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Back in the day, strongmen didn't have squat racks, but they did have crazy-strong cores. This is why, and it's still a good exercise today.

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Tip: The Reeves Deadlift

Build upper-back strength and improve your grip with this classic but almost forgotten exercise.

3 Trigger Point Drills For Pain Relief

Pain makes it harder to lift and stay motivated. Not getting relief? Trigger point therapy may be your solution. Here's how to do it.

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Tip: Finish Your Deadlift

Don't make this common mistake. Here's how to truly lock out your deadlift to get the most out of it.

Tip: An Awkward Way to Get Ripped

It's kinda odd, maybe even politically incorrect, but science says it works. Check it out.

Tip: Strengthen Your Ankles

Prevent injury, perform better. Three exercises to try out.

Tip: The Most Filling Foods

The best foods for losing fat are the ones that fill you up the most and keep hunger at bay. Here's the list.

Tip: One Dumbbell, Full-Body Strength

Build your shoulders and full-body strength with one exercise. Here's how.

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Tip: Squat Stance Deadlift with Eccentric Isometrics

Combine squat-stance deadlifts from a box with slow negatives and a pause to stimulate full-body hypertrophy. Start off by using 50-70% of your 1RM.

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: Strict Pause Pull-Ups

Get stronger by adding pauses to your pull-ups. Pause halfway up, at the top, and again halfway down.

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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.

Tip: Master Push-Ups With Frankenstein Holds

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

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Tip: The Landmine Complex

Ramp up your conditioning with this tough complex. Do 10 reps of: squat-to-presses, single-arm presses, single-leg RDLs, single-arm rows, and reverse lunges.

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: 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.

Tip: 7 Challenging New Ways to Build Your Chest

How to build your pecs with no bars, no dumbbells, and no machines.

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Tip: Do The Couch Stretch Correctly

This is a popular hip-opener, but just because it feels uncomfortable doesn't mean you're doing it right. Here's how to get the most out of it.

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Tip: Weighted Stair Climbs For Metcon

Grab some weight and hit the stairs for an intense metcon workout. Here are 5 ways to do it.

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Tip: The Over & Back Press for Shoulders

Make this partial range exercise last at least 60 seconds per set and you'll trigger new delt growth with constant tension.

Tip: The Right Way to Choose Foods

Four things you can do while grocery shopping to make sure you get the nutrients you need.

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Tip: The Chest and Triceps Tri-Set

Build muscle and boost your work capacity with this exercise combo.

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Tip: The Head-Off Chest Press

Build more strength and hit your pecs harder with this simple but challenging adjustment.

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Tip: The Kelso Shrug for Traps and Back

If you only do standing shrugs, you're missing a big part of your traps. Try this.