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Tip: Banded Max Tension Alternating Pulldowns

Hold one side isometrically in the contracted position at the bottom while the other side is moving. Add bands to really ramp it up.

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Tip: Two Lifts for Real Athletic Strength

Here's are two functional strength exercises that are actually functional for athletes and everyone else who occasionally gets off the couch.

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Tip: Rotating Lat Pulldown

Build your lats with this unilateral pulldown variation. You'll get a growth-inducing stretch at the top and a hard contraction at the bottom.

Tip: The Sissy Machine That'll Get You Strong

The wimpiest machine in the gym can actually help you build strength and muscle. Who knew? Try these two exercises.

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Tip: Goblet Squat – Correct Form

The goblet squat has gained popularity in recent years. Let's make sure everyone is doing it right.

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Tip: The Squat-Stance Deadlift

Sumo? Conventional? Nah, it's somewhere in between. Here's how to do it.

Tip: Another Good Reason to Use a Spotter

Does having a spotter lead to better bench press performance, even if he doesn't touch the bar? Check out this fascinating new study.

Tip: Do This to Fix Non-Organic Produce

Here's how to make your non-organic fruits and vegetables as healthy as their organic counterparts.

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Tip: Deficit Semi-Sumo Deadlift

This low hip position deadlift is more for the quads. Try a semi-sumo stance – chest up, weight on heels – and pull from a deficit. Start light!

Tip: Try the Kettlebell Krusher

All you need for this quick workout is 8 minutes and a kettlebell. Check it out.

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Tip: Good Curl Form with Elbow Raise

Finish the curl with a shoulder flexion for a stronger biceps contraction. Don't let the traps raise up.

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Tip: 2:1 Accentuated Eccentric Machine Press

Negatives help you build muscle. Try this technique for chest training.

Tip: Are You Using the Right Weight to Grow?

Most people don't according to this new study. Check it out.

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Tip: 1-1-2 Bench Press

Here's a tougher-than-it-looks ways to ramp up your chest training, boost TUT for growth, and improve motor unit recruitment.

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Tip: Popover Push-Up

And a few sets of these to the end of your chest workout as an athletic finisher.

Tip: Painful Training: The Good, Bad, and the Ugly

Does it really take a lot of pain to get a lot of gain? Here's the truth.

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Tip: Do Clap Push-Ups Before Heavy Chest Work

A few sets of these after your warm-up and before doing your main chest exercises fires up the CNS and improves muscle fiber recruitment.

Tip: Go Heavy to Retain Muscle

Here's why doing high reps during diet phases can backfire, and why it's best to keep it heavy even when cutting.

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Tip: Towel Bent Row

This is a great bang for your buck exercise to work your upper back and grip at the same time.

Tip: Master the Hip Clean

Here's a great movement for the beginner Olympic lifter or for anyone who wants to build some impressive traps.

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Tip: The J Rope Pull

Nail your upper lats and get a huge pump with this finisher exercise.

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Tip: Thick Grip Neutral Pull-Ups

Strengthen your grip by doing your pull-ups or chin-ups with a thick grip attachment or a couple of towels.