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Tip: The Zercher Shrug

Stay upright and avoid bouncing to make this a very effective shrug variation.

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Tip: Band Dislocates with Wrap-Arounds

Regular dislocates are popular for warming-up. Add two wrap-arounds to get the most benefits. Here's how.

Tip: 4 Technique Fixers for Strength Gains

There's nothing dumber than trying to get stronger without first getting your technique right. Follow these handy guidelines.

Tip: The Ultimate Shoulder Warm-Up

Grab a light band and run through this clever drill. Your shoulders will feel amazing and you'll be ready to smash the heavy weights.

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Tip: Dumbbell Rollovers

Boost your bench press by strengthening your triceps with this exercise. It's also a great way to hit triceps without irritating your elbows.

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Tip: Banded Trap Bar Shrugs

Using the wider, neutral grip provided by the trap bar allows for a better contraction. Add bands and hold the top position for 2 seconds.

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Tip: Unrack the Bar Right

No spotter? These simple tips will allow you to use more weight and stay safe on the bench press.

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Tip: Iso-Dynamic Lateral Raise

This is challenging, and it'll trigger new shoulder growth by increasing the time under tension.

The 4 Kinds of Steroid Users

Not all steroid users are meathead stereotypes... but some of them sure are. Do you know anyone on this list?

Tip: The False-Grip Overhead Press

A thumbless grip can help you prevent or work around shoulder issues. Here's how to do it safely and effectively.

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Tip: Band Front Raise and Pull Apart

This comprehensive exercise hits the shoulder musculature several different ways.

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Tip: Kettlebell Shoulder-to-Shoulder Press

Also called the lumberjack press, this exercise will light up your delts and challenge your core.

Tip: 5 Damn Good Reasons to Use This Spice

It's been under our noses the whole time.

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Tip: Accentuated Crunches on the Bench

Resistances plus eccentric loading: this advanced exercise will hit your abs in whole new way.

Tip: A Simple Mobility Drill for Healthy Shoulders

Do this easy drill daily to fix up your grouchy shoulders and prevent lifting injuries.

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Tip: 3 Jumps for an Explosive Squat

Accelerate through your sticking points. Master these three jumps.

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Tip: Overhead Press From Pins

This variation of the press has you starting from a dead-stop every rep. Great for strength gains and working on weak points in the range of motion.

Tip: For Big Pecs, Do This After Bench Pressing

The barbell bench press is great, but it's not that great at targeting the pecs. Add these two exercises to chest day to really grow.

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Tip: The Rack Pull

This is a great accessory exercise to strengthen your deadlift. Or use it for building your upper back and traps.

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Tip: Movement Prep for Olympic Lifting

After your mobility and stability work, use these drills to improve your Olympic lifting technique.

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Tip: The Top-Half Squat

This bottom-up squat is great for training the midrange or lockout of the squat if that's your sticking point. It's also a great quad builder.

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Tip: Activation Drills for Olympic Lifting

After your mobility work, activate your glutes, shoulders, and trunk for better Olympic lifting.

Tip: Machines for Functional Fitness?

Sure, free weights are generally better, but not for everything. Even CrossFitters can benefit from them. Here's how.

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Tip: Mobility Drills for Olympic Lifting

Do this before your next O-lift session for better range of motion and safer lifts.