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Tip: A Workaround for Cranky Joints

Add this handy lifting accessory to your pressing exercises to make your banged up shoulders, elbows, and wrists feel better.

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Tip: Foam Roller Thoracic Spine Extension

An inflexible T-spine can lead to a host of problems. Get it moving right with this drill. Note the different arm positions.

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Tip: The Kettlebell Flye

The open grip and wrist position here allows for better pec isolation.

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Tip: Spiderman Walk with Thoracic Rotation

This simple drill takes care of a few different mobility issues.

Tip: 3 Habits for Maintaining Leanness

Getting ripped is tough. Staying ripped can be tougher. Here's how one pro does it.

Tip: Fasting – Lose Weight, Gain Abdominal Fat?

Yet another study is showing that popular fasting diets may backfire and cause belly fat gain and health damage in the long run.

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Tip: Standing Rotational Rope Row, Unilateral

Pittsburg Pirates outfielder, Austin Meadows, demonstrates this variation of the rope row. Note the hand rotation for more activation of the lats and upper back.

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Tip: The High-Pulley Face Pull

Bring up your rear delts, rhomboids, and external rotators with this movement.

Tip: Another Damn Good Reason to Lift

Most people think of cardio when they think of long-term health. Here's what they're missing.

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Tip: Guillotine High Cable Curl

This exercise hits both the long and short heads of the biceps, which most biceps exercises can't do.

Tip: Do This Medball Exercise Before Squats

Get your central nervous system ready for heavy squats by doing this simple exercise first.

Tip: Your Social Media – Motivating or Nah?

Are your fitness posts and photos motivating people or de-motivating them? Check out this surprising new study.

Tip: Explode, Then Squat

Do this explosive movement before barbell squats and you'll lift more weight.

The Polls: Sex, Drugs, and Abs

Check out what our fans think about ab training, sex, pro bodybuilding, kettlebells, steroids, and much more.

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Tip: Two-Kettlebell Front Squat

Build your legs and challenge your anterior core strength and stability with this move.

Tip: Marriage & Fat Loss – Unexpected Consequences

What happens to your romantic relationships when you get ripped? You may be surprised. Check out these studies.

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Tip: Ring Suspension-Trainer Dip

Suspension dips are easier on your shoulders. As a bonus, you'll get a better pec contraction compared to bar dips.

Tip: How To Do a Bar Muscle-Up

Break down this complex movement into tiny steps... then do it yourself. Here's how.

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Tip: Olympic Deadlift

This is a hybrid between deadlifts and the traditional Olympic clean pull.

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Tip: One-Arm Push-Up

Test your upper-body strength in a new way and develop control and stability. Work up to doing at least 5 solid reps per side.

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Tip: The Shoulder Push-Up

This push-back variation focuses more on your delts than your chest.

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Tip: Hands-Free Front Squat

This lift is a teaching tool. It helps you find the sweet spot for bar placement on regular front squats, and it teaches you to keep the elbows high.

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Tip: Partial ROM vs. Full ROM Triceps Extensions

In one study, partial range of motion skull crushers triggered almost twice the muscle growth as full range of motion.

Tip: Lifters Shouldn't Go Keto

Ketogenic diets might work for endurance athletes, but lifters might want to look elsewhere for a diet. Here's why.