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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: 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.

Tip: The Hidden Benefit of CrossFit

Are people who do group fitness classes happier than solo lifters? Here's what science says.

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Tip: Reciprocal Inhibition – A Better Way to Stretch Your Neck

Stop grabbing your neck and cranking your head to the side to stretch it. Here's a better way.

Tip: The Case for Gym Selfies

They can get annoying to other people sometimes, but science says they can also help you get lean. Check it out.

Tip: Fix This Common Deadlifting Mistake

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

3 Popular Stretches That Suck

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

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Tip: 6 Reeves-Grip Trap Bar Exercises

Using a trap bar combined with the Reeves grip (holding the plates) puts you in a great position for training the traps, legs, back, and more.

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Tip: Band Dislocates with Wrap-Arounds

Regular dislocates are popular for warming-up. Add two wrap-arounds to get the most benefits. Here's how.

Tip: Stand Up While Training These Muscles

It works far better than you would have ever guessed.

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Tip: Kettlebell Shoulder-to-Shoulder Press

Also called the lumberjack press, this exercise will light up your delts and challenge your core.

Tip: The Bench Press is a Whole-Body Exercise

To get the most out of the bench, you must make it a whole-body lift. Here are four ways to do it.

Tip: Real Experts vs. Self-Proclaimed Experts

Looking for a training or diet coach? Here's how to pick a good one and spot the fakers.

Tip: How to Bring Up a Weak Body Part

Big back, small legs? Big chest, small arms? Here's how to schedule your workouts to bring up those lagging muscle groups.

Tip: Dear Dumb People, Stop Giving Advice

Internet fitness celebrities give some of the worst training and diet advice. Are they dumb or just crooked?

Tip: Machines for Functional Fitness?

Sure, free weights are generally better, but not for everything. Even CrossFitters can benefit from them. Here's how.

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Tip: The Single-Arm Pullover

This variation of the pullover will build core strength in a whole new way. NFL athlete Fernando Velasco demonstrates.

Tip: 9 Annoying Things in the Fitness Community

Love fitness, love lifting, but feel free to hate these nine things. Coach Carter sure does.

Tip: The Mineral for Chronic Muscle Soreness

A little soreness is good, but too much soreness for too long will squash your gains. This inexpensive mineral will help.

Tip: The Italian Tune-Up

A fast metcon workout that melts fat and builds muscle. Works with cycling, running, or ropes. Check it out.

Tip: Does Music Really Help You Train Harder?

We all think it does, but what does science say? And does the type of training you're doing change things? Info here.

Tip: To Get Lean, Destroy Your Setbacks

Lose that last 10 pounds of fat. Identify exactly what's holding you back and devise a strategy. Here's how.