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Without moving your hips back and forth, get a good stretch in the lats, then pull the bar into the lower abs.

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Tip: The Dante Row

Combine lat isolation, a long range of motion, and a good stretch and you get this great row variation.

Tip: Try This For Bigger Traps

Got a bit of a pencil neck? This shrug variation will get your traps to explode in no time.

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Tip: Kettlebell Skater Squat

If squats are causing you pain right now, you can still train your legs. This exercise will load the spine less and still blow up your legs.

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Tip: Ring Suspension-Trainer Dip

Suspension dips are easier on your shoulders. As a bonus, you'll get a better pec contraction compared to bar dips.

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Tip: Olympic Deadlift

This is a hybrid between deadlifts and the traditional Olympic clean pull.

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Tip: One-Arm Dumbbell Incline Press

Master tension and build anti-rotation strength. Work up to 50 percent of bodyweight for 5-10 reps per side.

4 Cool Fixes For Awkward Exercises

Some exercises just don't fit your body type. Others are hard to set up. Here's how to make those awkward exercises work for you.

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Tip: One-Arm Push-Up

Test your upper-body strength in a new way and develop control and stability. Work up to doing at least 5 solid reps per side.

Tip: Solid Walk-Out, Solid Squat

Five things to pay attention to before you do your first rep.

Tip: The Jiggle Test

Here's how to know whether or not you could benefit from a cheat meal or refeed during your fat-loss diet.

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Tip: The Shoulder Push-Up

This push-back variation focuses more on your delts than your chest.

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Tip: Hands-Free Front Squat

This lift is a teaching tool. It helps you find the sweet spot for bar placement on regular front squats, and it teaches you to keep the elbows high.

Tip: Lifters Shouldn't Go Keto

Ketogenic diets might work for endurance athletes, but lifters might want to look elsewhere for a diet. Here's why.

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Tip: Posture and the Behind-the-Neck Press

Is it really a bad exercise? That depends on your posture and your overall training history.

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Tip: The Chain Press

This is a great chest training alternative when your shoulders don't tolerate being loaded in the bottom position in a traditional bench press.

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Tip: Hanging Leg Raise, Proper Form

For this exercise, a short range of motion is superior. If you knees/legs go too far down, it just becomes a hip flexor exercise.

Tip: Slow Down, Get Huge

Lower slowly to fix your form and up your gains. Here's why.

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Tip: Cable Side Bend

People do this exercise with a dumbbell, but you'll get better results with an angled low cable.

Tip: Fire Up Your CNS For Better Lifting

Do a couple of these drills before you lift and you'll get the best workout you've had this year.

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Tip: Lateral Band Walk (Band Around Feet)

For more gluteal activation, place the band around the feet.

Tip: Always Do This Before You Deadlift

These two simple cues will help you lift more weight and do it safely.

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Tip: One and One-Fourth Squat

This is a great technique if your main goal is hypertrophy. Make each set last 30-40 seconds.

Tip: Avoid Broken Paperclip Syndrome

Here's a simple way to remember to add some variety to your training.

Tip: Advanced Tactics for Advanced Deadlifters

To improve your deadlift, use a combo of strength-skill work and progressive range of motion training (PRM). Here's how.