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Tip: 10 Ways to Challenge Your Body and Grow

Muscle growth is an adaptive response. No challenge, no gains. Are you using at least a few of these progression methods?

Tip: Make This Healthy Gainer Shake

It's body-building, not belly-building. Here's a convenient shake that'll fuel your gains without wrecking your health.

Tip: Use Box Jumps The Right Way

That means NOT using them for conditioning or cardio. Here's why.

Tip: Build Your Triceps With These 6 Methods

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

Tip: Prevent Knee Injuries With Proper Tracking

For squats and lunges, pay attention to your pinky toe. Really. Here's why.

Tip: Know Why You're Squatting

Do you want more muscle or more weight on the bar? How you answer should determine how you squat. Info here.

The Truth About Direct Arm Training

Many functional training zealots will tell you there's no need to train the biceps and triceps directly. Here's why they're wrong... and kinda puny.

Tip: Do the Med Ball Tack & Floss

Shoulders feeling stiff and cranky? Ditch the foam roller, grab a med ball, and do these drills.

Tip: Punch the Barbell for Bigger Biceps

Actually, your partner punches the bar while you hold an isometric. Here's how that works and how to do it.

Tip: Try the Wobble Squat

Looks crazy, but it's used by strength athletes to train the squat and bulletproof the core. Here's how to do it.

Tip: Do Partner Flyes for Bigger Pecs

Manual resistance flyes. Yeah, this is gonna hurt. Here's how to do them.

7 Things You Should Do Before You Die

This isn't your regular bucket list. These are the bodybuilding things you should do before you croak. How many have you checked off?

Tip: Do the Shin Box Drill Before Leg Day

Looks a little goofy, but it really gets you ready for heavy lower-body lifting. Check it out.

Tip: Take the Plank and Push-up Challenge

It's time to shake up your workout. Challenge your friends (or enemies) and see who lasts the longest. Check it out.

The Two-Second Muscle Builder

Leave your ego in the locker room, use this tough training method, and makes some real gains. Here's how.

Tip: Go Negative to Get Positive Results

Sometimes a kick in the butt works better than a pat on the back, especially for fat loss. Here's why.

Tip: Get Photo-Shocked To Spark Motivation

Most people won't do it. It's painful and often embarrassing, but it sure works. Check it out.

Tip: Stop Making That Face

Psyching yourself up to lift can wreck your CNS and increase cortisol. Here's why.

Tip: Build Muscle With "Death By" Sets

Got two minutes, a high pain tolerance, and the desire to build muscle? Then this training method is for you.

Tip: Make Gains With Active Recovery

Clear systemic waste by using the active muscle pump method. It's simple and even relaxing. Check it out.

Tip: Use Contrast Training for Faster Results

Contrast promotes recovery. Here's how to arrange your workouts to take advantage of it for size and strength.

Tip: Do Crunches, But Follow This Rule

Many experts consider the crunch unsafe, but it can still be a good ab exercise if you follow a simple rule. Check it out.

Tip: Stop Being Narrow-Minded About Programs

Seven things about ALL training programs you need to know. Check 'em out.

Tip: Be Willing to Train Around Injuries

View injuries as bumps on the road to success, not dead-ends. Here's how one of the strongest guys on planet deals with setbacks.