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Tip: Steroids, Legality, and Liars

Have you ever used? Would you if bodybuilding drugs were legal? Check out what other fans said here.

Tip: The Common Vitamin That Nixes Nervousness

The answer to jitters, sweaty palms, and rapid heartbeat is probably sitting in your supplement cabinet right now.

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Tip: Inverted Row Burnout Set

Add some weight and rest-pause style reps to your inverted rows to make this so-called sissy exercise into a real back builder.

Tip: What You Really Think Of Bodybuilding

We asked our readers what they thought about competitive bodybuilding. The answers were surprising.

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Tip: The Side-to-Side Pull-Up

Good at pull-ups? Nice. Now try this variation.

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Tip: Rear Foot Elevated Hip Flexor Stretch

Most lifters have tight hip flexors. Here's how to fix them up.

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Tip: The Deficit Deadlift

Stand on a plate or study platform, then deadlift. This increases the range of motion, making it one of the toughest lifts out there.

Tip: Challenge Sets for Enormous Legs

Yes, this is gonna hurt. Badly. Take a look.

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Tip: 40 Second of Athleticism

Overall athleticism is a combo of movement quality, coordination, strength, and speed.

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Tip: Seated Cable Rows with Iso Holds

Do an isometric hold every third rep or so to produce greater muscle activation and stimulate size gains.

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Tip: One-And-A-Quarter Reps for Triceps

Go through a full range of motion, then a quarter of the range of motion. That's one rep.

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Tip: Reverse Bench Press

Also called the reverse inverted row, this odd-looking exercise boosts your bench press by teaching lat and upper back activation.

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Tip: Continuous-Tension Dumbbell Bench Press

Tension builds muscle. Stop your reps just short of lockout if your main goal is hypertrophy. It's a good finisher after your full ROM sets.

Tip: A Better Way to Split Squat

Make one simple modification and you'll get better results. Check it out.

Tip: Fight Off Skin Cancer with this Cheap Drug

Sunscreen helps a little, but this stuff can ward off melanoma from the inside.

Tip: A Workaround for Cranky Joints

Add this handy lifting accessory to your pressing exercises to make your banged up shoulders, elbows, and wrists feel better.

Tip: The Breakfast and Dinner Trick

Want to prevent fat gain once you've leaned up? Give these two protocols a shot.

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Tip: The Kettlebell Flye

The open grip and wrist position here allows for better pec isolation.

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Tip: Spiderman Walk with Thoracic Rotation

This simple drill takes care of a few different mobility issues.

Tip: Fasting – Lose Weight, Gain Abdominal Fat?

Yet another study is showing that popular fasting diets may backfire and cause belly fat gain and health damage in the long run.

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Tip: Standing Rotational Rope Row, Unilateral

Pittsburg Pirates outfielder, Austin Meadows, demonstrates this variation of the rope row. Note the hand rotation for more activation of the lats and upper back.

Tip: Another Great Reason to Drink Green Tea

It has tons of health and fat-burning benefits, but here's another reason you may want to cool off with iced green tea this summer.

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Tip: The High-Pulley Face Pull

Bring up your rear delts, rhomboids, and external rotators with this movement.

Tip: Another Damn Good Reason to Lift

Most people think of cardio when they think of long-term health. Here's what they're missing.