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Here's how to find the right balance between the big basics and exercise variety to stimulate fresh gains.

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Tip: Fine Tune Your Glute Training

You need more than squats and deadlifts. Add a couple of these glute-focused exercises into your program.

Lat-activation

Tip: Activate the Lats, Prevent Bar Drift

A simple lat activation drill that helps you prevent bar drift when deadlifting heavy.

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Tip: Isolateral Kettlebell Squat and Curl

Boost tension, cellular swelling, and create occlusion with this curl variation.

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Tip: Alternating Kettlebell Skull Crusher

Keep the arm that's not moving in the bottom position between reps. Lift your legs to increase neural drive and motor unit recruitment.

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Tip: Knee-Tap Single-Leg Squat

This is a less awkward and more natural variation of the pistol squat.

Tip: The Mirror is the Ultimate Judge

Forget about how much you weigh. Here are some better ways to track your progress.

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Tip: Inverted Row Modification

This variation places better emphasis on the lats.

Tip: Total Arm Training

Nail your biceps with a mechanical drop set, then hit triceps the same way, then do forearms for a complete arm-building session.

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Tip: 45-Degree Back Extension

Go heavy, keep your form tight, and this movement becomes one of the best deadlift assistance exercises.

Tip: Force Biceps Growth With This Exercise

These three changes in how you do curls will reignite your arm growth, guaranteed. Take a look.

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Tip: Banded Face Pull and Floor Press

Shoulder pain when benching? Try this. Prime the upper back and rear delts with face pulls, then use the banded floor press.

The 5 Most Common Programming Myths

How do you plan your training? These are the rules you'll hear most often, and here's why they're flawed.

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Tip: Medicine Ball Rotational Throw Drills

Prime the central nervous system and hone your rotational power-skill.

Tip: Metabolic Stress and TUT for Chest Growth

Add this mechanical drop set to your next chest workout. Yes, it's going to hurt.

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Tip: The Single-Arm Bench Press

To bench a lot of weight, you need full-body tension. This exercise helps you build it. Work toward getting 5 reps with 100 pounds.

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Tip: T-Spine Rotation Sequence

Increase mobility at the thoracic spine with these corrective drills.

Tip: The Glute and Ham Exercise You've Never Tried

Make this posterior chain staple work even better with this simple modification.

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Tip: Seated Leg Curl to Banded Stiff-Legged Dead

This pump-and-stretch superset is great for hamstring hypertrophy. As a bonus, it's also very back friendly.

Tip: 4 Challenging New Ways to Do Sit-Ups

Turn the sit-up into a full upper-body exercise with these tough new exercises.

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Tip: Inverted Face Pulls

This is the bodyweight version of the face pull. Great for posture, upper back size, and shoulder health.

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Tip: Two Tips for Better Pull-Ups

Get more lat recruitment from chin-ups and pull-ups with these cues: 1. Chest to bar. 2. Squeeze a tennis ball between your shoulder blades.

Tip: Eat Dirty, Smell Dirty

Your food choices can change how you smell. Here's what to eat, according to science, to produce sweat that attracts women.

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Tip: The Eccentric Front Lever

Finish off your lats with 3 sets of 3-5 reps. Lower slowly and under control to trigger growth-inducing muscle damage.