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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.

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Tip: T-Spine Rotation Sequence

Increase mobility at the thoracic spine with these corrective drills.

Tip: The Glute and Ham Exercise You've Never Tried

Make this posterior chain staple work even better with this simple modification.

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Tip: Seated Leg Curl to Banded Stiff-Legged Dead

This pump-and-stretch superset is great for hamstring hypertrophy. As a bonus, it's also very back friendly.

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Tip: Inverted Face Pulls

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

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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.

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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.

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Tip: The Stability Ball Crunch

Keep tension on the abs at all times. If the ball moves, your abs aren't doing as much work.

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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.

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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.

Tip: Do the Chop & Lift for a Powerful Core

Use time under tension and these exercises to build core strength that transfers into real-world athleticism.

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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.

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Tip: The Rusin Shoulder Warm-Up

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

Blackburns

Tip: Blackburns

Strengthen your posterior chain and improve shoulder mobility with this unique exercise.

Seated-snatches

Tip: Seated Snatches

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

Tip: Do Your Workout Backwards

Tomorrow, do your workout as planned but reverse the order of the exercises. Here's why.

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Tip: Plank Chin-Ups

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

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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.

Tip: Master the Death Press

Add this exercise to your arsenal to build strong and stable shoulders.

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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.

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Tip: Straddle Hip Belt Squats

Think of this as a T-bar row, but for your legs. It will smoke your quads.

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Tip: Cable Hip Belt Squats

Looks odd, but it's brutal on the quads due to the constant tension, even at the top of the rep.

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Tip: Stability Ball Neck Bridges

Protect your neck. Here are some great exercises for athletes to build and strength the neck.

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There's a much better way to train the core and obliques. Take a look.

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Are you overtraining? That depends a lot on one important factor. Check it out.