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Tip: Do Ball Slams Before You Lift

Ball slams will help you recruit more muscle fibers. This means you'll be able to go heavier and build more muscle during your regular weight training.

Tip: It's Lifting. Not a Nursery Rhyme.

Train insane or remain the same? Makes a catchy slogan, but it's ultimately a dumb idea. Here's why.

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Tip: The Bodyweight Triceps Extension

Blast those puny triceps and strengthen your core with one exercise.

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Tip: The Super Slow Chin-Up

Build your grip strength, forearms, and biceps with only one rep of this move. Check it out.

Tip: Build Better Lats With Cables

In this case, a machine is better than free weights. Check this out.

Tip: Do This First, Trigger More Muscle Growth

Tap into Type II muscle fibers first in your workout and turn on growth. Here's how to do it.

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Tip: The Front Squat & Deadlift Challenge

Want to get in your cardio? Skip the treadmill and get in the squat rack instead.

Tip: You're Doing This Stretch Wrong

Great stretch for tight hips, but easy to do wrong. Here's how to do it right.

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Tip: Do Fall-Outs for Core Strength

Nail your abs and upper body with fall-outs. Here's how.

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Tip: Build Wide Delts with the Iso-Dynamic Lateral Raise

Finish off your shoulder workout with this effective (but painful) exercise technique.

Tip: A Simple Trick for Better Forearms

Do your wrist curls like this for Popeye forearms.

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Tip: The Tempo Manipulation Shoulder Blast

Amit Sapir, world record holding powerlifter and pro bodybuilder, shows you his favorite way to build delts.

This Is Why You're Not Jacked

If you want to build muscle, you have to turn on your mind-muscle connection. Here are 5 training strategies that do it.

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Tip: The Double-Duty Chin-Up

The kneeling rest-pause chin-up builds explosiveness and helps you perfect your form on regular chin-ups. Here's how to do it.

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Tip: Master the Single-Arm Bench Press

Strengthen your core and boost your barbell bench press with this exercise.

Tip: The Key to Strong and Healthy Shoulders

Follow these two steps and you'll not only build strong delts, you'll keep them healthy.

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Tip: Warm-Up With Multi-Directional Plate Lunges

This warm-up drill will make your hips and joints feel awesome and it'll prepare your muscles for the big lifts.

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Tip: Slow Calf Raises for Fast Growth

Calves won't grow? You're probably going too fast. Hold the bottom position for around 5 seconds and the top for 3.

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Tip: Try the Iso-Dynamic Contrast Curl

Stimulate new biceps growth by holding the weight at 90 degrees for 20 seconds, then performing curls until failure.

Tip: The Raise & Hold For Big Shoulders

The growth begins when the burn kicks in! Try this scorching superset for better delts.

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Tip: Add a Band To Your Preacher Curl

Add accommodating resistance to curls for new growth. Get a band and angle it so it provides maximum resistance at the top of the movement.

Tip: The Full-Body Bench Press

Want to build more pressing power and overall strength? Flip your bench. Check this out.

Tip: Do This During Meals to Improve Body Comp

Make this simple change to the way you approach meals and start to gain more muscle and whittle away fat.

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Tip: Master the Sliding Lunge

Use this technique to make your regular barbell and dumbbell lunges work even better.