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There's the standard plank exercise, the tougher one-arm plank, and then there's this – one of the toughest variations in existence.

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Tip: The Seated Cable Shrug

Nail your middle and lower traps with this shrug variation.

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Tip: The T-Bench Chest Press

This technique improves your bench press mechanics and pressing power. Here's how to do it.

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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: Master the Foam Roller Chest Press

Build your chest and improve your lifting mechanics with this bench press variation.

How to Build a Stubborn-Ass Muscle

Got a hard-to-grow body part or weak muscle group? Here's how 7 of our experts brought theirs up.

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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.

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Tip: Nail Your Middle and Lower Traps

To prevent imbalances, don't forget to train the part of your traps that you can't see in the mirror. Here's how.

Tip: Lift With Two, Lower With One

This training method builds muscle several different ways, including increasing growth factors like IGF-1. Here's how to do it.

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Tip: The Head-Off Chest Press

Build more strength and hit your pecs harder with this simple but challenging adjustment.

Tip: Two Ways to Ramp Up Your Chest Training

If your goal is hypertrophy, use these techniques the next time you do dumbbell bench presses.

Tip: Careful, 'Roids Make You Forget Stuff

We know what performance-enhancing drugs can do for your muscles, but what about your mind? A new study has some answers.

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Tip: The Kelso Shrug for Traps and Back

If you only do standing shrugs, you're missing a big part of your traps. Try this.

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Tip: Build Arms With The Underhand Row

When you do rows with a supinated grip, there's a greater overload stimulus on the biceps and you turn regular barbell rows into an arm AND back-builder.

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Tip: Do Broad Jumps for Explosiveness

Become a better athlete. Broad jumps are awesome for developing explosive horizontal hip power and athleticism.

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Tip: Master the Incline Plyo Push-Up

This is an awesome exercise for horizontal pressing power. It increases explosiveness and helps you recruit more muscle.

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Tip: 4 Ways to Boost Your Bench Press

Here's a quick overview of four methods more advanced lifters use to bench press more weight and keep the gains coming.

Tip: No Pain, All Gain

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

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Tip: Do Ball Slams Before You Lift

Ball slams will help you recruit more muscle fibers. This means you'll be able to go heavier and build more muscle during your regular weight training.

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Tip: Master the Anti-Press

This tough core exercise will also build shoulder strength and mobility. Take a look.

Tip: It's Lifting. Not a Nursery Rhyme.

Train insane or remain the same? Makes a catchy slogan, but it's ultimately a dumb idea. Here's why.

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Tip: The Bodyweight Triceps Extension

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

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Tip: The Proper Way to Box Jump

Box jumps are great, but most people do them wrong, or for the wrong purpose. Here's what you need to know.

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: Two Simple Ways to Build Bigger Biceps

Two simple adjustments will make your dumbbell curls much more effective. Check 'em out.