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Tip: Stop It With The Obsessive Counting!

Here's how "over-quantification syndrome" leads to poor results with training and diet.

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: 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: 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.

Tip: Put Your Gut Health First

You are what you eat, right? Not really. Here's what you need to know.

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: 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.

Tip: Build Quads Without Bars, Dumbbells, or Machines

Here's a "new" way to blow up your legs, especially those puny quads of yours.

Tip: A Better Way to Bench

Here's an easy way to make the bench press more shoulder-friendly and just as effective.

Tip: The Best Trap Exercise You're Not Doing

People will look at you funny when you do this exercise. That's okay, your traps will be bigger and stronger than theirs. Take a look.

Tip: Fix Your Push-Up Form, Save Your Face

Here's the simplest way to hone in on the ideal push-up mechanics.

Tip: The Pull-Up That Builds Your Whole Back

This exercise might be too tough for you, but even just a few reps will fire up your upper back and lats. Take a look.

Tip: The 10-Second Core Killer

This exercise makes even the hardest plank variation seem easy. Check it out and give it a shot.

Are Cheat Reps Worth It?

Trainers say to avoid cheat reps, but bodybuilders use them with success. So who's right? Here's the truth, plus a pro's guide to using them correctly.

Tip: Choose The Right Weight

Most lifters trying to build muscle are either going too light or too heavy. Here's how to find your sweet spot for hypertrophy.

Tip: Make Ice Cream With One Ingredient

It's simple, it's healthy, and yeah, there's only a single ingredient. Here's how to make it.

Tip: Lift Better. Think Better. Take This Amino Acid.

This amino improves your focus, mood, energy, and even learning abilities. Here's the science.

Tip: Nail Your Abs With Partial Pulses

By improving the activation and recruitment of the core, you'll increase your strength in the big lifts. Here's how to do it.

Rehab Gone Wrong

Foam rollers, lacrosse balls, back walking, kettlebells. Can these work as tools to fix tightness and pain? Not when you use them like this. Here's what works better.

Tip: Don't Use K-Tape Like a Dummy

Does kinesiotape actually do anything? Here's the truth.

7 Pros, One Controversial Question

We asked pro bodybuilders, doctors, and coaches one blunt question. Their answers may surprise you.

Tip: Take This Mental Toughness Test

You'll be shaking, sucking for air, and cursing T Nation... but you'll also be developing mental toughness. Try it!