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Tip: Guillotine High Cable Curl

This exercise hits both the long and short heads of the biceps, which most biceps exercises can't do.

Tip: Do This Medball Exercise Before Squats

Get your central nervous system ready for heavy squats by doing this simple exercise first.

Tip: Bad Ankles, Bad Squat?

What are your ankles doing when you squat? It's important. Here's why.

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Are your fitness posts and photos motivating people or de-motivating them? Check out this surprising new study.

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Check out what our fans think about ab training, sex, pro bodybuilding, kettlebells, steroids, and much more.

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Tip: Two-Kettlebell Front Squat

Build your legs and challenge your anterior core strength and stability with this move.

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What happens to your romantic relationships when you get ripped? You may be surprised. Check out these studies.

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Tip: Kettlebell Skater Squat

If squats are causing you pain right now, you can still train your legs. This exercise will load the spine less and still blow up your legs.

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Tip: Ring Suspension-Trainer Dip

Suspension dips are easier on your shoulders. As a bonus, you'll get a better pec contraction compared to bar dips.

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Tip: Olympic Deadlift

This is a hybrid between deadlifts and the traditional Olympic clean pull.

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Tip: One-Arm Dumbbell Incline Press

Master tension and build anti-rotation strength. Work up to 50 percent of bodyweight for 5-10 reps per side.

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Tip: One-Arm Push-Up

Test your upper-body strength in a new way and develop control and stability. Work up to doing at least 5 solid reps per side.

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Tip: Hands-Free Front Squat

This lift is a teaching tool. It helps you find the sweet spot for bar placement on regular front squats, and it teaches you to keep the elbows high.

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Tip: Partial ROM vs. Full ROM Triceps Extensions

In one study, partial range of motion skull crushers triggered almost twice the muscle growth as full range of motion.

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Tip: Posture and the Behind-the-Neck Press

Is it really a bad exercise? That depends on your posture and your overall training history.

Chain-press

Tip: The Chain Press

This is a great chest training alternative when your shoulders don't tolerate being loaded in the bottom position in a traditional bench press.

Tip: Do The Double Pause Squat

Fix your technique and turn up the time under tension with this brutal variation.

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This substance has a bad reputation, but it's relatively safe for mild metabolism boosts and appetite suppression.

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Tip: Reverse Crunch, Correct Form

Using a tight, controlled range of motion (reducing any leg kicking) forces your abs to do more work.

Tip: Upper-Body Day? Do This Drill First

Wake up your upper back, shoulder stabilizers, and more with this simple warm-up exercise.

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Tip: Cable Side Bend

People do this exercise with a dumbbell, but you'll get better results with an angled low cable.

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Tip: Double Band Hip Thrust

Get more butt stuff done with this variation of the hip thrust.

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Tip: Lateral Band Walk (Band Around Feet)

For more gluteal activation, place the band around the feet.