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Chain-press

Tip: The Chain Press

This is a great chest training alternative when your shoulders don't tolerate being loaded in the bottom position in a traditional bench press.

Tip: Do The Double Pause Squat

Fix your technique and turn up the time under tension with this brutal variation.

The 6 Skills of Intuitive Eating

You don't have to follow a strict diet to get lean. You don't have to follow a diet at all. Here's how to eat intuitively for the best results.

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Tip: Reverse Crunch, Correct Form

Using a tight, controlled range of motion (reducing any leg kicking) forces your abs to do more work.

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Tip: Hanging Leg Raise, Proper Form

For this exercise, a short range of motion is superior. If you knees/legs go too far down, it just becomes a hip flexor exercise.

Cable-side-bend

Tip: Cable Side Bend

People do this exercise with a dumbbell, but you'll get better results with an angled low cable.

Tip: Here's Why Your Deadlift Stinks

Deadlift stuck? Then you're probably missing one important thing. Here it is.

Tip: Do Plastic Bars Lead to Greater Gains?

Researchers study whether a new type of wobbly bar recruits more muscle than conventional steel bars.

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Tip: Double Band Hip Thrust

Get more butt stuff done with this variation of the hip thrust.

Tip: Fire Up Your CNS For Better Lifting

Do a couple of these drills before you lift and you'll get the best workout you've had this year.

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Tip: Lateral Band Walk (Band Around Feet)

For more gluteal activation, place the band around the feet.

Tip: Always Do This Before You Deadlift

These two simple cues will help you lift more weight and do it safely.

Tip: Do This Before Every Upper-Body Workout

This simple drill will get your chest, back, and shoulders ready for the heavy stuff. Check it out.

One-and-one-fourth-squat

Tip: One and One-Fourth Squat

This is a great technique if your main goal is hypertrophy. Make each set last 30-40 seconds.

Tip: Avoid Broken Paperclip Syndrome

Here's a simple way to remember to add some variety to your training.

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Tip: Paused Squat, Dimitri Klokov

Paused squats are effective for developing absolute strength. Here's Dimitri Klokov performing them with an ungodly amount of weight.

Tip: Deadlift – Tripods vs. Elf Slippers

Not many lifters think about the bottoms of their feet when they pull big weights. They should. Here's why.

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Tip: Triple Set for Delts

Use heavy, moderate, and band resistance to build strong, healthy shoulders.

Tip: Gains Stopped? Do Less, Not More

A new study shows the shocking effects of overtraining. Check this out.

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Tip: Squeeze Press & Flye Combo

This complex starts with the squeeze press. Ideally, use hex dumbbells since you need to squeeze them together hard. Then move on to regular flyes.

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Tip: Kettlebell Flyes and Presses

Use kettlebells for this complex, which includes two types of flyes and one press.

Tip: The Rep Rules for Big Compound Lifts

Here's how to get the most results from the biggest, baddest exercises.

Press-medley

Tip: Press Medley

This medley will blow up your pecs in only one set.

Tip: The Main Stretch You Need to Move Better

This stretch helps with just about everything. It even helps you activate and train your glutes more effectively.