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Foam rolling the IT band is popular, but it's not doing what you think it's doing. Here's what's really going on, plus a better method.

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Are Cheat Reps Worth It?

Trainers say to avoid cheat reps, but bodybuilders use them with success. So who's right? Here's the truth, plus a pro's guide to using them correctly.

Tip: Train to Failure, Conservatively

Lifting until you can't do another rep can build muscle, but only if you plan it wisely. Here are the details you need to know.

Tip: Choose The Right Weight

Most lifters trying to build muscle are either going too light or too heavy. Here's how to find your sweet spot for hypertrophy.

6 Push-Up Variations You've Never Tried

These six push-up variations do it all. They can build your chest, strengthen your core, and even boost your bench press. Check 'em out.

Tip: De-Stress and Boost Recovery in 3 Minutes

Stress kills. Even worse, it really interferes with getting jacked. Try this technique to squash anxiety fast.

Tip: The Simplest Deadlift Fix

This easy trick will fix your deadlift form and help you pull bigger numbers. Take a look.

Tip: The Worst Way to Stretch Your Chest

Most people really mess up this common pec stretch. Here's why you should avoid it and what you should replace it with.

Tip: Do the Landmine Press for Delts & Traps

Three new ways to hit your shoulders, traps, and serratus. Take a look.

Tip: Break This Rule to Build Your Chest

To build your pecs, sometimes you have to break the rules. Here are two ways to do it.

Tip: Drink More Green Tea

You've heard about its mild fat-burning benefits. Here's how to really crank them up.

Tip: Stop Doing the Standing Hamstring Stretch

This popular stretch can do more harm than good. Here's why, plus a much better alternative.

Bodybuilding: A Reality Check

Thinking about competing in bodybuilding, physique, figure, or bikini? Then you need to read this eye-opening blog by an insider.

Tip: Find Your Power Position on the Deadlift

Here's a little trick to help you find the perfect stance for a bigger, safer pull.

Tip: Lift Better. Think Better. Take This Amino Acid.

This amino improves your focus, mood, energy, and even learning abilities. Here's the science.

Rehab Gone Wrong

Foam rollers, lacrosse balls, back walking, kettlebells. Can these work as tools to fix tightness and pain? Not when you use them like this. Here's what works better.

Tip: The 1-Second Organic Test

There's a simple way to tell if the fruits or vegetables you're buying are chemical-free. Here it is.

Tip: Know Your Food Intake

Not making gains? It's probably more diet-related than training-related. Here's a reality check.

Tip: Don't Use K-Tape Like a Dummy

Does kinesiotape actually do anything? Here's the truth.

Tip: Finish Your Calf Training With This

Hitting your calves hard and not getting results? Before you gripe about genetics, add this to the end of every calf workout.

Tip: Avoid These Dirty Fruits and Veggies

Here are the 16 most pesticide-ridden fruits and vegetables and how to “fix” them. Bonus: The 15 cleanest choices.

Tip: The Worst Way to Do Push-Ups

The way most people do push-ups leads to acute and chronic injury to the joints and tissues. Here's how to fix it.

Tip: Better Than Planks

There's more than one way to use isometrics for core strength. Here's one that beats the boring plank.

Tip: Train Your Strong Side First

Correct strength imbalances and bring up your weak points by using this counterintuitive training method. Check it out.

The Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Chronic inflammation is the cause of virtually every disease, including the disease of fatness. Here's how to fix the problem and get healthy.