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This dynamic variation of the cable check is great for athletes, producing high levels of power and strength.

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Tip: Medicine Ball or Weight Plate Side Lean

This is tougher than it looks. Add to the end of your ab training for all-around core strength.

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Tip: Dumbbell Shoulder Press, Ladder Set

To do a ladder set, start with a weight you can lift for 15 reps. Do 2, 4, 5, and 10 reps with ten-second breaks between each.

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Tip: When to Consider Using a Sumo Deadlift

Is this variation right for you? Probably. Here's why.

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Tip: Get The Slack Out

A dead-simple tip to improve your deadlift.

Tip: 6 Unconventional Triceps Builders

It's time to do something besides rope pushdowns for your direct triceps work. Bet you haven't tried all of these.

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Tip: Ring Row

Performed with rings or a TRX, this row variation in infinitely scalable. Just adjust your feet and stance to make it harder or easier.

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Tip: The Wall Squat

Use this movement blocking drill to clean up your squat form.

Tip: Skin the Cat for Better Mobility

Do this before you do overhead pressing exercises for better shoulder mobility. Bonus: It builds a strong core too.

Tip: How to Hack Someone's Mind

...to get them as excited about the gym as you are.

Tip: The Truth About Inflammation and Healing

Most of what we do today to heal minor injuries and relieve soreness is actually delaying healing and maybe even muscle growth. Info here.

Tip: The Bro-Assisted Chest Builder

Get a training partner for this exercise. Asking for a little help is worth the big gains.

Tip: Will Low-Carb Diets Kill You?

The big Harvard study suggested all you low-carb people may die before your time. Are they right?

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Tip: Snatch-Grip Deadlift

Weak off the floor when doing standard deadlifts? Try this. Also great for upper back, traps, and rear delts.

Tip: The Lost Movement for Injury Prevention

Keep your knees, hips, and spine healthy and strong with this exercise.

Tip: Should You Max Out Today?

Use this handy guide before you go all-out with your next PR attempt.

Tip: There Are No Best Exercises

Nope, not even the one you're thinking about right now. Here's why.

Tip: The Weirdest Way to Leg Press

Weird? Yes. Effective? Also yes. Check this out.

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Tip: 2.5 Inch Deficit Deadlifts

For this deadlift variation, stand on a small platform or plates. Great accessory exercise to boost your standard deadlift strength.

Tip: Eat Fat, But Find the Middle Ground

Don't get stuck in the extremes when figuring out your diet.

Tip: This Type of Fructose Won't Make You Fat

Fructose has a bad reputation. But one source of fructose won't damage the liver, doesn't affect insulin sensitivity, and won't make you chubby.

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Tip: Trap Bar Deadlift 1.5's

Murder your legs with this variation. Do 1-2 sets of 8-10 reps at the end of leg day.

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Tip: Close-Stance Trap Bar Deadlift

Turn this lift into a quad builder with a closer stance. Keep the hips down and chest up to keep the stress on the legs and off the back.

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Tip: Squeeze-The-Bar-In Bench Press

If chest size if your goal, don't use the common spread-the-bar-apart cue. Instead, squeeze the bar in. Here's why.

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Tip: Hanging Band Bench Press

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