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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 Best Lower-Body Primer

Turn on your central nervous system before lifting to unlock your strength potential and prevent injuries. Here's how.

Tip: A New Kind of Food Log

Food diaries are helpful, but tedious and time sucking. Researchers have found something that works just as well, and it's kinda fun.

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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: 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.

Tip: Master Push-Ups With Frankenstein Holds

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

Tip: Obey the Mirror Rule

Most gyms have mirrors, but did you know there are some unwritten rules about them? Learn them here

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Tip: Squat Star Complexes

Five exercises back-to-back using the same movement pattern. That's how you build strength and muscle fast. Here's an example.

Tip: Stop Training Only Half of Your Hamstrings

Are you missing a big portion of your hammies? You are if you're neglecting to do these two things.

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Tip: Instantly Improve Your Squat

The magic word is pre-tension. Here's how to turn it on and how it'll improve your squat fast.

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Tip: Push Until You Can't. Rest Until You Can.

Here's how females really need to train for fat loss and muscle gain.

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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.

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Tip: A Better Way to Bench For Short Lifters

Under 5'8"? Make the bench press safer and more effective by adding a couple of plates under your feet.

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Tip: The Mixed-Grip Deadlift Sucks

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: How to Do Proper One-Arm Push-Ups

The single-arm push-up is one the most complete exercises you can do... if you know how to do it right. Here's how it should look.

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Tip: The No-Kettlebell KB Swing

The kettlebell swing is a great exercise. Here's how to do it without a kettlebell that's even better.

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Tip: The Anti-Rotation Press

This core exercise will nail your obliques and even your glutes. No chain? Use a rope or a bar.

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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.

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