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This advanced plank variation will strengthen your core along with just about every muscle in your upper body. Give it a shot.

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Tip: Alternating Overhead Iso Pull-Apart

Move slowly through 2-3 rounds of 5 reps on each side to prep the shoulder before your next pull-emphasized training day that involves things like pull-ups.

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Tip: The 3-Way Band Pull-Apart

Do 25-40 reps before rows and deadlifts to activate the entire posterior shoulder girdle and prepare your body for heavy pulls.

Tip: The Best Overall Deadlift Style

If you're deadlifting for overall physique development, which style is best for your goal? Answer here.

Tip: Train Outside

Get out of your comfort zone. Literally. Here's why you need to train outside and a few fun ways to do it.

Tip: 7 Ways to Improve Your Deadlift

Hit a new PR in about a month using these proven deadlift-boosting exercises.

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Tip: Finish Your Deadlift

Don't make this common mistake. Here's how to truly lock out your deadlift to get the most out of it.

Tip: Stop UTIs With This Herb

Urinary tract infections are painful, expensive to treat, and they can reoccur. Here's how to kill those bad bugs for good.

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Tip: The Band-Resisted Overhead Press

NFL athlete Josh Hawkins uses this exercise to build overhead strength. Because of the bands, the resistance gets stronger as you near lockout.

Tip: Designer Drop Sets for Bigger Gains

Do drop sets that are targeted towards your muscle-fiber makeup. Here's how.

Tip: An Awkward Way to Get Ripped

It's kinda odd, maybe even politically incorrect, but science says it works. Check it out.

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Tip: The Hammer Strength Romanian Deadlift

RDLs are great, but if you're after stronger glutes and hams, this Hammer Strength hack is even better.

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Tip: The Modified Jefferson Deadlift

The Jefferson deadlift is an old-school classic. Use this variation (staggered stance) to really nail your glutes and hamstrings.

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Tip: Rack Deadlift With Bands

Build your upper back and lats while strengthening the lockout on your conventional deadlifts.

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Tip: Do High-Tension Reps for Big Delts

With this partial/isolation superset method, do slow high-tension partials on one exercise followed immediately by an isolation exercise.

Tip: Lose Fat With a Timer

Get your stopwatch ready. This strategy will help you to eat only when hungry AND avoid overeating at mealtime.

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Tip: 2 Reps Slow, 2 Reps Fast

With the tempo-contrast method, different types of contractions recruit more muscle fibers. Do 2 reps slow (5 seconds up, 5 seconds down) then 2 fast reps. Do either 8 or 12 total reps per set.

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Tip: Batwing Sled Drags

Sled drags are great for quads, but you can also use them to get in some bonus back work by pulling your elbows down and back.

Tip: The Diet Food That Makes You Fat

What would happen if you ate nothing but processed diet foods for a month? This has been studied. The results are terrifying.

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Tip: Press Lockout from Pins for Triceps

For triceps thickness, you gotta hit the lateral head. A controlled, dead-stop, 8-10 inch press from pins will do it.

Tip: One Dumbbell, Full-Body Strength

Build your shoulders and full-body strength with one exercise. Here's how.

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Tip: Squat Stance Deadlift with Eccentric Isometrics

Combine squat-stance deadlifts from a box with slow negatives and a pause to stimulate full-body hypertrophy. Start off by using 50-70% of your 1RM.

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Tip: Set Up and Pull Your Deadlift Fast

The quick set-up allows you to take advantage of the stretch shortening cycle in your hip extensors. It takes practice, but it should become second nature and fast.

Tip: A Tougher, More Effective Way to Lunge

Looks a little crazy, but this variation reinforced good mechanics. Warning: It'll also leave you sore for days.

Tip: Build Your Delts and Grip With One Move

Skip the dumbbells for lateral raises and try this instead.