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Isolation work has its place, but most of your workout program should revolve around these 6 major movement patterns.

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Tip: Stop Icing Your Injuries

Turns out, icing your injuries doesn't help and may even hinder the healing process. Luckily, there are better methods. Read this.

Exercise Variety Is Making You Weak

The idea of muscle confusion is largely misunderstood. You really don't need to keep the body guessing. Here's why, plus a better way to get strong.

Tip: Kill Bad Gut Bacteria to Stop Cravings

Cravings aren't all in your head. They're partly caused by what's going on in your gut. Here's how to fix it and kill the cravings.

Tip: Fire Up Your Glutes With This Exercise

This is like a concentration curl for your butt. Here's how to do it.

Tip: Do Hamstring Curls Before Squats

Pre-pumped hamstrings will make your squat feel more comfortable and stable.

Tip: Do This to Make Push-Ups More Effective

Use the arrow formation. Your head and hands should form an arrow shape, not a T shape.

Tip: Do No-Carb Cardio in the Morning

Don't do your cardio fully fasted, but avoid carbs. You'll protect muscle and burn more fat.

Tip: Take the Hang Pull-Up Test

Take this quick test of grip strength, then ramp it up and see if you can pass the 5 minute pull-up challenge.

Tip: Make Triceps Training More Effective

When you do triceps extensions, use a decline bench instead of a flat bench.

Protein Trickery: Nitrogen Spiking

Some companies have been ripping you off by selling protein supplements spiked with cheap fillers passed off as real protein. Here's how to avoid the scam.

CrossFit Is Not A Fad

They call it a fad, but they couldn't be more wrong. CrossFit is more than just exercise and it'll outlast its haters. Here's why.

The Secret to Training Motivation

There are two personality types when it comes to training. Find out which one you are and you'll stay motivated and get results.

The NPGL: America's Newest Sport?

Scoot over, CrossFit. Competitive fitness is on the rise. Could it become America's new team sport? You decide.

Stop Trying to Look Like Someone Else!

Training to look like someone else is pointless. Instead, try to look like you... at your best. Here's how.

Gay Bashers: Even Gayer Than Bodybuilding?

Why are bodybuilding fans and gym rats often the most homophobic people around? Time to call them out.

How to Prevent CrossFit Injuries

Injuries are progress-killers, and CrossFitters are racking them up. The best way to stop them is to prevent them. Here's how.

10 Dumb Ways to Use Smart Workout Tools

Kettlebells, chains, sleds, stability balls, and foam rollers fill the gym. Should you use them? Yes. But not like a jackass.

Stop Worrying About Being Too Big

For athletes, big muscles are never the problem. Excess body fat is.

6 Mistakes Experienced Lifters Make

You're not the lifter you think you are if you're still making these mistakes.

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Mark Dugdale "I Go to War!" Video

Check out Mark Dugdale in the new Biotest commercial, and let us know what you think.

3 Ways to Power Up Your Glutes

Build superhero legs and glutes by combining three powerful cues while squatting or deadlifting.

The Most Painful Way to Build Muscle

Double muscle thickness? A new study showed that one training method may just be able to do it... if you can handle the pain.

8 Workout Mistakes You're Probably Making

Training abs at the wrong time, using dumb supersets, “pulling a CrossFit,” and other programming mistakes that nearly everyone makes.

4 Sleep Strategies for Athletes

Sleep like a baby, perform like a beast. Here are four cool sleep strategies to get the job done.