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Tip: Make These Healthy Breakfast Cookies

They're easy to make, they'll fuel your workouts, and they won't make you LOOK like you eat cookies. Get the recipe here.

Tip: Two New Ways to Build Bigger Traps

Finish off your traps with these unique exercise variations.

Tip: Don't Use Soreness to Judge Workout Effectiveness

You can get sore and not make progress. And you can make progress and not get sore. Here are the facts.

Tip: Take the Texas Push-Up Challenge

Think you're good at push-ups? Here's your chance to find out.

Tip: Use These 4 Strategies for Better Sleep

Stress and anxiety keep you from getting restorative sleep. That kills gains. Here's how to squash stress and sleep deeply.

Tip: Surround Yourself With These 5 People

Outperform yourself, make gains, and enjoy the process. Every lifter needs these five types of people in his life.

Tip: Beat Stress with Rhodiola Rosea

Stress can rob you of your gains. Enhance your body's ability to adapt naturally. Here's how.

Tip: Fire Up Your Glutes With This Exercise

This is like a concentration curl for your butt. Here's how to do it.

Tip: Do No-Carb Cardio in the Morning

Don't do your cardio fully fasted, but avoid carbs. You'll protect muscle and burn more fat.

Gay Bashers: Even Gayer Than Bodybuilding?

Why are bodybuilding fans and gym rats often the most homophobic people around? Time to call them out.

10 Dumb Ways to Use Smart Workout Tools

Kettlebells, chains, sleds, stability balls, and foam rollers fill the gym. Should you use them? Yes. But not like a jackass.

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Mark Dugdale "I Go to War!" Video

Check out Mark Dugdale in the new Biotest commercial, and let us know what you think.

Build 360 Degree Strength

Take the flexibility test, then use a unique exercise to build strength in new body positions. Your squat and deadlift will thank you.

6 Ways to Bring the Pain

Increase time under tension and trigger new muscle growth with these six lethal combinations of compound and static exercises.

Maybe All You Need Is Lifting

Warm-ups, mobility work, stretching, foam rolling, conditioning... do you even lift, bro? And do you really need all that stuff?

Burn Reps for Anabolic Growth

To extend time under tension and trigger key anabolic responses, do “burn reps” at the end of a set until you have nothing left in the tank.

5-4-3-2-1 Shoulder Workout

A shoulder workout that uses unique movements based on almost every conceivable training stimulus.

How to Fix CrossFit

CrossFit hurts a lot of people, and the goal of exercise is to make you better, not worse. There's a simple fix, though.

Training Hard vs. Training Smart

Are you a geek or a meathead? There's a sweet spot to be found between training hard and training smart. In that sweet spot lies success.

Mark Dugdale Doubles Training, Hungry for More

"It used to take me five days to recover from a hard workout. Now, I'm able to train seven days a week, and chomping at the bit to hit legs twice."

Skinny Kid to Pro Bodybuilder: Amit Sapir

Born in Israel but he was raised on T Nation, Amit Sapir has gone from knowledge-hungry teenager to IFBB pro bodybuilder.

Leverage-Disadvantage Squat Plan

To build up your squat, ignore things you're good at and spend time doing things that make you downright uncomfortable.

3 Mind Tricks for Hitting New PRs

You'll never hit that PR if your mind isn't in the game. Here's how to trick your brain into blasting big weights.

The 3-Week Wimpy Back Cure

Doing a back workout once a week isn't going to cut it. You need to crush it and crush it hard several times a week.