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Tip: Bicep Tears and Back Problems

Deadlifting with a mixed grip (one hand under, one hand over) is a mistake for most lifters.

Tip: Eat More, Get Ripped

Trying to lose fat? Can't drop calories any lower? Then it's time to reverse diet and keep the fat loss coming. Here's how.

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Tip: Lateral Shuttle 2-Step

Boost your athleticism, improve coordination, and set your quads and lungs on fire with this do-anywhere drill.

Tip: No Need to Hate on Lifting Straps

Straps are used by pro bodybuilders, figure competitors, strongmen, and even powerlifters, so why the outrage? Here's how to use them wisely.

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Tip: Dragon Flag Progressions

Much more than a cool-looking core exercise, the dragon flag will even strengthen your glutes and lower back. Follow these progressions.

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Tip: Chest Supported Dumbbell Row

This supported version of the dumbbell row is more back friendly. Get a good stretch at the bottom and drive the elbow back hard.

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Tip: Dips, Rear Delt Flyes, Over and Backs

Mark Dugdale uses this depletion circuit as part of his contest prep.

Tip: The Truth About Diet Soft Drinks

Don't listen to the internet rumor mongers. Here's the real scoop about dieting and diet drinks.

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Tip: 3 Tips for a Perfect Curl

Stagger your stance, think bend and extend, and use the pane-of-glass cue to get the best results from standing curls.

Tip: Get a Great Workout in Half the Time

A new study shows that this method of weight training works great, and it can cut your workout time in half.

Tip: Why You Need a Cheap Stopwatch

Sure, your phone has a timer, but taking a stopwatch to the gym can help you ramp up training density without distractions. Here's how.

Tip: Your Hatred of the Smith Machine is Dumb

Pro bodybuilders, hot fitness chicks, strongmen, and even powerlifters sometimes use the Smith machine. Here's why.

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Tip: Dumbbell Curl, Overhead Extension Superset

Finish off your arm workout with this intense superset.

Tip: Are You Training or Doing Tricks?

Maybe they think it's functional. Maybe they think it's innovative. Maybe they just need attention. Whatever. This trend has to stop.

Tip: The Optimal Amount of Time Off

Now we know exactly how much time we can take off between training and a strength competition. Check out the new science.

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Tip: Push-Up, Stand Up, Squat Prisoner Jump Countdown

Start with one rep of each exercise, then do two on the next round. Keep the ladder going until you're doing 10 reps per movement on the last round. No rest!

Tip: It Grows Muscle, Too

Science reveals more good news about the world's second favorite drink.

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Tip: Ground-to-Shoulder Stands

Looks odd, but this is a great fat-burning finisher. Do 6 reps per side for 8 minutes straight.

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Tip: Hip Thrust – Two Legs Up, One Leg Down

Try this unilateral variation of the best butt-builder around. Bridge up on two legs, then lower very slowly with one leg.

Tip: Practice Hara Hachi Bu

Hara-what? It's a simple Japanese dietary approach that will keep you lean and mean. Check it out.

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Tip: High-Rep Dumbbell Clean-Squat-Press

Toss this conditioning finisher in at the end of your next upper-body workout to burn some extra fat. Do 4 sets of 12 reps.

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Tip: Rear Foot Elevated Split Squat

Lower under control, keep the torso upright, and only lightly touch the knee to the floor. Weight vest and chains optional, but definitely cool looking.

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Tip: Reverse-Grip Paused Pulldown

To build your mid-back, use a wider supinated grip and take a solid pause as the bar touches your upper chest.

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Tip: Dynamic Oscillatory Pec Stretch

A safer, smarter way to stretch the pecs.