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Tip: The Most Underrated Factor in Training

Spoiler alert: It's tempo. Here's how to manipulate it for hypertrophy, strength, and even fat loss.

Tip: Stop Bouncing Your Deadlifts

Most of the time you're just cheating yourself... and you look stupid. Here's why it completely trashes the training effect.

Better Than CrossFit and Powerlifting

Powerlifting has a total – the sum of its three lifts. CrossFit has a total too. But are they really the best tests of athleticism? Enter the Pendlay total.

Tip: A Recovery Protocol for Power Athletes

What happens when you combine several popular recovery methods? This new study tested it out.

Lifters Over 30 Need to Get Real

You still have decades left in your training career, but you need to start doing these four things before it's too late.

Tip: Bicep Tears and Back Problems

Deadlifting with a mixed grip (one hand under, one hand over) is a mistake for most lifters.

Tip: Squatting Misses This Leg Muscle

Squats rock, but they actually don't give you complete quad development. Here's what gets skipped and what exercise will fix it.

5 Alternatives to a Painful Squat

If squatting causes pain in your low back, knees, or shoulders, try one of these pain-free exercises that'll still get you big and strong.

Tip: No Need to Hate on Lifting Straps

Straps are used by pro bodybuilders, figure competitors, strongmen, and even powerlifters, so why the outrage? Here's how to use them wisely.

Tip: Surprising New Research on Rep Ranges

If you train upper body with this specific rep range while working the lower body with another specific range, you'll make lots more progress.

Tip: Muscle Building Exercises for Weightlifters

Love the Olympic lifts but also want to look like you lift? Add these accessory moves to your plan.

Tip: Build Glutes with Accommodating Resistance

Smoke that butt with these two banded exercise variations.

Tip: Stretch Your Lats From Top to Bottom

Add this tweak to your favorite stretch and really loosen up those tight lats.

Tip: Stop Maxing Out for No Damn Reason

If you're not a powerlifter, or it's not the right time in your training cycle, then going for a PR is just plain dumb. Here's why.

Get Abs Without Being Skinny and Weak

Being big is great, but being big with visible abs is a thousand times better. Here's how to get there.

Tip: Get a Great Workout in Half the Time

A new study shows that this method of weight training works great, and it can cut your workout time in half.

Tip: Why You Need a Cheap Stopwatch

Sure, your phone has a timer, but taking a stopwatch to the gym can help you ramp up training density without distractions. Here's how.

Tip: Your Hatred of the Smith Machine is Dumb

Pro bodybuilders, hot fitness chicks, strongmen, and even powerlifters sometimes use the Smith machine. Here's why.

The 5 Most Dangerous Deadlift Mistakes

Why do smart lifters let their technique go haywire? Ego lifting? Unawareness? Here are the most common problems.

Tip: Fix That Butt Wink!

Do you tuck your tail when you squat? Not good. Here’s how to fix it.

Tip: The Truth About Progressive Overload

Sure, try to add more weight to the bar, but understand that it has its limits, and it's not that great for building mass. Here's why.

Tip: The Optimal Amount of Time Off

Now we know exactly how much time we can take off between training and a strength competition. Check out the new science.

Tip: The Surprising Truth About Negatives

A meta-study looks at whether lowering a weight slowly really builds more muscle than lifting it fast.

Tip: Slow Gains? 3 Things You Might Be Missing

People will try the weirdest diets and workouts, but many won't do the simple things proven to work. Here are three of them.

Breast Implants For Girls Who Lift

Everything a weight-lifting woman ever wanted to know about breast implants but was afraid to ask.