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11 Damn Good Deadlift Tips

Master the deadlift. Here's the best advice from several top coaches and experts.

Tip: The Bikini Division – A Rant

There are more bikini competitors at bodybuilding shows than there are bodybuilders. Is that a good or a bad thing?

Tip: Cardio and Gains

It's a delicate balance. Here's what you need to know about HIIT, LISS, and MISS.

Tip: The Simple Math of Rapid Fat Loss

Want to drop the chub quickly but still retain lean body mass? Grab your calculator and follow this formula.

Tip: The Hamstring Exercise That Beats Leg Curls

The lying leg curl is great, but it gets boring. Plus, this can work better.

Tip: Lessons from Mike Mentzer

He was a controversial figure, but he taught us all to think outside the box.

Tip: 4 Minutes to Fitness

A new study shows that 4 minutes of bodyweight exercises, amazingly, works about as well as sprinting or 30 minutes of HIIT.

Tip: Shark Habits and Pirate Maps

Use these two tools to increase discipline, boost mental toughness, and get more done.

Better Than CrossFit and Powerlifting

Powerlifting has a total – the sum of its three lifts. CrossFit has a total too. But are they really the best tests of athleticism? Enter the Pendlay total.

5 Alternatives to a Painful Squat

If squatting causes pain in your low back, knees, or shoulders, try one of these pain-free exercises that'll still get you big and strong.

The 5 Step Ankle Mobility Fix

Is ankle mobility messing with your training? First you need to diagnose the problem, then you need to fix it. This plan will help you do both.

Why CrossFit Girls Are Stronger Than You

Many CrossFit women can do 200-pound clean & jerks and they have six-packs without dieting. Sound like you? Probably not. Here's why.

Honest Advice About Steroids

Thinking about using? Our experts have some heartfelt advice for you that you won't hear anywhere else.

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Tip: The Band Pull-Through

The cable pull-through is great for glutes, and it's a favorite for boosting squat and deadlift strength. Now try it with a band. Shoot for 100 reps at the end of leg day.

Tip: Burn Fat Faster Than Ever Before

This type of exercise trains your body fat to break down by altering gene expression.

Tip: The Workout Cure for Dad Bod

To fight that fat gut, what's better? More weight training or more cardio? Let's see what science says.

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Tip: How to Make the Cable Crunch Really Work

If you can do a ton of weight or a ton of reps on this exercise, you're doing it wrong. Here's how to make it really work.

Tip: Lighten Up on Glute Exercises

Here's a great exercise for the money-maker that most people are ruining by using too much weight.

The Truth About Bread

Bread is nutritious, delicious, and, well, confusing. It can be a great food or a horrible food. Should YOU be eating it? Read this.

Tip: The Toughest Exercise You'll Ever Do

Prepare to enter metabolic hell. This workout will take you to a dark place. Check it out.

8 Laws of Strength Training

You don't have to do every little thing right to get big and strong. You just have to follow these 8 laws to the letter.

Kettlebell Swings: You're Doing Them Wrong

Want to burn fat? Want to build a titanium butt? Want to get stronger on the big lifts? Do KB swings. But you gotta do them right. Here's exactly how.

Strong Traps, Healthy Shoulders

Everyone does shrugs for traps, but that's the worst exercise choice for some people. Here's how to train traps and keep your shoulders healthy.

The Best Biceps Exercises You're Not Doing

If you only do regular curls for your biceps, you're missing a whole lot of muscle. Do these exercises to finally build some bigger guns.