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Tip: The Zercher Squat

It's one of those things that only the REALLY dedicated lifters do. The Zercher squat is as effective as it is painful. Try it.

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Tip: The Medball Pull-up

Add a medicine ball to your pull-ups for load progression and to keep your form in check. Here's how.

The-wide-stance-box-squat

Tip: The Wide-Stance Box Squat

Target your hips and hams with this type of squat. It'll help you get out of the hole when you squat without a box.

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Tip: 3 Mobility Drills for Chest & Shoulders

Do these drills before you press or pull to alleviate upper body tension and tightness, and prevent injury.

The-sled-power-walk

Tip: The Sled Power Walk

Build and strengthen your entire posterior chain. Do this twice per week, 5 trips of 40 yards, bodyweight or close to it on the sled.

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Tip: The Cable Pullover Lat Finisher

After your big lifts, finish off your lats and get a good stretch with this exercise.

The-touch-and-go-deadlift

Tip: The Touch-and-Go Deadlift

Love deadlifts? Add this variation to your training. Here's how to do it and the benefits.

The-barbell-rollout-press-out

Tip: The Barbell Rollout Press-Out

As if ab rollouts weren't hard enough, here's how to ramp up the intensity and effectiveness one more notch.

Tip: Don't Max Out Unless You're a Powerlifter

The one-rep max is a great way to brag about how much you can lift. It's also unnecessary for most lifters. Here's why.

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Tip: Dead-Stop Trap Bar Press

The neutral handle angle makes the trap bar perfect for pressing. Try it dead-stop style: reset every rep from the pins.

Tip: Your Fitness Tracker Sucks

Is your smart watch or fitness band giving you accurate information? Here's the latest science.

Tip: 3 Load Maximizing Tactics

Injured or rehabbing? You can still make gains using these lifting strategies.

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Tip: Suspension Trainer Knee Tucks

Hook your feet into the straps of a suspension trainer and get in a push-up position. Bring your knees in to your stomach while lifting the hips and crunching your abs. Extend back out to a full push-up position.

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Tip: The Paused Deadlift

Adding pauses to your deadlift will strengthen weak points, improve technique, build muscle, and teach you to use your lats.

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Tip: One-Arm Dumbbell Snatch

From the hang, fire the dumbbell up. Drive through the heels, fully extending the hips. Drive the elbow high and catch it overhead with knees slightly bent.

Tip: The 5 Deadlift Commandments

Pull a ton of weight off the floor... or at least a whole lot more than you do now. Follow these rules.

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Tip: A New Strategy for Push-Ups

Add this simple technique fix to your push-ups and you'll get much better results.

Tip: Drink This Kind of Cow's Milk

Milk truly isn't good for some people. Now we know why.

Tip: Do the One-Arm Bench Hybrid

One part dumbbell bench press, one part glute activation, one part balancing act, and a little bit of headless horseman.

Tip: Fight Colon Cancer With This Food

A new study shows us once again how powerful food can be. And in this case, it's actually a delicious food.

The-3-way-shoulder-finisher

Tip: The 3-Way Shoulder Finisher

Add this mechanical drop-set to the end of your upper-body workouts: reverse flyes, external rotations, face pulls. Do 6-10 reps each, no rest between, in that order.

Wide-grip-suspension-pull-up

Tip: Wide Grip Suspension Pull-Up

These not only build your lats and arms, they feel better if you have achy wrists or shoulders. Warning: They're tougher than regular pull-ups.

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Tip: Wide Suspended Dips

Try wide dips using rings or other suspension devices. It's extremely tough, but safer for achy shoulders. And it really builds your chest.

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Tip: The Fighter's Lunge

Step back with one leg. As you come back up, lift the dumbbell with the thigh: flex your hip and raise your knee just above a 90-degree angle with the floor.