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You need quad strength to initiate a heavy pull. Here's how to get it.

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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.

Tip: Specialization Cycles for Stubborn Muscles

Past the newbie stage, it's tough to improve every muscle group or lift at the same time. Here are some simple rules for specialization programs.

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Tip: Stability Ball Side Crunch

Build all-around core strength with this move.

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Tip: External Deadlift Cues for the Win

Most deadlift cues are internal in nature. Try these intent-based external cues to really nail your deadlift.

Tip: The Best Deadlift Grip?

Stop arguing. There's a simple answer to this sometimes tricky question. Check it out.

Tip: The Halving Method for Hypertrophy

Lifting heavy is good, but ONLY lifting heavy won't get you the size gains you're after. Get the best of both worlds with this tactic.

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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: JM Press Overview

Use this underrated accessory movement to build your triceps. Take a look at how they're done.

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Tip: Floor Press Overview

Build your lockout strength and the size of your triceps with this movement.

Tip: Restaurants Are Lying About Gluten

Up to a third of restaurant dishes are contaminated with gluten, but should anyone really care?

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Tip: The Wall Squat

Use this movement blocking drill to clean up your squat form.

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Tip: Half-Kneeling Single-Arm Press

Build shoulder and core strength with this exercise.

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Tip: Bent Over Row 21s with Isometric

Perform 7 top-half partials, a 7-second isometric, and finally 7 full-range reps.

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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: The Modified Dragon Flag

The standard dragon flag is great, but big guys need to use this variation. Their long levels make the regular version tough on their lower backs.

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Tip: Rotational Medball Throw

Exercises like this one, performed in the transverse (rotational) movement pattern, add to your overall athleticism.

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Tip: 4 Ways to Increase Grip Strength

The harder you can hang on and squeeze, the stronger you can get. Try these drills.

Tip: Motivation, Social Anxiety, and Fitness

Want to get a friend or loved one into the gym? Well, you're probably going about it the wrong way. Here's how to get them hooked.

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Tip: Goblet Lateral Lunge

Balance out all those sagittal plane squats and deadlifts with some frontal plane movements, like this one.

Tip: This Dietary Choice Turns Women Off

Be careful what you order for dinner on that first date. According to a new study, this popular dietary practice leaves a bad impression.

Tip: The Truth About Prostate Testing

Here's what you need to know before you or your old man agree to have the widely used PSA test.

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Tip: Valslide Flye

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