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NFL athlete Josh Hawkins uses this exercise to build overhead strength. Because of the bands, the resistance gets stronger as you near lockout.

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Tip: The Modified Jefferson Deadlift

The Jefferson deadlift is an old-school classic. Use this variation (staggered stance) to really nail your glutes and hamstrings.

Tip: Lose Fat With a Timer

Get your stopwatch ready. This strategy will help you to eat only when hungry AND avoid overeating at mealtime.

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Tip: Build Triceps With This Drop Set

Recruit more muscle fibers with this mechanical drop set: triceps extension to forehead, triceps pullover and extension, then close-grip press.

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Tip: The Ultimate Upper-Body Primer

Do this CNS primer before upper-body training and you'll lift heavier, move better, and prevent injuries.

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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.

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Tip: The Landmine Complex

Ramp up your conditioning with this tough complex. Do 10 reps of: squat-to-presses, single-arm presses, single-leg RDLs, single-arm rows, and reverse lunges.

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Tip: Bench Press Star Complexes

Do Russian-style star complexes for rapid strength and muscle gains. Here's how.

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Tip: Instantly Improve Your Squat

The magic word is pre-tension. Here's how to turn it on and how it'll improve your squat fast.

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Tip: Master the Chin-Up Shrug

Build your traps and upper back with bodyweight. Here's how.

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Tip: The Lying Leg Raise with Band

This one looks weird, but you'll see how effective it is after your first rep.

Tip: A New Exercise for Big Shoulders

Build your delts AND keep them healthy with this challenging new exercise.

Tip: No Pain, All Gain

Pain vs. discomfort in the gym. Here's why you better know the difference.

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Tip: The Bodyweight Triceps Extension

Blast those puny triceps and strengthen your core with one exercise.

Tip: The Most Painful (and Effective) Way to Squat

Yeah, it hurts, but if your legs are lagging it'll build them up fast.

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Tip: The Front Squat & Deadlift Challenge

Want to get in your cardio? Skip the treadmill and get in the squat rack instead.

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Tip: Build Wide Delts with the Iso-Dynamic Lateral Raise

Finish off your shoulder workout with this effective (but painful) exercise technique.

Tip: The Full-Body Core Exercise

Here's a high-tension ab exercise that trains a lot more than just your core.

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Tip: The Kneeling Scrape-the-Rack Press

Really nail those delts with this smart variation of the overhead press.

This Is Why You're Not Jacked

If you want to build muscle, you have to turn on your mind-muscle connection. Here are 5 training strategies that do it.

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Tip: Master the Landmine Press

Stimulate new strength and muscle gains with the angled barbell press. Here's how to do it.

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Tip: The Sweeping Deadlift for Lats & Bigger Pulls

Build your lagging lats and boost your deadlift strength at the same time. Do the sweeping deadlift. Here's how.

Fix Your Bench Press, Deadlift, and Front Squat

Make these lifts feel right and stop the hurting. Try these smart modifications.

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Tip: Squats and Body Types

The best squat style for you depends on limb length and other genetic factors. Here's a quick overview.

Tip: Rest This Long Between Sets

Build muscle AND strength by resting for a specific amount of time before the next set. Here's what you need to know.