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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.

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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.

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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: Advanced Tactics for Advanced Deadlifters

To improve your deadlift, use a combo of strength-skill work and progressive range of motion training (PRM). Here's how.

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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.

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Tip: Box Squatting – An Overview

Just about everything you need to know about one of the best squat variations out there.

Tip: Stretching Does Not Prevent Injuries

Are you already as flexible as you need to be? Here's what science says.

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Tip: Triple Set for Delts

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

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.

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Tip: Multi-Contraction Drop Set

Turn on the pecs with this drop set to make subsequent pump work more effective.

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Tip: Cable Row with Pre-Set Iso-Hold

Build that back. Hold the first rep for 10 seconds, then knock out 8-10 reps.

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Tip: Intra-Set Load Contrast Set

To use this method, do one rep heavy (85-95% 1RM), then reduce the weight to 75% of 1RM and perform 7-10 reps.

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Tip: Dumbbell Pull-Across Plank

Crank up your plank with this tough variation.

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Tip: Lawnmower Back Extension

This exercise was designed to stretch the QL muscles (often tight from too much sitting), but also hits the gluteus medius at the top.

Tip: The Stability Ball is Overrated

Good rehab tool, not always a good strength training tool. Here's why.

Tip: An Easy Way to Portion Control

Like it or not, all diets come down to eating less. Here's a simple way to take control before meals.

Tip: Stop This!

Standing on an elevated surface has its place, but most people misuse this training method. Here's what they're getting wrong.

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Tip: Dips With Band

Adding a band to your dips not only increases the tension at the top, it'll also naturally bend you forward for better pec stimulation.

Tip: Seminar Syndrome – A Common Trainer Problem

It happens to coaches and trainers, and it can happen to you too.

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Tip: Ring Dips With Tempo Manipulation

Before you add more reps or more weight to your dips, first try tempo manipulation. Here's how.

Tip: Scars and Mobility – What You Don't Know

Got an old scar from an injury or surgery? Surprisingly, it can affect your mobility and athletic movement. Here's what to do.

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Tip: Row – Correct Range of Motion

Full ROM is good... usually. But most lifters carry it too far when it comes to the row, leading to problems.

Tip: Effective Male Contraception, Right Now

The new male pill works, but it chemically castrates you and makes you fat. There's a much better way to stop making babies.

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Certain foods will dramatically impact whether or not fat is stored or burned. In fact, they'll totally change how your brain works and disrupt your metabolism.