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Tip: Cable Side Bend

People do this exercise with a dumbbell, but you'll get better results with an angled low cable.

Tip: Here's Why Your Deadlift Stinks

Deadlift stuck? Then you're probably missing one important thing. Here it is.

Tip: Fire Up Your CNS For Better Lifting

Do a couple of these drills before you lift and you'll get the best workout you've had this year.

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Tip: Lateral Band Walk (Band Around Feet)

For more gluteal activation, place the band around the feet.

Tip: Always Do This Before You Deadlift

These two simple cues will help you lift more weight and do it safely.

Tip: Do This Before Every Upper-Body Workout

This simple drill will get your chest, back, and shoulders ready for the heavy stuff. Check it out.

Tip: Avoid Broken Paperclip Syndrome

Here's a simple way to remember to add some variety to your training.

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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.

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.

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Tip: Squeeze Press & Flye Combo

This complex starts with the squeeze press. Ideally, use hex dumbbells since you need to squeeze them together hard. Then move on to regular flyes.

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Tip: Kettlebell Flyes and Presses

Use kettlebells for this complex, which includes two types of flyes and one press.

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: Bench Thoracic Spine Mobilization

Most heavy lifters need better thoracic spine mobility. Here's one way to get it, while also stretching your lats and triceps.

Tip: 3 Ways to Master the Mind-Muscle Connection

Get more muscle growth with internal focus of attention. Here's how.

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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.

Tip: Bodyweight, Grip Width, and Bench Press

Here are two tips guaranteed to boost your bench press.

Tip: Do You Have a Hidden Infection?

Oral health is linked to overall health. If your gums bleed when brushing, bacteria and inflammation could be shortening your life. Here's how to kill it.

Tip: Make the Bench a Better Chest Builder

The bench press is great for overall strength, but not a great pec builder... unless you use these two tricks.

Tip: Fix Your Posture, Relieve Your Back Pain

Strengthen your core, improve your posture, and make your back feel awesome with one exercise. Check it out here.

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Tip: Dumbbell Spider Curl with Push

Make the spider curl even better: push the dumbbells together for a harder contraction. Once fatigued, move the elbows back to extend the set.

Training Programs Are For Newbies

Following a program isn't realistic or even smart for many experienced lifters. At a certain point, you'll probably want to go “program-free.” Here's how.

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: Seminar Syndrome – A Common Trainer Problem

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