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With this tougher variation of the inverted row, you'll get a massive contraction in the back muscles. Give it a shot.

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Here's why reenacting sports movements in the gym doesn't transfer to athletic performance.

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Tip: Band-Resisted Trap Bar Rows

Adding bands to trap bar rows increases the tension at the top, frying your lats and upper back... in a good way.

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Tip: Fly Away Ring Chin-Ups

The subtle shift in hand and arm position on the lowering phase will crank up the challenge and the strength and muscle gains.

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Tip: The Rusin Shoulder Warm-Up

Prepare your shoulders for heavy lifting with this tri-set.

Blackburns

Tip: Blackburns

Strengthen your posterior chain and improve shoulder mobility with this unique exercise.

Seated-snatches

Tip: Seated Snatches

Light up your traps and delts with this simplified variation of the barbell snatch.

Tip: Do Your Workout Backwards

Tomorrow, do your workout as planned but reverse the order of the exercises. Here's why.

Tip: A New Way To Use a Trap Bar

Build your lats, delts, chest, triceps, and abs at the same time. Here's how.

Plank-chin-ups

Tip: Plank Chin-Ups

Good at chin-ups? Nice. Now try this. Keep your body straight and touch your sternum to the bar.

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Tip: The 5-Angle Flye

Nail every fiber of your chest with one exercise. Just change the angle once you fatigue in one position and extend the TUT.

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Tip: The Lying Band Pull-Apart

Big bench pressers use this movement to build the upper back and protect shoulder health.

Tip: What You Don't Know About Overtraining

Are you overtraining? That depends a lot on one important factor. Check it out.

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Tip: Cable Stack Wrist Roller

Attach a two-inch pipe to some webbing and a cable machine to really build your grip and forearms. The resistance increases as you roll.

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Tip: Power Rack Wrist Rolling

Get a pipe and make this yourself. Unlike a standard wrist roller, the rack version doesn't overtax your shoulders, just your grip and forearms.

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Tip: The Z Press

This lift can be used as a tool to train for strength and mobility, along with overall health of your muscles and joints.

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Tip: Improve Your Squat Mobility

Fix your ugly squat by squatting. Here's how.

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Tip: Control Your Squat

Some lifters have great mobility, but low control when it comes to squats. Here's what they need to know.

High-step-wrist-rolling

Tip: High-Step Wrist Rolling

The wrist roller is a proven grip and forearm builder. Ramp up the time under tension by standing on a step. Shoot for 30-60 seconds of constant tension.

Jettison-lateral-raises

Tip: Jettison Lateral Raises

For wide delts, overload the top half of this exercise with bands. Or use dumbbells plus bands. Drop the bands upon failure to extend the set.

Tip: Avoid the Carb Cults

It's time to relax and use some common sense when it comes to carbohydrates. Here's a reality check.

The-dorsiflex-weighted-dip

Tip: The Dorsiflex Weighted Dip

If you have trouble with proper form on dips, try this variation where you're forced to pull the toes up. It immediately fixes most form problems.

Straight-bar-dips

Tip: Straight Bar Dips

This dip variation not only looks cool, it teaches you to perfect your form and prevent sag on regular dips. Hits your core too.

Tip: Power Walking for Lifters

This ain't your momma's power walk. Strengthen your posterior chain and get shredded fast with this training method.

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Tip: How to Do Chain Dips

Using chains for dips is not only a good way to add weight, the chains will actually teach proper form on regular dips.