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Bodybuilding is the King of Functional Training

Some functional training zealots love to hate on bodybuilding-style lifting. But it's the MOST functional form of resistance training. Here's why.

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Tip: Slow Tempo Pull-Aparts for Reps

Slow down your reps and the pull-apart can become a muscle builder.

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Tip: Muscle Control Pull-Apart

A pull-apart to increase your bench press? Yes. Try this.

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Tip: Therapeutic Pull-Apart

Use this variation of the band pull-apart to reduce soreness and pain.

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Tip: Deadlift – Explosive Triple from Deficit

Sub-maximal explosive deadlifts for sets of 3-5 reps are sure to boost your conventional deadlift PR.

Tip: Pre-Stimulation Hamstring Training

Use this simple technique to build bigger, stronger hams.

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Tip: Good Mornings

This classic lift is great for posterior chain development for bodybuilders, and it'll help powerlifters boost their deadlift and squat PRs.

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Tip: The Swiss Ball Leg Curl

Looks easy. It's not! Try this instead of standard leg curls, or use it as a finisher.

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Tip: Bodyweight Triceps Extension

Finish off your triceps workouts with these. To keep the elbows happy, aim for the top of your head.

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Tip: Don't Cut Your Rest Periods Short

Short on time? Don't rest less between sets or you'll interfere with your gains. Try this instead.

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Tip: Elevate Your Deadlift

Here's how (and why) to use block pulls to boost your deadlift strength.

6 Changes Veteran Lifters Need to Make

If you're getting older, and we sure hope you are, you'll need to tweak how you train to keep the gains coming. Here's what to do.

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Tip: Stop Over-Cueing the Deadlift

Keep it simple and boost your deadlift numbers. Here's how.

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Tip: The Anderson or Pin Squat

Build your deadlift with this accessory movement.

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Tip: Get Your Weight Back on the Deadlift

Fix a common technique flaw fast with this simple but effective trick.

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Tip: The Peel-Back Technique for Better Deadlifts

Improve your form and get a mechanical advantage boost. Here's how.

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Tip: Get the Hips Through!

Can't lock out your deadlifts? Here's the cue you need.

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Tip: Copy and Paste to Be a Better Deadlifter

Most lifters' warm-up sets look very different than their working sets. That's a problem. Here's why.

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Tip: Use Squats to Build Your Deadlift Strength

You need quad strength to initiate a heavy pull. Here's how to get it.

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Tip: The Slow-Start Deadlift

Hips coming up too fast? Can't keep upper back tension? Here's the fix.

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Tip: Fix Your Technique with Paused Deadlifts

Clean up your form. Get stronger in your weakest range of motion. Smash your PR. Here's how.

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Tip: Medicine Ball or Weight Plate Side Lean

This is tougher than it looks. Add to the end of your ab training for all-around core strength.

Tip: Master the Double Kettlebell Deadlift

Jack up your deadlifting volume without jacking up your spine. Try this.