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Tip: A Better Way to Lunge

This walking lunge variation triggers more muscle growth while sparing your joints and lower back. Check it out.

Tip: A Better Way to Build Forearms

Wrist curls stress the tendons and don't work very well. Here's a better option.

Tip: A Better Way to Bench

Here's an easy way to make the bench press more shoulder-friendly and just as effective.

Tip: A Backward Way to Build a Stronger Bench

Got a sticking point right off your chest? Having shoulder pain while benching? Erase that pain and weakness. Here's how.

Tip: A Back-Friendly Alternative to Bent-Over Rows

You need to be doing more horizontal pulls, but the standard barbell row may be doing more harm than good. Try this instead.

These 3 Exercises Are a Waste of Time

These exercises really don't work, and some even lead to injury. Here's why, plus some more effective alternatives.

The Truth About Direct Arm Training

Many functional training zealots will tell you there's no need to train the biceps and triceps directly. Here's why they're wrong... and kinda puny.

The Truth About Belts, Lifting Shoes, and Straps

Do you use straps, Olympic lifting shoes, or a belt? Should you be using them? Here's how to know.

The Top 3 Mobility Exercises for Lifters

There are tons of trendy mobility drills and correctives. But lifters need to target the hips, shoulders, and spine the most. Do these and feel awesome.

The Suicide Grip: Dangerous or Smart?

A thumbless grip is scary to lifters who don't know how to do it, but it can be used safely. In fact, it's better for your shoulders. Here's why.

The Reverse Method

Take it easier on your joints and blast through your sticking points with this technique. You'll wish you'd started doing it sooner.

The Posture Cure

What's the point of training if you're always hunched over and hiding your gains? Straighten up to look as strong as you actually are. Here's how.

The Perfect 6-Minute Warm-Up

Don't waste all your training time warming up. But don't skip the warm-up either. Get primed to lift in just 6 minutes. Here's how.

The Most Intelligent Way to Warm Up

For heavy lifting, drop the dumb warm-up sets and do ramp-ups instead. You'll get stronger, build more muscle and avoid injuries.

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.

The Easiest Exercise With the Most Benefits

Get leaner, end back pain, recover faster from monster workouts, and even get a little smarter. Here's how.

The Cure for Fat Guts & Flat Butts

It's not just about looking sexy. Bellies that stick out and glutes that don't are signs of other problems. Here's how to fix them.

The Core Training Reality Check

Let's bust three ab training myths, test for real abdominal strength, and learn the best way to build a strong, athletic core.

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  • The Absolute Best and Worst Therapy Methods

    Four of these rehab methods are great... and two are wasting your money. Here's what works and what doesn't. Bonus: Videos of the best techniques!

    The 6 Most Overrated Things in Fitness

    What do benching, burpees, running, sit-ups, and stretching your hammies have in common? They're rituals that make people lose their damn minds. Here's why.

    The 6 Foundational Movement Patterns

    To build strength and muscle, as well as avoid injuries, you must train all six patterns. Does your program include them all?

    The 5 Step Ankle Mobility Fix

    Is ankle mobility messing with your training? First you need to diagnose the problem, then you need to fix it. This plan will help you do both.

    The 5 Most Painful Ways to Build Muscle

    Enjoy pain? Increasing metabolic stress is the single most overlooked aspect of training for size. Try these torturous techniques.

    The 5 Dumbest Stretching Myths

    For decades, gym goers and athletes stretched before workouts and competitions. Then stretching became “bad.” Here's the real story.

    The 4 Riskiest Types of Exercise

    These training styles are all good, if you know what in the heck you're doing. Most people don't. That includes you. Check out the list.