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Tip: 40 Second of Athleticism

Overall athleticism is a combo of movement quality, coordination, strength, and speed.

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Tip: Seated Cable Rows with Iso Holds

Do an isometric hold every third rep or so to produce greater muscle activation and stimulate size gains.

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Tip: One-And-A-Quarter Reps for Triceps

Go through a full range of motion, then a quarter of the range of motion. That's one rep.

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Tip: Reverse Bench Press

Also called the reverse inverted row, this odd-looking exercise boosts your bench press by teaching lat and upper back activation.

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Tip: Continuous-Tension Dumbbell Bench Press

Tension builds muscle. Stop your reps just short of lockout if your main goal is hypertrophy. It's a good finisher after your full ROM sets.

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Tip: The Kettlebell Flye

The open grip and wrist position here allows for better pec isolation.

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Tip: Spiderman Walk with Thoracic Rotation

This simple drill takes care of a few different mobility issues.

Tip: The Protein First Diet Strategy

Simple, easy, satisfying, and it'll help keep those abs visible. Here's how it works.

Tip: Strong Legs, No Knee Pain

Use this exercise pairing to build your legs without the knee pain.

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Tip: Standing Rotational Rope Row, Unilateral

Pittsburg Pirates outfielder, Austin Meadows, demonstrates this variation of the rope row. Note the hand rotation for more activation of the lats and upper back.

Tip: Another Damn Good Reason to Lift

Most people think of cardio when they think of long-term health. Here's what they're missing.

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Tip: Guillotine High Cable Curl

This exercise hits both the long and short heads of the biceps, which most biceps exercises can't do.

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Tip: The Gironda 45-Degree Row

Without moving your hips back and forth, get a good stretch in the lats, then pull the bar into the lower abs.

Tip: Explode, Then Squat

Do this explosive movement before barbell squats and you'll lift more weight.

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Tip: Two-Kettlebell Front Squat

Build your legs and challenge your anterior core strength and stability with this move.

Tip: Try This For Bigger Traps

Got a bit of a pencil neck? This shrug variation will get your traps to explode in no time.

Tip: Marriage & Fat Loss – Unexpected Consequences

What happens to your romantic relationships when you get ripped? You may be surprised. Check out these studies.

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Tip: Ring Suspension-Trainer Dip

Suspension dips are easier on your shoulders. As a bonus, you'll get a better pec contraction compared to bar dips.

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Tip: Olympic Deadlift

This is a hybrid between deadlifts and the traditional Olympic clean pull.

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Tip: One-Arm Dumbbell Incline Press

Master tension and build anti-rotation strength. Work up to 50 percent of bodyweight for 5-10 reps per side.

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Tip: One-Arm Push-Up

Test your upper-body strength in a new way and develop control and stability. Work up to doing at least 5 solid reps per side.

Tip: Solid Walk-Out, Solid Squat

Five things to pay attention to before you do your first rep.

Tip: Instantly Increase Upper-Body Mobility

Generate more power. Press, throw, and punch like a beast. Use this drill.

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Tip: Partial ROM vs. Full ROM Triceps Extensions

In one study, partial range of motion skull crushers triggered almost twice the muscle growth as full range of motion.