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Do 8 reps on the preacher, then go straight into alternating curls, progressively increasing the number of reps until you hit 4 reps each side.

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Research reveals a previously unknown ingredient to fitness, and training for an hour or two doesn't relieve you of this new obligation.

Tip: A Sarcastic Look at Overly Complex Exercises

Is that new exercise worth doing? Sometimes. And sometimes not.

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Tip: Bentover Row With Band

Do this warm-up before any upper body workout to prime your body for heavy lifting.

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Tip: The Two-Rope Face Pull

Got long arms or a very thick upper body? You'll get better rotation, a better contraction, and better results with this variation.

Tip: Soft Tissue Work for Heavy Bench Pressers

Use this simple technique to prevent overuse injuries and ease your elbow pain.

Tip: The Crunch: Safe or Dangerous?

There's a lot of misinformation out there about the good ol' ab crunch. Here's the truth, backed by science.

Tip: The Real Science of Leg Extensions

Leg extensions are bad, right? Dangerous and useless? Well, not so fast. Here's the science.

Tip: One Exercise to Fix Strength Leaks

Are you leaking strength because of a lagging muscle, or a muscle group that can't stay tight? Probably. Here's how to plug the leak.

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Tip: Stability Ball Cable Rotation

Here the stability ball acts as a cam, providing constant, equal tension. Try this instead of cable chops for core work.

Tip: Go Hard, Then Go Home. But Go Hard Often.

How to adjust your training week to allow for more protein synthesis and trigger more muscle growth.

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Tip: Heavy Renegade Row

Test your strength and stability by trying these with bodyweight. Example: A 200 pound man should be able to use a 100 pound dumbbell in each hand.

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: Rear Foot Elevated Hip Flexor Stretch

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

Tip: Your 1RM Doesn't Really Matter

Unless you're a competitor, you're better off using other measurements of progress. Check 'em out here.

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.

Tip: The Misinterpreted Ab Training Study

With all the talk these days about having a strong core, why do many lifters still have weak-ass abs? Here's part of the cause.

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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.

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: Turning Off the Cancer Switch

An old drug and a new supplement can help to activate AMPK, which may cause cancer cells to starve themselves. Info here.

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Tip: Spiderman Walk with Thoracic Rotation

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

Tip: The Protein First Diet Strategy

Simple, easy, satisfying, and it'll help keep those abs visible. Here's how it works.

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Tip: Cable/TRX Reverse Flye

Add a suspension trainer attachment to the cable machine to hit your back and rear delts in a new way.

Tip: Strong Legs, No Knee Pain

Use this exercise pairing to build your legs without the knee pain.