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How to Get Someone to Work Out

Trying to get your significant other or a relative into the gym? Want to help a friend get motivated? Check out these 11 tips.

Tip: The 10 Best Cross-Body Exercises

Boost all-around strength and real-world athletic performance with these moves.

Tip: Don't Add Weight to Your Pull-Ups

So you can do 8 decent pull-ups. Big deal. You're still not ready to do the weighted version. Do these instead.

Tip: A Better Way to Calculate Body Fat Percentage?

Science gives us a new way to figure out how much fat we're carrying. All you need is a tape measure. But is it any better than BMI?

Tip: 4 Simple Ways to Build a Stronger Grip

Strengthen your grip and boost your deadlift, pull-up, row, and more. Here's how.

Tip: The Missing CrossFit Movement

CrossFit workouts hit every fitness quality, but they do fall a bit short in one important area.

Tip: Static Stretch For Only This Long

Holding a static stretch for precisely this many seconds before doing a lift increases performance.

Rippetoe Goes Off

Rip has a few questions for you about unilateral exercises, imbalances, exercise variety, and why you're such a wussy.

Tip: The 4 Single-Leg Exercises You Need

Improve your strength, performance, and overall physique with these moves.

Tip: The Right Overhead Press for You

Not everyone is ready for the barbell. Are you? Find out here and double check your form.

The Problem With Heavy Weights

Sounds like blasphemy, but chasing numbers on the bar can sometimes wreck your gains. Here's why, plus four ways to fix the problem.

Tip: The 4 Things That Trigger Muscle Growth

Sadly, many lifters only know about a couple of these. Here's a quick hypertrophy refresher course.

Tip: Good and Bad Barbell Rows

Great exercise, but are you making these common mistakes?

The Isolation Exercise Checklist

Just doing the big basic exercises leaves lots of gaps in your development. Here's how to target those muscles that the basics don't touch.

Tip: The Best Hip Hinge

This fundamental movement pattern is, well, fundamental. But try this before you jump into deadlifting.

Tip: Fix Those Tight Shoulders Fast

Test and improve shoulder rotation with this exercise.

Tip: Customizing the Squat

It's a mandatory movement pattern, but you need to choose the best variation for your body and goals. Here's a quick rundown.

The Hardgainer Prescription

Some people really do have a genetic disadvantage when it comes to muscle growth. Here's why and exactly what to do to fight it.

Tip: One Exercise for a Strong Posture

Build your upper back and neck with this unusual exercise. You'll stand straighter and lift heavier.

Tip: The Truth About Inflammation and Healing

Most of what we do today to heal minor injuries and relieve soreness is actually delaying healing and maybe even muscle growth. Info here.

Tip: Science Reveals the Best Workout Split

Finally, a study that compares split routines with whole-body routines to show which one leads to more muscle.

Tip: Bigger Forearms in 3 Minutes per Week

Do this quick routine once per week and you'll be shocked by your newfound gains.

Tip: A Different Way to Bench Press

Save your joints and recover faster with this bench press variation.

Tip: The Butt Muscle You're Missing

Strengthen this part of your glutes and you'll improve your squats and deadlifts. You might even relieve some lower back pain.