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Tip: Unilateral Four Corners Farmer's Walk

Burn fat and strengthen your core at the same time with this full-body routine.

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Tip: Bilateral Four Corners Farmer's Walk

Here's a full-body farmer's walk workout that burns fat and increases metabolic conditioning.

Tip: Know Your Benchmarks, Then Smash Them

Intensity, volume, density, quality. All can be used for progression, and the one you choose needs to be somewhat instinctive. Info here.

Tip: Exercise Pills? The Real Science of Mimetics

Science shows that certain compounds improve body comp on their own, but work synergistically when combined with exercise.

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Tip: Over-Pulling On Pull-Ups and Pulldowns

It's a common mistake. Here's what it looks like and how to fix it.

Tip: Do This Before Every Workout

This is so obvious, so essential, that many lifters tend to overlook it.

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Tip: The Most Outlawed Exercise

Don't let the fitness police keep you from doing this safe and proven strength-building lift.

Tip: Parkinson's Law and Effective Workouts

Know this law. Get better results from your training. Check it out.

Tip: Have a Plan, But Embrace Imperfection

Yes, your workout needs structure. But it also needs to be flexible, which often leads to more gains. Here's why and how to do it.

Tip: 5 Foundational Steps to Training Success

Reaching your physique or performance goal is about more than sets, reps, and exercises. Here's how to get your mindset right.

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Tip: Zercher Squat with Zig-Zag Bar

The bar placement in the Zercher squat makes it a lot easier to activate the core and control the low back and pelvis. A straight bar without chains will work too.

Tip: Make Your Low Back and Knees Feel Better

Add one drill to your warm-up and one exercise to your workout. Check 'em out.

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Tip: High Box Squat with Safety Bar

When you have knee or shoulder issues, this is a good alternative to a standard squat. This is the touch-and-go version with chains for overload at the top.

Tip: Pump the Hamstrings First on Leg Day

Believe it or not, this will make you a better squatter and make those cranky knees feel awesome. Here's why and how to do it.

Tip: The Triple Dumbbell Press

No, not three dumbbells, dummy, but an overhead press performed with three different techniques without rest. Check it out.

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Tip: Treadmill Ab Wheel Roll

Yes, this is super weird. But it nails the transverse abdominis (the deep core muscle that's like a natural weight belt) and even the internal obliques.

Tip: Cheat Your Single-Leg Training

If you want to build muscle and reap the benefits of unilateral work, start out by doing it like this.

Tip: Marriage, Weight Gain, and Happiness

The science of the ripple effect, plus some controversial research on why couples either get fat or stay lean.

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Tip: Touch-And-Go Deadlift – Good Form

The key is that it's not a bounce; it's a one-second pause. Tension is maintained and the bar is lowered under control.

Tip: The Killer Chemical That's Good for You

Oddly, this common food additive is shunned in this country but it has a host of positive benefits.

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Tip: Rear-Foot Elevated Split Squat from Step

Elevate the front foot with a step and go deep on this one. Rack grip shown, but you can also hold the dumbbells down at your sides.

Tip: Does Rep Tempo Really Matter?

Probably, but a new study says that we might be way overthinking it. Check it out.

Tip: Weighted Sleeping – The New Weight Training

Well, sort of. The weighted blanket trend is on the rise. Here's why you should consider it.

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Tip: Avoid Kyphotic Posture

For hip hinge exercises like RDLs and deadlifts, watch out for this common mistake.