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The Five Percent Solution

I too have my own version of the seven percent solution, only it has nothing to do with illegal opiates. Instead, it has to do with rep schemes. I call it my Five Percent Solution.

Question of Strength 7

Q & A with one of the world's premier strength coaches.

London Calling

A lot of Americans think that the muscle building world begins and ends at the shores and boundaries of North America. Call it snobbish; call it provincial; call it whatever you want; just make sure you call it incorrect.

Tip: Alkaline Water Doesn't Completely Suck

The ads for alkaline water say it'll cure everything. It can't, but there's at least a grain of truth behind it.

Tip: 40-Plus? Do More Work

Here's why this counterintuitive advice actually makes a lot of sense.

Tip: Get Mom and Dad To Eat More of This

This is potentially the greatest gift a son, daughter, grandson, or granddaughter could ever give to their aging parents or grandparents.

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Tip: Reverse-Grip Pushdown

To enhance your mind-muscle connection, try this. Be sure to roll your knuckles back towards your body and hold for a 2-3 count for 3-4 sets.

Tip: Does T Nation Endorse Steroids?

Some people think we're promoting steroids. Are they right? Here's the answer.

Tip: A Really Bad Deadlift Habit

People think it improves hip drive and hits the glutes. What it really does is set you up for injury. Info here.

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Tip: The Machine-Assisted Pull-Up

Yes, do your regular pull-ups. But finish off with an assisted machine to get more reps and build volume.

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Tip: One-Arm Cable Rear-Delt Flye Drop Set

Change the angle to really nail your rear delts.

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Tip: Calf Training – The Right Way

Hold the bottom, stretched position for 5 seconds and the top, peak contraction for 3 seconds for optimal calf growth.

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Tip: Seated Dumbbell Calf Raise

If your gym doesn't have a seated calf machine, you probably don't work your soleus. Let's fix that.

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Tip: Pullover and Press

Blast your triceps with this elbow-friendly exercise.

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Tip: Independent Handle Pushdown

Rope pulldowns are fine, but try this pushdown variation using two handles for a great pump and a new stimulus. Great for warm-ups.

Tip: Is Your Chronotype Making You Depressed?

Could THIS be making depressive symptoms worse? According to science, yes. Here's what you need to know.

Tip: Triple Down on Biceps Growth

Combine a loaded stretch, slow negatives, and a vicious mechanical drop set to trigger biceps growth multiple ways. Here's how.

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Tip: Bodyweight Triceps Extension

Finish off your triceps workouts with these. To keep the elbows happy, aim for the top of your head.

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Tip: Stop Over-Cueing the Deadlift

Keep it simple and boost your deadlift numbers. Here's how.

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Tip: The Peel-Back Technique for Better Deadlifts

Improve your form and get a mechanical advantage boost. Here's how.

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Tip: Conventional Deadlift – Find Your Best Stance

Here's a simple way to find your best stance for heavy pulls.

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Tip: Copy and Paste to Be a Better Deadlifter

Most lifters' warm-up sets look very different than their working sets. That's a problem. Here's why.

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Tip: Fix Your Technique with Paused Deadlifts

Clean up your form. Get stronger in your weakest range of motion. Smash your PR. Here's how.

Tip: The Bodyweight Leg Destroyer

Ramp up your low-body training with this athletic move.