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Forget what the little functional training nerds say. If your main goal is big legs, the Smith machine beats the basic barbell. Here's why.

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Tip: Make Progress Without Adding Weight

These alternative ways to track progress provide variety, insight, and results. Check 'em out.

Tip: Challenge Yourself With a "Changeup"

Baseball pitchers use a changeup to shock and confuse the batter. Apply the strategy to your training and make the basics even more brutal. Here's how.

Tip: Do THIS to Rip More Pounds Off the Ground

Here's a great accessory exercise that'll really boost your deadlift numbers. Take a look!

Tip: Stairway-To-Pain Intervals

Stepmills suck. Well, actually, they're great for fat loss and conditioning. They're just hard. Here's how to get results in a 5-minute workout.

Tip: Master the Low Cable Row

Build your back and keep your cranky shoulders healthy with this smart row variation. Take a look.

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Tip: Increase Mobility for a Better Squat

Here's a simple drill that will help mobilize your ankles and calves, making your squat smoother, safer, and stronger.

Tip: Is Dry Needling Right for You?

Treat muscle pain and restore movement with this method. Don't like needles? Don't watch this video!

Tip: 3 Cable Exercises for Strong Abs & Obliques

Abs are made in the kitchen... and at the cable machine. After all, you have to build them too in order to see them. Check out these exercises.

Tip: Learn to Feel the Muscle Working

If you don't feel the muscle, you're wasting your time. Here's how to develop that skill for size or strength gains.

Tip: Bench Press to Lose Fat

Sounds crazy, but this challenging workout will not only test your mettle, it'll set your heart and lungs on fire. In a fun way. Take a look.

Tip: Eat These Foods to Squash Cravings

If you've got the wrong “bugs” in your gut, then you'll suffer from crazy junk food cravings. Here's how to get the right ones in there.

Tip: Use a Balloon to Boost Your Deadlift

Sounds weird because, well, it is kinda weird. But this technique really works! Take a look.

Tip: Measure Your Gains With This Method

If you're only judging the effectiveness of your workouts by how sore you get, you're a newbie. Here's how to gauge actual progress.

Tip: Crush Big Weights With This CNS Trick

If your mind doesn't think you're going to hit a new 1RM, you won't. Here's how to fire up your nervous system so that you're up for the task.

Tip: Build Delts with Tempo Contrast Training

This crazy-looking muscle-builder is simple but hard! And you've probably never tried it before. Take a look here.

Tip: Take the Half-Mile Of Hell Challenge

Grab a few kettlebells or dumbbells, find an open space, and see what you're made of. Here's how.

Tip: Do This Exercise FIRST on Back Day

Some of your back muscles are functionally shortened. Doing this movement first will get them ready for smooth, heavy lifting.

Tip: Adhere to the 90% Rule

A simple guideline that cuts through the dietary dogma and gets you back on track. Check it out.

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: 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: Use Time Blocks Instead of Sets

A new way to plan your workouts that will break you out of a rut and keep you focused. Check it out.