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

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Tip: Soft Tissue Work for Heavy Bench Pressers

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

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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.

Straight-leg-bridges

Tip: Straight-Leg Bridges

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

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Tip: Bear Dogs

Combine the bird dog pattern with a bear stance position and you get this awesome athletic move. Great for conditioning.

Tip: Inadequate Sleep and Thyroid Function

This should scare you into bed early.

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Tip: Stability Ball Cable Rotation

Here the stability ball acts as a cam, providing constant, equal tension. Try this instead of cable chops for core work.

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Tip: Heavy Renegade Row

Test your strength and stability by trying these with bodyweight. Example: A 200 pound man should be able to use a 100 pound dumbbell in each hand.

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Tip: Medicine Ball Slam, Proper Form

To do this correctly, resist forward flexion and stay more upright.

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Tip: Tension and the Paused Deadlift

This accessory lift teaches you to maintain tension, and it increases time under tension during most lifters' weakest phase of the deadlift.

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Tip: The Towel Pull-Up

This variation of the neutral-grip pull-up really nails your grip and forearms.

Tip: Infinity Singles for Big Triceps

The tri's respond best to heavy reps, but you have to be smart about it. Try this.

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Tip: Seated Cable Rows with Iso Holds

Do an isometric hold every third rep or so to produce greater muscle activation and stimulate size gains.

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Tip: One-And-A-Quarter Reps for Triceps

Go through a full range of motion, then a quarter of the range of motion. That's one rep.

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Tip: Reverse Bench Press

Also called the reverse inverted row, this odd-looking exercise boosts your bench press by teaching lat and upper back activation.

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Tip: Continuous-Tension Dumbbell Bench Press

Tension builds muscle. Stop your reps just short of lockout if your main goal is hypertrophy. It's a good finisher after your full ROM sets.

Tip: Fight Off Skin Cancer with this Cheap Drug

Sunscreen helps a little, but this stuff can ward off melanoma from the inside.

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Tip: Foam Roller Thoracic Spine Extension

An inflexible T-spine can lead to a host of problems. Get it moving right with this drill. Note the different arm positions.

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Tip: The Kettlebell Flye

The open grip and wrist position here allows for better pec isolation.

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Tip: Spiderman Walk with Thoracic Rotation

This simple drill takes care of a few different mobility issues.

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Tip: Cable/TRX Reverse Flye

Add a suspension trainer attachment to the cable machine to hit your back and rear delts in a new way.

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Tip: Standing Rotational Rope Row, Unilateral

Pittsburg Pirates outfielder, Austin Meadows, demonstrates this variation of the rope row. Note the hand rotation for more activation of the lats and upper back.

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Tip: The Low-Pulley Face Pull

Go light, be meticulous with your form, and focus on contracting all the small muscles working in your upper back and shoulders.

Tip: Another Great Reason to Drink Green Tea

It has tons of health and fat-burning benefits, but here's another reason you may want to cool off with iced green tea this summer.

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Tip: The High-Pulley Face Pull

Bring up your rear delts, rhomboids, and external rotators with this movement.