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Looks crazy, but when used as a supplement to your regular benching it can really promote healthy shoulders and boost your standard bench press.

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Tip: Bent Over Lateral Raise, Back Extension Machine

This targets the glutes, hamstrings, postural muscles and, of course, the rear delts.

Tip: The Overhead Press Test

Can you pass it? Here are the rules.

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Tip: The Sicilian Crunch

Abs respond better to heavy weights because of their muscle fiber makeup. Here's one way to nail those fast-twitch fibers.

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Tip: The Reverse Paused Deadlift

This technique uses a pause during the lowering portion of the rep. Great for strength development, technique improvement, and muscle growth.

Tip: The 20-Percent Experiment

Get a better workout every single time you walk into the gym. Here's how.

Tip: The Intuitive Training Challenge

It's time to let your instincts take over, for a while at least. Ditch your workout plan and try this.

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Tip: Trap Bar Power Pulls

The power pull using a hex bar with high handles is a great alternative to Olympic lifts for taller lifters who want to build explosiveness.

Tip: The 36,000 Reps Challenge

Start doing 100 easy-ish reps per day of these movements and you'll look better, feel better, and perform better.

Tip: The Triage Method For Fat Loss

Need to drop some body fat? Keep calm and make it sustainable. Use this approach.

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Tip: Banded Deficit Reverse Lunge

Add some accommodating resistance to this exercise with bands and blow up your glutes.

Tip: A Better Back Extension

Good exercise to hit your hams and glutes, but there's a way to make it even better. Check this out.

Tip: An Unconventional Way to Improve Your Pull-Ups

Do more pull-ups and do them with more weight strapped to your body. How? Use this cool training method.

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Tip: The Two-Rope Face Pull

Got long arms or a very thick upper body? You'll get better rotation, a better contraction, and better results with this variation.

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Tip: Hanging Leg Raise (Modified)

In this big/tall guy version of the leg raise, use bent elbows, tuck the knees, and lever from the shoulder joint.

Tip: Frozen is Better Than Fresh

Freezing sometimes increases the nutritional value of foods, so stop categorizing frozen food as processed.

Tip: Average Training, Awesome Results

Think you have to crush PRs every week to make progress? Not so. Here's the truth.

Tip: Go Hard, Then Go Home. But Go Hard Often.

How to adjust your training week to allow for more protein synthesis and trigger more muscle growth.

Tip: This Can Stop Fat Loss

It's a common problem that can stall fat loss and wreck your health, even if your diet is in check.

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Tip: The Side-to-Side Pull-Up

Good at pull-ups? Nice. Now try this variation.

Tip: A Back Builder You've Never Tried

This is brutal, and you actually do it as part of your warm-up. Take a look.

Tip: Infinity Singles for Big Triceps

The tri's respond best to heavy reps, but you have to be smart about it. Try this.

Tip: 3 Superior Mobility Drills for Lifters

Are your favorite mobility drills actually working? Try these proven alternatives.

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Tip: The Low-Pulley Face Pull

Go light, be meticulous with your form, and focus on contracting all the small muscles working in your upper back and shoulders.

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Tip: The High-Pulley Face Pull

Bring up your rear delts, rhomboids, and external rotators with this movement.