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Tip: Do the Jettison Technique Barbell Curl

All you need is a bar, a band, and the ability to withstand pain. Here's how to do it.

Tip: Squeeze the Bar Hard When Bench Pressing

Crushing the bar not only makes the lift safer, it'll help you lift more weight. Here's why.

Tip: Fix Your Dumbbell Row to Build More Muscle

Don't pull the dumbbell straight up. Instead, use a dragging J motion. Watch this video.

Tip: Learn the Zercher Squat

Yes, it hurts, but it'll also strengthen your entire body, from quads to upper back. Here's how to do it.

Tip: Control Nutrient Partitioning With C3G

Turn food into muscle instead of storing it as fat by maximizing muscle nutrient uptake.

Tip: Do 7-4-7 Deadlifts to Boost Performance

This workout builds muscle, increases work capacity, and burns fat. Check it out.

Tip: Train Movements First, Muscles Second

Isolation work has its place, but most of your workout program should revolve around these 6 major movement patterns.

Tip: Kill Bad Gut Bacteria to Stop Cravings

Cravings aren't all in your head. They're partly caused by what's going on in your gut. Here's how to fix it and kill the cravings.

Tip: Fire Up Your Glutes With This Exercise

This is like a concentration curl for your butt. Here's how to do it.

Tip: Do This to Make Push-Ups More Effective

Use the arrow formation. Your head and hands should form an arrow shape, not a T shape.

Tip: Do Harder, Fewer Reps for Great Abs

Recruit more muscle by tensing hard before every rep of an ab exercise.

The 4 Most Abused Words in Fitness

You hear these words all the time, but do you even know what they really mean? It's time to stop it with the nerdy buzzwords and go back to basics. Start here.

Kelly Starrett, Mobility, and CrossFit

Kelly Starrett is a physical therapist and expert on movement and injury prevention. Here's his take on the current state and future of CrossFit.

6 Mistakes Experienced Lifters Make

You're not the lifter you think you are if you're still making these mistakes.

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Mark Dugdale "I Go to War!" Video

Check out Mark Dugdale in the new Biotest commercial, and let us know what you think.

Mental Strategies for Getting Results

Stop standing in your own way. These psychological tricks will help you reach your performance and physique goals.

10 Rules of the Insanely Strong

Casual lifters won't get this, but you have to be a little bit crazy to get super strong. Here are ten "insane" things you need to do to get there.

Stimulants & Explosive Performance

Stimulants can really get you amped up for a tough workout, but do they have other effects as well? Dr. Lowery hooked himself up to fancy lab equipment to find out.

Does CrossFit Lead to Injury?

CrossFit claims that the NSCA is out to get them. Is it a conspiracy or does CrossFit just enjoy bullying people?

Hellfire Reps

A simple technique that forces you to use better form and full range of motion. It'll burn like heck, but you'll like the results!

4 Exercises for Big Arms & Hard Abs

Four multi-tasking exercises that work the arms, hit the core, and vacuum the midsection all at the same time.

The Case for Broscience

If you're disregarding the advice of an experienced lifter in favor of the latest study, you may be doing yourself a disservice. And you definitely look like a punk.

Beware the Master Debater

The newest internet expert disregards in-the-trenches wisdom from big, successful lifters and coaches. He's great at debating, but not so great at building muscle. Do you even lift, bro?

Dieting: A Rant

Have you ever had to go out to eat with a group of people while you're on a strict diet? Dave Tate feels your pain.