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This variation of the press has you starting from a dead-stop every rep. Great for strength gains and working on weak points in the range of motion.

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Tip: The Rack Pull

This is a great accessory exercise to strengthen your deadlift. Or use it for building your upper back and traps.

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Tip: Movement Prep for Olympic Lifting

After your mobility and stability work, use these drills to improve your Olympic lifting technique.

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Tip: The Top-Half Squat

This bottom-up squat is great for training the midrange or lockout of the squat if that's your sticking point. It's also a great quad builder.

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Tip: Activation Drills for Olympic Lifting

After your mobility work, activate your glutes, shoulders, and trunk for better Olympic lifting.

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Internet fitness celebrities give some of the worst training and diet advice. Are they dumb or just crooked?

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Tip: Crossover Step Sled Pulls

Crossover sled pulls add a lateral force production tool to your sled training toolbox.

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Tip: The Single-Arm Pullover

This variation of the pullover will build core strength in a whole new way. NFL athlete Fernando Velasco demonstrates.

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Love fitness, love lifting, but feel free to hate these nine things. Coach Carter sure does.

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Tip: Single-Leg Pushes and Pulls

Ramp up the unilateral intensity or bring up your weak side by pushing with the same leg, then switch legs and repeat.

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Tip: Push-Drag with Straps

Add an upper-body and core challenge to your sled drags with this tough variation.

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Tip: Front Squat to Box

Nail your quads with this exercise. Be sure to pause 1-2 seconds on the box.

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Tip: Pistol Squat Hold with Leg Exchange

Already good at pistol squats? Showoff. Now try this advanced variation.

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Tip: Long Duration Sumo Squat Hold

End leg day with this 45-60 second squat hold. It'll help with hip mobility and test your mental toughness.

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Tip: Dumbbell Iso-Dynamic Elevated Split Squat

Adding deep, 3-5 second holds to your split squat ramps up lower body development and helps with tight hip flexors.

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Tip: The Fingertip Ledge Pull-Up

Also called mountain climber pull-ups, these are great for grip and forearm strength.

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Tip: Pistol Squat From the Bottom Up

Ramp up the difficulty of the pistol squat with this variation.

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Tip: Pistol Squat to Box

The pistol squat requires mobility, strength, and balance. If you're not there yet, try the box squat version. Progress by using a lower box.

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Tip: The Duck Lunge

Finish off leg day with this quad-focused exercise. Stay in the crouched position and shoot for 15 reps per leg.

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Tip: Pistol Squat with Suspension Straps

Trying to hit a full pistol squat but having trouble? Use this regression, then progress by using the straps as little as possible.

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Tip: Hand Walkouts

Train your core anywhere with this exercise. Add a weight vest to make it tougher. Do it from your knees if it's too difficult.

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