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These exercises and training methods have their place, but they're stupid choices for most gym goers. Here's why.

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Tip: Rotating Lat Pulldown

Build your lats with this unilateral pulldown variation. You'll get a growth-inducing stretch at the top and a hard contraction at the bottom.

Tip: The Sissy Machine That'll Get You Strong

The wimpiest machine in the gym can actually help you build strength and muscle. Who knew? Try these two exercises.

Tip: Another Good Reason to Use a Spotter

Does having a spotter lead to better bench press performance, even if he doesn't touch the bar? Check out this fascinating new study.

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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!

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Tip: Good Curl Form with Elbow Raise

Finish the curl with a shoulder flexion for a stronger biceps contraction. Don't let the traps raise up.

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Tip: 2:1 Accentuated Eccentric Machine Press

Negatives help you build muscle. Try this technique for chest training.

Tip: Are You Using the Right Weight to Grow?

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

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Tip: 1-1-2 Bench Press

Here's a tougher-than-it-looks ways to ramp up your chest training, boost TUT for growth, and improve motor unit recruitment.

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Tip: Popover Push-Up

And a few sets of these to the end of your chest workout as an athletic finisher.

Tip: Painful Training: The Good, Bad, and the Ugly

Does it really take a lot of pain to get a lot of gain? Here's the truth.

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Tip: Hip Thrusts in a Rack

Doing this glute-builder in a rack acts as a depth gauge, much like box squats. It keeps your form in check and it makes it easy load and unload plates.

Tip: Supersize Your Dumbbells and Barbells

Here's how to make your barbells and dumbbells more effective and build more carryover strength.

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Tip: Do Clap Push-Ups Before Heavy Chest Work

A few sets of these after your warm-up and before doing your main chest exercises fires up the CNS and improves muscle fiber recruitment.

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Tip: Towel Bent Row

This is a great bang for your buck exercise to work your upper back and grip at the same time.

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Tip: The J Rope Pull

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

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Tip: The Right Grip for the Barbell Ab Rollout

To keep your shoulders healthy, always use a shoulder-width grip or slightly narrower on this great core exercise.

Tip: 3 New Ways to Use This Machine

It's not just for back. Check out these muscle-building exercise variations.

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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.

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Tip: Seated Overhead Pin Press

Build more overhead strength using this concentric-based movement.

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.

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Tip: Jerk From Pins

Improve your rate of force development with this variation of the jerk.

Tip: Mix This Into Your Food and Lose Fat

Boost insulin sensitivity and fat-burning hormones with this seed.

Tip: The 10-Second Test for Overhead Efficiency

Test your mobility, stability, and strength with this overhead exercise.

DNA Gains

New research shows that one type of training may decrease cellular aging and DNA damage, but another type may increase it.