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Tip: Progression Methods, T Nation Boot Camp

After one of our boot camp workouts, Coach Thibaudeau talked about several ways to progress in training.

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Tip: Inverted Rows – Drop Sets

Nail your upper back by taking the inverted row to the next level.

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Tip: Corrective Complex, Quads and Hip Flexors

Sequence these drills in this order before your next leg day and you'll have a better workout.

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Tip: Reciprocal Inhibition – A Better Way to Stretch Your Neck

Stop grabbing your neck and cranking your head to the side to stretch it. Here's a better way.

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Tip: Corrective Complex, Back

A corrective complex is where you find a restricted muscle, roll it, mobilize it, and then activate its antagonist. Here's one for your tight back.

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Tip: Movement Pattern Warm-Up: RDL, Lunge, Rotation

Train three of the foundational movements patterns by adding these drills into your warm-up.

Tip: This Vitamin Flat-Out Builds Muscle

The evidence is strong that it burns fat, too. Here's the science.

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Tip: Sumo-Stance Zercher Squat

Improve hip mobility and strength with this exercise.

Tip: The Case for Gym Selfies

They can get annoying to other people sometimes, but science says they can also help you get lean. Check it out.

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Tip: Neutral-Hip Nordic Hamstring Curl

Looks simple enough, but this is one of the toughest hamstring exercises there is.

Tip: Young vs. Old: Who Wins?

A surprising study looks at the recovery rates of 20-somethings vs. 40-somethings.

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Tip: Shoulder Rotations on the TRX

Warm up your shoulders and keep them mobile with this drill. Walk your feet out or elevate them to increase the challenge.

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Tip: The Power Curl

Set up like a deadlift and use the hips to drive the weight up to a standing position, then lower under control.

Tip: How to Lift Until You're 100

It takes an open mind and a big toolbox to keep progressing as an experienced lifter. Here's what you need to know.

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Tip: Band-Resisted Floor Press

Here's an easy way to add accommodating resistance to the floor press using only one band. Try it out and boost your bench press PR.

Tip: The Number One Thing That Needs to Change

The longer you've been lifting hard, the more this advice applies.

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Tip: Single-Arm Push Press with Accentuated Eccentric

Use an explosive dip and drive to power the dumbbell up, then take about 4 seconds to lower the weight.

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Tip: Split-Stance One-Arm Dumbbell Press

Build head-to-toe stability and balance along with strong, muscular shoulders. Do 3-4 sets of 8-12 reps with a slow tempo.

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Tip: Single-Arm Dumbbell Overhead Press

Not only is this a great exercise for delts, it'll also strengthen your obliques and abs. Try 4-5 sets of 5-8 reps for strength gains.

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Tip: Handcuff Drill

Improve your shoulder mobility with this drill.

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Tip: The Proper Box Jump

It's not about how high the box is. It's about how explosive you are from the ground.

Tip: Attack the Bar Violently

Build strength and set new personal records using compensatory acceleration training. Here's how.

Tip: The Biggest Mistake Lifters Make

If your main goal right now is to build strength, avoid this common mistake.

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Tip: Dumbbell Rollovers

Boost your bench press by strengthening your triceps with this exercise. It's also a great way to hit triceps without irritating your elbows.