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Tip: 3 Mobility Drills for Chest & Shoulders

Do these drills before you press or pull to alleviate upper body tension and tightness, and prevent injury.

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Tip: The Rhomboid Pulldown

Rhomboids are a weak link for many lifters. Target them like this. Use a close grip attachment and pull down to the sternum. Flare the elbows out at a 90-degree angle.

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Tip: The Touch-and-Go Deadlift

Love deadlifts? Add this variation to your training. Here's how to do it and the benefits.

Tip: Train at a Higher Level With Tactical Breathing

Known as box breathing in military circles, this technique can also be used by lifters to improve performance. Check it out.

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Tip: The Barbell Rollout Press-Out

As if ab rollouts weren't hard enough, here's how to ramp up the intensity and effectiveness one more notch.

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Tip: The Inverted Pull-Up

Add this versatile back exercise to your program. Alter the grip, the angle, or adjust your feet to make it easier or harder.

Tip: The Exercise Most People Screw Up

Even many so-called experts teach it incorrectly. Let's set things straight.

Tip: Your Fitness Tracker Sucks

Is your smart watch or fitness band giving you accurate information? Here's the latest science.

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Tip: The Leg Press for Quad Sweep

Keep your feet low, heels closer together and toes pointed out to really hit the vastus lateralis.

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Tip: Try the Overhead Carry

Farmer's walks are great. Now take that idea to the next level with this loaded carry variation.

Tip: 3 Load Maximizing Tactics

Injured or rehabbing? You can still make gains using these lifting strategies.

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Tip: Suspension Trainer Knee Tucks

Hook your feet into the straps of a suspension trainer and get in a push-up position. Bring your knees in to your stomach while lifting the hips and crunching your abs. Extend back out to a full push-up position.

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Tip: Kneeling Cable Crunch

To really make these work, stretch your abs at the top of the movement and squeeze them as hard as possible at the bottom. Use a 3-4 second negative.

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Tip: One-Arm Dumbbell Snatch

From the hang, fire the dumbbell up. Drive through the heels, fully extending the hips. Drive the elbow high and catch it overhead with knees slightly bent.

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Tip: Wrist Exercises for Fighters and Lifters

Weightlifters and fighters both need wrist strength and durability. These exercises will build it. For advanced athletes only!

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Tip: The Back Exercise Form Fixer

Are you using bad form on back exercises without even realizing it? This little trick will fix that, and help you build a bigger back.

Tip: Do the One-Arm Bench Hybrid

One part dumbbell bench press, one part glute activation, one part balancing act, and a little bit of headless horseman.

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Tip: The 8 Strict Pull-Ups Test

Do 8 real pull-ups. You need to be able to beat that basic relative strength test before worrying about direct arm work. Here's what strict really means.

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Tip: The 3-Way Shoulder Finisher

Add this mechanical drop-set to the end of your upper-body workouts: reverse flyes, external rotations, face pulls. Do 6-10 reps each, no rest between, in that order.

Train Hard, Get Hurt, Keep Making Gains

Injured and worried about getting small and weak? Don't sweat it. Here's a plan that will allow you to keep making progress.

Tip: Two Backside Exercises You Should Be Doing

Your posterior chain contains a ton of musculature and you're probably not training all of it. Here are two lifts you should be doing.

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Tip: Wide Grip Suspension Pull-Up

These not only build your lats and arms, they feel better if you have achy wrists or shoulders. Warning: They're tougher than regular pull-ups.

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Tip: Wide Suspended Dips

Try wide dips using rings or other suspension devices. It's extremely tough, but safer for achy shoulders. And it really builds your chest.

Tip: 4 Extended Set Techniques for Size Gains

Your set doesn't have to come to an end when you hit failure. Here's how to up the challenge and extend the set.