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Using the wider, neutral grip provided by the trap bar allows for a better contraction. Add bands and hold the top position for 2 seconds.

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Tip: Unrack the Bar Right

No spotter? These simple tips will allow you to use more weight and stay safe on the bench press.

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Tip: Iso-Dynamic Lateral Raise

This is challenging, and it'll trigger new shoulder growth by increasing the time under tension.

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Tip: Band Front Raise and Pull Apart

This comprehensive exercise hits the shoulder musculature several different ways.

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Tip: Accentuated Crunches on the Bench

Resistances plus eccentric loading: this advanced exercise will hit your abs in whole new way.

Tip: The Bench Press is a Whole-Body Exercise

To get the most out of the bench, you must make it a whole-body lift. Here are four ways to do it.

Tip: A Simple Mobility Drill for Healthy Shoulders

Do this easy drill daily to fix up your grouchy shoulders and prevent lifting injuries.

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Tip: Overhead Press From Pins

This variation of the press has you starting from a dead-stop every rep. Great for strength gains and working on weak points in the range of motion.

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Tip: Movement Prep for Olympic Lifting

After your mobility and stability work, use these drills to improve your Olympic lifting technique.

Tip: Real Experts vs. Self-Proclaimed Experts

Looking for a training or diet coach? Here's how to pick a good one and spot the fakers.

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Tip: Mobility Drills for Olympic Lifting

Do this before your next O-lift session for better range of motion and safer lifts.

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Tip: Crossover Step Sled Pulls

Crossover sled pulls add a lateral force production tool to your sled training toolbox.

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Tip: The Single-Arm Pullover

This variation of the pullover will build core strength in a whole new way. NFL athlete Fernando Velasco demonstrates.

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Tip: Single-Leg Pushes and Pulls

Ramp up the unilateral intensity or bring up your weak side by pushing with the same leg, then switch legs and repeat.

Tip: Mass Gain 101

Here's the smart way to adjust your diet and your training for your next bulking phase.

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Tip: Push-Drag with Straps

Add an upper-body and core challenge to your sled drags with this tough variation.

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Tip: Front Squat to Box

Nail your quads with this exercise. Be sure to pause 1-2 seconds on the box.

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Tip: Pistol Squat Hold with Leg Exchange

Already good at pistol squats? Showoff. Now try this advanced variation.

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Tip: Dumbbell Iso-Dynamic Elevated Split Squat

Adding deep, 3-5 second holds to your split squat ramps up lower body development and helps with tight hip flexors.

Tip: Skinny Guys with Fat Guy Problems

Those naturally lean guys who can eat anything without getting fat are still at risk of killer diseases. Here's the common food that's causing it.

Tip: The Strangest Deadlift

Looks odd, but this classic lift's emphasis on cross-body loads will quickly bolster your core strength. Here's how to do it.

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Tip: The Fingertip Ledge Pull-Up

Also called mountain climber pull-ups, these are great for grip and forearm strength.

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Tip: Continuous Tension Hack Squat

To get the most growth in your quads when using the hack squat, don't lock out at the top.

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Tip: Pistol Squat From the Bottom Up

Ramp up the difficulty of the pistol squat with this variation.

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Tip: The Duck Lunge

Finish off leg day with this quad-focused exercise. Stay in the crouched position and shoot for 15 reps per leg.