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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: Banded Trap Bar Shrugs

Using the wider, neutral grip provided by the trap bar allows for a better contraction. Add bands and hold the top position for 2 seconds.

The 4 Kinds of Steroid Users

Not all steroid users are meathead stereotypes... but some of them sure are. Do you know anyone on this list?

Tip: HIIT It or Quit It?

Is high-intensity interval training really superior to longer cardio workouts? Here's the science.

Tip: 5 Damn Good Reasons to Use This Spice

It's been under our noses the whole time.

Tip: A Simple Mobility Drill for Healthy Shoulders

Do this easy drill daily to fix up your grouchy shoulders and prevent lifting injuries.

Tip: How to Bring Up a Weak Body Part

Big back, small legs? Big chest, small arms? Here's how to schedule your workouts to bring up those lagging muscle groups.

Tip: The Mineral for Chronic Muscle Soreness

A little soreness is good, but too much soreness for too long will squash your gains. This inexpensive mineral will help.

Tip: Ramp Up Your Prowler Training

Change up your arm position and get more from your sled work. Here's how.

Tip: The Inverse Squat

Squat backwards to build stability and strength. Here's how.

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Tip: Long Duration Sumo Squat Hold

End leg day with this 45-60 second squat hold. It'll help with hip mobility and test your mental toughness.

Tip: Reverse Your Romanian Deadlift

Use this exercise to ingrain a good hip hinge, make your lower back feel better, and build a bigger deadlift.

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Tip: Dumbbell Iso-Dynamic Elevated Split Squat

Adding deep, 3-5 second holds to your split squat ramps up lower body development and helps with tight hip flexors.

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Tip: Pistol Squat to Box

The pistol squat requires mobility, strength, and balance. If you're not there yet, try the box squat version. Progress by using a lower box.

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Tip: The Single-Arm Crossover

This is a double duty exercise. First it strengthens your core. Then, when your core is stronger, it's a great unilateral chest exercise.

Tip: Make Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookies

Even if you're tired of pumpkin, you'll love these. They're packed with protein too.

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Tip: Sliding Push-Up Reach

Nail your abs and strengthen your core with this unique exercise.

Tip: Don't Bother With Multivitamins

They just aren't worth taking. Here's why.

Tip: How to Increase Self-Control

Build your self-restraint muscle around food and be more consistent in the gym. Here's how.

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Tip: Hammer-Grip Kettlebell Drop Set

For this mechanical drop set, you'll start with the hardest exercise and, as you fatigue, move to the easiest. Works with a bar and a supinated grip too.

Tip: Two Tips for Perfect Deadlifts

These simple cues will make your deadlift feel awesome, keep you safer, and help you pull more weight.

The Sustainable Diet for Lifters

Most people fail at dieting because they eat and train like competitors. Here's a simple way to avoid the extremes, lose fat, and maintain leanness.

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Tip: Bottom-Up Bulgarian Split Squat

To get results from this exercise, you must build a stable base. One way to do that is with the bottom-up variation. Here's how to do it.

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Tip: Corrective Complex, Pecs

Sequence these corrective drills in this order before your next chest day and get a better workout.