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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: 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.

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: Don't Use K-Tape Like a Dummy

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

Tip: Train Your Strong Side First

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

Tip: Take This Mental Toughness Test

You'll be shaking, sucking for air, and cursing T Nation... but you'll also be developing mental toughness. Try it!

Tip: Skip The Cupping

Don't fall for this overrated therapy. Here's why.

Tip: Nail Your Biceps With This Training Method

This unique way of doing reps is great for muscle gains. Warning: It's tough!

Tip: Correct Your Mechanics for Pain-Free Squats

Does it hurt to squat, and not in a good way? Use this training method to fix your technique.

Tip: Add Instant Strength to Your Incline Curls

Get stronger on dumbbell incline curls simply by using a rolled-up towel. Here's how.

Tip: Do the Pizza Plate Press

Test your shoulder mechanics and get stronger overhead with this diagnostic exercise. Check it out.

Tip: The Deadlift Isn't Enough

Yes, the deadlift is awesome, but it's not so great for hypertrophy. Here's why, plus a better option for size gains.

Tip: Get Your Head Right For Overhead Pressing

Here's a simple way to avoid smashing your chin on overhead pressing exercises. Bonus: You'll be stronger too. Take a look.

Tip: Are You a Monk Dieter or a Monkey Dieter?

If your main goal is fat loss, then you need to know which camp you fall into. BOTH are mistakes. Check it out.

Tip: Close Your Eyes On This Lift

Recruit more motor units, improve form, and build more strength... by shutting your eyes? Yep, here's how it works.

How to Turn Up Your Gains

Want to get bigger? Here's the smart lifter's guide to programming volume for all kinds of gains.

Tip: Take This to Grow Muscle

In new studies, test subjects taking this legal supplement doubled their gains over a control group. Info here.

Tip: Build Overhead Power With This Exercise

This movement teaches your body to turn on all available motor units and much more. Check it out.

Tip: Burn Fat and Build Muscle Between Sets

Rest periods are for wimps. Okay, that's not quite true. But there is a better way to use them. Here's how.

Tip: Use Latex to Improve Your Squat

Squat stuck? Use the training method top powerlifters use to smash that plateau. Check it out.

Tip: Stop Worrying About This "Toxic" Chemical

No need to panic. This much-feared compound won't turn you into a ballerina. Here's the real story.

Tip: The "Healthy" Practice That Makes You Pudgy

It doesn't make you lean and it really isn't all that healthy. Oh, and it certainly doesn't detoxify anything.

Tip: Don't Ever Do This With Your Bottled Water

A common practice turns your relatively safe plastic water bottle into a chemical time bomb. Here's what you need to know.

The Numbers of Muscle Building

Bodybuilding is full of percentages, but you don't need to be a math geek to appreciate these numbers.