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Tip: Sport Specific Skill vs. Functional Exercise

Here's why reenacting sports movements in the gym doesn't transfer to athletic performance.

Tip: Paused vs. Touch-and-Go Deadlifts

There's a time and place for each style. Here's what you need to know.

Tip: Do Your Workout Backwards

Tomorrow, do your workout as planned but reverse the order of the exercises. Here's why.

Tip: A New Way To Use a Trap Bar

Build your lats, delts, chest, triceps, and abs at the same time. Here's how.

The 6 Toughest Drop Set Workouts

Regular lifters do regular sets. Ambitious lifters do drop sets. Crazy mothers do mechanical drop sets. Be a crazy mother. Here's how.

Lift Hard, Lift Smart, Recover Faster

Joints hurting? CNS fried? Here's how to intelligently train the bench, deadlift, and squat to keep the gains coming.

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Tip: The Glute-Ham Raise

Lucky enough to have a glute-ham raise machine around? Awesome. Now use it correctly. Here's how.

Tip: Carbs Aren't Essential But You Need Them

Here are the three things you need to know to get your carb intake just right.

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Tip: How to Do Chain Dips

Using chains for dips is not only a good way to add weight, the chains will actually teach proper form on regular dips.

Tip: The Best Nuts for Your Nuts

Protect your man parts and stay virile just by adding these nuts to your diet. Here's the science.

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Tip: The Javorek Complex

Most complexes are performed with light weight for fat loss. Not this one. Use 50 percent of your 1RM clean and jerk.

PEDs and the Myth of the Level Playing Field

According to this expert, banning performance enhancing drugs doesn't create fairness in sports, and it never will. Here's why.

Tip: Ball-Freezing Ice Baths: Worth It?

Do ice baths help with workout recovery? Are they better than contrast showers? That info and more here.

Tip: Skipping Meals Makes You Fat

What do protein, dopamine, cravings, and body fat percentage have in common? Well, everything. Check out the science.

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Tip: Farmer's Walk Complex 2

For this unilateral workout finisher, you'll combine the classic farmer's walk with several dumbbell movements.

Tip: Hot Yoga vs. Cardio

To prepare for his show, a pro bodybuilder ditched the cardio and did hot yoga instead. Here's what happened.

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Tip: Sled Pull Complex 1

Combine sled work with a few dumbbell movements and you'll have the ultimate workout finisher.

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Tip: Sled and Farmer's Walk Finisher

Combine the two toughest forms of metabolic conditioning into one brutal workout finisher.

Tip: The Toughest Bench Press of All Time

Master this lift and you'll dramatically increase your upper body strength. Take a look.

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Tip: The 2-Barbell Farmer's Walk

This variation of the farmer's walk ramps up the core, lat, and grip work required. Give it a shot.

Why Everyone Hates Personal Trainers

An open letter to all those crappy personal trainers who make the rest of the fitness industry look bad.

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Tip: Partner Assisted Pull-Ups

Struggle with pull-ups? Don't use a band for assistance. These two methods are better.

Tip: Insulin Sensitivity and Protein Pancakes

Breakfast, early morning workouts, and individual differences. Here's what you need to know.

Tip: Train Between Extremes

There are two ways people like to think about their workouts. Neither lead to progress. Here's the smart way to approach hard training.