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Tip: Drop the Frankenstein Exercises

Trying to fit more work into less time has its advantages. But a mash-up of exercises will limit your gains. Here's what to do instead.

Tip: Use This Trick to Hit Squat Depth Every Time

If you can't hit proper depth, stop going up in weight. A squat is not a slight knee-bend or a curtsy. This clever trick will help you stop being lame.

Tip: Build Your Consistency Muscle

There's only one way to be consistent in the gym. And the delicate snowflakes out there don't want to hear it. Here it is anyway.

Top Tools for Beat Up Athletes

Feeling banged up from lifting or sports? Here are some cool new ways to prevent and treat common problems.

Tip: Make This Decision, Make More Gains

Before you ever step foot into the gym, you have a big choice to make. That choice will determine everything. Here it is.

Tip: Measure Your Gains With This Method

If you're only judging the effectiveness of your workouts by how sore you get, you're a newbie. Here's how to gauge actual progress.

Tip: Build Delts with Tempo Contrast Training

This crazy-looking muscle-builder is simple but hard! And you've probably never tried it before. Take a look here.

Tip: Train Beyond Failure the Smart Way

There's a right way and a wrong way to train to failure for muscular gains. This is one of the right ways. Check it out.

Tip: Build Wide Shoulders With This Superset

You've never trained your delts like this! (We can tell.) Take a look at this unique hypertrophy method.

Tip: Test Your Grip Strength!

If you can't pass this test, then your grip is not only weak sauce, your elbows will start to give you problems too.

Tip: Adhere to the 90% Rule

A simple guideline that cuts through the dietary dogma and gets you back on track. Check it out.

Tip: Build or Preserve Muscle At All Times

Losing fat doesn't have to mean losing muscle. And building muscle doesn't have to mean gaining fat. Here are the facts.

Tip: Hit Your Abs in a Whole New Way

Warning: This abdominal-focused tri-set will leave you sore as hell. Do it anyway. Here's how.

Tip: Set New PRs with the Small Loading Trick

Looks kinda weird, but it'll actually help you hit a new personal record. Check it out.

Tip: Use 3-Second Descents for Biceps

Want arm growth? Extend the eccentric phase of biceps exercises. Just follow the guidelines here.

Tip: Pick the Right Deadlift Style for You

Sumo or conventional? Check out these tips for choosing the best style for your body type.

Tip: Do 20 Reps With Your 10 Rep Max

Sounds crazy, but it works when you use the ladder method. Here's how to do it for size gains.

Tip: Stop Labeling Your Body Type

Endomorph, ectomorph, mesomorph: Dumb labels from the 1940s that were never meant for lifters. Here's the real story.

Tip: Do the One-Arm Bench Press With Iso-Hold

Adding an isometric hold to this classic exercise will demolish your pecs and build core strength. Here's how to do it.

Tip: Do Micro Drop Sets for Growth

Use this set-extending technique to fit more soul-crushing work into fewer reps and less time.

Tip: Lose Fat. Avoid These Pitfalls.

These two things don't directly involve food, but they'll wreck your diet anyway. Check 'em out.

Tip: Smash Plateaus With "Big 50" Sets

Gains stalled out? Try this shock training method and break out of that rut.

Tip: Prioritize Free-Weight Compound Exercises

Maximize your training program by keeping a few simple rules in mind. Check 'em out.

Tip: Try This Quick & Dirty Calf Fix

Small calves? Stop blaming genetics and use this shock-training method.