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Tip: Should You Max Out Today?

Use this handy guide before you go all-out with your next PR attempt.

Tip: The New Loaded Carry. Sort Of.

Loaded carries like farmer's walks can be tough to do when the gym is packed. Try this version instead.

Tip: A Super Easy Way to Improve Your Nutrition

Keeping a bowlful of this so-called processed food on the counter improves heart health, reduces inflammation, and even makes you leaner.

Tip: Overfeeding and BMR

How to use your metabolic rate to keep the gains coming.

Tip: The Appetite Connection

Your appetite can help you find your sweet spot when it comes to training volume. Here's how.

Tip: There Are No Best Exercises

Nope, not even the one you're thinking about right now. Here's why.

Tip: Screw JAMA and Their Fish Oil Report

Every once in a while, someone says that fish oil doesn't work and the whole world gets suckered in. Here's where they get it all wrong.

Tip: The Terrible Two Squat Challenge

Looking for a challenging finisher to your next leg workout? Try this.

Tip: The Weirdest Way to Leg Press

Weird? Yes. Effective? Also yes. Check this out.

Tip: Do These Two Exercises Before You Lift

Do these fast and explosive dumbbell movements and get psyched up for the rest of your workout.

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Tip: 2.5 Inch Deficit Deadlifts

For this deadlift variation, stand on a small platform or plates. Great accessory exercise to boost your standard deadlift strength.

Tip: 5 Facts About Fat You MUST Remember

Don't forget the importance of fat. Here's what kind, and how much you need (minimum) for testosterone production.

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Tip: Ring Press-Up

Not only is this a great core exercise, it'll help you overhead press better by teaching you to use full-body tension.

10 Elements of the Perfect Training Week

Here's what the perfect week of lifting looks like.

Tip: The Cure for Narrow Shoulders

Modify a classic exercise to really add some width to your delts. Here's how.

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Tip: Alternating Handcuff Drill

Trouble pressing overhead? It could be a mobility issue. Try this drill.

Tip: The Second Stage of Motivation

There are two stages to staying motivated enough to reach your goal. Most people get stuck in the first stage... and don't even know about the second.

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Tip: Z Press Variations

The Z press is the ultimate exercise to test your ability to keep your posture while pressing something overhead.

Tip: The Truth About Testosterone and Aggression

Is it your high testosterone levels that won't let you be dissed without throwing a retaliatory punch, or is it something else? Info here.

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Tip: Full-Kneeling Dumbbell Overhead Press

This accessory lift teaches you to use proper form before moving to the standing barbell press.

Tip: Eat Fat, But Find the Middle Ground

Don't get stuck in the extremes when figuring out your diet.

Tip: The Keto Diet Doesn't Like Muscle

New research reveals some disappointing news about ketogenic diets and muscle growth.

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Tip: Half-Kneeling Bottoms Up Kettlebell Press

Use this to strengthen your stabilizers and get stronger in all overhead pressing movements.

Tip: Get Your Fat Intake Down To A Science

Take this advice from a researcher and bodybuilder.