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Tip: Pinch Grip Strength

Strength athletes train their crushing grip strength, but often neglect pinch grip strength. Here are some new ways to train it.

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Tip: The Best Way to Do Flyes

Make this exercise work even better for pecs. Here's how.

Tip: A Better Way to Build Forearms

Wrist curls stress the tendons and don't work very well. Here's a better option.

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Tip: The Z Press

This lift can be used as a tool to train for strength and mobility, along with overall health of your muscles and joints.

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Tip: High-Step Wrist Rolling

The wrist roller is a proven grip and forearm builder. Ramp up the time under tension by standing on a step. Shoot for 30-60 seconds of constant tension.

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Tip: Jettison Lateral Raises

For wide delts, overload the top half of this exercise with bands. Or use dumbbells plus bands. Drop the bands upon failure to extend the set.

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Tip: The Chin-up/Push-Up Countdown Challenge

Alternate between chin-ups and push-ups, doing twice as many push-ups. Example: Start with 10 chins and 20 push-ups. Goal: 30 chins, 60 push-ups total.

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Tip: The Glute-Ham Raise

Lucky enough to have a glute-ham raise machine around? Awesome. Now use it correctly. Here's how.

Tip: The 5 Principles of Arm Training

Not many lifters follow all five of these... and maybe that's why big arms are pretty rare. Check out the list here.

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Tip: The Dorsiflex Weighted Dip

If you have trouble with proper form on dips, try this variation where you're forced to pull the toes up. It immediately fixes most form problems.

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Tip: Straight Bar Dips

This dip variation not only looks cool, it teaches you to perfect your form and prevent sag on regular dips. Hits your core too.

Tip: Carbs Aren't Essential But You Need Them

Here are the three things you need to know to get your carb intake just right.

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Tip: How to Do Chain Dips

Using chains for dips is not only a good way to add weight, the chains will actually teach proper form on regular dips.

Tip: The Truth About Catch-Up Sleep

Does sleeping in on weekends help you make up for poor weekday sleep? Or does it just make you fatter? Science has taken a look.

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Tip: Core-Engaged Dead Bug

The dead bug is a popular and surprisingly tough core exercise. Once you master it, ramp it up with this variation.

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Tip: The Right Way to Do Dips & Ring Dips

Do chest dips lead to injury? Yes, if you do them wrong. Here's a quick guide to doing them right.

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Tip: 300-Pound Clean Complex

This complex (a series of exercises using the same weight) consists of a 1 clean deadlift, 1 hang clean, 2 front squats, and a jerk.

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Tip: Heavy Snatch Complex

This complex (a continuous series of exercises using the same weight) consists of a deadlift, a snatch, two overhead squats, and a snatch balance.

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Tip: Flye, Push-Up Drop Set on Rings

For this mechanical drop set, you go from the hardest to easiest movement to match your fatigue level: wide flyes, bent-arm flyes, push-ups.

Tip: Build A Sufficient Base Of Strength

Even if you're just after a beach body, you need to build your foundation. Here are a few metrics to aim for.

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Tip: Chin-Up, Inverted Row Drop Set

This three-part mechanical drop will have your lats, upper back, and arms begging for mercy.

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Tip: 3-Second Paused Bench Press

Getting stuck at the bottom of your bench press? Use this technique to build bottom-up strength.

Tip: Build Your Sad Little Quads

This exercise is great for quad hypertrophy, if you do it right. And it's great for boosting squat and deadlift strength. Take a look.

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Tip: Deficit Deadlift with Farmer's Handles

Get stronger from the floor. This exercise combines deficit deadlifts (standing on a plate or platform) with farmers walk handles for a new stimulus.