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This spine-friendly variation of the stir-the-pot exercise (normally done on a stability ball) fires up those deep core muscles often missed by most ab exercises.

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Tip: Jumping Ring Muscle-Up

Haven't nailed a muscle-up yet? Use this variation to work your way up and get a feel for it.

Tip: When You See Food This Color, Eat It

These foods have the potential to build more muscle, burn more fat, and maybe cure a lot of things that ail you.

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Tip: One-Leg Hip Lift with Weight Plate

In this joint-friendly hip thrust variation, you'll target your hamstrings as well as your glutes.

Tip: Unbalanced Training for Bodybuilding

Balanced training is great for beginners, but not so much for the experienced lifter. Here's why.

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Tip: Hip Thrust Progressions

The hip thrust is one of the best glute-builders around, and there are many variations of it. Here's how to progress them right.

Tip: An Illogical Approach to Explosive Lifts

Always train neurologically demanding lifts first in a workout, right? Well, not always. Here's why.

Tip: High-Rep Failure Training for Growth

Want to get bigger? Finish off your workout with one of these set-rep schemes.

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Tip: Work Capacity & Nervous System Efficiency, T Nation Boot Camp

Coach Thibaudeau discusses MMA fighters, nervous system recovery, active rest, and more.

Tip: The Missing Element of Muscle Gains

Go heavy or go home, right? Well, there's something else you need to do before you go home if you want to build muscle.

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Tip: Training on the Nerve, T Nation Boot Camp

After a boot camp workout, Coach Thibaudeau fields questions about external motivation and over-stimulating the nervous system.

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Tip: The 4 Components to Recovery, T Nation Boot Camp

Coach Thibaudeau discusses the four types of recovery after one our boot camp workouts.

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Tip: Progression Methods, T Nation Boot Camp

After one of our boot camp workouts, Coach Thibaudeau talked about several ways to progress in training.

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Tip: Corrective Complex, Quads and Hip Flexors

Sequence these drills in this order before your next leg day and you'll have a better workout.

Tip: Am I Lean Enough to Start a Mass Phase?

Is it time for a bulking phase? Are you sure? Here's an easy guideline to follow.

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Tip: Movement Pattern Warm-Up: RDL, Lunge, Rotation

Train three of the foundational movements patterns by adding these drills into your warm-up.

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Tip: Shoulder Rotations on the TRX

Warm up your shoulders and keep them mobile with this drill. Walk your feet out or elevate them to increase the challenge.

Tip: Fix This Common Deadlifting Mistake

Many people are unaware they're doing this. Check it out.

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Tip: Split-Stance One-Arm Dumbbell Press

Build head-to-toe stability and balance along with strong, muscular shoulders. Do 3-4 sets of 8-12 reps with a slow tempo.

3 Popular Stretches That Suck

These stretches are common, but they often lead to even more painful problems. Here's what to do instead.

Tip: For Maximal Strength, Periodize Your Training

Only newbies can bring up every lift at the same time. Once you get stronger, you'll have to get smarter. Here's how.

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Tip: The Zercher Shrug

Stay upright and avoid bouncing to make this a very effective shrug variation.

Tip: The Biggest Mistake Lifters Make

If your main goal right now is to build strength, avoid this common mistake.

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Tip: Speed Squats and Pause Squats

Boost your squat numbers by learning to impart maximal velocity to the bar. Here are two ways to do it.

Tip: A Simple Mobility Drill for Healthy Shoulders

Do this easy drill daily to fix up your grouchy shoulders and prevent lifting injuries.