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Chain-press

Tip: The Chain Press

This is a great chest training alternative when your shoulders don't tolerate being loaded in the bottom position in a traditional bench press.

The Most Dangerous Nutrition Myth

It's something most of us fall prey to every day, but it can wipe out the benefits of exercise and worse, ruin our health.

Big Guys and Very Bad Advice

Want to build a buttload of muscle? Talk to a big guy. Well, maybe. Sometimes their training and diet advice just isn't right for you. Here's why.

Tip: The Naughty Appetite Suppressant

This substance has a bad reputation, but it's relatively safe for mild metabolism boosts and appetite suppression.

Tip: Cheat Meals – A Rant

When do you get a cheat meal when dieting? When you deserve one. And you probably don't deserve one yet. Here's why.

Cable-side-bend

Tip: Cable Side Bend

People do this exercise with a dumbbell, but you'll get better results with an angled low cable.

Tip: Here's Why Your Deadlift Stinks

Deadlift stuck? Then you're probably missing one important thing. Here it is.

Double-band-hip-thrust

Tip: Double Band Hip Thrust

Get more butt stuff done with this variation of the hip thrust.

Tip: Always Do This Before You Deadlift

These two simple cues will help you lift more weight and do it safely.

One-and-one-fourth-squat

Tip: One and One-Fourth Squat

This is a great technique if your main goal is hypertrophy. Make each set last 30-40 seconds.

Tip: Avoid Broken Paperclip Syndrome

Here's a simple way to remember to add some variety to your training.

Tip: Advanced Tactics for Advanced Deadlifters

To improve your deadlift, use a combo of strength-skill work and progressive range of motion training (PRM). Here's how.

Paused-squat_-dimitri-klokov

Tip: Paused Squat, Dimitri Klokov

Paused squats are effective for developing absolute strength. Here's Dimitri Klokov performing them with an ungodly amount of weight.

Box-squatting-an-overview

Tip: Box Squatting – An Overview

Just about everything you need to know about one of the best squat variations out there.

Tip: Stretching Does Not Prevent Injuries

Are you already as flexible as you need to be? Here's what science says.

Tip: Deadlift – Tripods vs. Elf Slippers

Not many lifters think about the bottoms of their feet when they pull big weights. They should. Here's why.

Kettlebell-flyes-and-presses

Tip: Kettlebell Flyes and Presses

Use kettlebells for this complex, which includes two types of flyes and one press.

Tip: The Rep Rules for Big Compound Lifts

Here's how to get the most results from the biggest, baddest exercises.

Press-medley

Tip: Press Medley

This medley will blow up your pecs in only one set.

Tip: Want Bigger Quads? Do High Reps.

There's a time to go big or go home, but not for quadriceps isolation. Here's why.

Multi-contraction-drop-set

Tip: Multi-Contraction Drop Set

Turn on the pecs with this drop set to make subsequent pump work more effective.

Tip: Do 10-Plus Reps for Upper Back

Here's why you should train upper back often and with higher reps, along with the best exercise choices.

Bench-thoracic-spine-mobilization

Tip: Bench Thoracic Spine Mobilization

Most heavy lifters need better thoracic spine mobility. Here's one way to get it, while also stretching your lats and triceps.