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The answer isn't always to eat more and lift heavier. Here are three things a lot of lifters don't think about.

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Tips: Concentration Curl with Offset Grip

The offset resistance will help you develop the short head of the biceps for thicker looking arms.

Tip: The Worst Thing to Say About Training

If you want to motivate a client, your spouse, or your training partner, the words you use are important. Here's the latest science.

Tip: How to Fight Post-Show Depression

Many bodybuilders get depressed after a competition, even if they win. Why? And what can be done about it? Answers here.

Tip: Triple Down on Biceps Growth

Combine a loaded stretch, slow negatives, and a vicious mechanical drop set to trigger biceps growth multiple ways. Here's how.

Tip: Make Double Chocolate Protein Muffins

It tastes like dessert for breakfast. And you can eat it with your fingers. So why the heck wouldn't you?

Tip: The Next-Level Leg Press

Ramp up the tension and slap some new muscle onto your legs with this little trick.

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Tip: Elevate Your Deadlift

Here's how (and why) to use block pulls to boost your deadlift strength.

Tip: Not All Casein Proteins Are Created Equal

Casein is a better muscle-builder than whey, but there's a big difference in the types of casein out there. Info here.

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Tip: Stop Over-Cueing the Deadlift

Keep it simple and boost your deadlift numbers. Here's how.

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Tip: Conventional Deadlift – Find Your Best Stance

Here's a simple way to find your best stance for heavy pulls.

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Tip: Tight Cable Torso Rotation with Hip Shift

This dynamic variation of the cable check is great for athletes, producing high levels of power and strength.

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Tip: Stability Ball Reverse Crunch

Eliminate momentum and get a stretch at the bottom to really make this ab exercise work well.

Tip: Stop Talking About Bulking

Determined to pack on more muscle? Don't call it a bulking phase unless you're wanting to pack on fat too. Here's why.

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Tip: Dumbbell Shoulder Press, Ladder Set

To do a ladder set, start with a weight you can lift for 15 reps. Do 2, 4, 5, and 10 reps with ten-second breaks between each.

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Tip: The Deadlift – Push, Not Pull?

We think of the deadlift as a pulling exercise, and that's true. But it's also very much a pushing exercise. Here's why.

Tip: Hit the Floor for Upper Body Strength

Ditch the bench for a while and try these three exercises to increase lockout strength and blow up your triceps.

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Tip: Ring Row

Performed with rings or a TRX, this row variation in infinitely scalable. Just adjust your feet and stance to make it harder or easier.

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Tip: Half-Kneeling Single-Arm Press

Build shoulder and core strength with this exercise.

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Tip: Bent Over Row 21s with Isometric

Perform 7 top-half partials, a 7-second isometric, and finally 7 full-range reps.

Tip: 4 Hamstring Exercises for Athletic Performance

Prevent hamstring injuries. Sprint faster. Build better looking legs. Add a couple of these exercises to your plan.

Tip: Pump the Biceps for Growth

Can muscle pumps lead to hypertrophy? You bet they can. Try this for bigger biceps.

Tip: How to Boost Appetite Suppressing Hormones

Research suggests that adding this food to your meals promotes the release of hunger squashing, fat burning hormones.

Tip: Stop Perving on Women at the Gym

Really, it's embarrassing. But there is a less creepy way of striking up a conversation.

Tip: Boost Your Deadlift with Macro and Micro-Sets

Here's how to use cluster training to strengthen your deadlift and add pounds of new muscle to your physique.