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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.

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Tip: Dumbbell Pull-Across Plank

Crank up your plank with this tough variation.

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.

Tip: Fix Your Posture, Relieve Your Back Pain

Strengthen your core, improve your posture, and make your back feel awesome with one exercise. Check it out here.

Training Programs Are For Newbies

Following a program isn't realistic or even smart for many experienced lifters. At a certain point, you'll probably want to go “program-free.” Here's how.

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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.

Tip: Seminar Syndrome – A Common Trainer Problem

It happens to coaches and trainers, and it can happen to you too.

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Tip: Power Clean – Initiation

Initiate the pull from the floor with the hams. A common mistake is starting too fast off the floor. The feet leave the floor to re-adjust stance width.

Tip: A New Way to Row

Get greater activation of the lats and upper back with this exercise variation.

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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: The PJR Pullover

This elbow-friendly exercise will blast your triceps like nothing else. It's like a hybrid between a pullover and an extension.

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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.

Tip: Do You Really Need a Training Log?

Newbies do, but how about advanced lifters? Here's why intuition and autoregulation is often best.

Tip: Ginger, Pain Relief, and Performance

Here's the latest info (pros and cons) on the tastiest pain reducer and inflammation fighter.

Tip: Single-Leg Romanian Deadlift

This exercise does a great job preparing the body for your sport, and of course it's a very effective hamstring and glute builder.

Tip: The Core Squat

Here's how to turn a squat into a very challenging core exercise.

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Tip: Modified Reverse Hyper

You should feel this variation almost entirely in your glutes. Start with body weight for around 10 reps.

Tip: Have a Plan, But Embrace Imperfection

Yes, your workout needs structure. But it also needs to be flexible, which often leads to more gains. Here's why and how to do it.

Tip: Pump the Hamstrings First on Leg Day

Believe it or not, this will make you a better squatter and make those cranky knees feel awesome. Here's why and how to do it.

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Tip: Treadmill Ab Wheel Roll

Yes, this is super weird. But it nails the transverse abdominis (the deep core muscle that's like a natural weight belt) and even the internal obliques.

Tip: 4 Hacks for Gettin' Lean or Gettin' Huge

Simple strategies for controlling your food intake when you're cutting or packing in the extra calories for mass gains.

Tip: How to Beat Stress-Induced Insomnia

Work stress leads to bad sleep. And bad sleep saps your willpower and leads to poor food choices at night. Here's how to break the cycle.

Tip: Keep Your Diet Boring

What does a boring diet plan have to do with willpower and getting shredded? Quite a lot actually. Here's why.

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Tip: Pulldown Crunch

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