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Tip: The Plank for Strong People

Planks are pretty easy once you're beyond the newbie stage. Here's how to ramp them up.

Body-Part Splits Are Dead

They work for newbies and drug-aided pros, but for the rest of us, body-part splits rob us of growth. Here's what to do instead.

Tip: A Better Way to Build Pecs

Make this chest-building staple even more effective. Here's how.

Tip: 3 New Ways to Build Abs

Here's an easy way to strengthen your abs. And a hard way. And a ridiculously hard way. Take a look.

The Best Way to Get Motivated for the Gym

It's time to get ramped up, jacked up and turned on. We ask 8 pros for their very best advice about training motivation. Their answers are surprising.

Tip: Do Tom Platz Iso-Holds for Gains

Here's a new twist on a classic muscle building trick that makes it even more brutal and effective. Check it out.

Tip: The Most Awful Way to Do Burpees

As if these things weren't taxing enough, here's a new variation to try.

3 Ways to Build Muscle By Doing Cardio

If cardio is causing you to lose gains, you're doing it wrong. Here's how to build your glutes, hamstrings and quads with conditioning work.

Tip: Build an Ironclad Midsection

Screw planks. Do this exercise to take your core strength to the next level.

Tip: Stretch This Muscle and Feel Awesome

Sit a lot at work? Then your glutes and core are going to get weak. Here's an exercise to fix that.

Tip: Do This Mobility Drill For a Better Squat

This might just be the easiest way to fix most ugly squat problems. And it only takes about 30 seconds. Check it out.

Tip: Build Glutes With This Deadlift Variation

Boost your athletic performance and the stares you get at the gym with this barbell exercise.

Tip: Lift This Way, Build Muscle 3 Times Faster

Research shows this training method builds muscle and strength much, much faster. Check out the science.

Tip: A Tough New Way to Do Chin-Ups

Chin-ups are awesome. This is even awesomer. Yes, awesomer.

Tip: Crap-a-Kidney Drop Sets for Growth

Gains stalled? Use this old-school intensity technique to jumpstart hypertrophy. Try not to die.

Tip: Embrace the Grind

Here's the hard truth about success in the gym, whether you want to hear it or not.

8 Evil Accommodating Resistance Exercises

Certain parts of a lift aren't as hard as others. There's less tension, and tension builds muscle. Here's how to turn it up.

Tip: Build Pecs and Tri's, Save Your Shoulders

You don't have to give up pressing just because your shoulders are cranky or you're rehabbing an injury. Just do it like this.

Tip: Methods vs. Mechanisms. Know the Difference

What's the best diet and training plan for YOU? Here's the smart way to find out.

7 Lifting Rules That Actually Don't Matter Much

You might think these things are damn important to your training. In truth, they're not as crucial as you think.

Tip: Heavy Weight, High Reps for Big Quads

High-rep sets build muscle. Heavier, low-rep sets do too. Here's how to do them both in the same workout.

Tip: The Kettlebell Bench Press

This floor press variation can correct faulty motor patterns, build your pecs and triceps, and even fix your achy shoulders. Check it out.

Ugly Ab Training

Forget about trying to build pretty abs with crunches. Instead, build nasty-strong abs and they'll look great too. Here's how.

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  • Tip: Inspiration vs. Perspiration

    Which of these two phases are you in? Only one will get you the results you're wanting.

    Tip: Strong Legs, Happy Knees

    Here's how to build your quads without overstressing your knees.