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Tip: A Finisher for Combat Athletes

Torch body fat and learn to control your breathing during tough competitions with this quick workout.

Tip: How to Autoregulate Your Diet

Are you controlling your diet or is it controlling you? Here's how to use autoregulation to avoid becoming a slave to your diet.

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Tip: Kettlebell Row With Rotation

The variation of the one-arm row allows you to add rotation and it tweaks the weight distribution for a new stimulus.

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Tip: Partner Assisted Pull-Ups

Struggle with pull-ups? Don't use a band for assistance. These two methods are better.

Tip: Insulin Sensitivity and Protein Pancakes

Breakfast, early morning workouts, and individual differences. Here's what you need to know.

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Tip: The 2 Round Upper-Body Warm-Up

This quick warm-up will you get you ready for just about any type of upper body training.

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Tip: Stability-Ball Tri-Set

Try this ab-focused tri-set: stability-ball arch, straight-arm rollout and pike/push-up combo. Great for a crowded gym.

Tip: The Probiotic-Prebiotic You've Never Heard Of

Should you be eating dirt? Well, sorta. Here's what you need to know about SBOs or soil based organisms.

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Tip: Tri-Set for Lats, Triceps, and Core

Combine the lateral straight-arm pulldown, the triceps extension, and the high-to-low chop into one set.

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: Loaded Lat Stretch for Shoulder Flexion

Use this weighted drill to open up your lats and improve overhead mobility and shoulder health.

Tip: A Vitamin for Headaches, A Drug For Sociopaths

Science reveals a new way to prevent headaches. Plus the common headache drug to avoid so you don't act like a douche nozzle.

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Tip: 3 Drills to Prime Your Body for Squats

Add these drills to your warm-up on leg day for smoother, safer squats and lunges.

Tip: The Romanian Deadlift, Improved

The RDL is a staple lift, but not if you suck at it. Here's how to make it work for you.

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Tip: The Renegade Row

The compound exercise attacks a weak core, improves performance, and stimulates muscle growth. It also prevents injury and builds a rock-solid physique.

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Tip: Kettlebell Dead Walk, Lunges, and RDL Superset

Perform these three exercises as one superset to really nail your glutes and hamstrings while strengthening your lower back.

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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.

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Tip: Triceps of Death

This is a brutal triceps builder. Start with a 2-board close-grip press for 5 reps, then a 3-board for 5 reps, then a 5-board for max reps. The shortening ROM allows you to fatigue and keep going.

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Tip: Compound Set Combo Curls

Do 4 sets of 15 reps. On the first 10 reps of a set, do normal curls. On the last 5 reps of each set, switch to hammer curls.

Tip: Trigger Homeostatic Disruption, Sometimes

Here's a lesson we can learn from CrossFit, with caution.

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Tip: The Banded Shoulder Press

Have a hard time building delts? Try this simple yet effective shoulder press using a band for accommodating resistance.

Tip: Do the Opposite

In training and in life, the majority seldom gets it right. Maybe it's time to do things differently.

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Tip: The Child's Pose For Athletes

Improve upper back rotation and posture with this simple drill. Do 10 reps per side twice a day.

Tip: Fake Natties Are Unethical Losers

Time to call out those punks who can't handle playing by the rules.