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Tip: Do Stage Reps to Improve Your Pull-Ups

Suck at pull-ups? Avoid machines and use this training technique instead. Check it out.

Tip: Do the Muscle-Snatch for Strength & Power

It's the easiest Olympic-style lift to learn and it'll turn you into a badass. Here's how to do it.

Tip: Shut Up About Your Goals

Studies show that telling others about your goals makes you less likely to achieve them. Here's why, plus a better method.

Tip: To Lose Fat and Keep Muscle, Time Carbs Like This

How to manipulate insulin production to get shredded while still fueling and recovering from tough workouts.

Online Trainers: How to Spot the Good Ones

Very few people have the experience to properly coach someone online. Here's how to separate the good ones from the rip-off artists.

Tip: Do this Exercise to Build Biceps and Abs

This variation of the cable curl strengthens the core and biceps at the same time. Here's how to do it.

Tip: Use These 4 Strategies for Better Sleep

Stress and anxiety keep you from getting restorative sleep. That kills gains. Here's how to squash stress and sleep deeply.

Tip: Do Paused Shrugs for Bigger Traps

Shrugs work for building traps, but most people do them wrong. Here's how to really make them work.

Tip: Stop Doing Static Stretching

Regular stretching often does more harm than good, especially for lifters and strength athletes. Here's why.

5 Ways to Press Through the Pain

Don't let injuries keep you from making gains. Here's how to wisely work around shoulder problems and keep getting stronger.

Tip: To Build Big Delts, Train Multiple Angles

The big lifts are foundational, but isolation and time under tension are crucial for shoulder size. Here's how to do it.

Tip: Keep Testosterone Levels High to Live Longer

Low T is associated with a higher death rate. It also makes you fat. Here's why you should pay attention to testosterone levels.

Tip: Make the Face Pull a Staple Exercise

Got bad posture or a permanent slouch? Do the face pull. Here's why and how to do it.

Tip: Fix Your Dumbbell Row to Build More Muscle

Don't pull the dumbbell straight up. Instead, use a dragging J motion. Watch this video.

Tip: Learn the Zercher Squat

Yes, it hurts, but it'll also strengthen your entire body, from quads to upper back. Here's how to do it.

Tip: Control Nutrient Partitioning With C3G

Turn food into muscle instead of storing it as fat by maximizing muscle nutrient uptake.

Tip: Do 7-4-7 Deadlifts to Boost Performance

This workout builds muscle, increases work capacity, and burns fat. Check it out.

Tip: Stop Shoulder Injuries with Spiral Loading

Here's how to prevent wrecked shoulders by getting your setup right.

Tip: Use This Workout to Build Your Puny Calves

To add size to the calves you must remove the stretch-reflex and perform loaded stretching.

Tip: Do Harder, Fewer Reps for Great Abs

Recruit more muscle by tensing hard before every rep of an ab exercise.

Tip: Take the Hang Pull-Up Test

Take this quick test of grip strength, then ramp it up and see if you can pass the 5 minute pull-up challenge.

Tip: Make Triceps Training More Effective

When you do triceps extensions, use a decline bench instead of a flat bench.

The Truth About GMOs

Billions of genetically modified (GM) foods have been eaten over the last few decades with no problems. Then why is everyone so afraid? Find out here.

The 4 Most Abused Words in Fitness

You hear these words all the time, but do you even know what they really mean? It's time to stop it with the nerdy buzzwords and go back to basics. Start here.