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Tip: Biceps Training That Wastes Your Time

Some biceps exercises look different but actually stimulate the muscles the exact same way, making them redundant. Here's what to avoid.

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Tip: Bulgarian Split Squat

The rear-leg elevated split squat isn't actually used by Bulgarian weightlifters, but hey, it's still a great exercise.

Tip: Train Glutes While Defying Gravity

This new version of an age-old powerlifting exercise will really sizzle that backside.

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Tip: Dynamic Oscillatory Pec Stretch

A safer, smarter way to stretch the pecs.

Tip: Take This Stuff for More Muscle

A new research paper looks at the body of studies on a compound that regulates mTOR, leading to new muscle synthesis.

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Tip: Backward Static Lunge

For bigger quads, the reverse static lunge beats the forward version.

Tip: Get Explosive Without the Olympic Lifts

Not interested in learning the full O-lifts? Build athleticism and power anyway with these two easier-to-learn exercises.

Tip: Boost Biceps Growth, Instantly

Here's an easy way to improve your curl form, lift more weight safely, and trigger more hypertrophy.

Tip: Take This Forgotten Vitamin for Heart Health

It's about the only thing that can fight a newly discovered enemy of your heart.

Tip: The Least Effective Core Exercise

Honestly, people who do this exercise may not be smart enough to read an article about why it's a dumb exercise.

Hardcore Answers to Newbie Questions

Protein intake, bulking and cutting, catching the eyes of the ladies, and more.

Tip: The Most Popular Bad Exercise

You've seen people doing this in your gym. Here's why it's idiotic.

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Tip: Deficit Semi-Sumo Deadlift

This low hip position deadlift is more for the quads. Try a semi-sumo stance – chest up, weight on heels – and pull from a deficit. Start light!

Tip: Try the Kettlebell Krusher

All you need for this quick workout is 8 minutes and a kettlebell. Check it out.

Tip: A Murderous Barbell Clean Complex

This one-bar finisher contains elements that will help you perfect your explosive pulls and activate your glutes.

Tip: Are You Using the Right Weight to Grow?

Most people don't according to this new study. Check it out.

Tip: Go Heavy to Retain Muscle

Here's why doing high reps during diet phases can backfire, and why it's best to keep it heavy even when cutting.

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Tip: The J Rope Pull

Nail your upper lats and get a huge pump with this finisher exercise.

Tip: Low Fat vs. Low Carb For Fat Loss

What's better for improved body composition? One study says it might not be what you think it is.

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Tip: Bench Press from Pins

Build strength and power by starting your bench press from a dead-start position. Here's how.

Tip: Do This to Make Cardio Fun

Scientists figured out a way to make us look forward to high-intensity cardio. No, really. Check it out.

Tip: Weak on Rings, Weak Everywhere Else

If ring dips or ring push-ups make you look like you're training in an earthquake, something's wrong. Here's why and how to fix it.

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Tip: The Weighted Muscle-Up

Once you master the muscle-up, progress by adding weight just as you would a pull-up.

Tip: You're Not Eating Enough

Can't seem to gain quality muscle weight? Here's how many calories to shoot for daily and a good macro split.