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Foam rolling the IT band is popular, but it's not doing what you think it's doing. Here's what's really going on, plus a better method.

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Tip: De-Stress and Boost Recovery in 3 Minutes

Stress kills. Even worse, it really interferes with getting jacked. Try this technique to squash anxiety fast.

Tip: Know How Often to Train

How often should you hit it hard in the gym? That depends on a few things. Here's what you need to keep in mind.

PR in 2 Weeks, Guaranteed

The simplest training methods to help you squat and deadlift heavier, plus a 30-second warm-up everyone should be doing.

Tip: Burn Until You're Big

Good news: This hypertrophy training technique works fast. Bad news: It feels like your muscles are on fire. Try it if you dare.

Tip: Nail Your Abs With Partial Pulses

By improving the activation and recruitment of the core, you'll increase your strength in the big lifts. Here's how to do it.

Tip: Know Your Food Intake

Not making gains? It's probably more diet-related than training-related. Here's a reality check.

Tip: Skip The Cupping

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

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: 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: Test Your Vertical Jump

If you can't hit 30 inches you have work to do. Here's an easy way to test your vertical and what to do if it stinks.

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.

Tip: Front Squat on the Smith Machine

Forget what the little functional training nerds say. If your main goal is big legs, the Smith machine beats the basic barbell. Here's why.

Tip: The 14-Minute Fat Incinerator

This now-classic training method only takes a warm-up and 4 minutes of really hard work. But it beats an hour of traditional cardio. Check it out.

Unusual Fat Loss Methods, Backed by Science

What do dogs, weed, sex, nicotine, a clean house, and cold potatoes have in common? They can help you lose fat. Check out the weird science.

Tip: Eat These Foods to Squash Cravings

If you've got the wrong “bugs” in your gut, then you'll suffer from crazy junk food cravings. Here's how to get the right ones in there.

Tip: Use a Balloon to Boost Your Deadlift

Sounds weird because, well, it is kinda weird. But this technique really works! Take a look.

Tip: Measure Your Gains With This Method

If you're only judging the effectiveness of your workouts by how sore you get, you're a newbie. Here's how to gauge actual progress.

Tip: Take the Two-Squat Challenge

Two types of squat, 20 reps, a little pain, a lot of gain. Are you up for it? Check out this nasty leg workout.

Tip: Use Box Breathing to Regain Focus

Here's a trick used by strongman competitors to increase performance that you need to use too.

Tip: Stop Making This Diet Mistake

Most people think they need to cut carbs and calories on their days off. They're wrong. Here's why.

Tip: Set New PRs with the Small Loading Trick

Looks kinda weird, but it'll actually help you hit a new personal record. Check it out.

The Missing CrossFit Exercise

CrossFit-style training is asymmetrical and incomplete, and people are paying the price with injuries. Here's how they can fix it.

Tip: Build Your Triceps With These 6 Methods

Take a few tips from ridiculously strong powerlifters and apply these training methods.