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Tip: An Illogical Approach to Explosive Lifts

Always train neurologically demanding lifts first in a workout, right? Well, not always. Here's why.

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Tip: Two-Bench Hip Thrust + Leg Curl

Build your glutes and hamstrings with just your bodyweight. Try this.

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Tip: Fatigue Loading vs. Performance Loading, T Nation Boot Camp

When should you add more weight? When should you add more sets? Coach Thibaudeau talks about these topics and more.

Tip: The Beast Challenge

Warning: This workout challenge is for advanced lifters only.

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Tip: Push Press – Proper Technique

Most people are holding the bar incorrectly. Here's how to get the best results using good technical execution.

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Tip: Training on the Nerve, T Nation Boot Camp

After a boot camp workout, Coach Thibaudeau fields questions about external motivation and over-stimulating the nervous system.

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Tip: The 4 Components to Recovery, T Nation Boot Camp

Coach Thibaudeau discusses the four types of recovery after one our boot camp workouts.

Tip: Eat Your Whole Grains, Paleo People!

It turns out that whole grains are hugely anti-inflammatory. Here's the science.

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Tip: Progression Methods, T Nation Boot Camp

After one of our boot camp workouts, Coach Thibaudeau talked about several ways to progress in training.

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Tip: Inverted Rows – Drop Sets

Nail your upper back by taking the inverted row to the next level.

The Secret Cause of Food Intolerances

You know that food allergy that causes you bloating, headaches, or lethargy? It's probably your fault, not the food's fault. Here's why.

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Tip: Corrective Complex, Quads and Hip Flexors

Sequence these drills in this order before your next leg day and you'll have a better workout.

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Tip: Reciprocal Inhibition – A Better Way to Stretch Your Neck

Stop grabbing your neck and cranking your head to the side to stretch it. Here's a better way.

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Tip: Corrective Complex, Back

A corrective complex is where you find a restricted muscle, roll it, mobilize it, and then activate its antagonist. Here's one for your tight back.

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Tip: Movement Pattern Warm-Up: RDL, Lunge, Rotation

Train three of the foundational movements patterns by adding these drills into your warm-up.

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Tip: Sumo-Stance Zercher Squat

Improve hip mobility and strength with this exercise.

Tip: The Case for Gym Selfies

They can get annoying to other people sometimes, but science says they can also help you get lean. Check it out.

Tip: Young vs. Old: Who Wins?

A surprising study looks at the recovery rates of 20-somethings vs. 40-somethings.

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Tip: The Power Curl

Set up like a deadlift and use the hips to drive the weight up to a standing position, then lower under control.

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Tip: Single-Arm Push Press with Accentuated Eccentric

Use an explosive dip and drive to power the dumbbell up, then take about 4 seconds to lower the weight.

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Tip: Split-Stance One-Arm Dumbbell Press

Build head-to-toe stability and balance along with strong, muscular shoulders. Do 3-4 sets of 8-12 reps with a slow tempo.

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Tip: Single-Arm Dumbbell Overhead Press

Not only is this a great exercise for delts, it'll also strengthen your obliques and abs. Try 4-5 sets of 5-8 reps for strength gains.

Tip: For Maximal Strength, Periodize Your Training

Only newbies can bring up every lift at the same time. Once you get stronger, you'll have to get smarter. Here's how.

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Tip: Density Training: Leg Extensions & Goblet Squats

Occluded extensions alternated with heels-elevated goblet squats for 3 rounds. Remove the wraps and rest 3 minutes. Repeat 2-3 times.