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Tip: The Block Pull

Use this supplemental lift to strengthen your deadlift if you always miss from the floor. Pull off 3-4 inch blocks.

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Tip: Plank Walk Sled Drags

Using a pair of sliders, first try a walking plank. To progress, drag a weight plate with your feet. Feeling like a badass? Attach a weighted sled.

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Tip: 3 Exercise Shoulder Circuit

Perform 3 sets x 10-15 reps each of front raise, lateral raise, and bentover rear lateral raise. No rest between exercises.

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Tip: Floor Pressing 101

Use this accessory exercise if you're having trouble locking out your standard bench press.

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Tip: Seated Cable Row, Shoulder Position

The best cue is to keep your shoulder blades back and down. The first few reps show the incorrect position. In the last few reps, the shoulder are back and down.

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Tip: Cable Superset for Forearms

Want bigger forearms? Try this continuous tension superset for four sets.

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Tip: Cambered Bar Row

For greater range of motion in the contracted position, try a cambered bar.

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Tip: Smith Machine Dead-Stop Barbell Row

This Smith machine has its uses, like with this dead-stop drop set for back.

Tip: Don't Lose Muscle While Dieting

If you don't eat a certain amount of protein while dieting, you'll lose as much muscle as fat. Here's how many grams to shoot for.

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Tip: Mobilize Ankle Joints With End Range Oscillations

If your restricted ankle issues stem from joint mobility problems, foam rolling and stretching won't help. This will.

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Tip: Soft Tissue Techniques For The Calves

If you have squat-wrecking ankle mobility issues that are soft tissue related, try this.

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Tip: Ankle Mobility: Soft Tissue vs. Joint Restriction

If you have ankle mobility issues that affect your squat, you need to determine what kind of problem you have before treatment. Here's how to do it.

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Tip: Half-Kneeling Dorsiflexion Range of Motion Screen

Got an ugly squat? It could be your ankle mobility. Here's how to test it.

Tip: The Descending Set Bench Press Workout

Train for strength and hypertrophy in the same workout. Here's how.

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Tip: Upper Body Sled Pull Variations

It's not just for legs and lungs. Try these sled exercises for upper body activation.

Tip: The 100 Rep Pyramid

A new twist on a classic muscle-building method. Check it out.

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Tip: The Hollow Rock and Hollow Hold

Steal this challenging core movement from the world of gymnastics. Here are a few ways to do it.

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Tip: Corrective Complex, Calves

Sequence these corrective drills in this order and you'll get better results from each. Try it before your next lower body workout.

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Tip: Triceps French Press

This is a great exercise for triceps thickness, if you do it correctly. Here's how to get it right.

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Tip: Corrective Complex, Pecs

Sequence these corrective drills in this order before your next chest day and get a better workout.

Tip: Pain vs. Discomfort vs. Progress

A smart lifter knows he has to get out of his comfort zone, but the wise lifter also knows to avoid pain. Here's the difference.

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Tip: Anti-Rollouts

This resisted ab rollout variation, set up at a 45-degree angle to the band, trains anti-extension, anti-rotation, and anti-lateral flexion.

Tip: A New Way to Do Chest Dips

The pin dip variation will hit your pecs in a whole new way, plus it nails the traps and triceps. Check it out.