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Tip: The Right Reps for the Right Equipment

Choose rep ranges like this to organize your training for better gains.

Tip: Unbalanced Training for Bodybuilding

Balanced training is great for beginners, but not so much for the experienced lifter. Here's why.

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Tip: Single-Leg Hip Thrust With Hip Shift

Get greater glute activation with this hip thrust variation.

Tip: The Most Complete Biceps Exercise

This curl variation nails every fiber of the biceps in one movement. Check it out.

Tip: An Illogical Approach to Explosive Lifts

Always train neurologically demanding lifts first in a workout, right? Well, not always. Here's why.

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Tip: Two-Bench Hip Thrust + Leg Curl

Build your glutes and hamstrings with just your bodyweight. Try this.

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Tip: Neural Fatigue, T Nation Boot Camp

Is your nervous system too burned out to train productively? Coach Thibaudeau discusses this topic during one of our boot camps.

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Tip: Fatigue Loading vs. Performance Loading, T Nation Boot Camp

When should you add more weight? When should you add more sets? Coach Thibaudeau talks about these topics and more.

Tip: The Beast Challenge

Warning: This workout challenge is for advanced lifters only.

Tip: The Missing Element of Muscle Gains

Go heavy or go home, right? Well, there's something else you need to do before you go home if you want to build muscle.

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Tip: Push Press – Proper Technique

Most people are holding the bar incorrectly. Here's how to get the best results using good technical execution.

Tip: Are You Strong Enough to Build Muscle?

Whether you're a newbie or an advanced bodybuilder, here's why you need to reinforce your strength base.

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Tip: Training on the Nerve, T Nation Boot Camp

After a boot camp workout, Coach Thibaudeau fields questions about external motivation and over-stimulating the nervous system.

Tip: Should You Auto-Regulate Your Training?

What's best, sticking to your program no matter what, or mixing it up based on how you feel that day? Here's what science says.

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Tip: Reciprocal Inhibition – A Better Way to Stretch Your Neck

Stop grabbing your neck and cranking your head to the side to stretch it. Here's a better way.

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Tip: Corrective Complex, Back

A corrective complex is where you find a restricted muscle, roll it, mobilize it, and then activate its antagonist. Here's one for your tight back.

Tip: Am I Lean Enough to Start a Mass Phase?

Is it time for a bulking phase? Are you sure? Here's an easy guideline to follow.

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Tip: Movement Pattern Warm-Up: RDL, Lunge, Rotation

Train three of the foundational movements patterns by adding these drills into your warm-up.

Tip: The Case for Gym Selfies

They can get annoying to other people sometimes, but science says they can also help you get lean. Check it out.

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Tip: Neutral-Hip Nordic Hamstring Curl

Looks simple enough, but this is one of the toughest hamstring exercises there is.

Tip: Young vs. Old: Who Wins?

A surprising study looks at the recovery rates of 20-somethings vs. 40-somethings.

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Tip: The Power Curl

Set up like a deadlift and use the hips to drive the weight up to a standing position, then lower under control.

Tip: How to Lift Until You're 100

It takes an open mind and a big toolbox to keep progressing as an experienced lifter. Here's what you need to know.

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Tip: JM Floor Press

The floor variation of this powerlifting accessory exercise builds triceps size and lockout strength on the bench press.