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Tip: Test Your Lower Body Strength

Choose either the squat or deadlift and take this test. Do you measure up? Check it out.

Tip: Test Your Glutes

Are your butt muscles firing properly? Here are 8 quick tests. Pick a couple and find out.

Tip: Use Box Jumps The Right Way

That means NOT using them for conditioning or cardio. Here's why.

Tip: Train Your Abs Directly

No, the big compound lifts aren't enough for real core strength. Here's why.

Tip: Make the Pull-Through Even Better

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

Tip: Lose Fat. Avoid These Pitfalls.

These two things don't directly involve food, but they'll wreck your diet anyway. Check 'em out.

Tip: Do the Windmill Plank for Your Core

It's one of the best core exercises for power & strength athletes. Check it out.

Tip: Prioritize Free-Weight Compound Exercises

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

Tip: Do the Med Ball Tack & Floss

Shoulders feeling stiff and cranky? Ditch the foam roller, grab a med ball, and do these drills.

Tip: Try This Quick & Dirty Calf Fix

Small calves? Stop blaming genetics and use this shock-training method.

Tip: Squats and Deads: Find Your Ideal Strategy

Do you do them twice a week? Once a week? Here's how to figure out what's best for you.

Tip: Use Conditioning to Build Muscle

Hey meathead, if you're not accustomed to raising your heart rate, get started with one of these options.

Tip: Lift Hard, Lift Wisely

Keep these 15 things in mind and you'll have a long lifting career.

Tip: Choose the Right Load for Hamstrings

Get this part right and you'll maximize hamstring hypertrophy. Here's what you need to know.

Fine-Tuning the Clean

You don't have to be a competitive Olympic lifter to benefit from the clean. Build power and explosiveness with one lift. Here's how.

Tip: Punch the Barbell for Bigger Biceps

Actually, your partner punches the bar while you hold an isometric. Here's how that works and how to do it.

Tip: Do Just 4 Intense Workouts Per Week

Sure, you can train more often than that, but here's why you'll make better progress limiting the tough workouts to four a week.

Tip: Do 4 Exercises for Forearms and Grip

We bet you haven't tried these unique exercises. Add a few to the end of your workouts to cure PFS – Puny Forearm Syndrome.

Tip: Try the Wobble Squat

Looks crazy, but it's used by strength athletes to train the squat and bulletproof the core. Here's how to do it.

Tip: Get Enough Iodine for Thyroid Health

A mild deficiency can make it harder for you to stay lean. Here's where to get it and how much you need.

Tip: Test Your Unilateral Leg Strength

These four challenges will test your lower body strength and give you a heck of a workout. Check 'em out.

Tip: Set Higher Rep PRs

Hitting a new one rep max is great, but setting an 8 or 10RM will also help you reach your goals. Here's why.

Tip: Do the Rack Pull and Chin-Up Superset

This challenging back builder combines compression and decompression exercises for max results. Here's how to do it.

Tip: Use the Jettison Technique for Dips

Increase time under tension and build your chest with this excruciatingly awesome drop-set technique.