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Tip: One-And-A-Quarter Reps for Triceps

Go through a full range of motion, then a quarter of the range of motion. That's one rep.

Tip: 3 Superior Mobility Drills for Lifters

Are your favorite mobility drills actually working? Try these proven alternatives.

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Tip: Reverse Bench Press

Also called the reverse inverted row, this odd-looking exercise boosts your bench press by teaching lat and upper back activation.

Tip: Fight Off Skin Cancer with this Cheap Drug

Sunscreen helps a little, but this stuff can ward off melanoma from the inside.

Tip: A Workaround for Cranky Joints

Add this handy lifting accessory to your pressing exercises to make your banged up shoulders, elbows, and wrists feel better.

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Tip: The Kettlebell Flye

The open grip and wrist position here allows for better pec isolation.

Tip: The Fat Guy's Eating Pattern

One pattern of eating disrupts metabolism and dietary behaviors more than any other. Here's how to avoid it.

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Tip: Spiderman Walk with Thoracic Rotation

This simple drill takes care of a few different mobility issues.

Tip: The Protein First Diet Strategy

Simple, easy, satisfying, and it'll help keep those abs visible. Here's how it works.

Tip: 3 Habits for Maintaining Leanness

Getting ripped is tough. Staying ripped can be tougher. Here's how one pro does it.

Tip: Strong Legs, No Knee Pain

Use this exercise pairing to build your legs without the knee pain.

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Tip: Standing Rotational Rope Row, Unilateral

Pittsburg Pirates outfielder, Austin Meadows, demonstrates this variation of the rope row. Note the hand rotation for more activation of the lats and upper back.

Tip: 10 Strategies to Stop Binge Eating

Binging is a common problem among lifters. Here's how Coach Thibaudeau cured this bad habit.

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Tip: The High-Pulley Face Pull

Bring up your rear delts, rhomboids, and external rotators with this movement.

Tip: Another Damn Good Reason to Lift

Most people think of cardio when they think of long-term health. Here's what they're missing.

The 7 Training Rules of the 21st Century

It's time to cast aside some outdated training ideas and start paying attention to the new science. Here's what you need to know.

Tip: Bad Ankles, Bad Squat?

What are your ankles doing when you squat? It's important. Here's why.

Tip: Your Social Media – Motivating or Nah?

Are your fitness posts and photos motivating people or de-motivating them? Check out this surprising new study.

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Tip: The Dante Row

Combine lat isolation, a long range of motion, and a good stretch and you get this great row variation.

Tip: Explode, Then Squat

Do this explosive movement before barbell squats and you'll lift more weight.

Tip: Marriage & Fat Loss – Unexpected Consequences

What happens to your romantic relationships when you get ripped? You may be surprised. Check out these studies.

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Tip: Ring Suspension-Trainer Dip

Suspension dips are easier on your shoulders. As a bonus, you'll get a better pec contraction compared to bar dips.

Tip: In Defense of the Partial Squat

Think full range of motion is the only right way to squat? This may change your mind.

How to Poop Like a Champion

Oh sure, laugh. But chronic constipation affects 63 million people. And lifters with weird diets may be especially prone to it. Here's how to fix it.