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The-modified-pike

Tip: The Modified Pike

Place your elbows on a bench and allow a bit of bending in the knees for better activation and results.

Tip: Play the Long Game

The smart lifter's approach to training and nutrition programs.

Tip: Look Worse to Look Better

No, you don't have to gain a ton of fat to build muscle, but you do need to be realistic. Here's a little reality check.

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Tip: Overhead Barbell Wrist Roller

The bench press and the overhead press require strong forearms and stable wrists. This bodyweight exercise helps with both.

Tip: An Inconvenient Truth About Your Diet

Just about any body composition problem you have is a diet problem, not a training problem. Here's why that's a tough pill to swallow.

Tip: Should You Do a Show?

Ready to get nearly naked and step onto the competitive stage? Probably not. Here's why.

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Tip: Standing Neck Supported Barbell Shrug

Shrugs are great, but most lifters only do them vertically. They can also be done horizontally to hit different areas of the traps and back.

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Tip: Iso-Dynamic Alternating Incline Row

Build more muscle by holding the top dumbbell isometrically between reps.

Tip: The New Cardio – Steady State Lifting

Bored of steady state cardio? Tired of HIIT? Try steady state weight lifting to lose fat. Here's how to do it.

Iso-dynamic-alternating-bench-press

Tip: Iso-Dynamic Alternating Bench Press

Keep tension on the down side by not lowering all the way. This will increase muscle activation and create the occlusion effect for hypertrophy.

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Tip: The Touch-and-Go Box Squat

Unlike the regular box squat, this variation has you tapping the box with your glutes, but not sitting, keeping the hip extensors engaged.

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Tip: Ball False-Grip Drill

Master the false grip to master the muscle-up and other moves. This is also a great way to strengthen your forearms.

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Tip: Hip Mobility Montage

Everyone needs more hip mobility, especially lifters. Here are several ways to get it.

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Tip: Standing One-Arm Cable Press

This is a great exercise, and it's even better if you learn how to do it with heavy loads. Here's what you need to know.

Tip: The Craziest Looking Grip Strength Exercise

Looks weird, but it's great for crushing strength and forearm size.

Tip: Are You Dedicated or Disturbed?

Training hard is awesome. Controlling your diet to get the body you want is awesome. But things can get out of hand fast. Here's how.

Banded-supine-row

Tip: Banded Supine Row

Improve your form and movement mechanics on all rowing exercises with this teaching exercise. Bonus: It boosts your bench press by teaching you lat engagement.

Tip: Fitness Gone Too Far

When does lifting, dieting, and competition go from healthy to detrimental? Well, here are a few signs.

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Tip: Rounded Thoracic RDL

This accessory exercise for the deadlift will strengthen your spinal erectors. This helps you to deadlift heavier while keeping your spine stable and safe.

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Tip: Fix Your Power Clean with Altitude Landings

Here's how to use altitude landings to find the right stance for the power clean and perfect your form.

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Tip: Supine Stir the Pot

This spine-friendly variation of the stir-the-pot exercise (normally done on a stability ball) fires up those deep core muscles often missed by most ab exercises.

Tip: Willpower is Skillpower

Here's what every lifter, dieter, and athlete needs to know about the Law of Psychic Entropy.

Tip: The Law of Metabolic Individuality

You are metabolically unique. Here's why that's important when it comes to diet and fat loss strategies.

Tip: Don't Fall Prey To This Medical Mistake

It's highly likely that lifters will mistakenly be diagnosed with high blood pressure. Here's why.