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Tip: Build A Sufficient Base Of Strength

Even if you're just after a beach body, you need to build your foundation. Here are a few metrics to aim for.

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Tip: 3-Second Paused Bench Press

Getting stuck at the bottom of your bench press? Use this technique to build bottom-up strength.

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Tip: The Modified Belt Squat

An upper body injury can even make traditional squats impossible. The fix? Belt squats.

Tip: Hit the Deep Core Muscles

If you want great abs that also bulletproof your body against injury, you have to go deep. Try these three moves.

Tip: Get Leaner and Healthier by Doing Nothing

Got 5 or 10 minutes? Mindfulness drills like this one can reduce fasting glucose, making fat loss easier. Check it out.

Tip: Train Between Extremes

There are two ways people like to think about their workouts. Neither lead to progress. Here's the smart way to approach hard training.

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Tip: Loosen Up Stiff Shoulders in 2 Minutes

Grab a stick and run through these quick drills to get your shoulders ready for heavy, safe lifting.

Tip: Combat Muscle Loss With This Fat

Catabolism is the enemy. Here's an easy way to smack it down.

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Tip: The Barbell Rollout

Ditch the ab wheel and give this a shot. It's more challenging due to the increased range of motion.

Tip: Drink This To Prevent Sun Damage

Drink some every day and you may prevent sunburn and maybe even reverse sun damage. Details here.

Tip: Dope Your Performance With Leaves

Daily consumption of this vegetable can increase exercise performance. Here's what you need to know.

Tip: How to Train for Brain Gains

Can you build muscle as well as brain power? Yep. Here's the type of training that has the most neuroprotective effects.

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Tip: The Reverse Hyper

If you have access to this machine, you've got no excuse. Don't let your opportunity for posterior chain gains go to waste.

Tip: This Nutrient Does It All

Science shows that this multi-talented compound makes you leaner, increases endurance, and builds muscle. Check it out.

Tip: A Better Way to Jump Squat

It's a common plyometric exercise with athletes, but there's a better, safer way to do it. Check it out.

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Tip: The Inverted Pull-Up

Add this versatile back exercise to your program. Alter the grip, the angle, or adjust your feet to make it easier or harder.

Today's Lifters Are Snowflakes

The modern lifter is being a pantywaist... and he doesn't even realize it. He needs a kick in the butt. Here it is.

Tip: A Crazy New Way to Bench Press

Build a better chest, protect your shoulders, and boost your regular bench press with this unique exercise.

Tip: The 5 Deadlift Commandments

Pull a ton of weight off the floor... or at least a whole lot more than you do now. Follow these rules.

Tip: The 5 Squat Commandments

How much should you be able to squat? That info and more here.

Tip: Do the One-Arm Bench Hybrid

One part dumbbell bench press, one part glute activation, one part balancing act, and a little bit of headless horseman.

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Tip: The 8 Strict Pull-Ups Test

Do 8 real pull-ups. You need to be able to beat that basic relative strength test before worrying about direct arm work. Here's what strict really means.

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Tip: The 3-Way Shoulder Finisher

Add this mechanical drop-set to the end of your upper-body workouts: reverse flyes, external rotations, face pulls. Do 6-10 reps each, no rest between, in that order.

Tip: 4 Extended Set Techniques for Size Gains

Your set doesn't have to come to an end when you hit failure. Here's how to up the challenge and extend the set.