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17 Not-So-Obvious Signs That Your Form Sucks

Everyone thinks they use great form. They don't. Here are some weird ways your body is telling you your form sucks.

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Tip: Triceps Extension – Multi-Hold Pump Set

Do this for only one set at the very end of your triceps workout. First iso-hold 20 seconds, second 15 seconds, last hold for 10 seconds.

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Tip: Scap Rows

Nail your rhomboids and mid traps with this exercise. Do 5 sets of 8 reps.

Tip: Hit Your Abs and Chest With One Exercise

All you need is big balls. Actually, just one big ball. Check it out.

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Tip: Prone Trap Raise

Fire up your neglected lower traps with this exercise. Do 4 sets of 12 reps.

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Tip: Back Raise for Erectors

Strengthen your spinal erectors, get stronger in all the big lifts. Do 3 sets of 10-12 reps once a week using light weight.

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Tip: 10 and 2 Stationary Lunge

Pretend you're standing on a clock and finish off leg day with 3 sets of 10 (each leg).

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Tip: Alternating Eccentric Leg Curl

Force those hamstrings to grow! Lift with two legs, then overload the negative by lowering with one leg. Switch to both legs when you hit failure.

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Tip: 6-Ways for Shoulders

Add this to the end of your shoulder workout and get ready to burn and grow.

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Tip: Machine Laterals With Assisted Negatives

For this intensity technique, do the concentric part of the exercise on your own, then have your training partner push down during the negative as you resist.

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Tip: Hang and Swing Destroyer Set

Stubborn rear delts? Punish them until they grow with this 100 rep drop set. Use partials at first, then full range on the last drop.

Tip: For Mass, Drink Your Food

This pro needs 350g of protein and 1100g of carbs per day to pack on the mass. You do not, but you can adopt his diet strategy.

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Tip: Pulldown Crunch

Blow out all your air on the way down and contract hard. Do 10-12 reps.

Tip: Get Ripped with the Proximity Effect

Whether your goal is fat loss or muscle gain, here's a simple trick to increase your odds and boost diet compliance.

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Tip: Over and Backs for Delts

Also called the Bradford press, this continuous tension movement is a great delt-day finisher.

7 Ways to Scare Your Body Into Getting Stronger

You can't just keep slapping on more weight forever. Sooner or later, you have to use other methods to keep muscle growing. Here are the 7 best ways to do it.

Tip: Build Quads & Glutes, Even With a Bad Back

Low back acting up? You can still train your lower body hard. Try this.

Tip: Scam – Grass-Fed, GH-Free Protein Powders

These expensive protein powders aren't giving you anything you won't get from non-grass fed, non-organic protein powders. Here's why.

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Tip: Cross-Body Plank

If you can plank for more than 30 seconds, you need a more advanced variation. Try this.

Tip: Bicep Tears and Back Problems

Deadlifting with a mixed grip (one hand under, one hand over) is a mistake for most lifters.

Tip: The Most Important Mealtime Strategy

Eat your meals this way and you'll be able to control your waistline better than ever before.

Tip: No Need to Hate on Lifting Straps

Straps are used by pro bodybuilders, figure competitors, strongmen, and even powerlifters, so why the outrage? Here's how to use them wisely.

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Tip: Dragon Flag Progressions

Much more than a cool-looking core exercise, the dragon flag will even strengthen your glutes and lower back. Follow these progressions.

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Tip: 3 Tips for a Perfect Curl

Stagger your stance, think bend and extend, and use the pane-of-glass cue to get the best results from standing curls.