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Tip: The 2-Minute Grip Strengthener

Do this simple exercise a few times per week and watch your grip strength skyrocket.

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Tip: Heavy Renegade Row

Test your strength and stability by trying these with bodyweight. Example: A 200 pound man should be able to use a 100 pound dumbbell in each hand.

Tip: Steroids, Legality, and Liars

Have you ever used? Would you if bodybuilding drugs were legal? Check out what other fans said here.

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Tip: Medicine Ball Slam, Proper Form

To do this correctly, resist forward flexion and stay more upright.

Tip: This Can Stop Fat Loss

It's a common problem that can stall fat loss and wreck your health, even if your diet is in check.

Tip: The Common Vitamin That Nixes Nervousness

The answer to jitters, sweaty palms, and rapid heartbeat is probably sitting in your supplement cabinet right now.

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Tip: Inverted Row Burnout Set

Add some weight and rest-pause style reps to your inverted rows to make this so-called sissy exercise into a real back builder.

Tip: The 7 Deadly Sins of Personal Training

Here's a list of the worst practices of bad personal trainers, according to T Nation readers.

Tip: Low Testosterone Can Lead to Early Death

Research shows that having lower than normal T levels can increase your risk of dying from ANY cause. Here's what to do about it.

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Tip: Tension and the Paused Deadlift

This accessory lift teaches you to maintain tension, and it increases time under tension during most lifters' weakest phase of the deadlift.

Tip: What You Really Think Of Bodybuilding

We asked our readers what they thought about competitive bodybuilding. The answers were surprising.

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Tip: The Side-to-Side Pull-Up

Good at pull-ups? Nice. Now try this variation.

Tip: A Back Builder You've Never Tried

This is brutal, and you actually do it as part of your warm-up. Take a look.

Tip: Infinity Singles for Big Triceps

The tri's respond best to heavy reps, but you have to be smart about it. Try this.

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Tip: The Deficit Deadlift

Stand on a plate or study platform, then deadlift. This increases the range of motion, making it one of the toughest lifts out there.

Tip: Your 1RM Doesn't Really Matter

Unless you're a competitor, you're better off using other measurements of progress. Check 'em out here.

Not Dangerous! 4 Falsely Accused Exercises

We bet you've heard that these exercises are bad. Here's the truth, backed by science.

Tip: The Misinterpreted Ab Training Study

With all the talk these days about having a strong core, why do many lifters still have weak-ass abs? Here's part of the cause.

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Tip: Seated Cable Rows with Iso Holds

Do an isometric hold every third rep or so to produce greater muscle activation and stimulate size gains.

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Tip: One-And-A-Quarter Reps for Triceps

Go through a full range of motion, then a quarter of the range of motion. That's one rep.

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Tip: Reverse Bench Press

Also called the reverse inverted row, this odd-looking exercise boosts your bench press by teaching lat and upper back activation.

Tip: Yoga Moves for Strong Lifters

Some of the best warm-ups for lifting actually come from the yoga studio. Here are a few that anyone can use. No Lululemon required.

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Tip: Continuous-Tension Dumbbell Bench Press

Tension builds muscle. Stop your reps just short of lockout if your main goal is hypertrophy. It's a good finisher after your full ROM sets.

Tip: A Better Way to Split Squat

Make one simple modification and you'll get better results. Check it out.