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Tip: Do Harder, Fewer Reps for Great Abs

Recruit more muscle by tensing hard before every rep of an ab exercise.

Tip: Take the Hang Pull-Up Test

Take this quick test of grip strength, then ramp it up and see if you can pass the 5 minute pull-up challenge.

Tip: Do These 3 Heavy Movements or Stay Weak

Deadlifts, overhead presses, and farmer's walks are the most important exercises. Here's why.

Tip: Make Triceps Training More Effective

When you do triceps extensions, use a decline bench instead of a flat bench.

Tip: For Bigger Arms, Do Slow Hammer Curls

Build a bigger brachialis by using slow contractions and 20 second squeezes at the top of each rep.

The 6 Laws of Lifting

If your gains in strength or size have come to a halt, you're probably breaking one of these time-tested training principles. Find out here.

Tip: Use Vinegar to Get Lean & Build Muscle

Vinegar helps optimize insulin sensitivity. Learn how it works and how much to use.

7 Lies About Women's Fitness & Diet

Everything marketers have told you about yoga, running, detox, juicing, and even the female Viagra pill is wrong. Here's the truth.

The 5 People Every Lifter Needs to Avoid

There are five types of people out there who will ruin your progress in the gym. Here they are, plus five great people you need in your crew.

Protein Trickery: Nitrogen Spiking

Some companies have been ripping you off by selling protein supplements spiked with cheap fillers passed off as real protein. Here's how to avoid the scam.

5 Ways to Turn Food Into Muscle, Not Fat

Instead of cutting carbs, make them work for you by boosting your insulin sensitivity. Here are five simple ways to do it.

No Show, No Problem

People try to persuade fit females to get on stage. And the ones who aren't interested often second guess why they even lift. Don't be one of them.

The Truth About GMOs

Billions of genetically modified (GM) foods have been eaten over the last few decades with no problems. Then why is everyone so afraid? Find out here.

Flexible Training For Faster Gains

Advanced lifters don't just follow training programs blindly. They know when to push and when to back off. Here's how to become one of them.

The 4 Most Abused Words in Fitness

You hear these words all the time, but do you even know what they really mean? It's time to stop it with the nerdy buzzwords and go back to basics. Start here.

The Ugly Truth About Ketogenic Diets

You've heard the hype about ketogenic diets, but do you know how it really affects performance and muscle? Find out here.

5 Cool Things To Make With Protein Powder

Dessert doesn't have to be packed with sugar and flour. Stay lean and build muscle while eating these protein-packed desserts.

The Two Best Exercises You've Never Tried

These brand new exercises will hit your lats, strengthen your shoulder girdle, and give you a great set of abs.

The Number One Coaching Mistake

Athletes need to be strong to dominate the competition. Ironically, some strength coaches put strength on the backburner. Here's where they're going wrong.

Live Longer, Live Stronger

Resveratrol is known for its health benefits, but it also increases testosterone, blocks estrogen, naturally boost performance, and improves body composition.

Is Gut Bacteria Making You Fat?

Can't seem to lose fat and keep it off? Have crazy cravings? It could be caused by a problem with your natural gut bacteria. Here's why and how you can fix it.

The Single Best Hamstring Exercise

Hamstrings are the weak link for most lifters. Don't be one of them. Here's how to hammer your hams to increase strength, power, speed, and explosiveness.

10 Sneaky Things Making You Fat

You work out. You're trying to improve your diet. And you're still too damn fat. What's going on? Check out this list of tricky body-comp saboteurs.

Squat Depth: The Final Answer

Stop listening to uneducated jackasses when it comes to squat depth. You can figure out what's best for your anatomy with these tests. Here's how.