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Tip: Build or Preserve Muscle At All Times

Losing fat doesn't have to mean losing muscle. And building muscle doesn't have to mean gaining fat. Here are the facts.

Tip: Control Insulin with Food

Insulin is your frenemy. Here are some easy ways to make it work for you instead of against you.

Tip: Test Things Out and Commit

Here's something that successful lifters and athletes do that you should be doing too.

Tip: Try Blood Flow Restriction Training

Popular with hardcore bodybuilders, this method can also be used if you're rehabbing. Here's how.

Tip: Do the Squat-Stance Deadlift

Is the conventional deadlift or the sumo deadlift better? For many of us, a combination of the two is best. Here's how to do it.

Tip: When Life Gets Hard, Work Hard

Successful lifters find comfort in discipline. Here's what you can learn from them.

Tip: Own Your Performance

You can learn a lot about life from a strongman competitor, like this important lesson. Check it out.

Tip: Hit Your Abs in a Whole New Way

Warning: This abdominal-focused tri-set will leave you sore as hell. Do it anyway. Here's how.

Tip: Build Your Chest With Bands & Iron

This is really going to hurt, but you'll love the results you'll get in chest and triceps growth. Try these two exercises.

Tip: Do the Work. Don't Blame Genetics.

Genetics make a difference, but don't lose hope. Smart training and eating will maximize what your parents gave you. Here's the deal.

Tip: Use Box Breathing to Regain Focus

Here's a trick used by strongman competitors to increase performance that you need to use too.

Tip: Change Your Damn Attitude

This no-holds-barred advice for powerlifters also applies to anyone who wants to lift heavy and get better. Check it out.

Tip: Try These 3 Tough Pull-Up Variations

Think you're good at pull-ups and chin-ups? Yeah, we'll see about that. Check out these athletic variations!

Tip: Build Yourself Up, Don't Tear Others Down

Here's an easy way to spot a real jerk (in the gym or out) and avoid becoming one yourself.

Tip: Master Dips for Chest & Triceps

Everything you need to know about dips, plus some quick videos to make sure you're doing them right.

Tip: Use Time Blocks Instead of Sets

A new way to plan your workouts that will break you out of a rut and keep you focused. Check it out.

Tip: 10 Ways to Challenge Your Body and Grow

Muscle growth is an adaptive response. No challenge, no gains. Are you using at least a few of these progression methods?

Tip: Women, Train Like Men (For the Most Part)

There are only a few differences in how women should train versus men. Here they are.

Tip: For Bigger Biceps, Do Mechanical Drop Sets

Here's a cool training method that'll shock your stubborn biceps into growth.

The Best Predictor of Success

A super tribe of Africans has learned the secret to athletic success. Can we duplicate the effects of their barbaric methods?

Tip: Accelerate Workout Recovery Two Ways

Lymphatic drainage: Sounds nasty, but it's not. Here's why you need to promote it and a couple of ridiculously easy ways to do it.

How to Build a Monster Grip

Use these exercises to strengthen your grip, crush rocks, and punch through walls. Or, you know, just lift heavy stuff while keeping your hands healthy.

Tip: Foam Roll AFTER Training For Fast Recovery

Soft tissue work on the roller is okay before workouts, but it's best done after training. Here's why.

Tip: Find Your Perfect Squat Depth

Use the test here to find out how low you can go and how wide or narrow your feet should be.