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Tip: Warm-Up With Multi-Directional Plate Lunges

This warm-up drill will make your hips and joints feel awesome and it'll prepare your muscles for the big lifts.

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Tip: Elevate Your Deadlift

Here's how (and why) to use block pulls to boost your deadlift strength.

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Tip: The Suitcase Lunge

Bulletproof your body with this lunge variation. Perform alternating lunges while holding the weight on one side only.

Pull-Ups Vs. Chin-Ups

We look to science to find out which exercise reins supreme for lats, traps, and biceps. Bonus: Two cool tricks to get better results with both.

Pull-Ups: You're Doing Them Wrong

Think you're good at pull-ups because you can do a lot of them or strap on extra weight? Think again. Here's how to really do them for best results.

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Tip: Supinate for Bigger Biceps

Want bigger arms? Do the twist: supinate at the top. Here's how.

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Tip: Master the Sliding Lunge

Use this technique to make your regular barbell and dumbbell lunges work even better.

The 4 Best Ways to Lunge

The regular ol' forward lunge is actually the least effective. Check out these superior variations for leg strength.

5 Killer Trap-Bar Deadlift Variations

The trap bar is now considered must-have gym equipment. Here are some cool variations to help you get the most out of it.

Inside the Muscles: Best Back and Biceps Exercises

After testing 45 different back and biceps exercises with EMG, here are the ones that came out on top.

The "Can't-Believe-It's-a-Diet" Diet

An easy, week-long diet to quickly drop the pounds you've gained from your social isolation.

The One Band Workout

Alternate between these workouts to torch your legs and upper body on separate days. All you need is a band.

The 7 Most Important Lifts

Quick, name the seven most effective exercises. Got it? Now see if your list matches ours.

The Best Training Method You're Not Using

This training method adds volume and builds strength, size, and endurance while getting you ripped. It's also fun. Here's how to do it.

Tip: Do the Step-Through Lunge

Walking lunges, backward lunges, static lunges... you've tried them all. But we bet you've never tried this. Check it out.

Dips: You're Doing Them Wrong

Dips build tons of muscle and strength while also being therapeutic for the shoulders. Yes, really. Here are 13 tips to help you do them right.

The Core Training Reality Check

Let's bust three ab training myths, test for real abdominal strength, and learn the best way to build a strong, athletic core.

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  • Tip: The Full Body Burner

    Build your back, legs, and heart with this versatile athletic exercise.

    The 6 Foundational Movement Patterns

    To build strength and muscle, as well as avoid injuries, you must train all six patterns. Does your program include them all?

    Tip: Prevent Knee Injuries With Proper Tracking

    For squats and lunges, pay attention to your pinky toe. Really. Here's why.

    Knee-Friendly Quad Builders

    Friends don't let friends wuss out on leg day. Even if you have knees like young Forrest Gump, you have options.

    Building a Strong Neck

    Whether you're an athlete or bodybuilder, you should be training your neck. Here's the smart way to do it.

    Kettlebells Beat Dumbbells for Biceps

    Training the biceps with kettlebells provides stimulation that dumbbells can't hope to duplicate. Here's how, plus 6 exercises to try out.

    The Simple Diet

    Getting lean is simple, just not easy. Here are some uncomplicated rules to follow about food, cheat meals, and more.