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Pull-ups and chin-ups are both great strength-building bodyweight exercises, but they're not the same exercise. People tend to use them interchangeably, but the differences are distinct enough that you should avoid lumping them together.

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Basketball players, runners, weight lifters and everyday gym-goers are always looking for an extra edge, and they think compression gear might be just the thing. By squeezing yourself into these stretchy garments, you supposedly increase blood flow, which in theory, means more oxygen to working muscles and a better workout.

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Video: All the curls in the world won't build your biceps if you aren't eating enough protein. But how does the food you eat benefit your strength? This video breaks down what's happening in your body when you down that post-workout shake.

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If you've ever walked with heavy objects in each hand a certain distance and couldn't wait to drop them by the end, then you've done a farmer's walk (AKA a loaded carry). It's one of the most basic and practical exercises, yet it also improves grip, core and total body strength while working on your cardio, all at once.

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Kettlebells are a fantastic way to build wicked power and strength, but as you need heavier and heavier kettlebells, each one can set you back $100 or more. A good alternative is this DIY "kettlebell" that lets you put as much or as little weight as you want and costs a fraction of the price.