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Tip: Deadlift Setup: Take the Slack Out

Just before liftoff, take the slack out by pulling the chest up and pulling the bar against the weights. Listen for the clink.

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Tip: Dumbbell Turkish Get-Up

Get-ups are great for improving stability, core strength, and mobility, and you don't have to have a kettlebell to do them.

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Tip: Hanging Leg Raise (Modified)

In this big/tall guy version of the leg raise, use bent elbows, tuck the knees, and lever from the shoulder joint.

Tip: The Nastiest Spot in Your Gym & Your Kitchen

Nothing wrecks your training faster than infections and food poisoning. Here's where you're picking up the bad bugs.

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Tip: Bear Dogs

Combine the bird dog pattern with a bear stance position and you get this awesome athletic move. Great for conditioning.

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Tip: Push-Ups with Single-Arm Deficit

If you're using good form, this will practically train your entire body.

Tip: Frozen is Better Than Fresh

Freezing sometimes increases the nutritional value of foods, so stop categorizing frozen food as processed.

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Tip: Tiger Sit-Outs

Doing this athletic movement for reps or as part of a superset makes for a great conditioning tool.

Tip: Inadequate Sleep and Thyroid Function

This should scare you into bed early.

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Tip: Tension and the Paused Deadlift

This accessory lift teaches you to maintain tension, and it increases time under tension during most lifters' weakest phase of the deadlift.

Tip: What You Really Think Of Bodybuilding

We asked our readers what they thought about competitive bodybuilding. The answers were surprising.

Tip: Your 1RM Doesn't Really Matter

Unless you're a competitor, you're better off using other measurements of progress. Check 'em out here.

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Tip: 40 Second of Athleticism

Overall athleticism is a combo of movement quality, coordination, strength, and speed.

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Tip: Seated Cable Rows with Iso Holds

Do an isometric hold every third rep or so to produce greater muscle activation and stimulate size gains.

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Tip: Reverse Bench Press

Also called the reverse inverted row, this odd-looking exercise boosts your bench press by teaching lat and upper back activation.

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Tip: Continuous-Tension Dumbbell Bench Press

Tension builds muscle. Stop your reps just short of lockout if your main goal is hypertrophy. It's a good finisher after your full ROM sets.

Tip: A Workaround for Cranky Joints

Add this handy lifting accessory to your pressing exercises to make your banged up shoulders, elbows, and wrists feel better.

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Tip: Foam Roller Thoracic Spine Extension

An inflexible T-spine can lead to a host of problems. Get it moving right with this drill. Note the different arm positions.

Tip: Turning Off the Cancer Switch

An old drug and a new supplement can help to activate AMPK, which may cause cancer cells to starve themselves. Info here.

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Tip: Spiderman Walk with Thoracic Rotation

This simple drill takes care of a few different mobility issues.

Tip: The Protein First Diet Strategy

Simple, easy, satisfying, and it'll help keep those abs visible. Here's how it works.

Tip: 3 Habits for Maintaining Leanness

Getting ripped is tough. Staying ripped can be tougher. Here's how one pro does it.

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Tip: Standing Rotational Rope Row, Unilateral

Pittsburg Pirates outfielder, Austin Meadows, demonstrates this variation of the rope row. Note the hand rotation for more activation of the lats and upper back.

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Tip: The Low-Pulley Face Pull

Go light, be meticulous with your form, and focus on contracting all the small muscles working in your upper back and shoulders.