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Tip: Training on the Nerve, T Nation Boot Camp

After a boot camp workout, Coach Thibaudeau fields questions about external motivation and over-stimulating the nervous system.

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Tip: Progression Methods, T Nation Boot Camp

After one of our boot camp workouts, Coach Thibaudeau talked about several ways to progress in training.

The Secret Cause of Food Intolerances

You know that food allergy that causes you bloating, headaches, or lethargy? It's probably your fault, not the food's fault. Here's why.

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Tip: Reciprocal Inhibition – A Better Way to Stretch Your Neck

Stop grabbing your neck and cranking your head to the side to stretch it. Here's a better way.

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Tip: Corrective Complex, Back

A corrective complex is where you find a restricted muscle, roll it, mobilize it, and then activate its antagonist. Here's one for your tight back.

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Tip: Movement Pattern Warm-Up: RDL, Lunge, Rotation

Train three of the foundational movements patterns by adding these drills into your warm-up.

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Tip: Neutral-Hip Nordic Hamstring Curl

Looks simple enough, but this is one of the toughest hamstring exercises there is.

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Tip: Shoulder Rotations on the TRX

Warm up your shoulders and keep them mobile with this drill. Walk your feet out or elevate them to increase the challenge.

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Tip: JM Floor Press

The floor variation of this powerlifting accessory exercise builds triceps size and lockout strength on the bench press.

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Tip: Band-Resisted Floor Press

Here's an easy way to add accommodating resistance to the floor press using only one band. Try it out and boost your bench press PR.

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Tip: Single-Arm Push Press with Accentuated Eccentric

Use an explosive dip and drive to power the dumbbell up, then take about 4 seconds to lower the weight.

Tip: Body-Build to Keep Strength Gains Coming

Hypertrophy training should always be a part of your plan, even if your primary goal is strength. Here's why.

Tip: The Right Way to Use a Chest Machine

Chest press machines work, but they can also wreck your joints. Here's how to get around that.

Tip: Buy Only This Type of Chicken

What the food industry has done to chicken is horrible. Here's how to shop wisely.

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Tip: The Proper Box Jump

It's not about how high the box is. It's about how explosive you are from the ground.

Tip: Attack the Bar Violently

Build strength and set new personal records using compensatory acceleration training. Here's how.

Tip: Do Inclines With a Thumbless Grip

Shoulder pain when bench pressing? Don't stop benching, just try this variation.

Tip: The Biggest Mistake Lifters Make

If your main goal right now is to build strength, avoid this common mistake.

Tip: 4 Technique Fixers for Strength Gains

There's nothing dumber than trying to get stronger without first getting your technique right. Follow these handy guidelines.

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Tip: Dumbbell Rollovers

Boost your bench press by strengthening your triceps with this exercise. It's also a great way to hit triceps without irritating your elbows.

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Tip: Banded Trap Bar Shrugs

Using the wider, neutral grip provided by the trap bar allows for a better contraction. Add bands and hold the top position for 2 seconds.

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Tip: Unrack the Bar Right

No spotter? These simple tips will allow you to use more weight and stay safe on the bench press.

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Tip: Iso-Dynamic Lateral Raise

This is challenging, and it'll trigger new shoulder growth by increasing the time under tension.

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Tip: Inverted Sit-Ups and Squats

Two old-school exercises that are worth trying out. Check 'em out.