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6 Signs You Need to Change Exercises

Don't let yourself become immune to training. Here's how to tell when you need to change things up, plus some smart ways to do it.

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Tip: Alternating Kettlebell Skull Crusher

Keep the arm that's not moving in the bottom position between reps. Lift your legs to increase neural drive and motor unit recruitment.

Single-leg-squat

Tip: Knee-Tap Single-Leg Squat

This is a less awkward and more natural variation of the pistol squat.

Tip: The Mirror is the Ultimate Judge

Forget about how much you weigh. Here are some better ways to track your progress.

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Tip: Depth Jump Push-Up, Long Response

Here's a plyometric exercise designed to boost your bench press.

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Tip: Bulgarian Split Squat, Drop Set With Iso-Holds

Try this brutal leg training technique that painfully blends unilateral training, drop sets, and isometric holds.

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Tip: Ab Mat Bench Press

Bench heavy even if your lower back is acting up. Just use an ab mat to support the natural curve of your spine.

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Tip: Banded Face Pull and Floor Press

Shoulder pain when benching? Try this. Prime the upper back and rear delts with face pulls, then use the banded floor press.

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Tip: Side and Overhead Banded Pallof Press

Add these anti-rotational exercises to your core training plan.

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Tip: Medicine Ball Rotational Throw Drills

Prime the central nervous system and hone your rotational power-skill.

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Tip: The Single-Arm Bench Press

To bench a lot of weight, you need full-body tension. This exercise helps you build it. Work toward getting 5 reps with 100 pounds.

Tip: The Glute and Ham Exercise You've Never Tried

Make this posterior chain staple work even better with this simple modification.

Tip: 4 Challenging New Ways to Do Sit-Ups

Turn the sit-up into a full upper-body exercise with these tough new exercises.

Inverted-face-pulls

Tip: Inverted Face Pulls

This is the bodyweight version of the face pull. Great for posture, upper back size, and shoulder health.

Tip: Stop Blaming Fructose

Should we really be panicking about fructose? Check out the latest science here.

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Tip: Two Tips for Better Pull-Ups

Get more lat recruitment from chin-ups and pull-ups with these cues: 1. Chest to bar. 2. Squeeze a tennis ball between your shoulder blades.

Tip: Eat Dirty, Smell Dirty

Your food choices can change how you smell. Here's what to eat, according to science, to produce sweat that attracts women.

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Tip: The Eccentric Front Lever

Finish off your lats with 3 sets of 3-5 reps. Lower slowly and under control to trigger growth-inducing muscle damage.

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Tip: The Stability Ball Crunch

Keep tension on the abs at all times. If the ball moves, your abs aren't doing as much work.

Inverted-x-rows

Tip: Inverted X Rows

With this tougher variation of the inverted row, you'll get a massive contraction in the back muscles. Give it a shot.

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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.

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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.

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Tip: The Rusin Shoulder Warm-Up

Prepare your shoulders for heavy lifting with this tri-set.