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Tip: Use Isometrics to Boost Your Deadlift

Looks weird, works great! Here's how to do it.

Tip: Do This Before Squatting

Do your knees hurt when you squat, even if your form is perfect? Do this exercise first and find relief.

Tip: Probiotics, Sourdough Bread, and ACV

Are certain types of bread chockfull of probiotics? Are all types of apple cider vinegar good for you? Answers here.

Tip: Don't Join the GMO Confederacy of Dunces

A new study shows that strongly anti-GMO people think they know the most about the subject, but actually know the least.

Tip: Saturated Fat – Animals vs. Coconuts

Why is one considered bad and the other good? Here's the real story.

Tip: Drink This Much Coffee to Repair DNA

Coffee's been shown to increase lifespan and it probably has to do with its protective effect on DNA. Here's how much and what kind to drink.

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Tip: Front Shoulder Raise Drop Set

Build full-range strength with this drop set by going from sitting to supine.

Tip: Garbage Macros, Garbage Physique

Calories matter of course, but if you're meeting your macro numbers with junk food, you're in denial. Here's why.

Tip: Bake Your Bacon

Here's how to enjoy bacon with fewer calories and easier clean-up. Bonus: How to make turkey bacon that doesn't suck.

Tip: The Recovery Intrusive Deadlift

Yes, do deadlifts. But program them wisely or you'll crash and burn. Here's why and what to do about it.

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Tip: Copy and Paste to Be a Better Deadlifter

Most lifters' warm-up sets look very different than their working sets. That's a problem. Here's why.

Tip: The 1-Plate Deficit Deadlift

This is probably the most productive change you can make with your deadlift training. Here's why.

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Tip: Tight Cable Torso Rotation with Hip Shift

This dynamic variation of the cable check is great for athletes, producing high levels of power and strength.

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Tip: Incline Cable Lateral Raise

Nail those shoulder-widening medial delts with this exercise.

Tip: So You Want to Be a Personal Trainer, Huh?

Here are 4 things you need to know first.

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Tip: Get The Slack Out

A dead-simple tip to improve your deadlift.

30 Days of Deadlifts: 11-20

Ten more awesome tips and cues for the most proven strength-building lift on the planet.

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Tip: JM Press Overview

Use this underrated accessory movement to build your triceps. Take a look at how they're done.

Tip: Boost Insulin Sensitivity with ACV

People have been using this stuff for thousands of years, and now science has its back. Here are three ways to use it.

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Tip: The Knee Block Squat

This movement blocking drill is a good first step when it comes to cleaning up your squat form.

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Tip: Bent Over Row 21s with Isometric

Perform 7 top-half partials, a 7-second isometric, and finally 7 full-range reps.

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Tip: Face-Away Cable Curl

Most lifters seldom train their biceps in the lengthened position. Add this exercise to maximize your arm growth potential.

How to Keep Making Gains

The idea of muscle confusion is stupid, but strategic variation is different. Here's how to use it to keep the strength and muscle gains coming.

Tip: Get Double the Results from Pullovers

Use this common accessory for pullovers and it'll build your upper body like nothing else.