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Tip: Trigger Point Technique For Posterior Shoulder

Place a firm ball under the posterior delt. Lift the arm for 15 to 45 seconds.

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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: Military Press With Overhead Shrug

For this upper-body warm-up, perform a barbell military press followed by an overhead shrug for 15 reps. Keep the arms locked. Focus on raising your shoulder girdle up and down.

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Tip: The X-Pulldown

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

Tip: Stay Lean With This Green

Keep your blood sugar in check, naturally. Add this to your diet.

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Tip: Roll Your Upper Back Right

Fight perma-slouch by moving your thoracic spine into extension. Hang out in one spot for as long as you feel a stretch. As you feel it fade, shift the roller down your spine.

Tip: Get Better at Squatting With This Drill

Here's a move to help you fix your unstable squat. Check it out.

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Tip: Prevent Pulled Hamstrings

Prevent pulled hamstrings and strengthen your tendons and ligaments with this exercise.

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Tip: The Medball Pull-up

Add a medicine ball to your pull-ups for load progression and to keep your form in check. Here's how.

Tip: Your Fitness Tracker Sucks

Is your smart watch or fitness band giving you accurate information? Here's the latest science.

Tip: Burn Fat Faster Than Ever Before

This type of exercise trains your body fat to break down by altering gene expression.

Tip: Boost Your Bench With Timed Dumbbell Presses

One set that lasts 8 minutes? Ouch. Here's why you need to try it and how to program it.

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Tip: The 8 Strict Pull-Ups Test

Do 8 real pull-ups. You need to be able to beat that basic relative strength test before worrying about direct arm work. Here's what strict really means.

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Tip: Bodyweight Curls

Looks easy, but it's surprisingly challenging, easy on the wrists, and a great biceps builder.

Train Hard, Get Hurt, Keep Making Gains

Injured and worried about getting small and weak? Don't sweat it. Here's a plan that will allow you to keep making progress.

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Tip: Wide Suspended Dips

Try wide dips using rings or other suspension devices. It's extremely tough, but safer for achy shoulders. And it really builds your chest.

Tip: One Exercise for Triceps and Abs

Two birds, one stone. Two muscle groups, one exercise. Check this out and give it a shot.

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Tip: Front Squat Bar Placement

Here's a great trick to use to get your bar placement right for front squats.

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Tip: The Hang Snatch

The hang snatch is one of the best explosive power movements. Here's a quick breakdown.

Tip: How Athletes Should Train for Gains

Here's how athletes can train for hypertrophy without losing velocity and power.

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The 45 Degree Raise for Glutes

Hop on the hyperextension and build your glute strength with these progressive variations.

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Tip: The Steinborn Squat

Back in the day, strongmen didn't have squat racks, but they did have crazy-strong cores. This is why, and it's still a good exercise today.

Tip: Strengthen Your Ankles

Prevent injury, perform better. Three exercises to try out.