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Tip: High Box Squat with Safety Bar

When you have knee or shoulder issues, this is a good alternative to a standard squat. This is the touch-and-go version with chains for overload at the top.

Tip: Pump the Hamstrings First on Leg Day

Believe it or not, this will make you a better squatter and make those cranky knees feel awesome. Here's why and how to do it.

Tip: The Triple Dumbbell Press

No, not three dumbbells, dummy, but an overhead press performed with three different techniques without rest. Check it out.

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Tip: Touch-And-Go Deadlift – Good Form

The key is that it's not a bounce; it's a one-second pause. Tension is maintained and the bar is lowered under control.

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Tip: Rear-Foot Elevated Split Squat from Step

Elevate the front foot with a step and go deep on this one. Rack grip shown, but you can also hold the dumbbells down at your sides.

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Tip: Avoid Kyphotic Posture

For hip hinge exercises like RDLs and deadlifts, watch out for this common mistake.

Tip: Hit Your Abs and Chest With One Exercise

All you need is big balls. Actually, just one big ball. Check it out.

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Tip: Prone Trap Raise

Fire up your neglected lower traps with this exercise. Do 4 sets of 12 reps.

Tip: Two Next-Level Delt Exercises

Here's how to make two staple shoulder exercises even better.

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Tip: Banded Good Morning

Ramp up this powerlifting accessory exercise with a band to add resistance at the waist and cue yourself to get the hips through. Great for glutes.

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Tip: 10 and 2 Stationary Lunge

Pretend you're standing on a clock and finish off leg day with 3 sets of 10 (each leg).

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Tip: Alternating Eccentric Leg Curl

Force those hamstrings to grow! Lift with two legs, then overload the negative by lowering with one leg. Switch to both legs when you hit failure.

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Tip: Power Shrug

Here's a very effective exercise borrowed from Olympic lifting that'll build your upper traps.

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Tip: The Single-Arm Plank

If you could only choose one exercise to train your core, it should be the single-arm plank.

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Tip: Machine Laterals With Assisted Negatives

For this intensity technique, do the concentric part of the exercise on your own, then have your training partner push down during the negative as you resist.

Tip: Do More Reps for Real Life Strength

Here's why everyone needs to add some higher-rep sets to their workouts.

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Tip: Pulldown Crunch

Blow out all your air on the way down and contract hard. Do 10-12 reps.

Tip: Get Ripped with the Proximity Effect

Whether your goal is fat loss or muscle gain, here's a simple trick to increase your odds and boost diet compliance.

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Tip: Over and Backs for Delts

Also called the Bradford press, this continuous tension movement is a great delt-day finisher.

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Tip: Plate Crunch

Abs respond better to weighted exercises, like this one, which is also called the prisoner crunch.

Tip: The Fishing Rod and the Hitch

Don't make these two deadlifting errors. Here's what they look like and how to fix them.

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Tip: Front Foot Elevated Split Squat

For more quad emphasis, try this split squat variation.

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Tip: Peterson Step-Up

Finish off leg day with these. Looks easy, but your quads will be on fire.

Tip: Scam – Grass-Fed, GH-Free Protein Powders

These expensive protein powders aren't giving you anything you won't get from non-grass fed, non-organic protein powders. Here's why.