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Tip: Use a Band For This Glute Exercise

Improve your hip hinge and strengthen your butt with this simple move.

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Tip: The Most Outlawed Exercise

Don't let the fitness police keep you from doing this safe and proven strength-building lift.

Tip: Parkinson's Law and Effective Workouts

Know this law. Get better results from your training. Check it out.

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Tip: Heel-Elevated Step-Up

The vastus medialis muscle often lags behind in strength. Use this exercise to bring it up and prevent injuries.

Tip: 5 Foundational Steps to Training Success

Reaching your physique or performance goal is about more than sets, reps, and exercises. Here's how to get your mindset right.

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Tip: Zercher Squat with Zig-Zag Bar

The bar placement in the Zercher squat makes it a lot easier to activate the core and control the low back and pelvis. A straight bar without chains will work too.

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Tip: High Box Squat with Safety Bar

When you have knee or shoulder issues, this is a good alternative to a standard squat. This is the touch-and-go version with chains for overload at the top.

Tip: The Triple Dumbbell Press

No, not three dumbbells, dummy, but an overhead press performed with three different techniques without rest. Check it out.

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Tip: Treadmill Ab Wheel Roll

Yes, this is super weird. But it nails the transverse abdominis (the deep core muscle that's like a natural weight belt) and even the internal obliques.

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Tip: Reverse Lunge from Step

This knee-friendly variation is great for your quads, glutes, and hamstrings.

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Tip: Touch-And-Go Deadlift – Good Form

The key is that it's not a bounce; it's a one-second pause. Tension is maintained and the bar is lowered under control.

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Tip: Rear-Foot Elevated Split Squat from Step

Elevate the front foot with a step and go deep on this one. Rack grip shown, but you can also hold the dumbbells down at your sides.

Tip: Does Rep Tempo Really Matter?

Probably, but a new study says that we might be way overthinking it. Check it out.

Tip: Weighted Sleeping – The New Weight Training

Well, sort of. The weighted blanket trend is on the rise. Here's why you should consider it.

17 Not-So-Obvious Signs That Your Form Sucks

Everyone thinks they use great form. They don't. Here are some weird ways your body is telling you your form sucks.

Tip: The Missing Biceps Exercise

To maximize arm size, you need to add this biceps movement to your program.

Tip: Two Next-Level Delt Exercises

Here's how to make two staple shoulder exercises even better.

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Tip: Back Raise for Erectors

Strengthen your spinal erectors, get stronger in all the big lifts. Do 3 sets of 10-12 reps once a week using light weight.

Tip: Do This Before Heavy Squats

Fire up your central nervous system and recruit a monster amount of muscle fibers with this movement.

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Tip: Banded Good Morning

Ramp up this powerlifting accessory exercise with a band to add resistance at the waist and cue yourself to get the hips through. Great for glutes.

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Tip: 10 and 2 Stationary Lunge

Pretend you're standing on a clock and finish off leg day with 3 sets of 10 (each leg).

Tip: The Best Bench Press for Athletes

Close grip or traditional grip? If an athlete wants to transfer strength into power, here's what science says is the best choice.

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Tip: Alternating Eccentric Leg Curl

Force those hamstrings to grow! Lift with two legs, then overload the negative by lowering with one leg. Switch to both legs when you hit failure.

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Tip: Power Shrug

Here's a very effective exercise borrowed from Olympic lifting that'll build your upper traps.