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Stuff We Like – Personal Care 1

Even hardcore lifters need to clean up nice every once in a while. We tested out dozens of products. Here are our favorites.

Tip: How to Lift with Angry Joints

Try these workarounds to keep you in the gym when you're feeling a little banged up.

Tip: The Athlete's Floor Press

Crank up the effectiveness of the floor press with this simple twist. Bonus: You'll be able to lift more weight too.

Tip: Alkaline Water Doesn't Completely Suck

The ads for alkaline water say it'll cure everything. It can't, but there's at least a grain of truth behind it.

Tip: Master the Pendulum Pull-Up

Build your upper back with a twist on this classic bodyweight exercise.

Tip: Big Arms, No Weights

This bodyweight superset is tougher than it looks. Prepare to hurt the next day. Check it out.

Tip: Do Tinder and Steroids Go Hand-in-Hand?

A new study found a connection between fans of dating apps and their use of steroids, bodybuilding supplements, and fasting.

Tip: Soylent Is Way Stupid

The favorite meal replacement of the techies and hipsters may be a meal, but it sure as hell isn't a nutritious one.

Tip: Test Your Stability in One Minute

It's the ultimate lower-body stability test and it only takes 60 seconds. Try this now.

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Tip: Chest-Supported Row Machine

Barbell and T-bar rows are great, but if you're also deadlifting and squatting, they can overwork the low back. Try this to give it a break.

Tip: Get Mom and Dad To Eat More of This

This is potentially the greatest gift a son, daughter, grandson, or granddaughter could ever give to their aging parents or grandparents.

Tip: Why You Need Spider Curls

This classic bodybuilding exercise deserves a place in your workout. Here's why and how to do it right.

Tip: Make Your Own Protein Bars!

Use this easy recipe to whip up your own portable protein. No oven required.

Tip: A Better Hip Flexor Stretch

Got tight hip flexors? Here's the stretch you've never tried before... but should.

Tip: The 30-Second Weakness Finder

Find your weaknesses in half a minute with this full-body scan. Then, of course, fix them! Here's how.

Tip: Shut the Hell Up About Eggs

A new study tells us that eggs will kill you after all. Should you listen to it? Here's some perspective.

Tip: The Truth About Cryotherapy

Will cryotherapy make you recover faster, lose fat, and improve sleep? Or does it slow your muscle gains? Here's what you need to know.

Tip: The High-Resistance Bike Sprint

More than a good metcon workout, sprints performed like this can pack muscle onto your quads. Here's how.

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Testosterone injection strategies, beating cravings, the best exercises, calf training, and the steroid controversy.

Tip: Testosterone and Prostate Cancer – The Facts

Is TRT problematic or is it actually good for the prostate? The answer may surprise you.

Tip: How to Read T Nation

We've been accused of offering conflicting information. Let's clear that up.

Tip: Fixing the Turtleback Deadlift

Most lifters who round their backs are just too weak, but rounding can also be caused by a bad setup. Here's how to fix it.

Tip: This Marble Cake Will Blow Your Dang Mind

Raspberries and vanilla? High protein? No added sugar? Heck yeah. Eat this dessert without derailing your diet.

Deadlift More Weight Today, Safely

These smart tips will have you pulling heavier and staying safer almost immediately.