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Tip: Alkaline Water Doesn't Completely Suck

The ads for alkaline water say it'll cure everything. It can't, but there's at least a grain of truth behind it.

Tip: Could This Be the Next Super Supplement?

This new nutritional kid on the block could soon prove to rival curcumin in its broad range of effects.

5 Fixes For Muscular Imbalances

Everybody's got a strong side and a weak side but when the difference is too great, symmetry and progress go out the window. Let's fix that.

Tip: Lat Width – The Hard Way

Build a brutal back with this lat-widening finisher.

4 Ways to End Back Day With a Bang

The biggest potential for growth lies on the back side of the body. Tap into that growth by using these lat-dominant finishers.

Tip: Make Metabolic Drive Snickers Bars

Build your own protein bars that taste like candy bars. No oven required. Get the easy recipe here.

Tip: How to Do a Regular-Guy Deload

If you don't compete in powerlifting, do you still need to deload? Yes, if you train hard. Here's why and what to do.

Tip: Soreness – Good or Bad?

It's a trickier subject than you think. Here's what you really need to know.

Question of Power 5

How to make your pecs jacked (not just strong), what bodybuilders and powerlifters can learn from each other, and simplifying fat loss.

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Tip: Negative Rep Neutral Grip Pull-Up

Struggling with pull-ups? Do negative-only reps using a neutral grip. Once you can do a single, 30-second eccentric, you'll be able to do one good pull-up.

Tip: You Need the Bow and Arrow Drill

Keep your shoulders healthy and strong. Here's how.

Tip: Instagram and Power-Shoveling Food – A Rant

Social media can make you small and weak. Here's why.

10 Overcomplicated Things Trainers Say

Gym jargon is getting out of hand as trainers try to rebrand simple exercises and training concepts. Let's cut through the crap.

Tip: The 30-Second Weakness Finder

Find your weaknesses in half a minute with this full-body scan. Then, of course, fix them! Here's how.

Tip: How to Make Bacon a True Health Food

They say the bacon in heaven doesn't cause cancer or plug up your heart. Here's how to make a little heaven on earth.

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Tip: Cable Rows with Ab Straps

Here's a great rowing variation to use if barbell rows are too tricky for your cranky lower back.

6 Exercises Trainers Hate That Aren't Bad

Some exercises really are terrible. But some decent exercises get thrown out the window for no good reason. Here are six of them.

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Tip: The Bottoms-Up RDL

Build your glutes with this Romanian deadlift variation.

Tip: Two Quad Killers You've Never Tried

These untraditional exercises will leave you pumped for hours... if you can take the pain.

Question of Power 4

Coach Carter tackles tricep growth, dietary restraint, and how to tell if you're ready to compete in bodybuilding. Check it out.

Question of Strength 53

Coaches and steroid users, the best trap exercises, Russian vs. American kettlebell swings, and box jumps for conditioning.

Tip: High-Protein PB&J Muffins

You'll want these muffins for breakfast every day. Here's the easy recipe.

Tip: The 3-Cycle Leg Press Program

Pro bodybuilders depend on this much-maligned movement. Here's how to do it right and program it correctly.

Tip: Do the Flying Pull-Up

It'll make you look like a ninja warrior and it's just plain fun. Master this bodyweight exercise.