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Tip: Machines Have Their Place

Sure, free weights are usually best, but don't scoff at machine exercises. Here's why.

Get More Out of Your Protein

Everyone fights about how much protein to eat, but what really matters is how much protein you absorb. Here's how to soak up every gram.

Tip: The Invisible Cable Flye

Looks weird, but it'll light up your shoulders, chest, lats, and even your traps.

Tip: The Terrible Two Squat Challenge

Looking for a challenging finisher to your next leg workout? Try this.

Tip: The Weirdest Way to Leg Press

Weird? Yes. Effective? Also yes. Check this out.

Tip: Do These Two Exercises Before You Lift

Do these fast and explosive dumbbell movements and get psyched up for the rest of your workout.

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Tip: 2.5 Inch Deficit Deadlifts

For this deadlift variation, stand on a small platform or plates. Great accessory exercise to boost your standard deadlift strength.

Tip: The Most Brutal Smith Machine Exercise

Want big, nasty quads? Do this exercise. Is it functional? Yes, it functions to build big, nasty quads.

Tip: Forget the Foam Roller. Do Quad Smashes

Feeling beat up after leg day? Try this to work out the tightness and free up your mobility.

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Tip: Ring Press-Up

Not only is this a great core exercise, it'll help you overhead press better by teaching you to use full-body tension.

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Tip: Z Press Variations

The Z press is the ultimate exercise to test your ability to keep your posture while pressing something overhead.

Tip: The Truth About Testosterone and Aggression

Is it your high testosterone levels that won't let you be dissed without throwing a retaliatory punch, or is it something else? Info here.

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Tip: Full-Kneeling Dumbbell Overhead Press

This accessory lift teaches you to use proper form before moving to the standing barbell press.

Tip: Eat Fat, But Find the Middle Ground

Don't get stuck in the extremes when figuring out your diet.

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Tip: Half-Kneeling Bottoms Up Kettlebell Press

Use this to strengthen your stabilizers and get stronger in all overhead pressing movements.

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Tip: The Front-Squat Iso Hold

This exercise will boost your front squat strength and improve your form. If you can hold for more than 30 seconds with 135 pounds, you're awesome.

7 Dumb Things Lifters Argue About

Lifters spend way too much time arguing about things that don't matter that much. Here are seven things lifters should accept and just move on.

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Tip: The Rest-Pause Bench Press

Do as many good reps as you can in the 4-6 rep range. Your goal will then be to double that number of reps. To do that you take short rest periods (15 seconds).

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Tip: Tabata Front Squats

In this variation of the Tabata method, do 20 seconds of front squats, rest 10 seconds, and repeat 8 times. Good luck!

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Tip: The 50-Rep Front Squat Challenge

Aim to complete 50 reps in four minutes, breaking up the sets and rest periods as needed. Work up to using your bodyweight on the bar.

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Tip: Suspension Straps One-Arm Row

A back exercise. A core strength exercise. A much-tougher-than-it-looks exercise. Try it!

Tip: The Food Pyramid Was Wrong About Fat

See this pro bodybuilder's recommendation for dietary fat. Hint: It's the opposite of the USDA.

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Tip: Trap Bar Deadlift 1.5's

Murder your legs with this variation. Do 1-2 sets of 8-10 reps at the end of leg day.

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Tip: Close-Stance Trap Bar Deadlift

Turn this lift into a quad builder with a closer stance. Keep the hips down and chest up to keep the stress on the legs and off the back.