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Bulgarian-split-squat

Tip: A Better Bulgarian Split Squat

Instead of placing your back foot on a bench, use a surface that's mid-shin height. Much better for your lower back.

Tip: Total Arm Training

Nail your biceps with a mechanical drop set, then hit triceps the same way, then do forearms for a complete arm-building session.

Depth-jump-push-up-long-response

Tip: Depth Jump Push-Up, Long Response

Here's a plyometric exercise designed to boost your bench press.

Ab-mat-bench-press

Tip: Ab Mat Bench Press

Bench heavy even if your lower back is acting up. Just use an ab mat to support the natural curve of your spine.

Banded-face-pull-and-floor-press

Tip: Banded Face Pull and Floor Press

Shoulder pain when benching? Try this. Prime the upper back and rear delts with face pulls, then use the banded floor press.

Tip: Build Your Back With Bodyweight

Pull yourself up and build a huge back. Master your own bodyweight with this mechanical drop set.

Side-and-overhead-banded-pallof-press

Tip: Side and Overhead Banded Pallof Press

Add these anti-rotational exercises to your core training plan.

Medicine-ball-rotational-throw-drills

Tip: Medicine Ball Rotational Throw Drills

Prime the central nervous system and hone your rotational power-skill.

The-single-arm-bench-press

Tip: The Single-Arm Bench Press

To bench a lot of weight, you need full-body tension. This exercise helps you build it. Work toward getting 5 reps with 100 pounds.

T-spine-rotation-sequence

Tip: T-Spine Rotation Sequence

Increase mobility at the thoracic spine with these corrective drills.

Inverted-face-pulls

Tip: Inverted Face Pulls

This is the bodyweight version of the face pull. Great for posture, upper back size, and shoulder health.

Two-tips-for-better-pull-ups

Tip: Two Tips for Better Pull-Ups

Get more lat recruitment from chin-ups and pull-ups with these cues: 1. Chest to bar. 2. Squeeze a tennis ball between your shoulder blades.

The-eccentric-front-levers

Tip: The Eccentric Front Lever

Finish off your lats with 3 sets of 3-5 reps. Lower slowly and under control to trigger growth-inducing muscle damage.

Inverted-x-rows

Tip: Inverted X Rows

With this tougher variation of the inverted row, you'll get a massive contraction in the back muscles. Give it a shot.

Band-resisted-trap-bar-rows

Tip: Band-Resisted Trap Bar Rows

Adding bands to trap bar rows increases the tension at the top, frying your lats and upper back... in a good way.

Fly-away-ring-chin-ups

Tip: Fly Away Ring Chin-Ups

The subtle shift in hand and arm position on the lowering phase will crank up the challenge and the strength and muscle gains.

The-rusin-shoulder-warm-up

Tip: The Rusin Shoulder Warm-Up

Prepare your shoulders for heavy lifting with this tri-set.

Seated-snatches

Tip: Seated Snatches

Light up your traps and delts with this simplified variation of the barbell snatch.

Plank-chin-ups

Tip: Plank Chin-Ups

Good at chin-ups? Nice. Now try this. Keep your body straight and touch your sternum to the bar.

Tip: Build Your Back by Stretching Your Pecs

Do this drill before training your back. It'll fix those tight pecs which make it difficult to recruit your upper back muscles.

The-y-press

Tip: The Y Press

Hit those neglected lateral delts with this press variation. Note the change in hand position as you lift. Pause at the top for the best results.

The-5-angle-flye

Tip: The 5-Angle Flye

Nail every fiber of your chest with one exercise. Just change the angle once you fatigue in one position and extend the TUT.

Tip: Step Up and Compete

Studies show how competition allows you to achieve things you couldn't have otherwise. Check this out.

Tip: Squat This Far Down for Best Results

Looks like partials aren’t so bad after all. Here’s how and why you should start adding them to your squats.