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Tip: The 2 Round Upper-Body Warm-Up

This quick warm-up will you get you ready for just about any type of upper body training.

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Tip: Stability-Ball Tri-Set

Try this ab-focused tri-set: stability-ball arch, straight-arm rollout and pike/push-up combo. Great for a crowded gym.

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Tip: Tri-Set for Lats, Triceps, and Core

Combine the lateral straight-arm pulldown, the triceps extension, and the high-to-low chop into one set.

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Tip: 3 Drills to Prime Your Body for Squats

Add these drills to your warm-up on leg day for smoother, safer squats and lunges.

Tip: The Good and Bad of Bodybuilding

Competitive bodybuilding can bring out the best and worst in people. Here's something to think about.

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Tip: Loosen Up Stiff Shoulders in 2 Minutes

Grab a stick and run through these quick drills to get your shoulders ready for heavy, safe lifting.

Tip: Trigger Homeostatic Disruption, Sometimes

Here's a lesson we can learn from CrossFit, with caution.

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Tip: Banded GHR Sit-Ups

Add a band and use a slow, controlled, partial range of motion to keep tension on the abs.

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Tip: The Standing Barbell Rollout

A bar takes the ab rollout to the next level. Try a wide grip to hit the chest and shoulders as well as the abs. Have a super strong core? Narrow the grip.

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Tip: The Loaded Barbell Rollout

If you can do dozens of regular ab wheel rollouts, try this method for even better core strength.

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Tip: Trigger Point Technique For Posterior Shoulder

Place a firm ball under the posterior delt. Lift the arm for 15 to 45 seconds.

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Tip: The Dead-Start Bench Press

Increase starting strength with this lift. Bring the bar down controlled and rest it for a half-second without letting the bar sink. Accelerate with as much force and speed as possible.

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Tip: Military Press With Overhead Shrug

For this upper-body warm-up, perform a barbell military press followed by an overhead shrug for 15 reps. Keep the arms locked. Focus on raising your shoulder girdle up and down.

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Tip: The Banded Dumbbell Flye

Add a band to your dumbbell flyes and pump out more gains.

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Tip: Prevent Pec Tears with the Floor Press

The floor press prevents over-stretching at the shoulder joint and eliminates an excessively stretched pec tendon at the transition point from eccentric to concentric, thereby eliminating much of the danger-zone for pec tears.

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Tip: Counterbalance Cossack Squat

Boost your lower body mobility with this weighted drill.

Tip: Do You Have Social Jet Lag?

Almost everyone falls into this habit, and science says it can ruin your heart health. Here's what you need to know.

Tip: The Super Lunge

Get more range of motion, build more muscle, and get stronger with this exercise. Check it out.

The-sumo-deadlift

Tip: The Sumo Deadlift

Strengthen your glutes and hamstrings with the sumo deadlift. Here's how it's done.

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Tip: The Cable Pullover Lat Finisher

After your big lifts, finish off your lats and get a good stretch with this exercise.

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Tip: The Touch-and-Go Deadlift

Love deadlifts? Add this variation to your training. Here's how to do it and the benefits.

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Tip: The Barbell Rollout Press-Out

As if ab rollouts weren't hard enough, here's how to ramp up the intensity and effectiveness one more notch.

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Tip: Supinate for Bigger Biceps

Want bigger arms? Do the twist: supinate at the top. Here's how.

Today's Lifters Are Snowflakes

The modern lifter is being a pantywaist... and he doesn't even realize it. He needs a kick in the butt. Here it is.