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In Part I of this article, I carefully picked out seven of Charles Poliquin's principles and tried to make them a little easier to understand. Of course, as I mentioned, picking out only seven was a little like trying to pick my top seven favorite Hanson songs?okay, bad analogy.

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Tip: The Sweatshirt Workout

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Tip: Top 5 Squat Variations for Size & Strength

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Tip: The Best Cardio Machine

If you're going to commit yourself to the drudgery of using an indoor cardio machine, you might as well get the most bang for your buck.

Tip: The Very Best Workout Song

What's the most listened to song in the gym? And what does science say about it? Let's find out.

Tip: Two EZ Ways to Build More Muscle

Build your back and legs with this easy and convenient equipment swap.

Tip: The Easy Way to Boost Your Deadlift

Blast up a new PR with this plateau-busting training method you can do in a commercial gym.

Tip: Only Do Exercises You Like

The trainers who keep telling you that the best exercises are the ones you're not doing are completely, embarrassingly wrong. Here's why.

Tip: 7 New Ways to Attack Your Core

Your abs will look great and you'll develop the full-body tension needed for the big lifts. And your abs will look great. Wait, did we mention that?

3 Psych Skills for Strength Training

Are you standing in the way of your own goals? Here’s how to tackle the mental side of getting bigger, leaner, and stronger.

This Stuff is Rocket Fuel for the Mind & Body

Boost mood and motivation. Increase performance. Heighten concentration. Supercharge the mind-muscle connection.

Tip: Should Women Take Small Doses of T?

Here's what happens when women start using testosterone replacement gel.

Tip: The Truth About Exogenous Ketones

Sorry, keto crowd, science doesn't substantiate the hype.

Flip Side Physique Development

The best way to eat and train your way out of a rut? Do something totally different. Start here.

30 Days of Shoulders: 21-30

Fix your shoulders then make them huge. Ten more tips you need to know.

Tip: Do Sprint Snacks to Build Conditioning

New research shows short bouts of high-intensity cardio done throughout the day work just as well as doing them all at once. Info here.

Tip: Build Your Back With DUDS

Add double-up drop sets to your next back workout. You'll hate it... but you'll love the results.

Tip: Tall? Squat Like This

If you're on the lanky side, this is a better leg builder than the back squat.

Tip: Benefits of Combining Weed with Exercise?

Almost every article you've read on the subject says pot and exercise don't blend. Now comes a report that turns all that on its head.

Stuff We Like – Apparel 1

We tested and tortured these gym clothes and shoes for years. Here's what passed our tests and where to buy them.

Tip: The Push-Up Variation You've Never Tried

Improve shoulder stability and athletic performance with this advanced push-up variation.

Tip: Do Tinder and Steroids Go Hand-in-Hand?

A new study found a connection between fans of dating apps and their use of steroids, bodybuilding supplements, and fasting.

Tip: 3 Ideas to Help You Understand Technique

Read this and you'll know more about the causes of poor form and how to fix it than any form Nazi in your gym.

Tip: Lower Blood Pressure With This Tasty Treat

A simple food works as well as prescription medicines in increasing blood flow and lowering blood pressure.

Tip: The Important Muscles You Never Think About

Here's how your jaw can affect your posture, performance, and even your hormones.