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Tip: Jumping Ring Muscle-Up

Haven't nailed a muscle-up yet? Use this variation to work your way up and get a feel for it.

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Tip: Subscapularis Chin-Up

Build your upper back and lats while strengthening your core at the same time.

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Tip: One-Leg Hip Lift with Weight Plate

In this joint-friendly hip thrust variation, you'll target your hamstrings as well as your glutes.

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Tip: Hip Thrust Progressions

The hip thrust is one of the best glute-builders around, and there are many variations of it. Here's how to progress them right.

Tip: An Illogical Approach to Explosive Lifts

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

Tip: The Smart Way to Lift Twice a Day

No, you won't overtrain... if you do it right. And the gains are awesome.

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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 Missing Element of Muscle Gains

Go heavy or go home, right? Well, there's something else you need to do before you go home if you want to build muscle.

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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.

Tip: The Truth About Natural Flavors

There's a halo of health around them, but are natural flavors any better than artificial flavors? You may be surprised.

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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.

Tip: The Hidden Benefit of CrossFit

Are people who do group fitness classes happier than solo lifters? Here's what science says.

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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: Should You Auto-Regulate Your Training?

What's best, sticking to your program no matter what, or mixing it up based on how you feel that day? Here's what science says.

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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.

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.

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Tip: Band-Assisted Nordic Hamstring Curl

The NHC is a tough exercise for the hams and glutes. The key is to lower slowly under control and pull yourself back up. Too tough? Add a band.

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Tip: Neutral-Hip Nordic Hamstring Curl

Looks simple enough, but this is one of the toughest hamstring exercises there is.

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Tip: Shoulder Rotations on the TRX

Warm up your shoulders and keep them mobile with this drill. Walk your feet out or elevate them to increase the challenge.

Tip: The Number One Thing That Needs to Change

The longer you've been lifting hard, the more this advice applies.

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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.

3 Popular Stretches That Suck

These stretches are common, but they often lead to even more painful problems. Here's what to do instead.

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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.