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Tip: The Surprising Truth About Negatives

A meta-study looks at whether lowering a weight slowly really builds more muscle than lifting it fast.

Tip: It Grows Muscle, Too

Science reveals more good news about the world's second favorite drink.

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Tip: Ground-to-Shoulder Stands

Looks odd, but this is a great fat-burning finisher. Do 6 reps per side for 8 minutes straight.

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Tip: Rear Foot Elevated Split Squat

Lower under control, keep the torso upright, and only lightly touch the knee to the floor. Weight vest and chains optional, but definitely cool looking.

Tip: Are You Ready to Olympic Lift?

The O-lifts are getting more popular, but some folks are jumping into them too fast. Here's how to know if you're ready.

Tip: Train Glutes While Defying Gravity

This new version of an age-old powerlifting exercise will really sizzle that backside.

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Tip: Dynamic Oscillatory Pec Stretch

A safer, smarter way to stretch the pecs.

Tip: Supersets and Recovery Time

Supersets are great for bodybuilding, if you plan them wisely. Check out this new science.

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Tip: Backward Static Lunge

For bigger quads, the reverse static lunge beats the forward version.

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Tip: Incline Concentration Curl

For a more effective concentration curl, use an incline bench and forcefully squeeze the dumbbells together. Contract extra hard at the top.

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Tip: Dip Machine, Heavy Negatives

Grab a partner and give this growth-inducing triceps exercise a shot.

Tip: Boost Biceps Growth, Instantly

Here's an easy way to improve your curl form, lift more weight safely, and trigger more hypertrophy.

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Tip: Smith Machine BOSU Ab Crunch

Combining two of the silliest things in the gym – the Smith machine and the BOSU ball – actually makes for a fantastic ab exercise. Try it.

Tip: Elevation Masks Just Don't Work

A new study shows that these goofy masks make everything about your workout less effective. Here's why.

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Tip: Banded Max Tension Alternating Pulldowns

Hold one side isometrically in the contracted position at the bottom while the other side is moving. Add bands to really ramp it up.

Hardcore Answers to Newbie Questions

Protein intake, bulking and cutting, catching the eyes of the ladies, and more.

5 Reasons Your _____ Is Small

Does your back suck compared to your chest? Do your triceps lag behind your biceps? Whatever your puny muscle group is, here's how to fix it.

Tip: Use This to Make Exercise More Effective

This substance, with its broad list of abilities, is the Superman of supplements.

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Tip: The Squat-Stance Deadlift

Sumo? Conventional? Nah, it's somewhere in between. Here's how to do it.

Tip: Do This to Fix Non-Organic Produce

Here's how to make your non-organic fruits and vegetables as healthy as their organic counterparts.

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Tip: Deficit Semi-Sumo Deadlift

This low hip position deadlift is more for the quads. Try a semi-sumo stance – chest up, weight on heels – and pull from a deficit. Start light!

Tip: The Complete Ab Exercise

This movement builds core strength, nails the abs, and even hits those hard-to-reach serratus muscles.

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Tip: Good Curl Form with Elbow Raise

Finish the curl with a shoulder flexion for a stronger biceps contraction. Don't let the traps raise up.

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Tip: 2:1 Accentuated Eccentric Machine Press

Negatives help you build muscle. Try this technique for chest training.