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Tip: Do Your Workout in Reverse

This old school strategy has several benefits for today's lifters. Check 'em out.

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Tip: Bilateral Four Corners Farmer's Walk

Here's a full-body farmer's walk workout that burns fat and increases metabolic conditioning.

Tip: Know Your Benchmarks, Then Smash Them

Intensity, volume, density, quality. All can be used for progression, and the one you choose needs to be somewhat instinctive. Info here.

Tip: Exercise Pills? The Real Science of Mimetics

Science shows that certain compounds improve body comp on their own, but work synergistically when combined with exercise.

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Tip: Over-Pulling On Pull-Ups and Pulldowns

It's a common mistake. Here's what it looks like and how to fix it.

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Tip: The Most Outlawed Exercise

Don't let the fitness police keep you from doing this safe and proven strength-building lift.

Tip: Parkinson's Law and Effective Workouts

Know this law. Get better results from your training. Check it out.

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Tip: Heel-Elevated Step-Up

The vastus medialis muscle often lags behind in strength. Use this exercise to bring it up and prevent injuries.

Tip: Have a Plan, But Embrace Imperfection

Yes, your workout needs structure. But it also needs to be flexible, which often leads to more gains. Here's why and how to do it.

Tip: 5 Foundational Steps to Training Success

Reaching your physique or performance goal is about more than sets, reps, and exercises. Here's how to get your mindset right.

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Tip: Zercher Squat with Zig-Zag Bar

The bar placement in the Zercher squat makes it a lot easier to activate the core and control the low back and pelvis. A straight bar without chains will work too.

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Tip: Reverse Lunge from Step

This knee-friendly variation is great for your quads, glutes, and hamstrings.

Tip: Cheat Your Single-Leg Training

If you want to build muscle and reap the benefits of unilateral work, start out by doing it like this.

Tip: Marriage, Weight Gain, and Happiness

The science of the ripple effect, plus some controversial research on why couples either get fat or stay lean.

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Tip: Touch-And-Go Deadlift – Good Form

The key is that it's not a bounce; it's a one-second pause. Tension is maintained and the bar is lowered under control.

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Tip: Rear-Foot Elevated Split Squat from Step

Elevate the front foot with a step and go deep on this one. Rack grip shown, but you can also hold the dumbbells down at your sides.

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Tip: Avoid Kyphotic Posture

For hip hinge exercises like RDLs and deadlifts, watch out for this common mistake.

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Tip: Scap Rows

Nail your rhomboids and mid traps with this exercise. Do 5 sets of 8 reps.

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Tip: Split Squat with Isometric Holds

Do a split squat, then only come about three-fourths of the way up. Hold that position for 3 seconds before lowering. Great for the glute medius and minimus.

Tip: Do This Before Heavy Squats

Fire up your central nervous system and recruit a monster amount of muscle fibers with this movement.

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Tip: 10 and 2 Stationary Lunge

Pretend you're standing on a clock and finish off leg day with 3 sets of 10 (each leg).

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Tip: Alternating Eccentric Leg Curl

Force those hamstrings to grow! Lift with two legs, then overload the negative by lowering with one leg. Switch to both legs when you hit failure.

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Tip: Single-Arm Plank on Rings

Yes, this is very advanced. First master the plank and the single-arm plank before trying it on rings with added load.

Tip: This Exercise Beats Squats for Glute Gains

You've seen the squat-booty memes, but the squat came in last for glute activation when compared to two other exercises.