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Tip: Continuous Tension Rack Pull

The rack pull is an awesome lift. Try it using a trap bar and constant tension, as shown here, along with heavier, dead-stop reps.

Tip: Why You Need a Cheap Stopwatch

Sure, your phone has a timer, but taking a stopwatch to the gym can help you ramp up training density without distractions. Here's how.

Tip: Are You Training or Doing Tricks?

Maybe they think it's functional. Maybe they think it's innovative. Maybe they just need attention. Whatever. This trend has to stop.

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Tip: Push-Up, Stand Up, Squat Prisoner Jump Countdown

Start with one rep of each exercise, then do two on the next round. Keep the ladder going until you're doing 10 reps per movement on the last round. No rest!

Tip: The Surprising Truth About Negatives

A meta-study looks at whether lowering a weight slowly really builds more muscle than lifting it fast.

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Tip: Ground-to-Shoulder Stands

Looks odd, but this is a great fat-burning finisher. Do 6 reps per side for 8 minutes straight.

Tip: Practice Hara Hachi Bu

Hara-what? It's a simple Japanese dietary approach that will keep you lean and mean. Check it out.

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Tip: Rear Foot Elevated Split Squat

Lower under control, keep the torso upright, and only lightly touch the knee to the floor. Weight vest and chains optional, but definitely cool looking.

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Tip: Reverse-Grip Paused Pulldown

To build your mid-back, use a wider supinated grip and take a solid pause as the bar touches your upper chest.

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Tip: Bulgarian Split Squat

The rear-leg elevated split squat isn't actually used by Bulgarian weightlifters, but hey, it's still a great exercise.

Tip: Train Glutes While Defying Gravity

This new version of an age-old powerlifting exercise will really sizzle that backside.

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Tip: Dynamic Oscillatory Pec Stretch

A safer, smarter way to stretch the pecs.

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Tip: Backward Static Lunge

For bigger quads, the reverse static lunge beats the forward version.

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Tip: Self Myofascial Release for Anterior Delt & Pec Major

Reduce intramuscular scar tissue at this critical spot to avoid future injuries and dysfunction. Here's how.

Tip: Get Explosive Without the Olympic Lifts

Not interested in learning the full O-lifts? Build athleticism and power anyway with these two easier-to-learn exercises.

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Tip: Incline Concentration Curl

For a more effective concentration curl, use an incline bench and forcefully squeeze the dumbbells together. Contract extra hard at the top.

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Tip: Dip Machine, Heavy Negatives

Grab a partner and give this growth-inducing triceps exercise a shot.

Tip: Boost Biceps Growth, Instantly

Here's an easy way to improve your curl form, lift more weight safely, and trigger more hypertrophy.

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Tip: Curls with 3-Second Negatives

The lowering phase of the curl is where a lot of the muscle damage, and thus growth, is created. Don't just drop the bar.

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Tip: Smith Machine BOSU Ab Crunch

Combining two of the silliest things in the gym – the Smith machine and the BOSU ball – actually makes for a fantastic ab exercise. Try it.

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Tip: Banded Chest Supported Rows

Adding a band to this machine provides continuous tension and an intense contraction at the top of every rep.

Tip: The Most Useless Pull-Up Exercise

This movement is often used as a regression in functional fitness classes. Problem is, it doesn't do much of anything. Here's why.

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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: The Rowing Ergometer – Proper Technique

Master the technique to get the most out of this butt-kicking machine. Here's what you need to know.