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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: Vitamin D for Strength and Power

It doesn't just make you healthier. It also makes you strong and powerful. Here's the latest science.

Tip: A Super Easy Way to Improve Your Nutrition

Keeping a bowlful of this so-called processed food on the counter improves heart health, reduces inflammation, and even makes you leaner.

Tip: There Are No Best Exercises

Nope, not even the one you're thinking about right now. Here's why.

Tip: The Invisible Cable Flye

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

Tip: Eat This to Protect Your DNA

This food actually accounts for longer telomeres and prevents biologic aging and the diseases that come with it.

Tip: This Powder Has Powerful Hidden Talents

A spoonful of this makes fat loss easier, in addition to improving your health in a number of surprising ways.

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.

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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: Alternating Handcuff Drill

Trouble pressing overhead? It could be a mobility issue. Try this drill.

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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.

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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 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).

Tip: This Type of Fructose Won't Make You Fat

Fructose has a bad reputation. But one source of fructose won't damage the liver, doesn't affect insulin sensitivity, and won't make you chubby.

Tip: This Type of Exerciser Earns More Money

He has more sex and is happier too. Check out the study.

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Tip: Suspension Straps W Row

Bad posture? Try this if you're chronically internally rotated at the shoulders. Good for rear delts and upper back too.

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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: Lifters Need More of This Drug

New research shows us that we've been tragically under-dosing this valuable drug.

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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.

Tip: Master Any New Exercise or Skill Faster

Learning a new Olympic lift or any athletic movement? Just do this after you practice and you'll accelerate motor learning.

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Tip: Single-Leg Reeves Deadlift

Single-leg trap bar exercises in the style of the Reeves deadlift (hands on plates, not bar) provides the perfect stimulus for crushing every muscle in the body.

Tip: Swear for More Strength and Power

New research shows that cussing can boost anaerobic power and grip strength. Here's the science.