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Tip: Suspension Trainer Knee Tucks

Hook your feet into the straps of a suspension trainer and get in a push-up position. Bring your knees in to your stomach while lifting the hips and crunching your abs. Extend back out to a full push-up position.

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Tip: Kneeling Cable Crunch

To really make these work, stretch your abs at the top of the movement and squeeze them as hard as possible at the bottom. Use a 3-4 second negative.

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Tip: The Paused Deadlift

Adding pauses to your deadlift will strengthen weak points, improve technique, build muscle, and teach you to use your lats.

Tip: The 5 Deadlift Commandments

Pull a ton of weight off the floor... or at least a whole lot more than you do now. Follow these rules.

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Tip: The Back Exercise Form Fixer

Are you using bad form on back exercises without even realizing it? This little trick will fix that, and help you build a bigger back.

Tip: Drink This Kind of Cow's Milk

Milk truly isn't good for some people. Now we know why.

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Tip: A Quick Warm-Up for Deadlifts & More

Prime your nervous system, boost performance, and increase joint health with this warm-up.

Tip: Build Better Pecs With Metabolic Stress

A simple, painful way to build a stubborn chest. Check it out.

Train Hard, Get Hurt, Keep Making Gains

Injured and worried about getting small and weak? Don't sweat it. Here's a plan that will allow you to keep making progress.

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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: 3 Movements For Better Squats

Do five round of these movements to warm up for a big squat or do them on off days for recovery.

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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.

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Tip: Rotational Lunge Swings

Challenge your strength and core stability in the elusive transverse plane with this exercise. Works with a kettlebell too.

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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.

Tip: Treat Light Weight Like It's Heavy

Use constant tension even when the load is light. You'll train your body to handle heavier weight and build muscle in the process. Here's how.

Tip: Make These Low Carb Brownies

Lowering your carbs doesn't have to mean eating nothing but meat. There's still room for brownies. These have 5 net carbs. Recipe here.

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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.