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I too have my own version of the seven percent solution, only it has nothing to do with illegal opiates. Instead, it has to do with rep schemes. I call it my Five Percent Solution.

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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: Agonist Superset: Chin-Up and Curl

Jack up the metabolic and muscular damage, jack up your biceps growth. Try this superset.

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Tip: Elevate Your Deadlift

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

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Tip: The Deadlift – How to Add Bands

Accommodating resistance is a great way to add variety to your training, and it's a great way to take advantage of the strength curve.

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Tip: Engage the Lats for a Better Deadlift

Lift heavier and keep your lower back safe by correcting a common technique flaw. Here's how.

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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.

Tip: Big ROM, Bigger Gains

Here's why range of motion is so important for gaining muscle mass. Do your favorite exercises pass the test?

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Tip: Conventional Deadlift – Find Your Best Stance

Here's a simple way to find your best stance for heavy pulls.

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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: The Reverse Deadlift

Improve your regular deadlift by starting from the top of the lift. Here's how.

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Tip: The Slow-Start Deadlift

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

Tip: Specialization Cycles for Stubborn Muscles

Past the newbie stage, it's tough to improve every muscle group or lift at the same time. Here are some simple rules for specialization programs.

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Tip: Tight Cable Torso Rotation with Hip Shift

This dynamic variation of the cable check is great for athletes, producing high levels of power and strength.

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Tip: Stability Ball Side Crunch

Build all-around core strength with this move.

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Tip: Stability Ball Reverse Crunch

Eliminate momentum and get a stretch at the bottom to really make this ab exercise work well.

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Tip: Stability Ball Plate Crunch

To build your abs, you need to add resistance, just like every other muscle group. Here's a great way to do it.

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Tip: Incline Cable Lateral Raise

Nail those shoulder-widening medial delts with this exercise.

Tip: Make Your Core Work More Effective

Name your favorite ab exercise performed on the floor. Got it? Now, here's a clever way to make it even better.

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Tip: Reverse Flye with External Rotation

Make this rear-delt exercise even better by rotating your hands at the finish.