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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: Beware of Insta-Experts

You see these jackasses a lot lately. It's time to call out the two worst offenders.

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: Prevent Knee Collapse on Squats

What causes this common issue? How can you fix it? Answers here.

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: Don't Take Advil for Sore Muscles

Advil, aspirin, and other common pain relievers inhibit muscle growth. Here's what to do instead.

Tip: Stop Messing Around. Eat For Gains

Can you gain 30 pounds of mostly-muscle in 10 months? Here's how one expert did it.

Tip: Balance Your Hormones With the Right Veggies

Eat enough of the right vegetables and they'll help you balance your estrogen levels, which can help prevent cancer. Here's what to eat.

Tip: A New Reason to Take Creatine

There are many good reasons to take creatine. Here's a new one that's pretty darn exciting.

Tip: Enhance Muscle Protein Synthesis

A simple, science-backed way to boost muscle building. Check it out.

Tip: A Better Way to Overhead Press

Many athletes and bodybuilders are dropping the overhead press and replacing it with this safer alternative. Check it out.

Your Best Month Of Training EVER

What are you planning to do for the next four weeks in the gym? Follow these 7 steps and you'll have your most successful month ever.

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: Don't Be a Dieter, Be a Metabolic Detective

Most diet plans are made for people who can't think for themselves. Here's a smarter way to strip off the fat.

The Best Cardio for Hardcore Lifters

Not everyone likes cardio or metcon, but everyone needs some form of it. So what's best for people who'd rather be lifting? We asked our pros.

Tip: Add a Buffer Food to Your Diet

Why super-strict diets backfire and how to prevent that from happening with buffer foods.

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: A Quick Guide to Hardcore Sleeping

Inadequate sleep reduces insulin sensitivity and makes you fat. Here's why and how to get more restorative sleep.

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.

Tip: Build Bigger Biceps With Isometrics

Take a tip from gymnasts and add this exercise to your arm workouts. Here's how to do it.

Tip: 3 Ways to Beat Chronic Stress

Your body needs cortisol, but too much will wreck your gains and performance. Here's how to keep it under control.

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.