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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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Skip the dumbbells for lateral raises and try this instead.

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Tip: Off-Bench Oblique Hold with Pulse

There's more to core training than crunches. Try this anti-lateral flexion exercise.

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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: The Hack Squat Drop Set

Building legs isn't just about going heavy, but also increasing the time under tension. Drop sets allow you to go heavy for longer sets. Here's how it's done.

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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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Add this to your training and boost your upper-body strength, core strength, and even your bench press PR.

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Tip: Kyphosis and Back Training

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Tip: Instantly Improve Your Squat

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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: Master the One-Armed Snatch

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Tip: The Best Grip Width for Pain-Free Benching

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Tip: Deadlift Right for Your Body Type

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Tip: The Mixed-Grip Deadlift Sucks

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Tip: Two Front Squat Problems, Solved

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Tip: Do The Couch Stretch Correctly

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Tip: Weighted Stair Climbs For Metcon

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Make this partial range exercise last at least 60 seconds per set and you'll trigger new delt growth with constant tension.