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Tip: The Law of Metabolic Efficiency

When it comes to macronutrients, not all calories are created equal. Here's why.

Tip: Sugar Is Not Addictive

Some fitness and diet experts have taken the term addiction a little too far. Here's a reality check.

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Tip: Push Press – Proper Technique

Most people are holding the bar incorrectly. Here's how to get the best results using good technical execution.

Tip: The Truth About Natural Flavors

There's a halo of health around them, but are natural flavors any better than artificial flavors? You may be surprised.

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Tip: Training on the Nerve, T Nation Boot Camp

After a boot camp workout, Coach Thibaudeau fields questions about external motivation and over-stimulating the nervous system.

Tip: Eat Your Whole Grains, Paleo People!

It turns out that whole grains are hugely anti-inflammatory. Here's the science.

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Tip: Corrective Complex, Quads and Hip Flexors

Sequence these drills in this order before your next leg day and you'll have a better workout.

Tip: Young vs. Old: Who Wins?

A surprising study looks at the recovery rates of 20-somethings vs. 40-somethings.

Tip: The Number One Thing That Needs to Change

The longer you've been lifting hard, the more this advice applies.

Tip: The Biggest Mistake Lifters Make

If your main goal right now is to build strength, avoid this common mistake.

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Tip: Iso-Dynamic Lateral Raise

This is challenging, and it'll trigger new shoulder growth by increasing the time under tension.

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Tip: The Neutral-Grip Shoulder Press

This is a great exercise that builds you delts while also protecting joint integrity. The cable is attached at the bottom of the handle, so you'll be pushing up, not pulling down.

Tip: The Bench Press is a Whole-Body Exercise

To get the most out of the bench, you must make it a whole-body lift. Here are four ways to do it.

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Tip: The Single-Arm Pullover

This variation of the pullover will build core strength in a whole new way. NFL athlete Fernando Velasco demonstrates.

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Tip: The Zercher Good Morning

Bulletproof your posterior chain with this good morning variation. Also works great for opening up your hips.

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Tip: Altitude Landings to Improve Squatting Mechanics

With the squat, you want to break from the knees and hips at the same time. This plyo drill can teach the correct movement pattern and fix bad patterns.

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Tip: The Fingertip Ledge Pull-Up

Also called mountain climber pull-ups, these are great for grip and forearm strength.

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Tip: Pistol Squat From the Bottom Up

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

The Reverse Method

Take it easier on your joints and blast through your sticking points with this technique. You'll wish you'd started doing it sooner.

Tip: The 3 Kinds of Grip Strength

Here's how to train all three types for maximal gains in hand strength and forearm size.

Tip: This Herbal Drink Will Turn You Into a Jedi

Acquire high motivation and a computer-like brain while simultaneously getting chill. Here's how.

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Tip: Hammer-Grip Kettlebell Drop Set

For this mechanical drop set, you'll start with the hardest exercise and, as you fatigue, move to the easiest. Works with a bar and a supinated grip too.

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Tip: Bi-Phasic Stretching For The Calves

Got restricted calves and ankles? Do this after your foam rolling and soft tissue work.

Tip: The 100 Rep Pyramid

A new twist on a classic muscle-building method. Check it out.