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Band-pullover

Tip: Band Pullover

With a regular pullover, you lose tension at the top. Add a band to keep the tension on through the full range of motion and you'll build more muscle.

Partner-assisted-dumbbell-flye

Tip: Partner-Assisted Dumbbell Flye

The flye is tough at the bottom of the movement but easier at the top. To match the strength curve and build more muscle, add manual resistance at the top.

Tip: A Different Way to Bench Press

Save your joints and recover faster with this bench press variation.

Tip: Are Phytates Killing Your Protein?

Be careful about what you eat with your protein. Here's why.

Tip: The Bro-Assisted Chest Builder

Get a training partner for this exercise. Asking for a little help is worth the big gains.

Prone-plate-transfer

Tip: Prone Plate Transfers

Improve your scapular mobility and fix those tight shoulders with this move. Do 8 passes in each direction.

Tip: Get Just a Bit Soft

Want to build muscle? Like a lot of muscle? Get ready to lose your abs for a while. Just do it wisely. Here's how.

Tip: 20 Reps in 20 Minutes

Get strong using this classic, highly efficient training method.

Dead-stop-kneeling-ring-dips

Tip: Dead-Stop Kneeling Ring Dips

Here's a challenging dip variation that makes you work harder on each rep, plus it feels good on banged-up shoulders.

Dip-countdown

Tip: Dip Countdowns

Start with 5 reps then do a 5 second iso-hold at the bottom. Do the same thing with 4 reps (4 second hold), and on down to 1 rep.

Tip: A New Way to Build Triceps

Feel the triceps doing the work and you'll actually be able to build them. This move will get you there.

Tip: Overfeeding and BMR

How to use your metabolic rate to keep the gains coming.

Tip: Cycling Sets for Size & Strength

Use this smart weekly progression method and keep the gains rolling.

Tip: The Appetite Connection

Your appetite can help you find your sweet spot when it comes to training volume. Here's how.

Tip: 5 Facts About Fat You MUST Remember

Don't forget the importance of fat. Here's what kind, and how much you need (minimum) for testosterone production.

Constant-tension-rdl

Tip: Constant Tension RDL

With this Romanian deadlift variation, you don't reset the bar every rep. Lighten the weight a bit and shoot for constant tension.

Tip: The Second Stage of Motivation

There are two stages to staying motivated enough to reach your goal. Most people get stuck in the first stage... and don't even know about the second.

Z-press-variations

Tip: Z Press Variations

The Z press is the ultimate exercise to test your ability to keep your posture while pressing something overhead.

Tip: The Truth About Testosterone and Aggression

Is it your high testosterone levels that won't let you be dissed without throwing a retaliatory punch, or is it something else? Info here.

Full-kneeling-dumbbell-overhead-press

Tip: Full-Kneeling Dumbbell Overhead Press

This accessory lift teaches you to use proper form before moving to the standing barbell press.

Half-kneeling-bottoms-up-kettlebell-press

Tip: Half-Kneeling Bottoms Up Kettlebell Press

Use this to strengthen your stabilizers and get stronger in all overhead pressing movements.

7 Dumb Things Lifters Argue About

Lifters spend way too much time arguing about things that don't matter that much. Here are seven things lifters should accept and just move on.

Tip: How to Customize Your Fat Intake

Fat intake is not a one-size-fits-all deal. Here's why and how to adjust.

Tabata-front-squats

Tip: Tabata Front Squats

In this variation of the Tabata method, do 20 seconds of front squats, rest 10 seconds, and repeat 8 times. Good luck!