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Tip: Strengthen Your Ankles

Prevent injury, perform better. Three exercises to try out.

Tip: Lose Fat With a Timer

Get your stopwatch ready. This strategy will help you to eat only when hungry AND avoid overeating at mealtime.

Tip: The Healthiest Snack Food

Four reasons to eat more of this stuff, including stronger erections and higher testosterone levels.

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Tip: 2 Reps Slow, 2 Reps Fast

With the tempo-contrast method, different types of contractions recruit more muscle fibers. Do 2 reps slow (5 seconds up, 5 seconds down) then 2 fast reps. Do either 8 or 12 total reps per set.

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Tip: Batwing Sled Drags

Sled drags are great for quads, but you can also use them to get in some bonus back work by pulling your elbows down and back.

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.

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Tip: Press Lockout from Pins for Triceps

For triceps thickness, you gotta hit the lateral head. A controlled, dead-stop, 8-10 inch press from pins will do it.

Tip: How To Do Every Rep of a Calf Exercise

To build calves, every single rep needs to have four steps. Here they are.

Tip: One Dumbbell, Full-Body Strength

Build your shoulders and full-body strength with one exercise. Here's how.

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Tip: Set Up and Pull Your Deadlift Fast

The quick set-up allows you to take advantage of the stretch shortening cycle in your hip extensors. It takes practice, but it should become second nature and fast.

Tip: Build Your Delts and Grip With One Move

Skip the dumbbells for lateral raises and try this instead.

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Tip: Strict Pause Pull-Ups

Get stronger by adding pauses to your pull-ups. Pause halfway up, at the top, and again halfway down.

Tip: Take This to Prevent Sun Damage

Protect yourself from premature aging and skin cancer with this common supplement.

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Tip: The Best Lower-Body Primer

Turn on your central nervous system before lifting to unlock your strength potential and prevent injuries. Here's how.

Tip: A New Kind of Food Log

Food diaries are helpful, but tedious and time sucking. Researchers have found something that works just as well, and it's kinda fun.

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Tip: The Ultimate Upper-Body Primer

Do this CNS primer before upper-body training and you'll lift heavier, move better, and prevent injuries.

Tip: Do Pull-Ups Anywhere Like This

No pull-up bar? No problem. Try this.

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Tip: A Better Way to Build Triceps

Use submaximal isometrics to build better triceps. Hold your first rep isometrically, then do 8-12 regular reps.

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Tip: Extended Set One-Arm Rows

What to build muscle? Lift a heavy weight and keep the tension on the working muscles for an extended time. Here's how to do it with rows.

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Tip: Dumbbell Bench Press Drop Sets for Size

Training to failure works. Period. Just incorporate it wisely. Here's one way to do it for chest training.

Tip: Can't Do This? Then Hold Off on Bench Presses

Pass this relative strength test with flying colors before you bench press. Many people can't, even if they think they can.

Tip: Master Push-Ups With Frankenstein Holds

Correct your ugly, injury-causing push-up technique with this drill.

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Tip: Master the Russian Dip

Build your core and triceps strength, and work your way up to a muscle-up, with this unique exercise.

Tip: The Goblet Squat Test

If you can pass this test, move to heavy barbell squats. If not, you have some work to do first.