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Do 8 real pull-ups. You need to be able to beat that basic relative strength test before worrying about direct arm work. Here's what strict really means.

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Tip: Bodyweight Curls

Looks easy, but it's surprisingly challenging, easy on the wrists, and a great biceps builder.

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Tip: The 3-Way Shoulder Finisher

Add this mechanical drop-set to the end of your upper-body workouts: reverse flyes, external rotations, face pulls. Do 6-10 reps each, no rest between, in that order.

Tip: Do You Meet These 5 Fitness Standards?

Can you do all five of these things? You should be able to. Check the list.

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Tip: Wide Grip Suspension Pull-Up

These not only build your lats and arms, they feel better if you have achy wrists or shoulders. Warning: They're tougher than regular pull-ups.

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Tip: Wide Suspended Dips

Try wide dips using rings or other suspension devices. It's extremely tough, but safer for achy shoulders. And it really builds your chest.

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Tip: The Fighter's Lunge

Step back with one leg. As you come back up, lift the dumbbell with the thigh: flex your hip and raise your knee just above a 90-degree angle with the floor.

Tip: 12 Minutes of Singles

Set a timer and ramp up your deadlifting volume with Sadiv sets. Here's how.

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Tip: Upright-Torso Lunge

If your goal with lunge variations is to build quads, keep your torso upright and take short steps. Tibia should be vertical.

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Tip: Banded Leg Curls With Toe Pointing

Build your stubborn hamstrings with two tricks: use a band to increase the intensity of the peak contraction, and point your toes on the negative.

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Tip: Supine Medball Reactive Throws

Build explosive upper-body power with this exercise.

Tip: Feel Better and Move Better in 3 Minutes

Six quick mobility drills and stretches to cap off your lifting session.

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Tip: Crossover Sled Drags

An athlete needs to develop power in every direction. This exercise develops side-to-side explosive power.

Tip: Scorch Your Triceps With This Exercise

Combine the best elements of rope pressdowns and straight bar pressdowns to create one hellacious exercise.

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Tip: Split Jerk Technique Breakdown

Thinking about adding some weightlifting to your program? Here's a quick overview of the split jerk.

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Tip: The Hang Snatch

The hang snatch is one of the best explosive power movements. Here's a quick breakdown.

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Tip: The Frog Jump

Part of Neural Charge Training, the frog jump involves the glutes and hamstrings, whereas a vertical jump is more pure quads.

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Tip: The Plank Press

This advanced plank variation will strengthen your core along with just about every muscle in your upper body. Give it a shot.

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Tip: The Star Pattern Pull-Apart

Add these to your warm-up: 2-3 sets, 4-6 reps in each direction before any upper body training. Your shoulders will feel great.

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Tip: The Steinborn Squat

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.

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.

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Tip: The Band-Resisted Overhead Press

NFL athlete Josh Hawkins uses this exercise to build overhead strength. Because of the bands, the resistance gets stronger as you near lockout.

Tip: Designer Drop Sets for Bigger Gains

Do drop sets that are targeted towards your muscle-fiber makeup. Here's how.

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.