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Wake up your upper back, shoulder stabilizers, and more with this simple warm-up exercise.

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Women today are kicking butt in the gym... for the most part. But some are still making the same old mistakes, and a few new ones. Here they are.

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Tip: Lateral Band Walk (Band Around Feet)

For more gluteal activation, place the band around the feet.

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Tip: One and One-Fourth Squat

This is a great technique if your main goal is hypertrophy. Make each set last 30-40 seconds.

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Tip: Triple Set for Delts

Use heavy, moderate, and band resistance to build strong, healthy shoulders.

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Tip: Multi-Contraction Drop Set

Turn on the pecs with this drop set to make subsequent pump work more effective.

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Tip: Cable Row with Pre-Set Iso-Hold

Build that back. Hold the first rep for 10 seconds, then knock out 8-10 reps.

Tip: Make the Bench a Better Chest Builder

The bench press is great for overall strength, but not a great pec builder... unless you use these two tricks.

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Tip: Dumbbell Spider Curl with Push

Make the spider curl even better: push the dumbbells together for a harder contraction. Once fatigued, move the elbows back to extend the set.

Tip: High Box Jumps – The New Tide Pod Challenge?

The box jump is an okay test, but it's not really a training method, at least not how most dopes do it. Here's why.

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Tip: Dips With Band

Adding a band to your dips not only increases the tension at the top, it'll also naturally bend you forward for better pec stimulation.

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Tip: Ring Dips With Tempo Manipulation

Before you add more reps or more weight to your dips, first try tempo manipulation. Here's how.

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Tip: Row – Correct Range of Motion

Full ROM is good... usually. But most lifters carry it too far when it comes to the row, leading to problems.

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Tip: Back to Wall Shoulder Flexion

Can you pass this test? If you can't, make sure you're foam rolling and stretching your lats regularly.

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Tip: Single-Arm Bottoms-Up Kettlebell Waiter's Walk

Keep your shoulders healthy, stable, and strong with this unique accessory exercise.

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Tip: Single-Arm Push Press, Lowered Slowly

Add a slow negative to this classic strength and power movement and you'll get a great full-body exercises for athletes.

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Tip: The Burpee and Reverse Lunge Combo

Yeah, burpees don't suck enough, let's make them tougher! Seriously, this will get you in fighting shape fast.

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Tip: Neutral-Grip Dumbbell Triceps Extension

Dumbbells beat a barbell for this exercise. You'll get better triceps engagement and a better stretch, which triggers more muscle growth.

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Tip: Reverse 21 – Lateral Raise

Start with 7 full reps, then do 7 top-half partials where you only come part of the way down. Finish with 7 bottom-half partials.

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Tip: Reverse 21 – Pull-Ups

Start with full reps, then do top-half partials, and finish with bottom-half partials. Your lats will hate you, but you'll love the results.

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Tip: The Banded Pullover

The pullover is a classic chest exercise, and it hits the lats too. Add a band to increase tension throughout the entire movement.

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Tip: Reverse 21s – Front Squat

If this doesn't build your quads, nothing will. Do 7 full reps, 7 bottom-half partials, then 7 top-half partials without racking the bar.