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Band-pullover

Tip: Band Pullover

With a regular pullover, you lose tension at the top. Add a band to keep the tension on through the full range of motion and you'll build more muscle.

Tip: The Right Overhead Press for You

Not everyone is ready for the barbell. Are you? Find out here and double check your form.

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Tip: Partner-Assisted Dumbbell Flye

The flye is tough at the bottom of the movement but easier at the top. To match the strength curve and build more muscle, add manual resistance at the top.

Tip: The Best Hip Hinge

This fundamental movement pattern is, well, fundamental. But try this before you jump into deadlifting.

Tip: Customizing the Squat

It's a mandatory movement pattern, but you need to choose the best variation for your body and goals. Here's a quick rundown.

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: A Different Way to Bench Press

Save your joints and recover faster with this bench press variation.

Tip: Full-Contractile Range Tri-Sets

No muscle fiber is safe with this training method. Here's how to use it to build wider shoulders.

Tip: The Bro-Assisted Chest Builder

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

Tip: 5 Signs Your Trainer is a D-Bag

Or at least not very good at his or her job.

Resisted-scapular-slide

Tip: Resisted Scapular Slides

A more effective variation of wall slides for shoulder and upper back health.

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Tip: Dead-Stop Dumbbell Row

With this variation, you come to a complete stop at the bottom of each rep.

Tip: The Efficient Lifter vs. The Effective Lifter

You're either one or the other. Figure out which and you'll be more likely to reach your goals.

Tip: The Core Exercise for Deadlifters

If you deadlift (specifically if you use a sumo stance) this should be one of your key supplemental exercises.

Snatch-grip-deadlift

Tip: Snatch-Grip Deadlift

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

Tip: Get Just a Bit Soft

Want to build muscle? Like a lot of muscle? Get ready to lose your abs for a while. Just do it wisely. Here's how.

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Tip: Ring Dip/Pull-Up/Inverted Row/Hip Thrust Combo

Short on time? Try this combo to hit your back, glutes, and hamstrings simultaneously.

How to Keep Making Gains

The idea of muscle confusion is stupid, but strategic variation is different. Here's how to use it to keep the strength and muscle gains coming.

Tip: 20 Reps in 20 Minutes

Get strong using this classic, highly efficient training method.

Dip-iso-holds

Tip: Dip Iso-Holds

Build strength by using holds on dips. If you can last longer than 45 seconds, add weight.

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Dip-countdown

Tip: Dip Countdowns

Start with 5 reps then do a 5 second iso-hold at the bottom. Do the same thing with 4 reps (4 second hold), and on down to 1 rep.

Tip: A New Way to Build Triceps

Feel the triceps doing the work and you'll actually be able to build them. This move will get you there.

Tip: The Best Performance Hack You Aren't Using

An old bodybuilding trick might actually improve athletic performance. Ironically, it's not that great for bodybuilding. Info here.