second Core Killer

This exercise makes even the hardest plank variation seem easy. Check it out and give it a shot.

Tip: Forget the IT Band

Foam rolling the IT band is popular, but it's not doing what you think it's doing. Here's what's really going on, plus a better method.

Tip: The Simplest Deadlift Fix

This easy trick will fix your deadlift form and help you pull bigger numbers. Take a look.

Tip: Drink More Green Tea

You've heard about its mild fat-burning benefits. Here's how to really crank them up.

Tip: Nail Your Abs With Partial Pulses

By improving the activation and recruitment of the core, you'll increase your strength in the big lifts. Here's how to do it.

Tip: Know Your Food Intake

Not making gains? It's probably more diet-related than training-related. Here's a reality check.

Tip: Better Than Planks

There's more than one way to use isometrics for core strength. Here's one that beats the boring plank.

Tip: Do the 8-Second Crunch

If it looks like you're having a seizure when you train abs, you're not getting much benefit... and you're asking for injury. Try this instead.

Tip: Take This Mental Toughness Test

You'll be shaking, sucking for air, and cursing T Nation... but you'll also be developing mental toughness. Try it!

Tip: Nail Your Biceps With This Training Method

This unique way of doing reps is great for muscle gains. Warning: It's tough!

Tip: Correct Your Mechanics for Pain-Free Squats

Does it hurt to squat, and not in a good way? Use this training method to fix your technique.

Tip: Add Instant Strength to Your Incline Curls

Get stronger on dumbbell incline curls simply by using a rolled-up towel. Here's how.

Tip: Do the Pizza Plate Press

Test your shoulder mechanics and get stronger overhead with this diagnostic exercise. Check it out.