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Do 25-40 reps before rows and deadlifts to activate the entire posterior shoulder girdle and prepare your body for heavy pulls.

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Tip: A Better Way to Do Lateral Raises

This method involves doing 5 reps followed by a 5-second hold at the top, then 4 reps with a 4-second hold, then 3, 2, and 1 in the same manner.

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Tip: Fat Dumbbell Lifts for Grip Strength

Old-school strongman did a lot of thick dumbbell lifts. Try them out with a fat grip attachment. The deadlift, clean & press, and snatch are good ones to start with.

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Tip: Do High-Tension Reps for Big Delts

With this partial/isolation superset method, do slow high-tension partials on one exercise followed immediately by an isolation exercise.

Tip: Lose Fat With a Timer

Get your stopwatch ready. This strategy will help you to eat only when hungry AND avoid overeating at mealtime.

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Tip: 2 Reps Slow, 2 Reps Fast

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: Batwing Sled Drags

Sled drags are great for quads, but you can also use them to get in some bonus back work by pulling your elbows down and back.

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Tip: Squat Stance Deadlift with Eccentric Isometrics

Combine squat-stance deadlifts from a box with slow negatives and a pause to stimulate full-body hypertrophy. Start off by using 50-70% of your 1RM.

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Tip: Set Up and Pull Your Deadlift Fast

The quick set-up allows you to take advantage of the stretch shortening cycle in your hip extensors. It takes practice, but it should become second nature and fast.

Tip: A Tougher, More Effective Way to Lunge

Looks a little crazy, but this variation reinforced good mechanics. Warning: It'll also leave you sore for days.

Tip: Build Your Delts and Grip With One Move

Skip the dumbbells for lateral raises and try this instead.

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Protect yourself from premature aging and skin cancer with this common supplement.

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Tip: The Ultimate Upper-Body Primer

Do this CNS primer before upper-body training and you'll lift heavier, move better, and prevent injuries.

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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.

Tip: Master Push-Ups With Frankenstein Holds

Correct your ugly, injury-causing push-up technique with this drill.

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Tip: Bench Press Star Complexes

Do Russian-style star complexes for rapid strength and muscle gains. Here's how.

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Tip: The Kettlebell Swing With Band

The regular KB swing is a butt-builder and a lung-burner. Now let's ramp it up.

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Tip: The Deadlift Jump For Power Development

Can't do a power clean in your lame gym? Try this.

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Tip: Master the One-Armed Snatch

Here's an explosive Olympic lifting variation you can do even in a busy gym.

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It's inconsiderate and everyone thinks you're a wanker. Here's why.

Tip: A New Exercise for an Athletic Butt

Build a strong and powerful backside with this unique exercise that won't leave you sore for days.

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Tip: Weighted Stair Climbs For Metcon

Grab some weight and hit the stairs for an intense metcon workout. Here are 5 ways to do it.

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Get stronger overhead and add slabs of muscle to your shoulders with these advanced techniques.