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Back in the day, strongmen didn't have squat racks, but they did have crazy-strong cores. This is why, and it's still a good exercise today.

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Tip: The Reeves Deadlift

Build upper-back strength and improve your grip with this classic but almost forgotten exercise.

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Tip: Fat Dumbbell Lifts for Grip Strength

Old-school strongman did a lot of thick dumbbell lifts. Try them out with a fat grip attachment. The deadlift, clean & press, and snatch are good ones to start with.

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: 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.

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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: 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.

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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.

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Tip: The Best Lower-Body Primer

Turn on your central nervous system before lifting to unlock your strength potential and prevent injuries. Here's how.

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Tip: A Better Way to Build Triceps

Use submaximal isometrics to build better triceps. Hold your first rep isometrically, then do 8-12 regular reps.

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Tip: Extended Set One-Arm Rows

What to build muscle? Lift a heavy weight and keep the tension on the working muscles for an extended time. Here's how to do it with rows.

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Tip: Build Pecs & Core Strength With One Exercise

The one-arm dumbbell bench press not only hits your chest, it helps you build core anti-rotation strength.

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Tip: Squat Star Complexes

Five exercises back-to-back using the same movement pattern. That's how you build strength and muscle fast. Here's an example.

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Tip: Deadlift Star Complexes

Star complexes build strength and muscle like nothing else. Here's how to do them.

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Tip: The Deadlift Jump For Power Development

Can't do a power clean in your lame gym? Try this.

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Tip: The Dumbbell Split Snatch

Build explosive power and test your athleticism with this Olympic lift variation you can do just about anywhere.

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Tip: The Best Grip Width for Pain-Free Benching

Does the front side of your shoulder hurt from bench pressing? Most likely your hand position is off. Here's how to fix it.

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Tip: The Mixed-Grip Deadlift Sucks

Sure, it'll help you pull more weight, but unless you're a competitive powerlifter and have to use it, it's best avoided. Here's why.

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Tip: Do The Couch Stretch Correctly

This is a popular hip-opener, but just because it feels uncomfortable doesn't mean you're doing it right. Here's how to get the most out of it.

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Tip: Weighted Stair Climbs For Metcon

Grab some weight and hit the stairs for an intense metcon workout. Here are 5 ways to do it.

Tip: The Right Way to Choose Foods

Four things you can do while grocery shopping to make sure you get the nutrients you need.

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Tip: Drive the Bus for Bigger Delts

This odd-looking exercise puts the whole deltoid group under constant tension and works angles that aren't normally trained.

Tip: The Food That Improves Your Thinking

Research shows that these foods may clear the cobwebs and improve your mental performance.

Tip: Boost Your Deadlift With This Exercise

If your deadlift gets stuck halfway up, this accessory exercise will help unstick it.