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6 New Ways to Turn On Muscle Growth

If your hypertrophy gains have stagnated, then it's time to shake things up. You need one of these advanced training methods.

Tip: The Diet Food That Makes You Fat

What would happen if you ate nothing but processed diet foods for a month? This has been studied. The results are terrifying.

Tip: Eat Flourless Chocolate Cake

A high protein, no-sugar-added dessert that'll fire up the gain train and kill your cravings for junky desserts. Get the recipe here.

Tip: Make Protein Powder Ice Cream

High protein, super clean, no added sugar, and holy-crap delicious. Get the easy recipe here.

Tip: Protect Your Wrists from Lifting Injuries

Get more range of motion and improve your weightlifting technique with these simple stretches.

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Tip: Build Pecs & Core Strength With One Exercise

The one-arm dumbbell bench press not only hits your chest, it helps you build core anti-rotation strength.

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Tip: The 55-Rep Barbell Complex for Metcon

Try this complex: 5 hang cleans, 10 reverse lunges with front squat grip (5 per leg), 10 push presses, 10 squats, 10 high pulls, and 10 RDLs.

Tip: Obey the Mirror Rule

Most gyms have mirrors, but did you know there are some unwritten rules about them? Learn them here

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Tip: Kyphosis and Back Training

Working on your posture? Your choice of back exercises could be making it worse. Here's what you need to know.

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Tip: Bench Press Star Complexes

Do Russian-style star complexes for rapid strength and muscle gains. Here's how.

Tip: Feel Your Way To Growth

Trying to build muscle? It's not the exercise that matters most, but the way you're doing it. Here's why.

Tip: Do 20 Reps Of This Before Benching

Do this simple exercise often to fix your posture and make your shoulders feel awesome when you go heavy.

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Tip: The Dumbbell Split Snatch

Build explosive power and test your athleticism with this Olympic lift variation you can do just about anywhere.

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Tip: The Mixed-Grip Deadlift Sucks

Sure, it'll help you pull more weight, but unless you're a competitive powerlifter and have to use it, it's best avoided. Here's why.

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Tip: Do The Couch Stretch Correctly

This is a popular hip-opener, but just because it feels uncomfortable doesn't mean you're doing it right. Here's how to get the most out of it.

Tip: The Right Way to Choose Foods

Four things you can do while grocery shopping to make sure you get the nutrients you need.

Tip: The Food That Improves Your Thinking

Research shows that these foods may clear the cobwebs and improve your mental performance.

Tip: The Pre-Squat Primer

Do this primer superset before you squat and you'll have the best workout of your life. Here's how to do it.

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Tip: Try the Weighted Single-Arm Plank

There's the standard plank exercise, the tougher one-arm plank, and then there's this – one of the toughest variations in existence.

Tip: Do THIS Before Deadlifting

If you prime your CNS before a big pull, you'll lift heavier and feel awesome. Here's how to do it.

Tip: Do This BEFORE Benching & You'll Lift Heavier

Prime your nervous system before bench pressing to unlock your strength potential. Here's how.

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Tip: The Head-Off Chest Press

Build more strength and hit your pecs harder with this simple but challenging adjustment.

Tip: Two Ways to Ramp Up Your Chest Training

If your goal is hypertrophy, use these techniques the next time you do dumbbell bench presses.

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Tip: The Kelso Shrug for Traps and Back

If you only do standing shrugs, you're missing a big part of your traps. Try this.