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Shoulders banged up? Take a tip from top powerlifters and use a pad to reduce the tricky part of the range of motion.

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Double-band-hip-thrust

Tip: Double Band Hip Thrust

Get more butt stuff done with this variation of the hip thrust.

One-and-one-fourth-squat

Tip: One and One-Fourth Squat

This is a great technique if your main goal is hypertrophy. Make each set last 30-40 seconds.

Triple-set-for-delts

Tip: Triple Set for Delts

Use heavy, moderate, and band resistance to build strong, healthy shoulders.

Kettlebell-flyes-and-presses

Tip: Kettlebell Flyes and Presses

Use kettlebells for this complex, which includes two types of flyes and one press.

Multi-contraction-drop-set

Tip: Multi-Contraction Drop Set

Turn on the pecs with this drop set to make subsequent pump work more effective.

Cable-rows-with-pre-set-iso-hold

Tip: Cable Row with Pre-Set Iso-Hold

Build that back. Hold the first rep for 10 seconds, then knock out 8-10 reps.

Intra-set-load-contrast-set

Tip: Intra-Set Load Contrast Set

To use this method, do one rep heavy (85-95% 1RM), then reduce the weight to 75% of 1RM and perform 7-10 reps.

Dumbbell-pull-across-plank

Tip: Dumbbell Pull-Across Plank

Crank up your plank with this tough variation.

Dumbbell_spider_curl_with_push

Tip: Dumbbell Spider Curl with Push

Make the spider curl even better: push the dumbbells together for a harder contraction. Once fatigued, move the elbows back to extend the set.

Dip-with-band

Tip: Dips With Band

Adding a band to your dips not only increases the tension at the top, it'll also naturally bend you forward for better pec stimulation.

Ring-dips-with-tempo-manipulation

Tip: Ring Dips With Tempo Manipulation

Before you add more reps or more weight to your dips, first try tempo manipulation. Here's how.

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Tip: Row – Correct Range of Motion

Full ROM is good... usually. But most lifters carry it too far when it comes to the row, leading to problems.

Back-to-wall-shoulder-flexion

Tip: Back to Wall Shoulder Flexion

Can you pass this test? If you can't, make sure you're foam rolling and stretching your lats regularly.

The_burpee_and_reverse_lunge_combo

Tip: The Burpee and Reverse Lunge Combo

Yeah, burpees don't suck enough, let's make them tougher! Seriously, this will get you in fighting shape fast.

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Tip: Reverse 21 – Lateral Raise

Start with 7 full reps, then do 7 top-half partials where you only come part of the way down. Finish with 7 bottom-half partials.

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Tip: Reverse 21s – Dumbbell Bench Press

Begin with 7 full reps, then do 7 bottom-half partials, and finally 7 top-half partials.

The_banded_pullover

Tip: The Banded Pullover

The pullover is a classic chest exercise, and it hits the lats too. Add a band to increase tension throughout the entire movement.

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Tip: Reverse 21s – Front Squat

If this doesn't build your quads, nothing will. Do 7 full reps, 7 bottom-half partials, then 7 top-half partials without racking the bar.

Muscle-up-tutorial

Tip: Muscle-Up Tutorial

Here's a quick overview that'll help you work your way up to a full muscle-up.

Alternating_four_corners_farmer's_walk

Tip: Alternating Four Corners Farmer's Walk

This high intensity metcon workout involves the entire body and demands extended repetitive effort. Try it!

Over-pulling-on-pull-ups-and-pulldowns

Tip: Over-Pulling On Pull-Ups and Pulldowns

It's a common mistake. Here's what it looks like and how to fix it.

Heel-elevated-step-up

Tip: Heel-Elevated Step-Up

The vastus medialis muscle often lags behind in strength. Use this exercise to bring it up and prevent injuries.

Zercher-squat-with-zig-zag-bar

Tip: Zercher Squat with Zig-Zag Bar

The bar placement in the Zercher squat makes it a lot easier to activate the core and control the low back and pelvis. A straight bar without chains will work too.

High-box-squat-with-safety-bar

Tip: High Box Squat with Safety Bar

When you have knee or shoulder issues, this is a good alternative to a standard squat. This is the touch-and-go version with chains for overload at the top.