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Tip: Blackburns

Strengthen your posterior chain and improve shoulder mobility with this unique exercise.

Seated-snatches

Tip: Seated Snatches

Light up your traps and delts with this simplified variation of the barbell snatch.

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Build your lats, delts, chest, triceps, and abs at the same time. Here's how.

Plank-chin-ups

Tip: Plank Chin-Ups

Good at chin-ups? Nice. Now try this. Keep your body straight and touch your sternum to the bar.

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Do this drill before training your back. It'll fix those tight pecs which make it difficult to recruit your upper back muscles.

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The-y-press

Tip: The Y Press

Hit those neglected lateral delts with this press variation. Note the change in hand position as you lift. Pause at the top for the best results.

Tip: Master the Death Press

Add this exercise to your arsenal to build strong and stable shoulders.

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Find out how strong your biceps and lats really are.

Fix-your-reverse-flyes

Tip: Fix Your Reverse Flyes

Build your rear delts and upper back by flipping your grip on reverse flyes (bentover lateral raises). Here's how.

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Tip: The 5-Angle Flye

Nail every fiber of your chest with one exercise. Just change the angle once you fatigue in one position and extend the TUT.

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Pinwheel-curl

Tip: Pinwheel Curl

Also called the cross-body hammer curl, this neutral-grip exercise will hammer the brachialis, the muscle beneath the biceps, adding more size to your arms.

Straddle-hip-belt-squats

Tip: Straddle Hip Belt Squats

Think of this as a T-bar row, but for your legs. It will smoke your quads.

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Force new leg growth with this classic training method. Here's how to do it.

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Regular lifters do regular sets. Ambitious lifters do drop sets. Crazy mothers do mechanical drop sets. Be a crazy mother. Here's how.

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You need to feel the pressure to find your true potential. Here's why and how to do it.

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Tip: Cable Hip Belt Squats

Looks odd, but it's brutal on the quads due to the constant tension, even at the top of the rep.

No-straps-dumbbell-row

Tip: No-Straps Dumbbell Row

This style of row is great for back hypertrophy and for building your grip for the deadlift. Go for at least 20 reps, Kroc-row style.

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