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Tip: Test Things Out and Commit

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

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: 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 Training Programs Wisely

Let your program be your guide, but be prepared for detours. Here's how.

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: 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: 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.

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.

Tip: Use Primer Singles

Here are two ways that smart lifters prime their bodies for monster lifts and new personal records.

Tip: Learn to Use a Weight Belt Correctly

Are you making this common mistake with your lifting belt? Find out here.

Tip: Strengthen Your Abs – 5 New Exercises

What's better than great looking abs? A core that's as strong as it looks. Here's how to build one.

Tip: Use 3-Second Descents for Biceps

Want arm growth? Extend the eccentric phase of biceps exercises. Just follow the guidelines here.

Tip: Assess Your Bench Press Technique

Your bench press form might be setting you up for injury. It's time to re-assess your technique. Try this test.

Tip: Do the Counter Stretch

If you sit a lot or have poor posture, this simple stretch will make you feel great. Just follow the directions here.

Tip: Do 20 Reps With Your 10 Rep Max

Sounds crazy, but it works when you use the ladder method. Here's how to do it for size gains.

Tip: Stop Eating Like a Pro Bodybuilder

You know what's even worse than that? Paying them for their diet plans. Check this out.

Tip: Stop Rowing With Excessive ROM

Using full range of motion is good, except when it's bad and leads to injury. Here's how to fix this common form mistake.

Tip: Test Your Glutes

Are your butt muscles firing properly? Here are 8 quick tests. Pick a couple and find out.

Tip: Use Box Jumps The Right Way

That means NOT using them for conditioning or cardio. Here's why.

Tip: Build Your Triceps With These 6 Methods

Take a few tips from ridiculously strong powerlifters and apply these training methods.

Tip: Optimize Your Warm-Up

Here are 5 ways to improve your warm-up to get better results from heavy training sessions.