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For heavier face pulls, do them seated from a stable position to really build your upper back. Shoot for 6-10 reps.

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Tip: Face Pull With Underhand Grip

Go lighter and slower with this underhand variation of the face pull. This version of the exercise is better as a corrective or activation drill.

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Tip: Squat + Calf Raise

Use this exercise combo with higher reps (8 or more) to build your calves and boost athletic performance.

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Tip: The Dead-Start Bench Press

Increase starting strength with this lift. Bring the bar down controlled and rest it for a half-second without letting the bar sink. Accelerate with as much force and speed as possible.

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Fairly new to lifting? Here's some harsh advice you might not like, but you should definitely take to heart.

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Tip: Military Press With Overhead Shrug

For this upper-body warm-up, perform a barbell military press followed by an overhead shrug for 15 reps. Keep the arms locked. Focus on raising your shoulder girdle up and down.

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Tip: The X-Pulldown

This is a great shoulder-friendly back exercise. Start thumbs-down, finish thumbs-up.

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Tip: The Banded Face Pull

Use this modification to make the face pull exercise even more effective.

Tip: Train Arms Like a Pro

To really build your arms you need to focus on the triceps and always remember the three P's. Here they are.

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Tip: Prevent Pec Tears with the Floor Press

The floor press prevents over-stretching at the shoulder joint and eliminates an excessively stretched pec tendon at the transition point from eccentric to concentric, thereby eliminating much of the danger-zone for pec tears.

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Tip: Lateral Lunge Hold with Spinal Rotation

This targets the adductors, and it'll help you maintain a neutral lumbo-pelvic complex.

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Tip: Bench Press Basics

A few set-up and executions reminders for a solid, safe bench press.

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Tip: Prevent Pulled Hamstrings

Prevent pulled hamstrings and strengthen your tendons and ligaments with this exercise.

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Tip: Weighted Core Work With A Band

A strong core is a requirement for the big lifts. Strengthen and build yours with this exercise.

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Tip: The Medball Pull-up

Add a medicine ball to your pull-ups for load progression and to keep your form in check. Here's how.

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Master the belt squat, build your legs, and boost your regular squat and deadlift numbers. Here's how.

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Tip: The Sled Power Walk

Build and strengthen your entire posterior chain. Do this twice per week, 5 trips of 40 yards, bodyweight or close to it on the sled.

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It's a common plyometric exercise with athletes, but there's a better, safer way to do it. Check it out.

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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.