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Tip: The Athlete's Push-Up

Build starting strength and reactive power with this challenging push-up variation.

Tip: What a Bug Can Teach You About Diet

There's an insect that tries to copulate with beer bottles. Really. And he has much to teach you about diet. Check this out.

Tip: Soreness – Good or Bad?

It's a trickier subject than you think. Here's what you really need to know.

The Yearly Test: 5 Ways to Access Real Progress

Are you stronger than you were last year? Leaner? Healthier? Assess yourself in all areas of fitness. Here's what to do.

3 Dumb Rules That Don't Apply Anymore

Why high-rep barbell work, heavy machine work, and partials all have a place in your training... that is, if you want to grow.

Tip: Make Your Own Protein Bars!

Use this easy recipe to whip up your own portable protein. No oven required.

Tip: Metabolic Drive® Muscle Cookies

High-protein cookies with no added sugar. Easy to make too. Get the recipe here.

10 Overcomplicated Things Trainers Say

Gym jargon is getting out of hand as trainers try to rebrand simple exercises and training concepts. Let's cut through the crap.

Tip: Does T Nation Endorse Steroids?

Some people think we're promoting steroids. Are they right? Here's the answer.

Tip: Is Corn Syrup in Beer Bad For You?

Bud Lite calls out other beer companies for using a fattening and unhealthy ingredient. Are they right?

Tip: Time Block Training 101

Here's how to get a lot of growth-inducing work done in as little as 15 minutes.

Tip: The Truth About Cryotherapy

Will cryotherapy make you recover faster, lose fat, and improve sleep? Or does it slow your muscle gains? Here's what you need to know.

Tip: Doctors Should Prescribe Anabolic Steroids

Research from the 50's and 60's indicates these drugs are far too valuable to be excluded from the physician's black bag.

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We field your questions about female testosterone usage, losing fat while getting strong, and making gains on a budget.

Tip: 5 Inhibit-Activate Supersets

How to grow lagging muscles and move better.

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.

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Tip: Set Up Your Deadlift Like This

Here's a smart way to deadlift that gives you more control, protects the lower back, and help you hit that next PR.

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

Change the angle to really nail your rear delts.

Tip: This Common Pain Pill Attacks the Testicles

Better think twice about that stuff you take for pain relief. It makes your testicles act like they're 90 years old.

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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.

Tip: How to Resist Junk Food, According to Science

Researchers have found a way to trick our brains into thinking that fast food and desserts aren't that delicious.

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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.