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Look down at your gluteal junction the point where your caboose meets your hamstring and look for something called a gluteal fold. A well-developed hamstring/glute junction is smooth.

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Tip: The Swiss Ball Leg Curl

Looks easy. It's not! Try this instead of standard leg curls, or use it as a finisher.

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Tip: The Landmine Deadlift

Groove your hip hinge and boost your deadlifting volume with this great lift.

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Tip: Engage the Lats for a Better Deadlift

Lift heavier and keep your lower back safe by correcting a common technique flaw. Here's how.

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Tip: The Reverse Deadlift

Improve your regular deadlift by starting from the top of the lift. Here's how.

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Tip: The Slow-Start Deadlift

Hips coming up too fast? Can't keep upper back tension? Here's the fix.

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Tip: Incline Cable Lateral Raise

Nail those shoulder-widening medial delts with this exercise.

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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: The Deadlift – Push, Not Pull?

We think of the deadlift as a pulling exercise, and that's true. But it's also very much a pushing exercise. Here's why.

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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: Dynamic-Static Compound Set – Quads

With this TUT method, you do 8-12 reps on the leg press followed by a static hold to failure. (Reps and holds are abbreviated for demonstration purposes.)

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Tip: Lat Pulldown 21's with Isometric

The variation of the 21's method starts with 7 mid-range partials, then you perform a 7-second isometric and 7 full reps.

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Tip: The Forward Leaning Biceps Curl

For a new stimulus, manipulate the force vector to change the point of maximal tension in the biceps.

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Tip: Dumbbell Chest Press 21s with Isometric

Here's a challenging new way to build your chest. Start with a 7 second mid-range hold, then do 7 full-range reps and 7 top-half partials.

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Tip: Eccentric Overload Bench Press with PREP

NFL athlete Bryce Canady demonstrates the power rack eccentric potentiation (PREP) method of overloading a slow negative.

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Tip: Landmine Chop

Develop overall strength and athleticism with this rotational move.

Tip: The Cure for Spaghetti Hamstrings

This exercise looks pretty easy. It's not.

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Tip: Cable Rear-Delt Flye – Single Arm

Strengthen horizontal shoulder abduction with this move.

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Tip: Valslide Flye

Use Valslides or furniture sliders for this tougher-than-it-looks chest builder.

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Tip: Landmine One-Arm Floor Press

Here's a shoulder-friendly alternative to the dumbbell floor press that builds full body tension and allows you to really load it up.

Tip: Static Stretch For Only This Long

Holding a static stretch for precisely this many seconds before doing a lift increases performance.

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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.