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Tip: Master the Pendulum Pull-Up

Build your upper back with a twist on this classic bodyweight exercise.

Tip: Easy, High-Protein Hotcakes

These skillet-baked pancakes are packed with protein and other muscle-building ingredients. Get the simple recipe here.

Tip: Lat Width – The Hard Way

Build a brutal back with this lat-widening finisher.

Tip: Big Arms, No Weights

This bodyweight superset is tougher than it looks. Prepare to hurt the next day. Check it out.

Tip: The Push-Up Variation You've Never Tried

Improve shoulder stability and athletic performance with this advanced push-up variation.

Tip: 1 Dumbbell, 4 Nasty Finishers

These workout finishers do more than build work capacity; they build muscle too.

Tip: Make Metabolic Drive Snickers Bars

Build your own protein bars that taste like candy bars. No oven required. Get the easy recipe here.

Tip: What Powerlifters Can Learn From Bodybuilders

When strength athletes occasionally train like bodybuilders, they get even stronger and decrease the chance of injuries. Here's how.

Tip: 3 Ways to Get Growing Again

Gains stalled even though you're training hard? Try one (or all) of these proven progress re-starters.

Where Food Fails Us

You probably have micronutrient deficiencies that mess with your T levels, your sleep, your mood, and more. Here's how to fix them.

Question of Power 5

How to make your pecs jacked (not just strong), what bodybuilders and powerlifters can learn from each other, and simplifying fat loss.

Tip: Assisted Dips – Useful or Just a Sissy Exercise?

You may be surprised. Check this out.

Tip: Protein-Packed Lemon Squares

You've gotta try these lemony blackberry jam protein squares... immediately.

Tip: A Better Hip Flexor Stretch

Got tight hip flexors? Here's the stretch you've never tried before... but should.

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Tip: Tricep 30's

In this triceps extension variation, lower to your nose for 10 reps, then to your forehead for 10 reps, then behind your head for 10 reps.

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Tip: Face Pulls to Forehead

Healthy shoulders, rear delt work, and trap activation. Hard to beat this accessory exercise.

Tip: Does T Nation Endorse Steroids?

Some people think we're promoting steroids. Are they right? Here's the answer.

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Tip: Band Pull-Apart

Bring up your rear delts anywhere with a band. Do 4-5 sets of at least 20 reps.

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Tip: Standing Cable Row with Stretch

A good variation to use if you're already hitting the lower back hard on barbell lifts and want to take a break from traditional rows.

Tip: Is Corn Syrup in Beer Bad For You?

Bud Lite calls out other beer companies for using a fattening and unhealthy ingredient. Are they right?

Tip: Wheat and the Zonulin Issue

Why do many non-celiacs feel better when they drop gluten? Because gluten may not be the real problem with bread and pasta. Info here.

Tip: Quadruple Chocolate Protein Cookies

Whip up a batch of these minty, high-protein cookies and put them in your face right now.

Tip: The Truth About Cryotherapy

Will cryotherapy make you recover faster, lose fat, and improve sleep? Or does it slow your muscle gains? Here's what you need to know.

Tip: Your Tools Are Not Your Identity

Your training style and diet do not define you. Here's how to disinvest, ditch your cultish tribe, and keep improving.