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Tip: The Missing Chest Exercise

Here's how to increase muscle fiber recruitment to build bigger, stronger pecs. And most people never even do it.

Tip: Increase Exercise Performance Instantly

Improve your performance on seated rows and biceps curls by doing this trick between sets.

Tip: Get Better Results from Incline Curls

Here's a simple way to make this biceps builder even more effective. Check it out.

Tip: Do Slides for a Bigger, Stronger Back

This unique rowing variation builds your back and even strengthens your core as a bonus. Take a look.

Tip: Set Your Quads on Fire

Build those toothpick legs with this painful but effective squatting method. Check it out.

Tip: Burn 3 Times the Calories

Boost your conditioning and torch fat. All you need is a backpack. Here's how to get started.

Tip: Ladder the Deadlift

New to deadlifting or just getting back into it? Here's the smart way to prepare your body in just four workouts

Tip: Here's What Women Want

What hormones, the pill, and scent can teach us about sex, attraction, and having better relationships.

Tip: Avoid This Dumb Workout Trend

It's not CrossFit. It's not HIIT. It's an ugly blend of the two. And it needs to go away. Here's why.

Tip: Avoid the Ballerina Lift-Off

It's a common squat mistake that most people don't even realize they're making. Here's why it's wrong and how to fix it.

The Strongest Squatter on the Planet

Record-breaking powerlifter. Pro bodybuilder. Olympian. Amit Sapir might just be the world's best barbell sport athlete. Check out this exclusive interview.

Tip: Do the Tabletop Row

Stop butchering the barbell row. Do this accessory exercise, find your form flaws, then get back to heavy rows. Check it out.

Tip: Improve Your Bench Press With This Spray

Sounds crazy, but many top strength athletes are starting to do it. Check this out.

Tip: Two Drills To Improve Posture

These movements will make your spine and shoulders feel better and move better when doing big lifts. Check 'em out.

Tip: Avoid the Goal Vampires

There are people in your life that want to suck out your energy and hold you back. Here's how to spot them and what to do about it.

Tip: 2 Ways to Fight Sitting Disease

Forced to sit four or more hours a day? It doesn't matter how much you exercise, it'll still hurt you. Here are 3 practical solutions.

Tip: The 2 Most Common Diet Mistakes

There are two long-term solutions to yo-yo dieting and bad eating habits, but not many people want to hear them. Too bad.

Sex Appeal, Fitness, and Fat Shaming

Is our standard of beauty too harsh? Is leanness unfairly prized? Here's what science and history have to say about fitness, fatness, and our preferences.

Tip: A Better Way to Do Face-Pulls

It's a popular exercise, as it should be, but here's how to make it even more effective.

Tip: Do Only New Exercises for 3 Weeks

Many top strength athletes do this. Here's why you should do it too.

Tip: Ladies, Stop Training Abs Like a Man

Yes, work your abs, but these common mistakes can lead to a wider, blockier waist.

Tip: Don't Train Like a Figure Competitor

Here's how emulating their favorite competitor is wrecking many female lifters, plus a better approach.

Tip: Don't Blindly Follow Any Program or Coach

Be the boss, think for yourself, and stop being a doormat. Here's how.

Tip: Use Bi-Phasic Stretching To Boost Gains

Recover faster from tough workouts and prepare your body to hit it hard again. Here's how.