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3 Popular Stretches That Suck

These stretches are common, but they often lead to even more painful problems. Here's what to do instead.

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Tip: Single-Arm Dumbbell Overhead Press

Not only is this a great exercise for delts, it'll also strengthen your obliques and abs. Try 4-5 sets of 5-8 reps for strength gains.

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Tip: 6 Reeves-Grip Trap Bar Exercises

Using a trap bar combined with the Reeves grip (holding the plates) puts you in a great position for training the traps, legs, back, and more.

Tip: Do Inclines With a Thumbless Grip

Shoulder pain when bench pressing? Don't stop benching, just try this variation.

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Tip: Kettlebell Shoulder-to-Shoulder Press

Also called the lumberjack press, this exercise will light up your delts and challenge your core.

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Tip: Inverted Sit-Ups and Squats

Two old-school exercises that are worth trying out. Check 'em out.

Tip: A Simple Mobility Drill for Healthy Shoulders

Do this easy drill daily to fix up your grouchy shoulders and prevent lifting injuries.

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Tip: Overhead Press From Pins

This variation of the press has you starting from a dead-stop every rep. Great for strength gains and working on weak points in the range of motion.

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Tip: The Rack Pull

This is a great accessory exercise to strengthen your deadlift. Or use it for building your upper back and traps.

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Tip: The Top-Half Squat

This bottom-up squat is great for training the midrange or lockout of the squat if that's your sticking point. It's also a great quad builder.

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Tip: Glute Bridge Pullover

This variation simulates a decline pullover (more range of motion) but with extra core engagement. NFL athlete Jarius Wynn demonstrates.

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Tip: Front Squat to Box

Nail your quads with this exercise. Be sure to pause 1-2 seconds on the box.

Tip: Skinny Guys with Fat Guy Problems

Those naturally lean guys who can eat anything without getting fat are still at risk of killer diseases. Here's the common food that's causing it.

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Tip: The Hardstyle Side Plank

Get better at bracing, get better at lifting. Think of this as the RKC version of the side plank.

Tip: Adrenal Fatigue is B.S.

Here's what you really have and how to fix it.

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Tip: Hand Walkouts

Train your core anywhere with this exercise. Add a weight vest to make it tougher. Do it from your knees if it's too difficult.

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Tip: Sliding Push-Up Reach

Nail your abs and strengthen your core with this unique exercise.

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Tip: Plank Walk Sled Drags

Using a pair of sliders, first try a walking plank. To progress, drag a weight plate with your feet. Feeling like a badass? Attach a weighted sled.

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Tip: Cable Superset for Forearms

Want bigger forearms? Try this continuous tension superset for four sets.

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Tip: Smith Machine Dead-Stop Barbell Row

This Smith machine has its uses, like with this dead-stop drop set for back.

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Tip: Bottom-Up Bulgarian Split Squat

To get results from this exercise, you must build a stable base. One way to do that is with the bottom-up variation. Here's how to do it.

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Tip: Upper Body Sled Pull Variations

It's not just for legs and lungs. Try these sled exercises for upper body activation.

Tip: Fix Your Core, Free Your Hips

Do this before lower body workouts and dramatically boost the training effect.

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Tip: Triceps French Press

This is a great exercise for triceps thickness, if you do it correctly. Here's how to get it right.