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You need a strong posterior chain to deadlift big numbers, and it's hard to beat this lift to strengthen it.

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Tip: The L-Sit Hold

Light up your core and triceps with this simple (but tough) bodyweight exercise.

Tip: How Going to the Gym Can Make You Fatter

If you know you're going to hit the gym tomorrow, it often affects what and how much you eat today. Here's the science.

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Tip: Use Squats to Build Your Deadlift Strength

You need quad strength to initiate a heavy pull. Here's how to get it.

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Tip: Stability Ball Reverse Crunch

Eliminate momentum and get a stretch at the bottom to really make this ab exercise work well.

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Tip: Dumbbell Shoulder Press, Ladder Set

To do a ladder set, start with a weight you can lift for 15 reps. Do 2, 4, 5, and 10 reps with ten-second breaks between each.

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Tip: Reverse Flye with External Rotation

Make this rear-delt exercise even better by rotating your hands at the finish.

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Tip: Get The Slack Out

A dead-simple tip to improve your deadlift.

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Tip: Rotational Medball Throw

Exercises like this one, performed in the transverse (rotational) movement pattern, add to your overall athleticism.

Tip: Ramp. Work. Rest-Pause.

Use this smart training method to increase tension for size and strength gains.

Tip: Motivation, Social Anxiety, and Fitness

Want to get a friend or loved one into the gym? Well, you're probably going about it the wrong way. Here's how to get them hooked.

Tip: How to Hack Someone's Mind

...to get them as excited about the gym as you are.

Tip: This Dietary Choice Turns Women Off

Be careful what you order for dinner on that first date. According to a new study, this popular dietary practice leaves a bad impression.

Heavy Weights and Skin-Splitting Pumps

If you combine heavy weights and a pump, your muscles have no choice but to get bigger and stronger. Here are 5 proven ways to do it.

Tip: 13 Minutes Is All You Need?

A new study suggests 1 set is as good as 3 or 5 when it comes to building strength. What should we make of this?

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Tip: Band Pullover

With a regular pullover, you lose tension at the top. Add a band to keep the tension on through the full range of motion and you'll build more muscle.

Tip: The Ultimate Move For Tricep Growth

Train your triceps and protect your elbows. Build big arms and healthy joints with this pressdown variation.

Tip: Recovering? Reset your PR's

Getting back into the gym after being injured? Here's how you need to think about personal records.

Tip: Are Phytates Killing Your Protein?

Be careful about what you eat with your protein. Here's why.

Tip: The Missing Hamstring Movement

You probably have a strength imbalance, and maybe a physique imbalance too. This exercise will fill in the gaps.

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Tip: Dip Iso-Holds

Build strength by using holds on dips. If you can last longer than 45 seconds, add weight.

Tip: When You Should and Shouldn't Bulk or Cut

Here's a handy set of guidelines to help lifters find the balance between too dang skinny and too dang fat.

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Tip: Constant Tension RDL

With this Romanian deadlift variation, you don't reset the bar every rep. Lighten the weight a bit and shoot for constant tension.

Tip: A New Way to Use Testosterone

One out of every three people in America will get some type of cancer. Here's how testosterone injections can help them fight it.

Tip: Fat Facts For Lifters

Choose the best dietary fats and dial in your intake. Here's why.