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Tip: Tri-Set for Lats, Triceps, and Core

Combine the lateral straight-arm pulldown, the triceps extension, and the high-to-low chop into one set.

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Tip: The Renegade Row

The compound exercise attacks a weak core, improves performance, and stimulates muscle growth. It also prevents injury and builds a rock-solid physique.

Tip: The Good and Bad of Bodybuilding

Competitive bodybuilding can bring out the best and worst in people. Here's something to think about.

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Tip: Compound Set Combo Curls

Do 4 sets of 15 reps. On the first 10 reps of a set, do normal curls. On the last 5 reps of each set, switch to hammer curls.

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Tip: The Child's Pose For Athletes

Improve upper back rotation and posture with this simple drill. Do 10 reps per side twice a day.

Tip: Fake Natties Are Unethical Losers

Time to call out those punks who can't handle playing by the rules.

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Tip: Press Outs for Abs

This variation of the ab rollout is intense because you spend more time in the toughest part of the movement.

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Tip: The Standing Barbell Rollout

A bar takes the ab rollout to the next level. Try a wide grip to hit the chest and shoulders as well as the abs. Have a super strong core? Narrow the grip.

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Tip: The Loaded Barbell Rollout

If you can do dozens of regular ab wheel rollouts, try this method for even better core strength.

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Tip: The Dead-Start Bench Press

Increase starting strength with this lift. Bring the bar down controlled and rest it for a half-second without letting the bar sink. Accelerate with as much force and speed as possible.

Tip: 3 Tips Newbies Don't Want to Hear

Fairly new to lifting? Here's some harsh advice you might not like, but you should definitely take to heart.

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Tip: The T-Spine Extension

This drill will help you with that slumped, kyphotic posture. Do about 10 reps in each position as often as you'd like.

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Tip: The X-Pulldown

This is a great shoulder-friendly back exercise. Start thumbs-down, finish thumbs-up.

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Tip: The Scrape The Rack Triceps Extension

Apply pressure against the rack throughout to really build the long head of the triceps.

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Tip: Prevent Pec Tears with the Floor Press

The floor press prevents over-stretching at the shoulder joint and eliminates an excessively stretched pec tendon at the transition point from eccentric to concentric, thereby eliminating much of the danger-zone for pec tears.

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Drink some every day and you may prevent sunburn and maybe even reverse sun damage. Details here.

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Tip: Bench Press Basics

A few set-up and executions reminders for a solid, safe bench press.

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Tip: The Zercher Squat

It's one of those things that only the REALLY dedicated lifters do. The Zercher squat is as effective as it is painful. Try it.

Tip: Bicep Training for Powerlifters & Strongmen

You don't just want big arms, you want arms that are as strong as they look. Here's how to get them.

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Tip: The Sled Power Walk

Build and strengthen your entire posterior chain. Do this twice per week, 5 trips of 40 yards, bodyweight or close to it on the sled.

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Tip: The Cable Pullover Lat Finisher

After your big lifts, finish off your lats and get a good stretch with this exercise.

Tip: Don't Max Out Unless You're a Powerlifter

The one-rep max is a great way to brag about how much you can lift. It's also unnecessary for most lifters. Here's why.

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Tip: TRX Fallouts

For this anti-extension core exercise, set up in a slight forward lean. Fall forward with no back sag. Shift your weight onto your heels to return to the start.

Tip: 3 Load Maximizing Tactics

Injured or rehabbing? You can still make gains using these lifting strategies.