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Tip: Add a Band To Your Preacher Curl

Add accommodating resistance to curls for new growth. Get a band and angle it so it provides maximum resistance at the top of the movement.

Tip: Do This During Meals to Improve Body Comp

Make this simple change to the way you approach meals and start to gain more muscle and whittle away fat.

Tip: How a Kettlebell Can Make You a Better Bencher

Do a few sets of this drill before chest day and you'll perform better on the bench press. Check it out.

Tip: Exercise Variety is Overrated

A little variety is good. A lot of variety is lazy and dumb. Here's why.

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Tip: The Foam Roller Chest Press

Using a foam roller can teach good lifting mechanics on a variety of movements, particularly chest presses. Try this.

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Tip: Try the Squat-Stance Deadlift

The squat-stance deadlift combines the best elements of conventional and sumo. Here's how to do it.

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Tip: The 10 Minute Deadlift Tutorial

Here's just about everything you need to know about deadlift variations.

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Tip: How to Do the Side-to-Side Plyo Push-Up

Are you good at plyo push-ups? Good! Now try this variation.

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Tip: How to Do Bi-Phasic Stretching

This is a hybrid of dynamic stretching and static stretching. Great for recovery. Check it out.

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Tip: Master the Depth Plyo Push-Up

Build your bench press, and a bigger chest, with this explosive push-up variation. Here's how to do it.

Tip: A New Way to Build Lats and Rear Delts

This twist on the dumbbell row will light up your rear delts and lats like nothing else. Check it out.

Tip: Build Quads With Occlusion and Tension

Here's an exercise that ramps up every part of the hypertrophy process for bigger, stronger legs.

Tip: Make These Blueberry & Yogurt Cookies

It's possible to be lean and still eat food that tastes good. Try these high-protein cookies. Easy recipe here.

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Tip: Set Up For Heavy Dumbbell Bench Presses

Don't get a shoulder injury before you even start to do reps. Here's how to properly get your big weights in place.

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Tip: 25 Reps to Bigger, Stronger Legs

Warning: This training method is brutal. Here's how to combine heavy weights with growth-producing time under tension.

Tip: How Instagram Makes You Fat

Bodybuilders do it. Figure competitors do it. Action stars do it. And they're all sending the wrong message.

Tip: The Juice That Boosts Athletic Performance

And it may even help you fight disease and live longer. Check it out.

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Tip: The Walking Lunge for Quads, Hams, and Glutes

Fix the most common problems and learn to perform it the right way to target the muscles you most want to improve.

Tip: Make Your Pull-Ups Stricter and Tougher

If kipping your pull-ups is cheating, then this little trick is just the opposite. It'll make pull-ups even more challenging and keep your form tight.

Tip: Heavy Negatives & High-Rep Finishers

Combine these two methods for fast muscle growth. Here's how.

Tip: An Easy Way to Stay Full and Lose Fat

The scientific way to increase satiation and reduce calorie intake. And it only takes about 20 seconds.

Tip: Your Feelings Don't Matter

Not feeling motivated? Here are three ways to snap out of it and throw some iron around.

Tip: Stop Looking for Motivation

If you always need to be externally motivated, you're not a lifter. You're a hobbyist. Here's why.

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Tip: Lean Away for Wider Delts

Make the lateral raise work even better with this simple modification.