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Tip: The New-Exercise-Only Week

Flex your programming muscles, make your joints feel better, and accelerate progress. Here's how.

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Tip: Improve Ankle Mobility

If foam rolling and stretching isn't improving your squat mobility, here's what to do instead.

Tip: The Intuitive Training Challenge

It's time to let your instincts take over, for a while at least. Ditch your workout plan and try this.

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Tip: Preacher Curl Supersetted With Dumbbell Curl

Do 8 reps on the preacher, then go straight into alternating curls, progressively increasing the number of reps until you hit 4 reps each side.

Tip: Avoid Habit Profiteers

If you're trying to lose fat, keep your distance from these things.

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Tip: Stability Ball Leg Curl + Reverse Sled Push

This is a great sequence to work around knee issues, and it's awesome for hypertrophy.

Tip: The Shoulder-Friendly Overhead Press

This challenging variation is easy on your cranky shoulders. Take a look.

Tip: A Sarcastic Look at Overly Complex Exercises

Is that new exercise worth doing? Sometimes. And sometimes not.

Tip: A Crazy Exercise That Actually Works

Some exercises are goofy looking and don't work very well. But some goofy-looking exercises are very effective. This is one of them.

Tip: Mix Things Up with this Deadlift Variation

Here's a new way to deadlift that really nails the glutes and quads.

Tip: The Smart Way to Prepare Your Veggies

Eat your vegetables they say. But what if veggies just make you bloated and cause digestion issues? Here are some tips.

Uncomplicated Barbell Strength

Want to boost your big three? Use CAT squats, T-shirt benches, and paused deads. Here's how.

Tip: A Strange Way to Build a Rock-Solid Core

It looks like an overhead press, but it's really one of the most brutal core exercises you can do. Check it out.

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Tip: Cable Plank Press

If you can hold a plank for longer than 10 seconds, you've outgrown the exercise. Progress it with this resisted variation.

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Tip: Banded Single-Leg Romanian Deadlift

Add bands to this booty builder to get even better results.

Tip: A Better Back Extension

Good exercise to hit your hams and glutes, but there's a way to make it even better. Check this out.

Tip: An Unconventional Way to Improve Your Pull-Ups

Do more pull-ups and do them with more weight strapped to your body. How? Use this cool training method.

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Tip: The Two-Rope Face Pull

Got long arms or a very thick upper body? You'll get better rotation, a better contraction, and better results with this variation.

Tip: Soft Tissue Work for Heavy Bench Pressers

Use this simple technique to prevent overuse injuries and ease your elbow pain.

Tip: The Case for Smith Machine Squats

If your main goal is building big quads, then it's perfectly fine (and perfectly safe) to use the Smith machine. Here's why.

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Tip: Dumbbell Turkish Get-Up

Get-ups are great for improving stability, core strength, and mobility, and you don't have to have a kettlebell to do them.

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Tip: Hanging Leg Raise (Modified)

In this big/tall guy version of the leg raise, use bent elbows, tuck the knees, and lever from the shoulder joint.

Tip: The Real Science of Leg Extensions

Leg extensions are bad, right? Dangerous and useless? Well, not so fast. Here's the science.

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Tip: Straight-Leg Bridges

Brace the trunk, engage the glutes and hams, and hit full hip extension on each raise.