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The floor press prevents over-stretching at the shoulder joint and eliminates an excessively stretched pec tendon at the transition point from eccentric to concentric, thereby eliminating much of the danger-zone for pec tears.

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Tip: Lateral Lunge Hold with Spinal Rotation

This targets the adductors, and it'll help you maintain a neutral lumbo-pelvic complex.

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Tip: Rope Pulldowns for Lats

Sit on the floor, get a full stretch of the lats, then pull with your elbows as far behind you as you can. Arch your low back and get your chest out.

Tip: Do You Have Social Jet Lag?

Almost everyone falls into this habit, and science says it can ruin your heart health. Here's what you need to know.

Tip: Close Your Eyes During Some Exercises

This little trick really helps you tune up your mind-muscle connection. Here's how it works.

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Tip: The Reverse Hyper

If you have access to this machine, you've got no excuse. Don't let your opportunity for posterior chain gains go to waste.

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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 10 Dumbest Motivational Sayings

You've heard them. You've seen the memes and T-shirts too. Here's why they're full of crap.

Build Your Abs With a Barbell

Eight challenging ways to build your abs and boost core strength. All you need is a barbell and a high pain tolerance.

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  • Tip: 3 Load Maximizing Tactics

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

    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: The Back Exercise Form Fixer

    Are you using bad form on back exercises without even realizing it? This little trick will fix that, and help you build a bigger back.

    Tip: Drink This Kind of Cow's Milk

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

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    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.

    Tip: 4 Extended Set Techniques for Size Gains

    Your set doesn't have to come to an end when you hit failure. Here's how to up the challenge and extend the set.

    Tip: Do This the Day After an Intense Workout

    Hard training shouldn't wreck you for days. Use these workouts to keep your strength high and your recovery brief.

    The New Chemicals That Make You Store Fat

    Obesogens are endocrine disrupters that change your body chemistry and make you fat. Here's where they're hiding and how to avoid them.

    Tip: Do Metabolic Finishers, EMOM Style

    Get your heart rate up for 10 to 20 minutes using EMOM. Here's how it works and why your body will love-hate it.

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    Tip: The Leaning Lunge

    A forward lean on lunges increases the recruitment of the glutes and hamstrings. The dumbbells should be on the side of the front foot in the bottom position.

    Tip: Two Ways to Train Abs with Bands

    Abs and obliques need resistance to get strong. Here are two exercises you can do anywhere.

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    Tip: The Plank Press

    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: A Better Way to Do Lateral Raises

    This method involves doing 5 reps followed by a 5-second hold at the top, then 4 reps with a 4-second hold, then 3, 2, and 1 in the same manner.

    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.

    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: 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.