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Tip: Fatigue Loading vs. Performance Loading, T Nation Boot Camp

When should you add more weight? When should you add more sets? Coach Thibaudeau talks about these topics and more.

Tip: The Missing Element of Muscle Gains

Go heavy or go home, right? Well, there's something else you need to do before you go home if you want to build muscle.

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Tip: Push Press – Proper Technique

Most people are holding the bar incorrectly. Here's how to get the best results using good technical execution.

Tip: Are You Strong Enough to Build Muscle?

Whether you're a newbie or an advanced bodybuilder, here's why you need to reinforce your strength base.

Tip: The Truth About Natural Flavors

There's a halo of health around them, but are natural flavors any better than artificial flavors? You may be surprised.

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Tip: Training on the Nerve, T Nation Boot Camp

After a boot camp workout, Coach Thibaudeau fields questions about external motivation and over-stimulating the nervous system.

Tip: The Hidden Benefit of CrossFit

Are people who do group fitness classes happier than solo lifters? Here's what science says.

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Tip: The 4 Components to Recovery, T Nation Boot Camp

Coach Thibaudeau discusses the four types of recovery after one our boot camp workouts.

Tip: Eat Your Whole Grains, Paleo People!

It turns out that whole grains are hugely anti-inflammatory. Here's the science.

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Tip: Inverted Rows – Drop Sets

Nail your upper back by taking the inverted row to the next level.

The Secret Cause of Food Intolerances

You know that food allergy that causes you bloating, headaches, or lethargy? It's probably your fault, not the food's fault. Here's why.

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Tip: Corrective Complex, Quads and Hip Flexors

Sequence these drills in this order before your next leg day and you'll have a better workout.

Tip: Am I Lean Enough to Start a Mass Phase?

Is it time for a bulking phase? Are you sure? Here's an easy guideline to follow.

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Tip: Movement Pattern Warm-Up: RDL, Lunge, Rotation

Train three of the foundational movements patterns by adding these drills into your warm-up.

Tip: The Best Exercise for Hip Mobility & Strength

Your hips are designed to be mobile and powerful. So train them that way. Here's how.

Tip: This Vitamin Flat-Out Builds Muscle

The evidence is strong that it burns fat, too. Here's the science.

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Tip: Sumo-Stance Zercher Squat

Improve hip mobility and strength with this exercise.

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Tip: Shoulder Rotations on the TRX

Warm up your shoulders and keep them mobile with this drill. Walk your feet out or elevate them to increase the challenge.

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Tip: The Power Curl

Set up like a deadlift and use the hips to drive the weight up to a standing position, then lower under control.

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Tip: Band-Resisted Floor Press

Here's an easy way to add accommodating resistance to the floor press using only one band. Try it out and boost your bench press PR.

Tip: Fix This Common Deadlifting Mistake

Many people are unaware they're doing this. Check it out.

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Tip: Single-Arm Push Press with Accentuated Eccentric

Use an explosive dip and drive to power the dumbbell up, then take about 4 seconds to lower the weight.

Tip: Body-Build to Keep Strength Gains Coming

Hypertrophy training should always be a part of your plan, even if your primary goal is strength. Here's why.

3 Popular Stretches That Suck

These stretches are common, but they often lead to even more painful problems. Here's what to do instead.