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Tip: Ditch the Leg Press

Most lifters use the leg press as a substitute for the squat when their backs hurt. Not smart. Here's what to do instead.

Make 8 Great Exercises Even Better

Here's how to take your favorite exercises and make them work even better for muscle and strength gains.

Tip: Build An Iron-Clad Chest Without Iron

Ditch the barbell. Or at least back off traditional benching for a bit and add these exercises to your workouts.

Tip: Challenge Yourself. In the Gym and Out

How weight training can improve your mindset and your entire life.

Tip: Increase Exercise Performance Instantly

Improve your performance on seated rows and biceps curls by doing this trick between sets.

Tip: Progress Stalled? Run This Checklist

No muscle gains? No fat loss? Answer these questions to make sure you have the basics covered.

Tip: Here's What Women Want

What hormones, the pill, and scent can teach us about sex, attraction, and having better relationships.

The Strongest Squatter on the Planet

Record-breaking powerlifter. Pro bodybuilder. Olympian. Amit Sapir might just be the world's best barbell sport athlete. Check out this exclusive interview.

Tip: Stop Messing Around. Eat For Gains

Can you gain 30 pounds of mostly-muscle in 10 months? Here's how one expert did it.

Your Best Month Of Training EVER

What are you planning to do for the next four weeks in the gym? Follow these 7 steps and you'll have your most successful month ever.

Sex Appeal, Fitness, and Fat Shaming

Is our standard of beauty too harsh? Is leanness unfairly prized? Here's what science and history have to say about fitness, fatness, and our preferences.

Tip: Ladies, Stop Training Abs Like a Man

Yes, work your abs, but these common mistakes can lead to a wider, blockier waist.

Tip: Don't Train Like a Pro Bodybuilder, Dummy

Sure, the pros can provide inspiration, but here are 4 things natural lifters need to know.

5 Ways To Fire Up Your Workout

Make the workout you're already doing more effective. These five simple tweaks can help you get more out of every session.

Tip: The Best Trap Exercise You're Not Doing

People will look at you funny when you do this exercise. That's okay, your traps will be bigger and stronger than theirs. Take a look.

Tip: The First Step to Core Strength

A strong core improves all your big lifts, but most people skip this step. Here's what they're missing.

Tip: The Secret to Effective Trap Training

If you hit your traps hard and don't have much to show for it, this info is for you. Check it out.

Tip: Add a Booster Workout to Your Week

It doesn't matter if your main goal is to get bigger, get stronger, or get ripped. This "booster" session will get you there faster. Check it out.

Tip: Use Dumbbells For This Proven Backside Builder

You've done this posterior chain exercise with a bar, but this variation with dumbbells is even better. Take a look.

Tip: Build Pull-Up Strength in 10 Minutes

Struggling with your pull-ups or chin-ups? Here's a smart progression method to help you break that rep plateau.

Tip: A Better Way to Row

Build a bigger back with this new twist on the seated row. Take a look.

Tip: Find Your Power Position on the Deadlift

Here's a little trick to help you find the perfect stance for a bigger, safer pull.

Tip: Avoid These Dirty Fruits and Veggies

Here are the 16 most pesticide-ridden fruits and vegetables and how to “fix” them. Bonus: The 15 cleanest choices.

Tip: Better Than Planks

There's more than one way to use isometrics for core strength. Here's one that beats the boring plank.