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Tip: Push-Up, Stand Up, Squat Prisoner Jump Countdown

Start with one rep of each exercise, then do two on the next round. Keep the ladder going until you're doing 10 reps per movement on the last round. No rest!

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Tip: Rear Foot Elevated Split Squat

Lower under control, keep the torso upright, and only lightly touch the knee to the floor. Weight vest and chains optional, but definitely cool looking.

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Tip: The Rowing Ergometer – Proper Technique

Master the technique to get the most out of this butt-kicking machine. Here's what you need to know.

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Tip: Hip Thrusts in a Rack

Doing this glute-builder in a rack acts as a depth gauge, much like box squats. It keeps your form in check and it makes it easy load and unload plates.

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Tip: The J Rope Pull

Nail your upper lats and get a huge pump with this finisher exercise.

6 Workout Mantras That Mostly Suck

There's a kernel of truth in every training mantra. But there's also a kernel of crap. So let's break them down and toss out the trash.

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Tip: Seated Overhead Pin Press

Build more overhead strength using this concentric-based movement.

Tip: You're Not Eating Enough

Can't seem to gain quality muscle weight? Here's how many calories to shoot for daily and a good macro split.

Tip: Skip These Foods, Suffer More Mental Distress

Two foods will boost your mood and mental health, depending on how old you are. Here are the foods to focus on and when.

Tip: An Inconvenient Truth About Your Diet

Just about any body composition problem you have is a diet problem, not a training problem. Here's why that's a tough pill to swallow.

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Tip: The Touch-and-Go Box Squat

Unlike the regular box squat, this variation has you tapping the box with your glutes, but not sitting, keeping the hip extensors engaged.

Tip: The 15 Second Core Workout

If you can do this exercise for 15 seconds per set, you're pretty awesome. Check it out.

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Tip: Fix Your Power Clean with Altitude Landings

Here's how to use altitude landings to find the right stance for the power clean and perfect your form.

Tip: Saying This Will Make You Stronger

Science says that saying one word during an exercise will make you stronger and more powerful. Check it out.

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Tip: Angled Barbell Press

This is one of the best, but least used, all-around exercises to improve athletic performance.

Tip: The Law of Metabolic Efficiency

When it comes to macronutrients, not all calories are created equal. Here's why.

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Tip: Single-Leg Hip Thrust With Hip Shift

Get greater glute activation with this hip thrust variation.

Tip: The Beast Challenge

Warning: This workout challenge is for advanced lifters only.

Tip: The Best Juice to Drink for Prostate Health

Protect your butt walnut, pee like a teenager, and live longer. Here's how.

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Tip: Shoulder Rotations on the TRX

Warm up your shoulders and keep them mobile with this drill. Walk your feet out or elevate them to increase the challenge.

Tip: The Right Way to Use a Chest Machine

Chest press machines work, but they can also wreck your joints. Here's how to get around that.

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Tip: Inverted Sit-Ups and Squats

Two old-school exercises that are worth trying out. Check 'em out.

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Tip: Accentuated Crunches on the Bench

Resistances plus eccentric loading: this advanced exercise will hit your abs in whole new way.

Tip: A Simple Mobility Drill for Healthy Shoulders

Do this easy drill daily to fix up your grouchy shoulders and prevent lifting injuries.