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Tip: Embrace the Grind

Here's the hard truth about success in the gym, whether you want to hear it or not.

Tip: Methods vs. Mechanisms. Know the Difference

What's the best diet and training plan for YOU? Here's the smart way to find out.

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Tip: Correct Way to Stretch Hip Flexors

Lifters often suffer from tight hip flexors. And most of them are stretching them wrong. Here’s the right way.

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Tip: Strong Glutes, Better Deadlifts

Do you hitch your heavy deadlifts or PR attempts? Use this assistance exercise to fix your problem: weak glutes.

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Tip: Build Quads to Stop Mid-Shin Deadlift Fails

In the deadlift, if you can break the bar off the floor but struggle mid-shin, the problem is likely weak quads. Here's one way to fix it.

Tip: When To Change Everything

No motivation? Progress stalled in the gym? Here's how changing everything about your training can get you back on track.

Tip: 4 Reasons to Keep a Food Log

Can't get lean and stay that way? Track your food intake. Here's why.

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Tip: 3 Ways to Front Squat

Which grip is best for you: clean grip or crossed arms? For most lifters, it's neither. It's the strapped method.

Tip: Eat This Kind of Bread

Even if you think bread is a devil carb, there's one type you should be eating. Take a look.

Tip: Live Longer, Prepare Veggies Like This

A new study may have discovered the healthiest way to eat vegetables. Check this out.

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Tip: Use Leverage Drop Sets for Biceps

Here's a smart way to build biceps that manipulates leverages, allowing you to extend the set and target different muscle fibers.

Tip: Build Arms in 60 Seconds

So simple, yet so damn hard. Get your timer ready and try this.

Tip: Do This BEFORE You Curl

Use the first-tension principle to build bigger, stronger arms. Here's how.

Tip: 4 Ways to Fix Chopstick Calves

Here's one training routine for the gym plus three things you can do anywhere to finally put some meat on those calves. Check it out.

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Tip: How to Build Grip Strength

If the bar is slipping out of your hands on the deadlift, your grip isn't strong enough. But since grip strength is mostly neural, it doesn't take long to see drastic improvements if you work on it.

Tip: Do This When Training Hurts

Use this 5-step assessment to know if you should stop a set or continue.

Tip: A New Way to Push Press

The barbell push press is a strength and power-building staple. Here's how to get even more out of it.

Tip: A New Way to Lift a Barbell

This is a great exercise for shoulders, core, and more. Easy to learn, challenging to do! Check it out.

Tip: Full-Range Pull-Ups and Pulldowns Suck

Blasphemy? Not really. These full ROM exercises don't build your back optimally... unless you tweak the form. Here's how.

Tip: The Missing Warm-Up for Leg Day

Add this simple move to your warm-up on lower-body day and you'll be ready to smoothly bang out the big lifts.

Tip: Take the Ultimate Stability Challenge

This is a true test of full-body stability, strength, and motor control. Take a look.

Tip: The 4-Minute Video Guide to Raw Benching

Want to build strength AND size with the bench press? Here's how to get your form to match your goals.

Tip: The Dumb Looking Warm-Up You Should Do

Yeah, it's stupid looking, but it'll loosen up your neck, your shoulders, and even activate your glutes.

Tip: A Better Way to Build Hammies

Weak hamstrings? This training technique will get them bigger and stronger.