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Squat-calf-raise

Tip: Squat + Calf Raise

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

The-dead-start-bench-press

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.

Military-press-with-overhead-shrug

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.

The-t-spine-extension

Tip: The T-Spine Extension

This drill will help you with that slumped, kyphotic posture. Do about 10 reps in each position as often as you'd like.

The-banded-face-pull

Tip: The Banded Face Pull

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

The-scrape-the-rack-triceps-extension

Tip: The Scrape The Rack Triceps Extension

Apply pressure against the rack throughout to really build the long head of the triceps.

The-banded-dumbbell-flye

Tip: The Banded Dumbbell Flye

Add a band to your dumbbell flyes and pump out more gains.

Tip: Triple Threat Push-Up Workouts

Two smart, challenging push-up workouts you just gotta try. Check 'em out.

Tip: Stay Lean With This Green

Keep your blood sugar in check, naturally. Add this to your diet.

Prevent-pec-tears-with-the-floor-press

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.

Tip: The Most Challenging Core Exercise

Abs. Chest. Shoulders. Lats. This tough exercise hits them all. Can you do it?

Tip: Dope Your Performance With Leaves

Daily consumption of this vegetable can increase exercise performance. Here's what you need to know.

Roll-your-upper-back-right

Tip: Roll Your Upper Back Right

Fight perma-slouch by moving your thoracic spine into extension. Hang out in one spot for as long as you feel a stretch. As you feel it fade, shift the roller down your spine.

The-paused-sumo-deadlift

Tip: The Paused Sumo Deadlift

Improve technique, get strong, and build your glutes and hams with this accessory exercise. Use 50-70 percent of 1RM.

The-tempo-squat

Tip: The Tempo Squat

For 40-60 seconds, squat constant-tension style: no pauses or lockouts at the top. Take 2-3 seconds to go down and 2-3 seconds to come back up.

Bench-press-basics

Tip: Bench Press Basics

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

Prevent-pulled-hamstrings

Tip: Prevent Pulled Hamstrings

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

Tip: How to Train for Brain Gains

Can you build muscle as well as brain power? Yep. Here's the type of training that has the most neuroprotective effects.

Weighted-core-work-with-a-band

Tip: Weighted Core Work With A Band

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

The-sumo-deadlift

Tip: The Sumo Deadlift

Strengthen your glutes and hamstrings with the sumo deadlift. Here's how it's done.

The-medball-pull-up

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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Tip: 3 Mobility Drills for Chest & Shoulders

Do these drills before you press or pull to alleviate upper body tension and tightness, and prevent injury.

The-rhomboid-pulldown

Tip: The Rhomboid Pulldown

Rhomboids are a weak link for many lifters. Target them like this. Use a close grip attachment and pull down to the sternum. Flare the elbows out at a 90-degree angle.