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Tip: The Right Way to Curl

Everyone knows how to curl, right? Wrong. Here's how to really curl to build your biceps.

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Tip: Fix Your Deadlift Technique Fast

Several technique mistakes can be fixed with this simple trick.

Tip: The Most Awful Way to Do Burpees

As if these things weren't taxing enough, here's a new variation to try.

Tip: Build an Ironclad Midsection

Screw planks. Do this exercise to take your core strength to the next level.

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Tip: Most Common Pull-Up Mistake

Most lifters over-pull when doing pull-ups and lat pulldowns. Here's why that's not good and what the movement should look like.

Tip: A Tough New Way to Do Chin-Ups

Chin-ups are awesome. This is even awesomer. Yes, awesomer.

Tip: Crap-a-Kidney Drop Sets for Growth

Gains stalled? Use this old-school intensity technique to jumpstart hypertrophy. Try not to die.

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Tip: Relieve Low Back Pain with Planks

If you’re going to self-treat your lower back, do it the smart way. Here’s what to avoid and what to do instead

Tip: Embrace the Grind

Here's the hard truth about success in the gym, whether you want to hear it or not.

Tip: Build Pecs and Tri's, Save Your Shoulders

You don't have to give up pressing just because your shoulders are cranky or you're rehabbing an injury. Just do it like this.

Tip: Methods vs. Mechanisms. Know the Difference

What's the best diet and training plan for YOU? Here's the smart way to find out.

7 Lifting Rules That Actually Don't Matter Much

You might think these things are damn important to your training. In truth, they're not as crucial as you think.

Tip: Heavy Weight, High Reps for Big Quads

High-rep sets build muscle. Heavier, low-rep sets do too. Here's how to do them both in the same workout.

Tip: The Kettlebell Bench Press

This floor press variation can correct faulty motor patterns, build your pecs and triceps, and even fix your achy shoulders. Check it out.

Tip: Inspiration vs. Perspiration

Which of these two phases are you in? Only one will get you the results you're wanting.

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Tip: Do the Dead-Stop Bench Press

Starting the bar from a dead position on the bench press will make you stronger and bigger. Here's how.

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Tip: 24 Reps To Bigger Biceps

Biceps looking deflated? Combine these two training methods to get them growing again.

Tip: The Not-So-Pretty Truth About Gym Motivation

Here's how your personal demons can make you better.

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Tip: Strong Glutes, Better Deadlifts

Do you hitch your heavy deadlifts or PR attempts? Use this assistance exercise to fix your problem: weak glutes.

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Tip: Build Quads to Stop Mid-Shin Deadlift Fails

In the deadlift, if you can break the bar off the floor but struggle mid-shin, the problem is likely weak quads. Here's one way to fix it.

Tip: When To Change Everything

No motivation? Progress stalled in the gym? Here's how changing everything about your training can get you back on track.

The Missing Movement

What “missing” exercise would give you the most benefits if you added it to your program? We asked 10 pros. Their answers will surprise you.

Tip: Build Muscle and Lose Fat at the Same Time

Yes, it can be done. Here's the part most people don't understand.

Tip: The Minimalist Approach

Progress stagnated? Simplify. Here's how to do it and why it works.