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Tip: The Machine-Assisted Pull-Up

Yes, do your regular pull-ups. But finish off with an assisted machine to get more reps and build volume.

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Tip: The Curtsy Lunge

Nail your glutes and challenge your overall mobility, stability, and strength with this lunge variation.

Tip: 6 Surprising Ways to Avoid Cold or Flu

It's hard to make progress in the gym if you're sick. Here are some unusual ways to avoid it.

Tip: Cannabis, Body Fat, and Testosterone

Does weed make you overeat? Does it lower T levels? Here's what science tells us.

Tip: Protein Cake for Dieters

If cake were the new superfood, this would be the recipe.

Tip: You're Overfed But Undernourished

Vitamin and mineral deficiencies in America are astonishingly high, with over 90% of us lacking in at least one mineral.

Tip: Pause Reps for Strength and Stability

Hit a sticking point on a major lift like the deadlift? Try this.

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Tip: Deadlift – Explosive Triple from Deficit

Sub-maximal explosive deadlifts for sets of 3-5 reps are sure to boost your conventional deadlift PR.

Tip: Fight Dead Butt Syndrome

Chances are if you're over 30 that backside of yours is starting to look like two gluten-free pancakes, even if you train. Here's why and how to fix it.

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Tip: The Near-Perfect Trap Bar Deadlift

For those who aren't competitive powerlifters, the trap bar dead should be their go-to deadlift variation. Here's why.

Tip: Restaurants Are Lying About Gluten

Up to a third of restaurant dishes are contaminated with gluten, but should anyone really care?

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Tip: Trap Bar Complex

Complexes – a series of exercises performed in succession with a single implement – are a great way to build muscle, boost conditioning, and burn fat.

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Tip: Ring Row

Performed with rings or a TRX, this row variation in infinitely scalable. Just adjust your feet and stance to make it harder or easier.

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Tip: Half-Kneeling Single-Arm Press

Build shoulder and core strength with this exercise.

Tip: Skin the Cat for Better Mobility

Do this before you do overhead pressing exercises for better shoulder mobility. Bonus: It builds a strong core too.

Tip: Boost Your Deadlift with Macro and Micro-Sets

Here's how to use cluster training to strengthen your deadlift and add pounds of new muscle to your physique.

Tip: Do Pull-Up Pulses for Big Lats

Can you do three measly reps using this training method? Maybe. Give it a shot.

Tip: 6 More Reasons to Avoid Soy

Most lifters have already removed soy protein from their diets. Need a few more reasons to keep it out? Here ya go.

Tip: The Right Overhead Press for You

Not everyone is ready for the barbell. Are you? Find out here and double check your form.

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Tip: Resisted Scapular Slides

A more effective variation of wall slides for shoulder and upper back health.

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Tip: Dead-Stop Dumbbell Row

With this variation, you come to a complete stop at the bottom of each rep.

How to Keep Making Gains

The idea of muscle confusion is stupid, but strategic variation is different. Here's how to use it to keep the strength and muscle gains coming.

Tip: 20 Reps in 20 Minutes

Get strong using this classic, highly efficient training method.

Get More Out of Your Protein

Everyone fights about how much protein to eat, but what really matters is how much protein you absorb. Here's how to soak up every gram.