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Tip: Do Inclines With a Thumbless Grip

Shoulder pain when bench pressing? Don't stop benching, just try this variation.

Tip: 4 Technique Fixers for Strength Gains

There's nothing dumber than trying to get stronger without first getting your technique right. Follow these handy guidelines.

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Tip: Unrack the Bar Right

No spotter? These simple tips will allow you to use more weight and stay safe on the bench press.

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Tip: Inverted Sit-Ups and Squats

Two old-school exercises that are worth trying out. Check 'em out.

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Tip: Accentuated Crunches on the Bench

Resistances plus eccentric loading: this advanced exercise will hit your abs in whole new way.

Tip: A Simple Mobility Drill for Healthy Shoulders

Do this easy drill daily to fix up your grouchy shoulders and prevent lifting injuries.

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Tip: Mobility Drills for Olympic Lifting

Do this before your next O-lift session for better range of motion and safer lifts.

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Tip: Single-Leg Pushes and Pulls

Ramp up the unilateral intensity or bring up your weak side by pushing with the same leg, then switch legs and repeat.

Tip: Mass Gain 101

Here's the smart way to adjust your diet and your training for your next bulking phase.

Tip: The Inverse Squat

Squat backwards to build stability and strength. Here's how.

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Tip: Pistol Squat Hold with Leg Exchange

Already good at pistol squats? Showoff. Now try this advanced variation.

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Tip: Long Duration Sumo Squat Hold

End leg day with this 45-60 second squat hold. It'll help with hip mobility and test your mental toughness.

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Tip: Pistol Squat From the Bottom Up

Ramp up the difficulty of the pistol squat with this variation.

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Tip: Pistol Squat to Box

The pistol squat requires mobility, strength, and balance. If you're not there yet, try the box squat version. Progress by using a lower box.

Tip: Burn More Calories Outside of the Gym

Here's how to boost your energy expenditure and track it.

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Tip: The Single-Arm Crossover

This is a double duty exercise. First it strengthens your core. Then, when your core is stronger, it's a great unilateral chest exercise.

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Tip: Neutral Grip Single-Arm Dumbbell Bench Press

If you can bench press two 90 pound dumbbells, you should be able to single-arm bench press a 90 pound dumbbell. If not, your core is too weak.

Tip: Make Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookies

Even if you're tired of pumpkin, you'll love these. They're packed with protein too.

Tip: The Fat That Makes You Smarter

Studies agree that excess body fat lowers intelligence, but eating a certain kind of fat can increase it. Info here.

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Tip: Sliding Push-Up Reach

Nail your abs and strengthen your core with this unique exercise.

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Tip: Push-Up Fallouts

Are you good at ab wheel rollouts? Then ramp up your core work with this exercise.

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Tip: Deep Squat Landmine

Work on your core stability and hip mobility in one movement.

Tip: How to Increase Self-Control

Build your self-restraint muscle around food and be more consistent in the gym. Here's how.

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Tip: Cable Superset for Forearms

Want bigger forearms? Try this continuous tension superset for four sets.