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Tip: Supersets and Recovery Time

Supersets are great for bodybuilding, if you plan them wisely. Check out this new science.

Tip: Take This Stuff for More Muscle

A new research paper looks at the body of studies on a compound that regulates mTOR, leading to new muscle synthesis.

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Tip: Backward Static Lunge

For bigger quads, the reverse static lunge beats the forward version.

Tip: When Should You Train? Morning or Evening?

Science shows there's a definite advantage to one, but it all depends on how long you've been training.

Tip: The Effects of Alcohol on Muscle Growth

What happens when you hit the bar after hitting the weights? Surprisingly, the effects are different for men verses women.

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Tip: Self Myofascial Release for Anterior Delt & Pec Major

Reduce intramuscular scar tissue at this critical spot to avoid future injuries and dysfunction. Here's how.

The 9 Metrics of Muscle Gain

Are your workouts working? It can be tough to track muscle gains, and the scale alone falls short. Here are nine ways to track your growth.

Tip: The Forbidden Food for Healthy Hearts

People were once told to avoid this food. No more. In fact, eating a few of them every day is good for your ticker.

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Tip: Rib and Chest Position for the Deadlift

Learn to brace, no over-arch, with these form cues.

Tip: Something Dumb Personal Trainers Do

Either they're trying to look more advanced than they are or they're just trying something they saw on TV. Either way, this is bad business.

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Tip: Incline Concentration Curl

For a more effective concentration curl, use an incline bench and forcefully squeeze the dumbbells together. Contract extra hard at the top.

Tip: This Type of Workout Music is Best

Music can power your workout to new heights, but the wrong kind can trash your nervous system.

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Tip: Dip Machine, Heavy Negatives

Grab a partner and give this growth-inducing triceps exercise a shot.

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Tip: Curls with 3-Second Negatives

The lowering phase of the curl is where a lot of the muscle damage, and thus growth, is created. Don't just drop the bar.

Tip: Take This Forgotten Vitamin for Heart Health

It's about the only thing that can fight a newly discovered enemy of your heart.

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Tip: Smith Machine BOSU Ab Crunch

Combining two of the silliest things in the gym – the Smith machine and the BOSU ball – actually makes for a fantastic ab exercise. Try it.

Tip: Why You Look Preggo on a Healthy Diet

Popular diets have one common strategy. But it may be the very thing that's making your gut grow.

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Tip: Banded Chest Supported Rows

Adding a band to this machine provides continuous tension and an intense contraction at the top of every rep.

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Tip: Banded Max Tension Alternating Pulldowns

Hold one side isometrically in the contracted position at the bottom while the other side is moving. Add bands to really ramp it up.

Tip: Does Rest-Pause Training Actually Work?

Researchers took a look at it in this new study. Here's what they found.

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Tip: Single-Arm Machine Curl

Start your biceps work with hammer curls, then a preacher curl variation like the one here. For safety, finish with heavy barbell curls when you're biceps are fully pumped.

Tip: The Most Popular Bad Exercise

You've seen people doing this in your gym. Here's why it's idiotic.

Tip: Train Your Glutes for a Bigger Squat

Here's what to do before, during, and after squats to activate, strengthen, and grow your glutes.

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Tip: Cross-Body Hammer Curl

Nail the brachialis muscle between the biceps and triceps for bigger, wider arms. This cross-body variation of the hammer curl is my favorite.