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Tip: Are You Strong Enough to Build Muscle?

Whether you're a newbie or an advanced bodybuilder, here's why you need to reinforce your strength base.

Tip: The Truth About Natural Flavors

There's a halo of health around them, but are natural flavors any better than artificial flavors? You may be surprised.

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Tip: Training on the Nerve, T Nation Boot Camp

After a boot camp workout, Coach Thibaudeau fields questions about external motivation and over-stimulating the nervous system.

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Tip: The 4 Components to Recovery, T Nation Boot Camp

Coach Thibaudeau discusses the four types of recovery after one our boot camp workouts.

Tip: Eat Your Whole Grains, Paleo People!

It turns out that whole grains are hugely anti-inflammatory. Here's the science.

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Tip: Progression Methods, T Nation Boot Camp

After one of our boot camp workouts, Coach Thibaudeau talked about several ways to progress in training.

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Tip: Corrective Complex, Quads and Hip Flexors

Sequence these drills in this order before your next leg day and you'll have a better workout.

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Tip: Reciprocal Inhibition – A Better Way to Stretch Your Neck

Stop grabbing your neck and cranking your head to the side to stretch it. Here's a better way.

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Tip: Corrective Complex, Back

A corrective complex is where you find a restricted muscle, roll it, mobilize it, and then activate its antagonist. Here's one for your tight back.

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Tip: Sumo-Stance Zercher Squat

Improve hip mobility and strength with this exercise.

Tip: The Case for Gym Selfies

They can get annoying to other people sometimes, but science says they can also help you get lean. Check it out.

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Tip: Band-Assisted Nordic Hamstring Curl

The NHC is a tough exercise for the hams and glutes. The key is to lower slowly under control and pull yourself back up. Too tough? Add a band.

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Tip: Neutral-Hip Nordic Hamstring Curl

Looks simple enough, but this is one of the toughest hamstring exercises there is.

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Tip: Shoulder Rotations on the TRX

Warm up your shoulders and keep them mobile with this drill. Walk your feet out or elevate them to increase the challenge.

Tip: Fix This Common Deadlifting Mistake

Many people are unaware they're doing this. Check it out.

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Tip: Single-Arm Push Press with Accentuated Eccentric

Use an explosive dip and drive to power the dumbbell up, then take about 4 seconds to lower the weight.

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Tip: Split-Stance One-Arm Dumbbell Press

Build head-to-toe stability and balance along with strong, muscular shoulders. Do 3-4 sets of 8-12 reps with a slow tempo.

Tip: Body-Build to Keep Strength Gains Coming

Hypertrophy training should always be a part of your plan, even if your primary goal is strength. Here's why.

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Tip: Density Training: Leg Extensions & Goblet Squats

Occluded extensions alternated with heels-elevated goblet squats for 3 rounds. Remove the wraps and rest 3 minutes. Repeat 2-3 times.

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Tip: The Proper Box Jump

It's not about how high the box is. It's about how explosive you are from the ground.

Tip: Attack the Bar Violently

Build strength and set new personal records using compensatory acceleration training. Here's how.

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Tip: The Zercher Shrug

Stay upright and avoid bouncing to make this a very effective shrug variation.

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Tip: 6 Reeves-Grip Trap Bar Exercises

Using a trap bar combined with the Reeves grip (holding the plates) puts you in a great position for training the traps, legs, back, and more.

Tip: The Biggest Mistake Lifters Make

If your main goal right now is to build strength, avoid this common mistake.