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Tip: Nail Your Abs With Partial Pulses

By improving the activation and recruitment of the core, you'll increase your strength in the big lifts. Here's how to do it.

Tip: Know Your Food Intake

Not making gains? It's probably more diet-related than training-related. Here's a reality check.

Tip: Avoid These Dirty Fruits and Veggies

Here are the 16 most pesticide-ridden fruits and vegetables and how to “fix” them. Bonus: The 15 cleanest choices.

Tip: Better Than Planks

There's more than one way to use isometrics for core strength. Here's one that beats the boring plank.

Tip: Do the 8-Second Crunch

If it looks like you're having a seizure when you train abs, you're not getting much benefit... and you're asking for injury. Try this instead.

Tip: Swing a Really Heavy Kettlebell

A kettlebell swing is a lot like a deadlift, so why not treat it like a deadlift and go heavy? Here's how.

Tip: Nail Your Biceps With This Training Method

This unique way of doing reps is great for muscle gains. Warning: It's tough!

Tip: Correct Your Mechanics for Pain-Free Squats

Does it hurt to squat, and not in a good way? Use this training method to fix your technique.

6 Unstable Overhead Lifts for Quick Gains

Doing these 6 exercises with unstable, osciallating objects challenges the nervous system, boosts athleticism, and triggers gains.

Tip: Add Instant Strength to Your Incline Curls

Get stronger on dumbbell incline curls simply by using a rolled-up towel. Here's how.

Tip: Do the Pizza Plate Press

Test your shoulder mechanics and get stronger overhead with this diagnostic exercise. Check it out.

Tip: Are You a Monk Dieter or a Monkey Dieter?

If your main goal is fat loss, then you need to know which camp you fall into. BOTH are mistakes. Check it out.

Tip: Close Your Eyes On This Lift

Recruit more motor units, improve form, and build more strength... by shutting your eyes? Yep, here's how it works.

Tip: Take This to Grow Muscle

In new studies, test subjects taking this legal supplement doubled their gains over a control group. Info here.

Tip: Take the 100 Rep Push-Up Challenge

Not only is this a "fun" test, it'll also expose any weaknesses you may have in your core. Here's how to do it, and how to improve if you can't do it.

Tip: Build Overhead Power With This Exercise

This movement teaches your body to turn on all available motor units and much more. Check it out.

Tip: Use Latex to Improve Your Squat

Squat stuck? Use the training method top powerlifters use to smash that plateau. Check it out.

Tip: Stop Worrying About This "Toxic" Chemical

No need to panic. This much-feared compound won't turn you into a ballerina. Here's the real story.

Tip: Don't Neglect Light Weights for Muscle Growth

Chances are, you're not training light enough to build muscle at an optimal rate. Wait, what? Check out this controversial new study.

Tip: Test Your Vertical Jump

If you can't hit 30 inches you have work to do. Here's an easy way to test your vertical and what to do if it stinks.

Tip: Don't Ever Do This With Your Bottled Water

A common practice turns your relatively safe plastic water bottle into a chemical time bomb. Here's what you need to know.

The Numbers of Muscle Building

Bodybuilding is full of percentages, but you don't need to be a math geek to appreciate these numbers.

Tip: 3 Squat and Deadlift Challenges

Build strength. Develop stamina. Display power. Sound good? See if you can survive these tough tests and workouts.

Tip: How to Make the Step-Up Work Better

Hint: It's all about your toes. Try this out on leg day.