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Grab a stick and run through these quick drills to get your shoulders ready for heavy, safe lifting.

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Tip: Close-Grip Floor Press With Chains

Ramp up the floor press with chains, which overload the top portion of the movement that hits the triceps. NFL athletes Larry Pinkard and Adrian Hubbard demonstrate here.

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Tip: Compound Set Combo Curls

Do 4 sets of 15 reps. On the first 10 reps of a set, do normal curls. On the last 5 reps of each set, switch to hammer curls.

Tip: Trigger Homeostatic Disruption, Sometimes

Here's a lesson we can learn from CrossFit, with caution.

Tip: Two Tricks for Perfect Squats

Here's how to quickly fix your ugly squat and perfect your form.

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Tip: The Banded Shoulder Press

Have a hard time building delts? Try this simple yet effective shoulder press using a band for accommodating resistance.

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Tip: Banded GHR Sit-Ups

Add a band and use a slow, controlled, partial range of motion to keep tension on the abs.

Tip: Do the Opposite

In training and in life, the majority seldom gets it right. Maybe it's time to do things differently.

Tip: The Side Stretch You Should Be Doing

Do this oblique stretch before and after training and feel awesome. Check it out.

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Tip: The Child's Pose For Athletes

Improve upper back rotation and posture with this simple drill. Do 10 reps per side twice a day.

Tip: Get Your Head Out of Your Science-Butt

Stop panicking about natural and unnatural chemicals in food. Here's why.

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Tip: Press Outs for Abs

This variation of the ab rollout is intense because you spend more time in the toughest part of the movement.

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Tip: The Standing Barbell Rollout

A bar takes the ab rollout to the next level. Try a wide grip to hit the chest and shoulders as well as the abs. Have a super strong core? Narrow the grip.

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Tip: The Barbell Rollout

Ditch the ab wheel and give this a shot. It's more challenging due to the increased range of motion.

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Tip: Trigger Point Technique For Posterior Shoulder

Place a firm ball under the posterior delt. Lift the arm for 15 to 45 seconds.

The Best & Worst Times of Day to Work Out

Find out why you shouldn't work out first thing in the AM, when the best time is, and what to do if you have to do morning workouts. Details here.

Tip: Do Steroids Make You Ignorant?

These are the drawbacks most people never talk about. So let's talk about them. Read this before you hit the needle.

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Tip: Glute Bridge Walkouts

Try this bodyweight exercise for glutes and hams. Keep the hips up throughout the whole set. Walk your legs out at an angle, like a V.

Tip: How to Stay Lean and Still Build Muscle

Seven simple tips to help you build muscle without packing on the fat.

Tip: The 4 Principles of Great Technique

Keep these rules in mind for every lift and you'll make more gains and keep your joints healthy.

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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.

Tip: 3 Tips Newbies Don't Want to Hear

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: The Sumo Deadlift From Deficit

Build hip strength to boost your squat and deadlifting numbers with this accessory lift.

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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.