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Focus on a big basic lift, then throw in some assistance work. Here's how to set it up and what lifts to emphasize.

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Tip: Build Your Biceps With 5-3 Countdowns

This is one of the best training methods we've used for biceps. It's very different, but very effective. Check it out!

Tip: Finish What You Start!

Sometimes broscience beats studies. Here's why and what you need to do to keep getting better.

Tip: Build or Preserve Muscle At All Times

Losing fat doesn't have to mean losing muscle. And building muscle doesn't have to mean gaining fat. Here are the facts.

Tip: Control Insulin with Food

Insulin is your frenemy. Here are some easy ways to make it work for you instead of against you.

Tip: Test Things Out and Commit

Here's something that successful lifters and athletes do that you should be doing too.

Tip: Do the Squat-Stance Deadlift

Is the conventional deadlift or the sumo deadlift better? For many of us, a combination of the two is best. Here's how to do it.

Tip: Use Training Programs Wisely

Let your program be your guide, but be prepared for detours. Here's how.

Tip: Try These 3 Tough Pull-Up Variations

Think you're good at pull-ups and chin-ups? Yeah, we'll see about that. Check out these athletic variations!

Tip: Accelerate Workout Recovery Two Ways

Lymphatic drainage: Sounds nasty, but it's not. Here's why you need to promote it and a couple of ridiculously easy ways to do it.

Tip: Learn to Use a Weight Belt Correctly

Are you making this common mistake with your lifting belt? Find out here.

Tip: Assess Your Bench Press Technique

Your bench press form might be setting you up for injury. It's time to re-assess your technique. Try this test.

Tip: Do the Counter Stretch

If you sit a lot or have poor posture, this simple stretch will make you feel great. Just follow the directions here.

Tip: Auto-Regulate Your Rest Periods

A new study on rest between sets may change the way you train, especially if your goal is hypertrophy. Check this out.

Tip: Stop Disregarding the Importance of Sleep

Lack of sleep makes you fatter and even leads to muscle loss, regardless of diet. Check this out.

Tip: Stop Doing Excess Cardio

If you "have to" do tons of cardio to stay lean, your diet sucks. Here's a little reality check.

Tip: Stop Rowing With Excessive ROM

Using full range of motion is good, except when it's bad and leads to injury. Here's how to fix this common form mistake.

The Missing CrossFit Exercise

CrossFit-style training is asymmetrical and incomplete, and people are paying the price with injuries. Here's how they can fix it.

Tip: Optimize Your Warm-Up

Here are 5 ways to improve your warm-up to get better results from heavy training sessions.

Tip: Make the Pull-Through Even Better

Here are two simple ways to make this glute-builder even more effective.

Tip: Know Why You're Squatting

Do you want more muscle or more weight on the bar? How you answer should determine how you squat. Info here.

Tip: Do Paused-Rep Pulldowns

A simple technique plus a change in grip can make pulldowns work much better. Check this out.

Tip: Smash Plateaus With "Big 50" Sets

Gains stalled out? Try this shock training method and break out of that rut.

Tip: Prioritize Free-Weight Compound Exercises

Maximize your training program by keeping a few simple rules in mind. Check 'em out.

Tip: Do the Cobra Pulldown for Lats

Can't feel your lats working? Can't get them to grow? This exercise will fix both of those problems, fast! Check it out.