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If your goal is hypertrophy, use these techniques the next time you do dumbbell bench presses.

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Tip: Build Arms With The Underhand Row

When you do rows with a supinated grip, there's a greater overload stimulus on the biceps and you turn regular barbell rows into an arm AND back-builder.

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Tip: Squat Jumps for More Muscle Recruitment

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This is an awesome exercise for horizontal pressing power. It increases explosiveness and helps you recruit more muscle.

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Here's a quick overview of four methods more advanced lifters use to bench press more weight and keep the gains coming.

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This tough core exercise will also build shoulder strength and mobility. Take a look.

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Blast those puny triceps and strengthen your core with one exercise.

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Tip: The Proper Way to Box Jump

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Tip: The Front Squat & Deadlift Challenge

Want to get in your cardio? Skip the treadmill and get in the squat rack instead.

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Nail your abs and upper body with fall-outs. Here's how.

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Do the eccentric accentuated push press. Fancy name, brutal strength exercise.

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Tip: The Double-Duty Chin-Up

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Tip: Master the Single-Arm Bench Press

Strengthen your core and boost your barbell bench press with this exercise.

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Tip: Warm-Up With Multi-Directional Plate Lunges

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Stimulate new biceps growth by holding the weight at 90 degrees for 20 seconds, then performing curls until failure.

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Tip: Add a Band To Your Preacher Curl

Add accommodating resistance to curls for new growth. Get a band and angle it so it provides maximum resistance at the top of the movement.