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Tip: Altitude Landings to Improve Squatting Mechanics

With the squat, you want to break from the knees and hips at the same time. This plyo drill can teach the correct movement pattern and fix bad patterns.

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Tip: Pistol Squat From the Bottom Up

Ramp up the difficulty of the pistol squat with this variation.

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Tip: Pistol Squat with Suspension Straps

Trying to hit a full pistol squat but having trouble? Use this regression, then progress by using the straps as little as possible.

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Tip: Neutral Grip Single-Arm Dumbbell Bench Press

If you can bench press two 90 pound dumbbells, you should be able to single-arm bench press a 90 pound dumbbell. If not, your core is too weak.

Tip: The Fat That Makes You Smarter

Studies agree that excess body fat lowers intelligence, but eating a certain kind of fat can increase it. Info here.

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Tip: Push-Up Fallouts

Are you good at ab wheel rollouts? Then ramp up your core work with this exercise.

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Tip: Floor Pressing 101

Use this accessory exercise if you're having trouble locking out your standard bench press.

Tip: Don't Lose Muscle While Dieting

If you don't eat a certain amount of protein while dieting, you'll lose as much muscle as fat. Here's how many grams to shoot for.

Tip: Two Quick Tips for Better Benching

Remember these cues the next time you bench press and you'll get a better workout.

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Tip: Ankle Mobility: Soft Tissue vs. Joint Restriction

If you have ankle mobility issues that affect your squat, you need to determine what kind of problem you have before treatment. Here's how to do it.

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Tip: Half-Kneeling Dorsiflexion Range of Motion Screen

Got an ugly squat? It could be your ankle mobility. Here's how to test it.

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Tip: Bottom-Up Bulgarian Split Squat

To get results from this exercise, you must build a stable base. One way to do that is with the bottom-up variation. Here's how to do it.

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Tip: Corrective Complex, Pecs

Sequence these corrective drills in this order before your next chest day and get a better workout.

Tip: Pain vs. Discomfort vs. Progress

A smart lifter knows he has to get out of his comfort zone, but the wise lifter also knows to avoid pain. Here's the difference.

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Tip: Forearm Flexor Mechanical Drop Set

With the same weight, do 8-10 Zottman curls, then 8-10 hammer curls, and finish with 8-10 alternating dumbbell curls.

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Tip: Stability Ball Ab Rollout

No ab wheel? No problem. Just use a stability ball. Also works great as a regressive exercise if the standard ab rollout is too tough for you.

Tip: Track Your Results or You Won't Get Results

Newbies and lifters who can't make gains anymore have something in common. Take a look.

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Tip: Half Sit-Up Overhead Press

Lean back until the abs engage and perform overhead presses. This will really bring up your core strength.

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Tip: Half Sit-Up Flye

Strengthen your core and get some isolation work for your pecs at the same time with this unique movement.

Tip: 4 Foam Roller Drills For Heavy Pressers

These upper body drills will get you ready to press heavy. Check 'em out.

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Tip: Alternating Dumbbell Press, From Bottom

Tension builds muscle and this variation provides a lot of tension on the pecs. Be sure the dumbbell held at the bottom doesn't rest against the body.

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Tip: Reverse Lunge With a Hold

This variation hits the glutes and hams hard, and it's more knee-friendly than the forward lunge. Add an isometric hold on the last rep.

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Tip: Incline Kettlebell Skull Crusher

Using 120 percent of your 1RM skull crusher, lower the KBs slowly, switch angles to an incline press, and press back to the top.

Tip: Everything Works, But Only For So Long

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