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Tip: The Naughty Appetite Suppressant

This substance has a bad reputation, but it's relatively safe for mild metabolism boosts and appetite suppression.

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Tip: Reverse Crunch, Correct Form

Using a tight, controlled range of motion (reducing any leg kicking) forces your abs to do more work.

Tip: Cheat Meals – A Rant

When do you get a cheat meal when dieting? When you deserve one. And you probably don't deserve one yet. Here's why.

Tip: Do Plastic Bars Lead to Greater Gains?

Researchers study whether a new type of wobbly bar recruits more muscle than conventional steel bars.

Tip: Fire Up Your CNS For Better Lifting

Do a couple of these drills before you lift and you'll get the best workout you've had this year.

Tip: Stretching Does Not Prevent Injuries

Are you already as flexible as you need to be? Here's what science says.

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Tip: Squeeze Press & Flye Combo

This complex starts with the squeeze press. Ideally, use hex dumbbells since you need to squeeze them together hard. Then move on to regular flyes.

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Tip: Multi-Contraction Drop Set

Turn on the pecs with this drop set to make subsequent pump work more effective.

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Tip: Cable Row with Pre-Set Iso-Hold

Build that back. Hold the first rep for 10 seconds, then knock out 8-10 reps.

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Tip: Intra-Set Load Contrast Set

To use this method, do one rep heavy (85-95% 1RM), then reduce the weight to 75% of 1RM and perform 7-10 reps.

Tip: Do You Have a Hidden Infection?

Oral health is linked to overall health. If your gums bleed when brushing, bacteria and inflammation could be shortening your life. Here's how to kill it.

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Tip: The Bradford Press

Use it as a warm-up or add some weight and build some muscle. Go down only as far as your range of motion comfortably allows.

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Tip: Dumbbell Pull-Across Plank

Crank up your plank with this tough variation.

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Tip: Dumbbell Spider Curl with Push

Make the spider curl even better: push the dumbbells together for a harder contraction. Once fatigued, move the elbows back to extend the set.

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Tip: Dips With Band

Adding a band to your dips not only increases the tension at the top, it'll also naturally bend you forward for better pec stimulation.

Tip: Seminar Syndrome – A Common Trainer Problem

It happens to coaches and trainers, and it can happen to you too.

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Tip: Row – Correct Range of Motion

Full ROM is good... usually. But most lifters carry it too far when it comes to the row, leading to problems.

Tip: Eat Dinner, Die a Few Hours Later?

New research shows that a single unhealthy meal can have devastating effects.

Tip: A Different Way to Do Pulldowns

Finish off your back day with this unique variation for complete back development.

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Tip: Half-Kneeling Single-Arm Landmine Press

Tried every shoulder exercise? Probably not this one, which is also great for functional core strength.

Tip: The Best Machine for Biceps

Use this machine along with mechanical drop sets to ignite new muscle growth.

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Tip: Band Resisted Jackknife

Want a really strong core? Add this tough ab exercise to your program.

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Tip: Single-Arm Push Press, Lowered Slowly

Add a slow negative to this classic strength and power movement and you'll get a great full-body exercises for athletes.

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Tip: The Burpee and Reverse Lunge Combo

Yeah, burpees don't suck enough, let's make them tougher! Seriously, this will get you in fighting shape fast.