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Tip: The Best Hour of the Day

Stop putzing around. Make your diet, your training, and your whole day more productive with this strategy.

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Tip: Bring Back the Bench, Minus The Shoulder Pain

Instead of continuing to press through shoulder pain, avoid the chronic stress by fixing your position.

Tip: Stop Putting Hunger On A Pedestal

This is the problem with diets that promote hunger.

Tip: The New-Exercise-Only Week

Flex your programming muscles, make your joints feel better, and accelerate progress. Here's how.

Tip: The Intuitive Training Challenge

It's time to let your instincts take over, for a while at least. Ditch your workout plan and try this.

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Tip: Trap Bar Power Pulls

The power pull using a hex bar with high handles is a great alternative to Olympic lifts for taller lifters who want to build explosiveness.

Tip: Women Shouldn't Fear Big Weights

In a new study, women trained with light or heavy weights. The actual weight didn't matter much, but something else sure did.

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Tip: Preacher Curl Supersetted With Dumbbell Curl

Do 8 reps on the preacher, then go straight into alternating curls, progressively increasing the number of reps until you hit 4 reps each side.

Tip: Avoid Habit Profiteers

If you're trying to lose fat, keep your distance from these things.

Tip: The Missing Piece of the Fitness Equation

Research reveals a previously unknown ingredient to fitness, and training for an hour or two doesn't relieve you of this new obligation.

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Tip: Stability Ball Leg Curl + Reverse Sled Push

This is a great sequence to work around knee issues, and it's awesome for hypertrophy.

Tip: A Sarcastic Look at Overly Complex Exercises

Is that new exercise worth doing? Sometimes. And sometimes not.

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Tip: Bentover Row With Band

Do this warm-up before any upper body workout to prime your body for heavy lifting.

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Tip: Cable Plank Press

If you can hold a plank for longer than 10 seconds, you've outgrown the exercise. Progress it with this resisted variation.

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Tip: Banded Single-Leg Romanian Deadlift

Add bands to this booty builder to get even better results.

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Tip: Banded Deficit Reverse Lunge

Add some accommodating resistance to this exercise with bands and blow up your glutes.

Tip: Soft Tissue Work for Heavy Bench Pressers

Use this simple technique to prevent overuse injuries and ease your elbow pain.

Tip: Do NOT Use This

You probably have this in your medicine cabinet... and it might be inhibiting protein absorption.

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Tip: Deadlift Setup: Take the Slack Out

Just before liftoff, take the slack out by pulling the chest up and pulling the bar against the weights. Listen for the clink.

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Tip: Hanging Leg Raise (Modified)

In this big/tall guy version of the leg raise, use bent elbows, tuck the knees, and lever from the shoulder joint.

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Tip: Straight-Leg Bridges

Brace the trunk, engage the glutes and hams, and hit full hip extension on each raise.

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Tip: Bear Dogs

Combine the bird dog pattern with a bear stance position and you get this awesome athletic move. Great for conditioning.

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Tip: Push-Ups with Single-Arm Deficit

If you're using good form, this will practically train your entire body.

Tip: Stress and Heart Rate Variability

Use this tool to find out if you're recovered enough for another heavy session.