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Tip: Here's Why Your CBD Oil Kinda Sucks

The CBD you're rubbing on your aching muscles and joints probably isn't doing you any good. A new study reveals the problem.

Tip: Quadruple Chocolate Protein Cookies

Whip up a batch of these minty, high-protein cookies and put them in your face right now.

Tip: White Rice or Brown?

Which one of the two, if either, is best for a lifter to eat? The answer seems obvious, but it's not.

Tip: High T and Baldness

Testosterone replacement therapy is awesome but you'll lose your hair, right? Well, it's not that simple. Here are the facts.

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Coaches and steroid users, the best trap exercises, Russian vs. American kettlebell swings, and box jumps for conditioning.

Tip: Master the Pause and the Slant

Improve your deadlift fast with these two tips.

Tip: Fixing the Turtleback Deadlift

Most lifters who round their backs are just too weak, but rounding can also be caused by a bad setup. Here's how to fix it.

Tip: This Marble Cake Will Blow Your Dang Mind

Raspberries and vanilla? High protein? No added sugar? Heck yeah. Eat this dessert without derailing your diet.

Tip: Calling Out the Internet Injury Police – A Rant

Safe exercises, dangerous exercises, and ass-clowns.

Shock Your System!

Gains stalled? Not looking forward to training anymore? It's time to mix things up and reignite progress. Here are 7 ways to do it.

Tip: Flex to Boost Your Willpower

Wanna skip that workout? Wanna eat that ice cream? Here's how to increase willpower instantly, according to science.

Tip: Joint Mobilizations for Heavy Lifters

Hate traditional stretching? Limber up with these simple drills.

Tip: The Drill Your Body's Been Begging For

It looks silly, but every step will activate your muscles, prime your joints, and get you closer to crushing your next workout.

Tip: Don't Join the GMO Confederacy of Dunces

A new study shows that strongly anti-GMO people think they know the most about the subject, but actually know the least.

Tip: The 10-Minute Warm-Up for Lifters

No wasted movements or wasted time here! Give this a shot before your next heavy session.

Tip: Drink This Much Coffee to Repair DNA

Coffee's been shown to increase lifespan and it probably has to do with its protective effect on DNA. Here's how much and what kind to drink.

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Tip: The Machine-Assisted Pull-Up

Yes, do your regular pull-ups. But finish off with an assisted machine to get more reps and build volume.

Tip: 5 Gym Hacks to Make Life Easier

You're going to wonder why you didn't think of a couple of these!

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In our new Q&A column, we field your questions about testosterone, carnivore diets, probiotics, how to eat more without getting fat, and more.

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Tip: Cable Straight-Arm Pulldown Drop Set

Hit your lats throughout the range of motion with this untraditional drop set.

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Tip: One-Arm Cable Rear-Delt Flye Drop Set

Change the angle to really nail your rear delts.

Tip: Training Effort – The Two Biggest Myths

We've all fallen for these myths, and that's not a bad thing as long as we wise up as we gain more experience.

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Tip: Calf Training – The Right Way

Hold the bottom, stretched position for 5 seconds and the top, peak contraction for 3 seconds for optimal calf growth.

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Tip: The Two-Up, One-Down Calf Press

Use the leg press for this one. Lift with both feet, hold the contraction for 3 seconds, and lower slowly with one foot.