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5 Redundant Exercises You Just Don't Need

Many popular exercises work the same muscles the exact same way. That's a waste of your time. Here's what to avoid and what to do instead.

Tip: Athletic Exercises That Make You Slow

Here's how to run slower, punch slower, and miss the ball more. Wait, you don't want that? Then avoid dumb training methods like this.

The Two-Exercise Workout Plan for Size

Think you need tons of exercises? Nope. You just need to do the best lifts more frequently. Here's what they are and how to use them for size.

Tip: The Most Useless Pull-Up Exercise

This movement is often used as a regression in functional fitness classes. Problem is, it doesn't do much of anything. Here's why.

Tip: Elevation Masks Just Don't Work

A new study shows that these goofy masks make everything about your workout less effective. Here's why.

Tip: Sorry, But You Can't Out-Eat Overtraining

Overtraining exists, and you can't out-eat it or out-sleep it. Most lifters have the wrong idea about what overtraining is. Here are the facts.

Tip: Boost Biceps Growth, Instantly

Here's an easy way to improve your curl form, lift more weight safely, and trigger more hypertrophy.

12 Little Changes For Big Gains

Get bigger, get leaner, and build strength without overhauling your whole dang life. Make these simple changes and tweaks.

Tip: Abs Are Built in the Gym, Not the Kitchen

All you need to do is diet and you'll have abs, right? Not really. It's a bit more nuanced than what your favorite meme says. Here's why.

Tip: This Type of Workout Music is Best

Music can power your workout to new heights, but the wrong kind can trash your nervous system.

Tip: Get Explosive Without the Olympic Lifts

Not interested in learning the full O-lifts? Build athleticism and power anyway with these two easier-to-learn exercises.

8 Lessons From Glute Girls

Do selfie-obsessed fitness chicks hold the secret to building muscle? The glute girls do. Here are 8 things you can learn from them.

Tip: Something Dumb Personal Trainers Do

Either they're trying to look more advanced than they are or they're just trying something they saw on TV. Either way, this is bad business.

The 9 Metrics of Muscle Gain

Are your workouts working? It can be tough to track muscle gains, and the scale alone falls short. Here are nine ways to track your growth.

Tip: Are Overhead Squats Right For You?

Good movement, but not for most people. And it's the worst squat for leg growth. Here's why.

The Best Way to Build Traps

Nothing says strength and power like big traps. Sadly, most people are training them wrong. Here's the best advice from 13 top coaches.

Tip: When Should You Train? Morning or Evening?

Science shows there's a definite advantage to one, but it all depends on how long you've been training.

Tip: Supersets and Recovery Time

Supersets are great for bodybuilding, if you plan them wisely. Check out this new science.

Tip: Train Glutes While Defying Gravity

This new version of an age-old powerlifting exercise will really sizzle that backside.

Tip: Biceps Training That Wastes Your Time

Some biceps exercises look different but actually stimulate the muscles the exact same way, making them redundant. Here's what to avoid.

4 Mistakes Men Still Make in The Gym

Trying to build muscle or get stronger? Here's why you won't, unless you stop it with this stuff.

Tip: Are You Ready to Olympic Lift?

The O-lifts are getting more popular, but some folks are jumping into them too fast. Here's how to know if you're ready.

7 Gym Gadgets That Actually Work

We asked our pros and experts about their favorite workout tools and accessories. We got some surprising answers.

The Squat Is Overrated

The squat is a great exercise, no doubt. But research shows that, for bodybuilding, it misses a lot of leg muscles. You need these exercises too.

Tip: A Common Chest Training Mistake

Build bigger, stronger pecs by avoiding this exercise combo.