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The Top Seven Ways to F Up in the Gym!

The aim of this article is to touch upon some of what I consider to be the more common and damaging "mistakes" used in strength training.

Question of Strength 19

Q & A with one of the world's premier strength coaches.

Workout Du Jour 2

Researchers Jar Physiology World With Evidence of Other Hamstring Movements.

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Tip: Negative Rep Neutral Grip Pull-Up

Struggling with pull-ups? Do negative-only reps using a neutral grip. Once you can do a single, 30-second eccentric, you'll be able to do one good pull-up.

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Tip: Are Overhead Kettlebell Swings Worth It?

American (overhead) kettlebell swings aren't for everyone, but is there ever a place for them? Well, yes and no.

4 Things Bro Science Got Right

Meatheads were right about a lot of things, but they got a whole bunch of other stuff dead wrong. Let's break it down.

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Tip: 70-Degree Smith Machine Row

Great exercise for the mid-back and traps. The machine allows you to get a harder upper-back contraction.

Tip: The Only Three Lifts

If you were limited to just one bodyweight exercise, one kettlebell exercise, and one dumbbell movement, what would they be? Try these.

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: Testosterone and Prostate Cancer – The Facts

Is TRT problematic or is it actually good for the prostate? The answer may surprise you.

Tip: Master the Pause and the Slant

Improve your deadlift fast with these two tips.

Tip: A Really Bad Deadlift Habit

People think it improves hip drive and hits the glutes. What it really does is set you up for injury. Info here.

Tip: This Marble Cake Will Blow Your Dang Mind

Raspberries and vanilla? High protein? No added sugar? Heck yeah. Eat this dessert without derailing your diet.

Tip: 5 Inhibit-Activate Supersets

How to grow lagging muscles and move better.

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Tip: The Machine-Assisted Pull-Up

Yes, do your regular pull-ups. But finish off with an assisted machine to get more reps and build volume.

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Tip: One-Arm Cable Rear-Delt Flye Drop Set

Change the angle to really nail your rear delts.

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Tip: Front Shoulder Raise Drop Set

Build full-range strength with this drop set by going from sitting to supine.

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Tip: Calf Training – The Right Way

Hold the bottom, stretched position for 5 seconds and the top, peak contraction for 3 seconds for optimal calf growth.

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Tip: Dip with Chains

Set the chains up so that the majority of the chain weight comes off the floor for the top half of the dip, overloading the triceps.

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Tip: Independent Handle Pushdown

Rope pulldowns are fine, but try this pushdown variation using two handles for a great pump and a new stimulus. Great for warm-ups.

Tip: Bake Your Bacon

Here's how to enjoy bacon with fewer calories and easier clean-up. Bonus: How to make turkey bacon that doesn't suck.

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Tip: Slow Tempo Pull-Aparts for Reps

Slow down your reps and the pull-apart can become a muscle builder.

Tip: Range of Motion – Trickier Than You Think

Always use a full range of motion... except when you shouldn't. This can change as you gain more experience. Info here.

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Tip: Muscle Control Pull-Apart

A pull-apart to increase your bench press? Yes. Try this.