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Old-school strongman did a lot of thick dumbbell lifts. Try them out with a fat grip attachment. The deadlift, clean & press, and snatch are good ones to start with.

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Tip: The Band-Resisted Overhead Press

NFL athlete Josh Hawkins uses this exercise to build overhead strength. Because of the bands, the resistance gets stronger as you near lockout.

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Tip: Rack Deadlift With Bands

Build your upper back and lats while strengthening the lockout on your conventional deadlifts.

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Tip: Do High-Tension Reps for Big Delts

With this partial/isolation superset method, do slow high-tension partials on one exercise followed immediately by an isolation exercise.

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Tip: 2 Reps Slow, 2 Reps Fast

With the tempo-contrast method, different types of contractions recruit more muscle fibers. Do 2 reps slow (5 seconds up, 5 seconds down) then 2 fast reps. Do either 8 or 12 total reps per set.

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Tip: Batwing Sled Drags

Sled drags are great for quads, but you can also use them to get in some bonus back work by pulling your elbows down and back.

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Tip: Set Up and Pull Your Deadlift Fast

The quick set-up allows you to take advantage of the stretch shortening cycle in your hip extensors. It takes practice, but it should become second nature and fast.

Tip: A Tougher, More Effective Way to Lunge

Looks a little crazy, but this variation reinforced good mechanics. Warning: It'll also leave you sore for days.

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Tip: The Ultimate Upper-Body Primer

Do this CNS primer before upper-body training and you'll lift heavier, move better, and prevent injuries.

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Tip: Off-Bench Oblique Hold with Pulse

There's more to core training than crunches. Try this anti-lateral flexion exercise.

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Tip: A Better Way to Build Triceps

Use submaximal isometrics to build better triceps. Hold your first rep isometrically, then do 8-12 regular reps.

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Tip: Extended Set One-Arm Rows

What to build muscle? Lift a heavy weight and keep the tension on the working muscles for an extended time. Here's how to do it with rows.

Tip: Protect Your Wrists from Lifting Injuries

Get more range of motion and improve your weightlifting technique with these simple stretches.

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Tip: Dumbbell Bench Press Drop Sets for Size

Training to failure works. Period. Just incorporate it wisely. Here's one way to do it for chest training.

Tip: Master Push-Ups With Frankenstein Holds

Correct your ugly, injury-causing push-up technique with this drill.

Tip: Build Your Grip & Forearms Like This

This old-school strength test can be used as a new-school method for building wrist mobility and strength. Check it out.

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Tip: The Dumbbell Split Snatch

Build explosive power and test your athleticism with this Olympic lift variation you can do just about anywhere.

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Tip: Master the One-Armed Snatch

Here's an explosive Olympic lifting variation you can do even in a busy gym.

Tip: Two Ways to Build a Lagging Muscle

Take your weakest muscle group and turn it into your strongest with these strategies.

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Tip: Deadlift Right for Your Body Type

Unless you're in a powerlifting competition, deadlifting from the floor may not be right for you. Here's what you need to know.

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Tip: Get Your Grip Right for Pressing

Know the difference between a push press grip and a strict overhead press grip? They're not the same.

Tip: A New Exercise for an Athletic Butt

Build a strong and powerful backside with this unique exercise that won't leave you sore for days.

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Tip: Weighted Stair Climbs For Metcon

Grab some weight and hit the stairs for an intense metcon workout. Here are 5 ways to do it.