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Tip: The Hidden Benefit of CrossFit

Are people who do group fitness classes happier than solo lifters? Here's what science says.

Tip: Eat Your Whole Grains, Paleo People!

It turns out that whole grains are hugely anti-inflammatory. Here's the science.

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Tip: Reciprocal Inhibition – A Better Way to Stretch Your Neck

Stop grabbing your neck and cranking your head to the side to stretch it. Here's a better way.

Tip: The Case for Gym Selfies

They can get annoying to other people sometimes, but science says they can also help you get lean. Check it out.

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Tip: Band-Assisted Nordic Hamstring Curl

The NHC is a tough exercise for the hams and glutes. The key is to lower slowly under control and pull yourself back up. Too tough? Add a band.

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Tip: The Power Curl

Set up like a deadlift and use the hips to drive the weight up to a standing position, then lower under control.

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Tip: Band-Resisted Floor Press

Here's an easy way to add accommodating resistance to the floor press using only one band. Try it out and boost your bench press PR.

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Tip: Density Training: Leg Extensions & Goblet Squats

Occluded extensions alternated with heels-elevated goblet squats for 3 rounds. Remove the wraps and rest 3 minutes. Repeat 2-3 times.

Tip: Do Inclines With a Thumbless Grip

Shoulder pain when bench pressing? Don't stop benching, just try this variation.

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Tip: Kettlebell Shoulder-to-Shoulder Press

Also called the lumberjack press, this exercise will light up your delts and challenge your core.

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Tip: Inverted Sit-Ups and Squats

Two old-school exercises that are worth trying out. Check 'em out.

Tip: 5 Damn Good Reasons to Use This Spice

It's been under our noses the whole time.

Tip: The Bench Press is a Whole-Body Exercise

To get the most out of the bench, you must make it a whole-body lift. Here are four ways to do it.

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Tip: Activation Drills for Olympic Lifting

After your mobility work, activate your glutes, shoulders, and trunk for better Olympic lifting.

Tip: The Italian Tune-Up

A fast metcon workout that melts fat and builds muscle. Works with cycling, running, or ropes. Check it out.

These Coaches and Pros Are Pissed

We ask our experts a simple question: What's really grinding your gears right now in the fitness world? Check it out. They didn't hold back.

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Tip: Neutral Grip Single-Arm Dumbbell Bench Press

If you can bench press two 90 pound dumbbells, you should be able to single-arm bench press a 90 pound dumbbell. If not, your core is too weak.

Tip: Kinky Lifting for Kinesthetic Awareness

Does lifting blindfolded (or with your eyes closed) really improve performance? Here's the science.

Tip: Straps, Thick Grips, and 40-Second Wrist Curls

The pros and cons of straps, how to really train your grip and forearms, and more.

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Tip: Push-Up Fallouts

Are you good at ab wheel rollouts? Then ramp up your core work with this exercise.

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Tip: Plank Walk Sled Drags

Using a pair of sliders, first try a walking plank. To progress, drag a weight plate with your feet. Feeling like a badass? Attach a weighted sled.

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Tip: 3 Exercise Shoulder Circuit

Perform 3 sets x 10-15 reps each of front raise, lateral raise, and bentover rear lateral raise. No rest between exercises.

Tip: The Butt Pump Workout

Add these finisher exercises to the end of leg day and build glutes that won't quit.

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Tip: Deep Squat Landmine

Work on your core stability and hip mobility in one movement.