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Tip: The Core Strength Party Trick

Test your core strength. Build your core strength. Impress your friends at parties. Here's how.

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Tip: Chin-Up, Inverted Row Drop Set

This three-part mechanical drop will have your lats, upper back, and arms begging for mercy.

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Tip: 3-Second Paused Bench Press

Getting stuck at the bottom of your bench press? Use this technique to build bottom-up strength.

Tip: Build Your Sad Little Quads

This exercise is great for quad hypertrophy, if you do it right. And it's great for boosting squat and deadlift strength. Take a look.

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Tip: Deficit Deadlift with Farmer's Handles

Get stronger from the floor. This exercise combines deficit deadlifts (standing on a plate or platform) with farmers walk handles for a new stimulus.

Tip: The Other Exercise You Need to Bench Big

If your goal is a big bench press, this exercise is essential. Check it out.

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Tip: The Monkey Jump Complex

Looks a bit silly, but it'll fire up your heart rate like nothing else. The monkey jump is the third exercise in this grueling complex.

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Tip: The Double Kettlebell Complex

Complexes can be used for fat loss or strength gains. Try this one using heavy 3-rep sets for each exercise in the series. No rest between movements.

Tip: Ball-Freezing Ice Baths: Worth It?

Do ice baths help with workout recovery? Are they better than contrast showers? That info and more here.

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Tip: Sandbag Complex

Sandbags are great training tools, especially when you put a series of exercises together into a complex (use one weight, no rest between exercises).

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Tip: The Modified Belt Squat

An upper body injury can even make traditional squats impossible. The fix? Belt squats.

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Tip: Farmer's Walk Complex 2

For this unilateral workout finisher, you'll combine the classic farmer's walk with several dumbbell movements.

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Tip: Farmer's Walk Complex 1

Grab a few pairs of dumbbells and add this finisher to the end of your workouts. You'll hate it, but you'll love the results.

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Tip: Low Sled Complex

Need to drop some fat, like, really fast? Try this complex. No sled? Just push a weight plate with dumbbells on top.

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Tip: High Sled Push Complex

This unique metcon complex uses unilateral dumbbell exercises combined with sled work to get your heart hammering.

Tip: Your Fancy Pink Salt Is Worthless

That expensive salt really isn't worth it. In fact, it could be causing a deficiency. Here's why.

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Tip: Sled Pulling for Leg Strength

No fancy sled, no problem. Make your own pulling sled and smoke your legs any time you feel like it.

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Tip: Battling Ropes and Side Plank Finisher

This conditioning finisher will not only torch fat, it'll teach you to control your breathing in intense sports or workouts.

Tip: The Toughest Bench Press of All Time

Master this lift and you'll dramatically increase your upper body strength. Take a look.

Tip: The Best Damn Sleep Tip Ever

It's the single most effective thing you can do to sleep better, feel better, and kick life in the pants.

Tip: Go Deep With Technique

Are you really mastering a lift or mobility drill? Probably not. Here's why.

Tip: 5 Rules For Training Success

From training to nutrition, pro bodybuilder and record-holding powerlifter Amit Sapir lists his top five tips for gains.

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Tip: Barbell Quad-Set

Use this complex as a workout finisher to build your arms and shoulders.

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Tip: Cable Tri-Set for Arms and Shoulders

One station, three exercises. Give this a shot for bigger biceps, triceps, and delts.