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Tip: Drink This Milk-Yogurt Hybrid

Here are four reasons to add this nutritional powerhouse to your diet.Why super-strict diets backfire and how to prevent that from happening with buffer foods.

Tip: What Alcoholics Can Teach You About Diet

Want to lose fat and, more importantly, stay lean for life? Here's what you can learn from alcoholics.

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: How to Foam Roll on Rest Days

It's different than how you do it before or after workouts. Here's a quick guide and video.

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: Build Your Back With This Unique Training Method

Cluster sets are magical. Here's how to use them for pull-ups.

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: Feel Pain, Reach Goals

Pain tolerance is a requirement for mental and physical strength. Welcome it. Here's the deal.

Tip: How Tall Guys Can Improve Squat Mobility

Yes, you can be tall and squat with good form. This assistance exercise will help. Check it out.

Tip: A Better Way to Row

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

Smart Idea, Terrible Results

Tempo prescriptions (like 4010 and 3212) seem like a good idea, but sadly they make people weaker and smaller. Here's why, plus a better method.

Tip: Know How Often to Train

How often should you hit it hard in the gym? That depends on a few things. Here's what you need to keep in mind.

Tip: Break This Rule to Build Your Chest

To build your pecs, sometimes you have to break the rules. Here are two ways to do it.

Tip: Drink More Green Tea

You've heard about its mild fat-burning benefits. Here's how to really crank them up.

Rehab Gone Wrong

Foam rollers, lacrosse balls, back walking, kettlebells. Can these work as tools to fix tightness and pain? Not when you use them like this. Here's what works better.

Tip: The 1-Second Organic Test

There's a simple way to tell if the fruits or vegetables you're buying are chemical-free. Here it is.

Tip: Know Your Food Intake

Not making gains? It's probably more diet-related than training-related. Here's a reality check.

Tip: Don't Use K-Tape Like a Dummy

Does kinesiotape actually do anything? Here's the truth.

Tip: Do 25 Consecutive Clap Push-Ups

Can you pass this test? Here's exactly how to do it, plus how to get better if you suck.

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: Train Your Strong Side First

Correct strength imbalances and bring up your weak points by using this counterintuitive training method. Check it out.

Tip: The Russian Special Forces Challenge

They wore body armor. You can just use a belt to add weight. Here's how to do it.

IFBB Pro Talks Faith, Family, and Iron

In a sport full of negative stereotypes, Mark Dugdale stands apart. His humble approach may inspire you. His training regimen definitely will.