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Tip: Crap-a-Kidney Drop Sets for Growth

Gains stalled? Use this old-school intensity technique to jumpstart hypertrophy. Try not to die.

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Tip: Relieve Low Back Pain with Planks

If you’re going to self-treat your lower back, do it the smart way. Here’s what to avoid and what to do instead

Tip: Embrace the Grind

Here's the hard truth about success in the gym, whether you want to hear it or not.

8 Evil Accommodating Resistance Exercises

Certain parts of a lift aren't as hard as others. There's less tension, and tension builds muscle. Here's how to turn it up.

Tip: Build Pecs and Tri's, Save Your Shoulders

You don't have to give up pressing just because your shoulders are cranky or you're rehabbing an injury. Just do it like this.

Tip: Methods vs. Mechanisms. Know the Difference

What's the best diet and training plan for YOU? Here's the smart way to find out.

7 Lifting Rules That Actually Don't Matter Much

You might think these things are damn important to your training. In truth, they're not as crucial as you think.

Tip: Heavy Weight, High Reps for Big Quads

High-rep sets build muscle. Heavier, low-rep sets do too. Here's how to do them both in the same workout.

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Tip: Correct Way to Stretch Hip Flexors

Lifters often suffer from tight hip flexors. And most of them are stretching them wrong. Here’s the right way.

Tip: The Kettlebell Bench Press

This floor press variation can correct faulty motor patterns, build your pecs and triceps, and even fix your achy shoulders. Check it out.

Tip: Inspiration vs. Perspiration

Which of these two phases are you in? Only one will get you the results you're wanting.

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Tip: Do the Dead-Stop Bench Press

Starting the bar from a dead position on the bench press will make you stronger and bigger. Here's how.

Tip: Strong Legs, Happy Knees

Here's how to build your quads without overstressing your knees.

16 Nasty Exercises You've Never Tried

Break out of your training rut and get immediate results by adding a few of these to your next workout.

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Tip: 24 Reps To Bigger Biceps

Biceps looking deflated? Combine these two training methods to get them growing again.

Tip: The Not-So-Pretty Truth About Gym Motivation

Here's how your personal demons can make you better.

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Tip: Strong Glutes, Better Deadlifts

Do you hitch your heavy deadlifts or PR attempts? Use this assistance exercise to fix your problem: weak glutes.

Tip: A New Way to Build Rear Delts

This exercise makes it impossible to cheat, and it'll hit your glutes and hams too. Take a look.

Tip: Get Instant Endurance With This Pill

Run, swim, or lift longer with just one or two capsules of this plant compound.

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Tip: Build Quads to Stop Mid-Shin Deadlift Fails

In the deadlift, if you can break the bar off the floor but struggle mid-shin, the problem is likely weak quads. Here's one way to fix it.

Tip: When To Change Everything

No motivation? Progress stalled in the gym? Here's how changing everything about your training can get you back on track.

Tip: The Forgotten Way to Build Legs

It used to be the rule for building big quads, but today most people haven't heard of it. Let's change that.

Tip: Build Muscle and Lose Fat at the Same Time

Yes, it can be done. Here's the part most people don't understand.

Ditch Your Diet. Stay Ripped.

You got shredded by dropping calories and adding cardio, but you can't do that forever. Here's how to drop the diet, stay lean, and avoid fat rebound.