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The 13 Best Banded Exercises

More tension, more gains. And that's where bands come in. Slap some more muscle on your body by adding bands to the basic lifts.

Tip: Are Single-Joint Exercises Worthless?

A new study involving both naturals and druggies sheds some light on this common question. Check it out.

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We asked T Nation fans about their favorite gym shoes. Here are the most recommended kicks, along with some of our faves.

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Feeling the hams, visible abs, no-rack leg workouts, cardio, over-40 supplements, and combining CrossFit with bodybuilding.

Liquid Smarts

Characters in movies often drink some potion to give them superpowers. Well, here's a real-life potion that could give your brain superpowers.

Tip: The Best Way to Use Caffeine

Scientists figure out how much caffeine to ingest before a workout, when exactly to ingest it, and whether habituation is a problem.

Question of Nutrition 11

The doc fields your questions about growth hormone, bowel movements on low-carb diets, nighttime eating, and exogenous ketones.

This Stuff is Better Than Whole Food

It might just be the most potent health supplement ever made. And it's virtually impossible to mimic its benefits with whole foods. Info here.

Tip: The Figure-8 Farmer's Walk

No strongman implements? No room in your gym? Then do your loaded carries like this.

Tip: The Athlete's Floor Press

Crank up the effectiveness of the floor press with this simple twist. Bonus: You'll be able to lift more weight too.

Tip: Make This Healthy Banana Bread

Anyone can make this healthed-up, macro-friendly dessert. No chef skills required.

Tip: Go Slow, Hold, and Explode

Eccentric-isometric training blends together three different training stimuli to bludgeon your muscles. Here's how it's done.

Tip: 3 Meals vs. 6 Meals Per Day

It's a hot debate right now, so let's cut through the confusion. Here's what you need to know.

Tip: Is Your Tracker Making You Fat?

Maybe. Why? Because they're pretty terrible at tracking how many calories you burn. Here's the scoop.

Tip: Box Step-Offs for Big Legs

It's time to stop working out in just two dimensions. Add some frontal plane movement with these four step-off variations.

Tip: Pull Your Way to Growth

Maximize the pump and guarantee growth with this mechanical drop set.

Tip: The Healthiest Oil for Frying

The best cooking oil turns out to be the one everyone said not to use. Here's what you need to know.

Tip: Benefits of Combining Weed with Exercise?

Almost every article you've read on the subject says pot and exercise don't blend. Now comes a report that turns all that on its head.

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We tested and tortured these gym clothes and shoes for years. Here's what passed our tests and where to buy them.

Tip: Do Tinder and Steroids Go Hand-in-Hand?

A new study found a connection between fans of dating apps and their use of steroids, bodybuilding supplements, and fasting.

9 Underrated Exercises You Need

Stop missing out. Build a leaner, stronger, more jacked physique with this list of underused moves.

Tip: Over 40? Build Your Work Capacity

And it doesn't have to take hours. Here's why you need to get your heart and lungs working now.

Tip: Slow Cook Your Biceps for Growth

After your heavy sets, finish off your bi's with this brutal metabolic stress protocol.

4 Ways to End Back Day With a Bang

The biggest potential for growth lies on the back side of the body. Tap into that growth by using these lat-dominant finishers.