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Sure, it'll help you pull more weight, but unless you're a competitive powerlifter and have to use it, it's best avoided. Here's why.

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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.

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Tip: The Over & Back Press for Shoulders

Make this partial range exercise last at least 60 seconds per set and you'll trigger new delt growth with constant tension.

Tip: Two New Ways Build Upper Body Strength

Get stronger overhead and add slabs of muscle to your shoulders with these advanced techniques.

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Tip: Drive the Bus for Bigger Delts

This odd-looking exercise puts the whole deltoid group under constant tension and works angles that aren't normally trained.

Tip: Boost Your Deadlift With This Exercise

If your deadlift gets stuck halfway up, this accessory exercise will help unstick it.

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Tip: Can You Handle the Medball Tri-Set?

Hit your abs, triceps, and chest. All you need is a medicine ball.

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Tip: Try the Weighted Single-Arm Plank

There's the standard plank exercise, the tougher one-arm plank, and then there's this – one of the toughest variations in existence.

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Tip: The Seated Cable Shrug

Nail your middle and lower traps with this shrug variation.

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Tip: Master the Foam Roller Chest Press

Build your chest and improve your lifting mechanics with this bench press variation.

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Tip: The Lying Leg Raise with Band

This one looks weird, but you'll see how effective it is after your first rep.

Tip: Lift With Two, Lower With One

This training method builds muscle several different ways, including increasing growth factors like IGF-1. Here's how to do it.

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Tip: The Head-Off Chest Press

Build more strength and hit your pecs harder with this simple but challenging adjustment.

Tip: Careful, 'Roids Make You Forget Stuff

We know what performance-enhancing drugs can do for your muscles, but what about your mind? A new study has some answers.

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Tip: Build Arms With The Underhand Row

When you do rows with a supinated grip, there's a greater overload stimulus on the biceps and you turn regular barbell rows into an arm AND back-builder.

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Tip: Squat Jumps for More Muscle Recruitment

Recruit more muscle, wake up your nervous system, and get more athletic. Squat jumps bridge the gap between jumping in sport and squatting in the gym.

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Tip: Do Broad Jumps for Explosiveness

Become a better athlete. Broad jumps are awesome for developing explosive horizontal hip power and athleticism.

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Tip: 4 Ways to Boost Your Bench Press

Here's a quick overview of four methods more advanced lifters use to bench press more weight and keep the gains coming.

Master-the-anti-press

Tip: Master the Anti-Press

This tough core exercise will also build shoulder strength and mobility. Take a look.

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Tip: The Bodyweight Triceps Extension

Blast those puny triceps and strengthen your core with one exercise.

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Tip: The Super Slow Chin-Up

Build your grip strength, forearms, and biceps with only one rep of this move. Check it out.

Tip: Fix Your Shoulders, Bench Heavier

Fix your position and bench press without pain. Here's how.

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Tip: Two Simple Ways to Build Bigger Biceps

Two simple adjustments will make your dumbbell curls much more effective. Check 'em out.

Tip: Do This First, Trigger More Muscle Growth

Tap into Type II muscle fibers first in your workout and turn on growth. Here's how to do it.

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Tip: The Crisscross Challenge

Want to really test your bench press and chin-up? Try this!