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Get more lat recruitment from chin-ups and pull-ups with these cues: 1. Chest to bar. 2. Squeeze a tennis ball between your shoulder blades.

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Tip: Lifters Were Stronger 30 Years Ago

The numbers prove that old-time training methods work the best. Here's what you need to know.

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Tip: The Eccentric Front Lever

Finish off your lats with 3 sets of 3-5 reps. Lower slowly and under control to trigger growth-inducing muscle damage.

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Tip: The Stability Ball Crunch

Keep tension on the abs at all times. If the ball moves, your abs aren't doing as much work.

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Tip: Inverted X Rows

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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Blackburns

Tip: Blackburns

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

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Tip: Seated Snatches

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

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Tip: Plank Chin-Ups

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

Tip: Build Your Back by Stretching Your Pecs

Do this drill before training your back. It'll fix those tight pecs which make it difficult to recruit your upper back muscles.

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Tip: The Y Press

Hit those neglected lateral delts with this press variation. Note the change in hand position as you lift. Pause at the top for the best results.

Tip: Squat This Far Down for Best Results

Looks like partials aren’t so bad after all. Here’s how and why you should start adding them to your squats.

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Tip: No-Straps Dumbbell Row

This style of row is great for back hypertrophy and for building your grip for the deadlift. Go for at least 20 reps, Kroc-row style.

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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.

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Tip: Stability Ball Neck Bridges

Protect your neck. Here are some great exercises for athletes to build and strength the neck.

Tip: Ditch This Exercise

There's a much better way to train the core and obliques. Take a look.

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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: Pinch Grip Strength

Strength athletes train their crushing grip strength, but often neglect pinch grip strength. Here are some new ways to train it.

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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.

Control-your-squat

Tip: Control Your Squat

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

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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.

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Tip: Overhead Press, Front Squat Challenge

Start with 10 presses and 20 front squats. On the next set, do as many presses as you can, then double that number for front squats. Continue until jacked.