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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: The Invisible Cable Flye

Looks weird, but it'll light up your shoulders, chest, lats, and even your traps.

Tip: 3D Sets for Chest Development

Build your pecs, work through a plateau, and break out of your chest-day rut with this strategy.

Tip: Three Rules for Dietary Fat

Stay lean and improve your health. Follow this solid advice on dietary fat.

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.

Tip: The Most Brutal Smith Machine Exercise

Want big, nasty quads? Do this exercise. Is it functional? Yes, it functions to build big, nasty quads.

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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.

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 10-10-10 Method for a Muscular Back

Ramp up your seated row with this painful but effective workout.

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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.

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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.

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Tip: The Front-Squat Iso Hold

This exercise will boost your front squat strength and improve your form. If you can hold for more than 30 seconds with 135 pounds, you're awesome.

7 Dumb Things Lifters Argue About

Lifters spend way too much time arguing about things that don't matter that much. Here are seven things lifters should accept and just move on.

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Tip: The Rest-Pause Bench Press

Do as many good reps as you can in the 4-6 rep range. Your goal will then be to double that number of reps. To do that you take short rest periods (15 seconds).

Tip: How to Customize Your Fat Intake

Fat intake is not a one-size-fits-all deal. Here's why and how to adjust.

10 Amazing Facts About Testosterone

Our favorite hormone has a long list of physiological peculiarities and a swashbuckling, character-filled history. Testicle transplants, anyone?

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Tip: Tabata Front Squats

In this variation of the Tabata method, do 20 seconds of front squats, rest 10 seconds, and repeat 8 times. Good luck!

Tip: Why I Dropped The Low Carb Diet

The drawbacks of too much butter, bacon, and cheese.

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Tip: Suspension Straps W Row

Bad posture? Try this if you're chronically internally rotated at the shoulders. Good for rear delts and upper back too.

Tip: The SEAL Push-Up Challenge

This is easy... you'll think. Then you'll try it.