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Tip: Wide Suspended Dips

Try wide dips using rings or other suspension devices. It's extremely tough, but safer for achy shoulders. And it really builds your chest.

Tip: 4 Extended Set Techniques for Size Gains

Your set doesn't have to come to an end when you hit failure. Here's how to up the challenge and extend the set.


Tip: The Fighter's Lunge

Step back with one leg. As you come back up, lift the dumbbell with the thigh: flex your hip and raise your knee just above a 90-degree angle with the floor.


Tip: Upright-Torso Lunge

If your goal with lunge variations is to build quads, keep your torso upright and take short steps. Tibia should be vertical.


Tip: Wide Ring Flyes

Flyes using rings, TRX, or Blast Straps are highly effective, but you can make them even better by setting the rings further apart. This really scorches the pecs.


Tip: The Leaning Lunge

A forward lean on lunges increases the recruitment of the glutes and hamstrings. The dumbbells should be on the side of the front foot in the bottom position.

Tip: Take This to Reverse the Effects of HFCS

Fructose can make you fat and even affect mental capabilities. Here's what you can take to protect yourself.


Tip: 3 Movements For Better Squats

Do five round of these movements to warm up for a big squat or do them on off days for recovery.


Tip: Banded Leg Curls With Toe Pointing

Build your stubborn hamstrings with two tricks: use a band to increase the intensity of the peak contraction, and point your toes on the negative.


Tip: Supine Medball Reactive Throws

Build explosive upper-body power with this exercise.


Tip: Split Jerk Technique Breakdown

Thinking about adding some weightlifting to your program? Here's a quick overview of the split jerk.


Tip: Neural Charge Barbell Exercises

Due to its unique explosive loading methods, Neural Charge Training impacts all levels of neuromuscular function. Here's are 6 examples using a bar.


Tip: The Frog Jump

Part of Neural Charge Training, the frog jump involves the glutes and hamstrings, whereas a vertical jump is more pure quads.


The 45 Degree Raise for Glutes

Hop on the hyperextension and build your glute strength with these progressive variations.


Tip: The Star Pattern Pull-Apart

Add these to your warm-up: 2-3 sets, 4-6 reps in each direction before any upper body training. Your shoulders will feel great.


Tip: The Steinborn Squat

Back in the day, strongmen didn't have squat racks, but they did have crazy-strong cores. This is why, and it's still a good exercise today.


Tip: Fat Dumbbell Lifts for Grip Strength

Old-school strongman did a lot of thick dumbbell lifts. Try them out with a fat grip attachment. The deadlift, clean & press, and snatch are good ones to start with.


Tip: Rack Deadlift With Bands

Build your upper back and lats while strengthening the lockout on your conventional deadlifts.


Tip: Do High-Tension Reps for Big Delts

With this partial/isolation superset method, do slow high-tension partials on one exercise followed immediately by an isolation exercise.


Tip: Press Lockout from Pins for Triceps

For triceps thickness, you gotta hit the lateral head. A controlled, dead-stop, 8-10 inch press from pins will do it.


Tip: Set Up and Pull Your Deadlift Fast

The quick set-up allows you to take advantage of the stretch shortening cycle in your hip extensors. It takes practice, but it should become second nature and fast.

Tip: Take This to Prevent Sun Damage

Protect yourself from premature aging and skin cancer with this common supplement.


Tip: The Best Lower-Body Primer

Turn on your central nervous system before lifting to unlock your strength potential and prevent injuries. Here's how.


Tip: A Better Way to Build Triceps

Use submaximal isometrics to build better triceps. Hold your first rep isometrically, then do 8-12 regular reps.