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Tip: Don't Use K-Tape Like a Dummy

Does kinesiotape actually do anything? Here's the truth.

Tip: Do 25 Consecutive Clap Push-Ups

Can you pass this test? Here's exactly how to do it, plus how to get better if you suck.

Tip: Avoid These Dirty Fruits and Veggies

Here are the 16 most pesticide-ridden fruits and vegetables and how to “fix” them. Bonus: The 15 cleanest choices.

Tip: Better Than Planks

There's more than one way to use isometrics for core strength. Here's one that beats the boring plank.

Tip: The Russian Special Forces Challenge

They wore body armor. You can just use a belt to add weight. Here's how to do it.

Tip: Do the 8-Second Crunch

If it looks like you're having a seizure when you train abs, you're not getting much benefit... and you're asking for injury. Try this instead.

IFBB Pro Talks Faith, Family, and Iron

In a sport full of negative stereotypes, Mark Dugdale stands apart. His humble approach may inspire you. His training regimen definitely will.

3 Stretches That Make Things Worse

Everyone does these three stretches... and just about everyone is screwing them up. Are you?

Tip: Swing a Really Heavy Kettlebell

A kettlebell swing is a lot like a deadlift, so why not treat it like a deadlift and go heavy? Here's how.

Tip: Skip The Cupping

Don't fall for this overrated therapy. Here's why.

Tip: Nail Your Biceps With This Training Method

This unique way of doing reps is great for muscle gains. Warning: It's tough!

Tip: Correct Your Mechanics for Pain-Free Squats

Does it hurt to squat, and not in a good way? Use this training method to fix your technique.

6 Unstable Overhead Lifts for Quick Gains

Doing these 6 exercises with unstable, osciallating objects challenges the nervous system, boosts athleticism, and triggers gains.

Tip: Add Instant Strength to Your Incline Curls

Get stronger on dumbbell incline curls simply by using a rolled-up towel. Here's how.

Tip: Do the Pizza Plate Press

Test your shoulder mechanics and get stronger overhead with this diagnostic exercise. Check it out.

Tip: The Deadlift Isn't Enough

Yes, the deadlift is awesome, but it's not so great for hypertrophy. Here's why, plus a better option for size gains.

Tip: Do the Tiger Bend Push-Up

A challenging new way to do push-ups. Bonus: It looks damn cool. Check it out.

Tip: Get Your Head Right For Overhead Pressing

Here's a simple way to avoid smashing your chin on overhead pressing exercises. Bonus: You'll be stronger too. Take a look.

Tip: Are You a Monk Dieter or a Monkey Dieter?

If your main goal is fat loss, then you need to know which camp you fall into. BOTH are mistakes. Check it out.

Tip: Close Your Eyes On This Lift

Recruit more motor units, improve form, and build more strength... by shutting your eyes? Yep, here's how it works.

Tip: The Sad Truth About the Bench Press

The world's favorite chest exercise isn't that great at building the pecs. Here's why, plus some better exercise choices.

Tip: Take This to Grow Muscle

In new studies, test subjects taking this legal supplement doubled their gains over a control group. Info here.

Tip: Take the 100 Rep Push-Up Challenge

Not only is this a "fun" test, it'll also expose any weaknesses you may have in your core. Here's how to do it, and how to improve if you can't do it.

Tip: Build Overhead Power With This Exercise

This movement teaches your body to turn on all available motor units and much more. Check it out.