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Tip: Do the Pizza Plate Press

Test your shoulder mechanics and get stronger overhead with this diagnostic exercise. Check it out.

Tip: Close Your Eyes On This Lift

Recruit more motor units, improve form, and build more strength... by shutting your eyes? Yep, here's how it works.

Tip: Make This Exercise For Traps Even Better

Here's how to take a classic trap-building movement and make it even more effective.

Tip: One Question Every Lifter Must Answer

If you want to get bigger, stronger, or leaner, one question must be asked. Answer honestly and you'll make more progress. Take a look.

Tip: Make Progress Without Adding Weight

These alternative ways to track progress provide variety, insight, and results. Check 'em out.

Tip: Drop the Frankenstein Exercises

Trying to fit more work into less time has its advantages. But a mash-up of exercises will limit your gains. Here's what to do instead.

Tip: Use This Trick to Hit Squat Depth Every Time

If you can't hit proper depth, stop going up in weight. A squat is not a slight knee-bend or a curtsy. This clever trick will help you stop being lame.

5 Lies About Lifting Weights

You hear these silly things every day, even from coaches and trainers. Here's where they're getting it wrong.

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If you haven't done this, then Facebook may be burying the content you want to see. Here's what to do.

Tip: Make This Decision, Make More Gains

Before you ever step foot into the gym, you have a big choice to make. That choice will determine everything. Here it is.

Tip: Learn to Feel the Muscle Working

If you don't feel the muscle, you're wasting your time. Here's how to develop that skill for size or strength gains.

Tip: Train Beyond Failure the Smart Way

There's a right way and a wrong way to train to failure for muscular gains. This is one of the right ways. Check it out.

Tip: 20-Minute Bench & Chin-Up Challenge

Test your bench press, chin-up, and conditioning with this brutal (but smart) challenge. Check it out!

Tip: Do This Exercise FIRST on Back Day

Some of your back muscles are functionally shortened. Doing this movement first will get them ready for smooth, heavy lifting.

Tip: Prioritize for Maximum Results

Big strong guys do it. Small weak guys don't. Here's a hard lesson you may need to learn.

Tip: Start Every Workout With a Strength Move

Focus on a big basic lift, then throw in some assistance work. Here's how to set it up and what lifts to emphasize.

Tip: Build or Preserve Muscle At All Times

Losing fat doesn't have to mean losing muscle. And building muscle doesn't have to mean gaining fat. Here are the facts.

Tip: Do the Squat-Stance Deadlift

Is the conventional deadlift or the sumo deadlift better? For many of us, a combination of the two is best. Here's how to do it.

Tip: Use Training Programs Wisely

Let your program be your guide, but be prepared for detours. Here's how.

Tip: Accelerate Workout Recovery Two Ways

Lymphatic drainage: Sounds nasty, but it's not. Here's why you need to promote it and a couple of ridiculously easy ways to do it.

Tip: Set New PRs with the Small Loading Trick

Looks kinda weird, but it'll actually help you hit a new personal record. Check it out.

Tip: Do 20 Reps With Your 10 Rep Max

Sounds crazy, but it works when you use the ladder method. Here's how to do it for size gains.

Tip: Turn Up the Volume

Ramp up training volume if your main goal is size. Here's the smart way to do it.

Tip: Get More Magnesium

Most lifters and athletes are deficient, and that can really screw up their workouts. Here's how much you need and where to get it.