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This advanced style of push-up is not only a great upper-body builder, it's a good alternative to use when your shoulders are acting up.

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Tip: 4 Thigh-Quaking Squat Variations

The basic squat is the missionary position of leg workouts. Go Kama Sutra on your leg training with these alternatives.

5 Lifts That Beat Traditional Benching

If the bench press is a battlefield for your shoulders, wrists, and elbows, it's time for a change. Try these, build your chest, and keep your strength.

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Tip: High Box Squat with Safety Bar

When you have knee or shoulder issues, this is a good alternative to a standard squat. This is the touch-and-go version with chains for overload at the top.

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Tip: Scap Rows

Nail your rhomboids and mid traps with this exercise. Do 5 sets of 8 reps.

Tip: How to Beat Stress-Induced Insomnia

Work stress leads to bad sleep. And bad sleep saps your willpower and leads to poor food choices at night. Here's how to break the cycle.

Tip: Keep Your Diet Boring

What does a boring diet plan have to do with willpower and getting shredded? Quite a lot actually. Here's why.

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Tip: Hang and Swing Destroyer Set

Stubborn rear delts? Punish them until they grow with this 100 rep drop set. Use partials at first, then full range on the last drop.

Tip: Go Heavy Without Going Heavy

For the experienced lifter, this effective training method allows you to build strength without all the risky 1RMs.

Tip: Get Ripped with the Proximity Effect

Whether your goal is fat loss or muscle gain, here's a simple trick to increase your odds and boost diet compliance.

Tip: 3 Unique Fat-Loss Tips

Try these two surprising but common-sense tips and one really cool kitchen-chemistry tip to make fat loss a lot easier.

Tip: Booze It Up, Get Healthy at the Same Time

New research shows that the world's most popular alcoholic drink has some surprising health benefits.

Tip: Your Hatred of the Smith Machine is Dumb

Pro bodybuilders, hot fitness chicks, strongmen, and even powerlifters sometimes use the Smith machine. Here's why.

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Tip: Dumbbell Curl, Overhead Extension Superset

Finish off your arm workout with this intense superset.

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Tip: Hip Thrust – Two Legs Up, One Leg Down

Try this unilateral variation of the best butt-builder around. Bridge up on two legs, then lower very slowly with one leg.

Tip: Why Lifters Are Going to Live a Long Time

A side effect of what you're doing in the gym may make you live longer than those wraith-like calorie-restriction guys.

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Tip: Single-Leg Hip Thrust – Full Version

The unilateral barbell hip thrust is more lower back friendly due to the lighter load, but still a tough challenge and a great glute builder.

Tip: Biceps Training That Wastes Your Time

Some biceps exercises look different but actually stimulate the muscles the exact same way, making them redundant. Here's what to avoid.

Tip: Burn Fat Better With Ellagic Acid

Shrink fat cells and naturally keep your blood sugar in check. Here's how.

Tip: Two Lifts for Real Athletic Strength

Here's are two functional strength exercises that are actually functional for athletes and everyone else who occasionally gets off the couch.

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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.

Tip: The Combo Exercise That's Just Plain Silly

It's a popular exercise that kills two birds with one stone... except it really doesn't. It just screws up two good exercises.

Tip: The Sissy Machine That'll Get You Strong

The wimpiest machine in the gym can actually help you build strength and muscle. Who knew? Try these two exercises.

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Tip: Do Clap Push-Ups Before Heavy Chest Work

A few sets of these after your warm-up and before doing your main chest exercises fires up the CNS and improves muscle fiber recruitment.

Tip: Low Fat vs. Low Carb For Fat Loss

What's better for improved body composition? One study says it might not be what you think it is.