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Tip: The Real Cause of Muscle Cramps

It's not dehydration. Here's the real problem and how to prevent it.

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Tip: Band-Resisted Trap Bar Rows

Adding bands to trap bar rows increases the tension at the top, frying your lats and upper back... in a good way.

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Tip: The Landmine Row

This is the supported variation of the Meadows row. Very effective and more back friendly.

Tip: Do the Chop & Lift for a Powerful Core

Use time under tension and these exercises to build core strength that transfers into real-world athleticism.

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Tip: Fly Away Ring Chin-Ups

The subtle shift in hand and arm position on the lowering phase will crank up the challenge and the strength and muscle gains.

Blackburns

Tip: Blackburns

Strengthen your posterior chain and improve shoulder mobility with this unique exercise.

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Tip: Seated Snatches

Light up your traps and delts with this simplified variation of the barbell snatch.

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Tip: Plank Chin-Ups

Good at chin-ups? Nice. Now try this. Keep your body straight and touch your sternum to the bar.

Tip: Build Your Back by Stretching Your Pecs

Do this drill before training your back. It'll fix those tight pecs which make it difficult to recruit your upper back muscles.

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Tip: The Y Press

Hit those neglected lateral delts with this press variation. Note the change in hand position as you lift. Pause at the top for the best results.

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Tip: The 5-Angle Flye

Nail every fiber of your chest with one exercise. Just change the angle once you fatigue in one position and extend the TUT.

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Tip: Pinwheel Curl

Also called the cross-body hammer curl, this neutral-grip exercise will hammer the brachialis, the muscle beneath the biceps, adding more size to your arms.

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Tip: Stability Ball Neck Bridges

Protect your neck. Here are some great exercises for athletes to build and strength the neck.

Tip: Ditch This Exercise

There's a much better way to train the core and obliques. Take a look.

Tip: What You Don't Know About Overtraining

Are you overtraining? That depends a lot on one important factor. Check it out.

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Tip: Cable Stack Wrist Roller

Attach a two-inch pipe to some webbing and a cable machine to really build your grip and forearms. The resistance increases as you roll.

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Tip: Power Rack Wrist Rolling

Get a pipe and make this yourself. Unlike a standard wrist roller, the rack version doesn't overtax your shoulders, just your grip and forearms.

Tip: A Better Way to Build Forearms

Wrist curls stress the tendons and don't work very well. Here's a better option.

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Tip: The Z Press

This lift can be used as a tool to train for strength and mobility, along with overall health of your muscles and joints.

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Tip: Improve Your Squat Mobility

Fix your ugly squat by squatting. Here's how.

Control-your-squat

Tip: Control Your Squat

Some lifters have great mobility, but low control when it comes to squats. Here's what they need to know.

Tip: A Better, Stricter Way to Barbell Row

Better results, less risk of injury. Try this unique and effective back exercise.

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Tip: Jettison Lateral Raises

For wide delts, overload the top half of this exercise with bands. Or use dumbbells plus bands. Drop the bands upon failure to extend the set.

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Tip: Overhead Press, Front Squat Challenge

Start with 10 presses and 20 front squats. On the next set, do as many presses as you can, then double that number for front squats. Continue until jacked.