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Tip: Garbage Macros, Garbage Physique

Calories matter of course, but if you're meeting your macro numbers with junk food, you're in denial. Here's why.

Tip: The Worst Thing to Say About Training

If you want to motivate a client, your spouse, or your training partner, the words you use are important. Here's the latest science.

Tip: Bake Your Bacon

Here's how to enjoy bacon with fewer calories and easier clean-up. Bonus: How to make turkey bacon that doesn't suck.

Question of Strength 50

How bodybuilders can fight post-show depression, how to eat carbs and stay lean, and what to do if squats make you hurt.

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Tip: Deadlift – Explosive Triple from Deficit

Sub-maximal explosive deadlifts for sets of 3-5 reps are sure to boost your conventional deadlift PR.

Tip: Common Drugs That Secretly Cause Depression

Over 200 legal drugs can trigger depressive symptoms. You're probably using a couple of them. Here's the list.

Forget the Paleo Diet. Go Neolithic

The paleo diet is based on a misunderstanding of history, genetics, and science. It's time to take a new diet approach.

Tip: The Next-Level Leg Press

Ramp up the tension and slap some new muscle onto your legs with this little trick.

Tip: Social Media Workouts vs. Real Training

Bands, chains, boxes, agility drills. They have their place, but there's some really bad info out there. Here's what you need to know.

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Tip: The Landmine Deadlift

Groove your hip hinge and boost your deadlifting volume with this great lift.

Tip: Find YOUR Most Effective Exercises

Grab a pen and a piece of paper and do this. It'll help you trim the fluff off your workout plan and get focused on the movements that matter.

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Tip: Stop Over-Cueing the Deadlift

Keep it simple and boost your deadlift numbers. Here's how.

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Tip: Engage the Lats for a Better Deadlift

Lift heavier and keep your lower back safe by correcting a common technique flaw. Here's how.

Tip: Big ROM, Bigger Gains

Here's why range of motion is so important for gaining muscle mass. Do your favorite exercises pass the test?

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Tip: The Reverse Deadlift

Improve your regular deadlift by starting from the top of the lift. Here's how.

Tip: The Missing Pull-Up Variation

Most smart lifters do some variation of the pull-up or chin-up, but not many have tried this one. Take a look.

Tip: Specialization Cycles for Stubborn Muscles

Past the newbie stage, it's tough to improve every muscle group or lift at the same time. Here are some simple rules for specialization programs.

Tip: A Startling Benefit of Exercise

A huge study of tens of thousands of people reveals that the upside of exercise is far more potent than we realized.

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Tip: Tight Cable Torso Rotation with Hip Shift

This dynamic variation of the cable check is great for athletes, producing high levels of power and strength.

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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.

Tip: Stop Talking About Bulking

Determined to pack on more muscle? Don't call it a bulking phase unless you're wanting to pack on fat too. Here's why.

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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.

Tip: So You Want to Be a Personal Trainer, Huh?

Here are 4 things you need to know first.

Tip: The Halving Method for Hypertrophy

Lifting heavy is good, but ONLY lifting heavy won't get you the size gains you're after. Get the best of both worlds with this tactic.